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Mei 2010

ISSN 1609-4271

Nurturing an informed society COURSE T04 LIBRARY AUTOMATION

The UNESCO Introduction to Library Automation Module 2 organsied jointly by BLA and UBD Library was held on 20-22 April 2010 at UBD Library. It was conducted by Haji Awang Mohd Yussop, Senior Librarian UBD using live VIRTUA library system. Nellie, BLA President presented certificates on 22 Apr 2010 to all the participants who satisfactorily completed the training. It was held at the Media Room, 3rd Floor, UBD Library.


On 22 April 2010, 15 students of the NDILM intake 5 ( 2007-2009) received their National Diploms at the 13th National Convocation Ceremony for VTE Institutions held at the Chancellor Hall, UBD. They are Abdul Haziq Abd Karim, Hjh Juhara Hj Lamat, Esmah Kamis, Hj Rasanoor Mohammad Alifikri Hj Samsudin, Han Leong Sou, Khairun Aini Hj Kahar, Mazalina Hifni, Noor Shanty Azelia Yanam, Nor Rabiah Hj Awg Damit, Nur Amanina Auni Abdullah,Nurul Ashikin Matali, Nurulamal Nabilah Md Yaakub, Nuryinsan Hj Yaakob,Siti Hanisah Hj Selaman and Zulkifli Hj Jumaat. BLA wishes them heartiest congratulations and success in their future undertakings. PERKONGSIAN ILMU On 25 Feb 2010, the Persatuan Penterjemah Brunei held a half day seminar named Perkongsian Ilmu as part of an activity of the Brunei Book Fair 2010. It was held at the Indoor Stadium and was attended by some 100 translators. Four working papers were presented: Norma-norma linguistik dalam terjemahan by Dr Hajah Dayang Fatimah Haji Awang Chuchu, Terasul Bahasa dan Bahasa Dalam: Satu Pengenalan Awal dan Konteks Penterjemahan by Dyg Hjh Zainon Hj Mohd Tahir, Aspek-Aspek Budaya Dalam Penterjemahan Arab-Melayu by Wan Habib Wan Ibrahim, Melestarikan Bidang Penterjemahan di Negara Brunei Darussalam by Dyg Saedah Haji Muhammad Said.

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The DDC System course, the third of a series of courses organised by BLA was held on 2629 April 2010 at the Lambak Kanan Community Library at Jalan 99. It was conducted by Pg Hj Mohd Shahminan Pg Hj Sulaiman, Chief Librarian MoE and attended by librarians from government departments and also private school. The course consisted of an introduction to DDC System, use of DDC tables and schedules, number building and practical exercises. DDC is a popular library classification system used in public and school libraries

BRUNEI MUSEUMS LIBRARY Dk. Saakdiah Pg Hj Omar Introduction The Brunei Museums Library was established in 1965 under the Brunei Museums Department. Today this special library is located on the ground floor of the National Archives building in Jalan Menteri Besar. Its new building is being planned. Its mission is towards the provision of excellent library services and as a Brunei and Borneo Studies Centre. The library provides reference and information services to fulfill the needs of users especially officers and staff of the Brunei Museums Department in support of the activities and research projects conducted by the academic divisions of the department and also to the public in accordance with the Library Rules and Regulations. The Brunei Museums Library also acts as the legal depository under the Books Preservation Act 1967 approved on 18 January 1967 and revised in 1984. The Act makes it mandatory for each publisher to deposit 3 (three) copies of works published in this country to the Director of Brunei Museums Department for reference and permanent keeping and also as national heritage for future generations. Go to page 6

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The Meeting hosted by the National Library Republic of Indonesia was held on 29 April 2010 to 30 April 2010 at Savoy Homann Hotel in Bandung and in Jakarta, Indonesia. The delegates were greeted upon arrival at Jakarta Sukarno-Hatta Airport on 28 April 2010 by the organisers and were transported by bus to Bandung. Because of the heavy traffic the journey took almost five hours. On 29 April 2010 the meeting opened with Welcome Remarks by Ms. Leliek Sulisyowati Acting Director of the National Library of Republic Indonesia. Mr Dady Rachmananta CONSAL Secretary General (2009-2012) chaired the Meeting. It was attended by representatives from the National Library Association and the National Library from each member state except for Laos and Myanmar. Brunei Darussalam was represented by Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, BLA President and Awg Haji Sahari Haji Nassar, Chief Librarian of DBP Library and Mr Azhari Hj Suhaimi of DBP Library. The meeting closed with Closing Remarks by the President Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia Mr Supriyanto and Nellie thanked the Organisers on behalf of the delegates. The meeting heard country updates, discussed and approved projects, CONSAL Newsletter and website, the CONSAL Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 and the theme for CONSAL V Conference to be held in Bali in 2012. Brunei Darussalam presented its Country updates at this meeting.

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Whilst in Bandung the delegates visited the Institut Teknologi Bandung, the Museum of the Asian-African Conference, entertained to dinner by the Vice Governor of West Java at Gedung Sate, had a hands-on-learning session on how to play the angklong by Mang Ujo and treated to a sumptious Sundanese lunch. The delegates had a one night stop at Jakarta on 30 April 2010 and visited the new 9-storey National Library building at Jalan Salemba Raya 28A. Go to page 6

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From page 5 The Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) is a regional organisation of national library associations and national libraries in ASEAN member states. It was formed in 1970 in Singapore and it holds a general conference every three years in each member state by turn. It promotes librarianship, bibliography, documentation and related fields. In April 2000 a CONSAL Secretariat was formed headed by a CONSAL Secretary General. BLA became a member in 1993 ad hosted CONSAL XIII General Conference in 2003 in Brunei Darussalam

From page 3 Objectives The library aims to provide a comprehensive reference and information services to support Brunei studies activities; to enhance the development of the Borneo collection and to create networking among libraries in Brunei Darussalam and overseas. In order to achieve these objectives, various activities have been and will be implemented namely the acquisition and collection of library materials through purchase, gifts and exchange and through legal depository under the Book Preservation Act; to update its library services; to manage, organise and catalogue the library materials; the compilation of the Brunei Darussalam National Bibliography and to carry out cooperative library projects with other departments and institutions. Services and Collection The library is headed by a Library Officer and has a total of seven staff including Library Assistants Grade I, Library Assistants Grade II and Library Attendants. It is open on Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays from 8.00am to 12.00 noon and from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. The library provides various services and facilities for researchers and users by strenghtening its collection through the Books Preservation Act, purchases, gifts and exchange. The collection comprises of general collection, Brunei Collection, Borneo Collection, VIP Collection. Thesis Collection, Stamps and First Day Covers Collection, Serials Collection, Conference Papers Collection, ASEAN Collection and Selected Articles Collection. The total collection stands at 145,425 items. The collection is classed by Dewey Decimal Classification and catalogued according to the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules. Go to page 7

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From page 6 In addition it also provides bulk loans, reference enquiries, copying services, mini exhibitions, new books and serials displays and user education. There are reading areas namely a conference/ study room, light reading area, individual study carrels and a mini conference room. Lending services is restricted to Museum’s Department staff only. It publishes the Brunei Darussalam National Bibliography, Brunei Museum Journal Index, Current Awareness Bulletin and a thesis subject listing.

Contact: The Brunei Museums Library, Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3910. Tel: 2381672 Fax. 2381686 email:

New staff appointments@ UBD Library Ms. Mastura Haji Munap, Worker Grade I from 2 Feb 2010 Ms. Siti Muizzah Roslan, Library Assistant Grade II from 1 March 2010 Mr. Haji Saiful Bahri bin Haji Saini, Library Assistant Grade II from 8 March 2010. BRITISH LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH AMAZON ON BOOK PROJECT A new deal between the British Library and Amazon will make 65,000 largely out-of-print 19th century titles available on Amazon via CreateSpace’s Print on-Demand service and as free downloads for Amazon Kindle owners. These titles, over 25 million pages of content, were originally digitised in partnership with Microsoft Livesearch. The deal covers Amazon’s sites in USA, the UK, France and Germany, and Amazon’s wireless portable reading device Kindle. Estimates suggest that roughly 35 to 40 per cent of the British Library’s 19th century British printed collections are either unique, or at least inaccessible through other major libraries in the UK and abroad. Through print on-demand with CreateSpace, part of the Amazon group of companies, readers will be able to have their own copies of these previously rare and inaccessible titles now in the public domain, including some classic first editions, re-printed at an affordable price. 'The British Library’s deal with Amazon to make literary gems available through print-on-demand and the Kindle e-book reader is a landmark agreement in more ways than one. Unlocking 65,000 titles of 19th century material for new generations to discover, the deal also shows how innovative public sector institutions can keep moving ahead, even in a tough economic climate,' said Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library. 'Re-imagining our relationships with both private and public sector partners is absolutely essential for extending our ability to connect with our users. The British Library has much to offer major commercial organisations such as Amazon, giving us an opportunity to leverage the high value of our collections to ensure doors that might have been closed for lack of funding remain open.' Source Research Information 20 Jan 2010.

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Source: Land Transport Department, Borneo Bulletin 5 March 2010 HAPPENINGS 8-9 Apr 2010 12 Apr 2010 14 Apr 2010 15 Apr 2010 15 Apr 2010 6 Apr 2010 16 & 17 Apr 2010 17 Apr 2010 18 Apr 2010 19 Apr 2010 19 Apr 2010 20-22 Apr 2010

29 Apr 2010 30 Apr 2010 8 May 2010

16th ASEAN Summit, Hanoi Program Siwak launched in Belait District. 22 Apr 2009 in Tutong. First launched on 15 Nov 2008. Asia America Gateway (AAG) launched. 20,000km submarine cable linking SEA and USA through the Pacific Ocean. 12th PRYNSA Award Ceremony. SM SMJA champs. Hikmat Bersatu II Exercise BAG Networks in collaboration with UBD FM launched a web portal RBA Flights to and from London Heathrow were cancelled due to ash cloud from Icelandic volcano that erupted on 14 April 2010. CIPTA Award 2010 launched organised by ITB and BLNG.1st started in 2005. 3rd batch of 9 RBAF personnel to UN Interim Force in Lebanon. 1st batch was deployed in 2008. Income Tax Order 2010 enforced. Land Office Golden Jubilee. Heart of Borneo 4th Trilateral Meeting. ‘the next frontier forests to reefs-challenges and opportunities’.1st in Brunei Darussalam 2007, 2nd in Indonesia 2008, 3rd in Malaysia 2009. Information Department celebrated its 58th anniversary. Britain-Brunei Business Forum launched its website. Brunei Darussalam Pavilion opens in Shanghai Expo. CONSAL XV, Bali 2012

BLA menjemput ahli-ahli untuk menyertai Persidangan CONSAL ke-15. Maklumat lanjut akan menyusul.

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