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Bil. 23

Julai 2010

ISSN 1609-4271

DIRGAHAYU KEBAWAH DULI TUAN PATEK Sempena Sambutan Hari Keputeraan Baginda Kali ke-65 Nurturing an informed society HIS MAJESTY’S VISIT TO LAMBAK KANAN LIBRARY

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam visited the Lambak Kanan Library on 30 June 2010. His Majesty was welcomed upon arrival by YM Dato Paduka Awang Haji Jemat bin Haji Ampal and Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd. Hamid bin Haji Mohd. Jaafar, Permenant Sectretaries at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Acting Director Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei. The foundation stone was laid on 19 December 2005 and contruction began on 29 Aug 2005 and completed on 9 September 2008 at a cost of BND975, 525. It was officially opned on 18 March 2008 by Yang berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Mejar Jeneral (B) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Awang Mohammad, the then Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Go to page 2

From page 1 The library sited at Jalan 99, is specially designed and equipped with air-conditioning, reading area, discussion room, children’s library, young people’s library, surau and cyber room with internet access. His Majesty’s visit was part of his programme at handing out house keys for the residents of Perumahan Negara Kampung Rimba, Gadong and Rumah Kembar and Perumahan under the Skim Tanah Kurnia Rakyat Jati Kampung Rimba, Kampung Tungku, Gadong and Kampung Madang for Brunei and Muara District. Contact: Jalan 99, Rancangan Perumahan Negara Kampung Lambak Kanan

BLA-CONSAL COMMITTEE MEETING The Committee led by BLA President met on 2 June 2010 to discuss BLA/CONSAL Regional Projects for year 2010/12. Among earlier projects undertaken and completed are: CONSAL Directory of Experts in Library, Information and Related Fields. Completed in 2003. Digitisation of Street Names and Medicinal Plants. Completed in 2003. Directory of Islamic Libraries, Resource and Cultural Centres. Completed 2009.Go to page 3


From page 2 Handbook on Librarian and Library Awards in CONSAL Member Countries. Completed in 2009. Directory of Brunei Professional Librarians. Completed in 2009. Directory of CONSAL Executive Board Members & Database. Completed in 2009. Directory of Library and Information Science Programmes in CONSAL Member Countries. Completed in 2009. Directory of National Library Associations of CONSAL Member Countries. Completed in 2009. The Meeting also discussed getting a large participation of Bruneian librarians in the upcoming CONSAL XV Conference in Bali in 2012.


On 2 June 2010, Dk Saakdiah Pg Hj Omar former Head of Brunei Museums Library was among the recipients of the Anugerah Pekerja Cemerlang awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to its officers who have excelled in their work BLA wishes Dk Saakdiah heartiest congratulations and all best wishes in her future undertakings



BLA President Nellie and BLA Secretary Dyg Hjh Rosnani paid a call on the Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology on 3 July 2010 at its premises at Setia Jaya Square. Present to welcome them were YM Awg Hj Ali Akbar Hj Abu Bakar, Deputy Principal, Awg Rejikanth, Awg Tee and Dyg. Nusrat Qureshi. The discussion was on study and training opportunities at CCCT.

TEMBURONG DISTRICT HERITAGE, ARTS AND CULTURAL GALLERY The ‘museum’ is located in Bangar Town. The idea was mooted by the Village Consultative Council and was developed into a museum housed in Temburong’s historic building which used to be the District Office. The process took one year to complete with the help of the District Office and the Brunei Museums Department. It was opened on 29 March 2008. The artifacts and photographs were generously contributed by the community. There are the Nostalgic Gallery, the District Office Gallery and the ethnic Malay, Chinese and Iban cultural and art galleries. The museum is run by members of the Village Consultative Council which collects $1.00 entrance fee per visitor. Building maintenance and operations is provided by the District Office.


DATA SERVICES IN LIBRARIES The job of managing, collecting and disseminating data can be daunting considering the variety of data sources, data formats, computer platforms and storage media in use today. EDS has expertise and extensive experience handling large volumes of data that use the newest technologies as well as many of the older methods to serve our clients’ needs. Introduction Geographic Information System (GIS) software allows you to overlay geographic layers to build maps or analyze data that has a spatial (locational) component. The layers are spatially "registered" so when the user adds them the program can line them up correctly to build a map. Each category of spatial feature is a separate layer; there are several types of layers as indicated below. The user has many choices regarding how to depict them and how to analyze the data associated with them. The first three types of layers are known as "vector data" as opposed to "raster data." • • • •

Point (e.g., buildings, landmarks). Zero-dimensional. Line or arc (e.g., roads and streets, streams, railroads, power lines). OneDimensional. Polygon (e.g., political entities, census geographies such as tracts). Twodimensional. Raster images (e.g., an aerial photograph or scanned topographic map). Can be useful as backdrops for overlaying other layers.

Data can be associated with the spatial features, and mapped or analyzed: • •

There can be attributes, or spreadsheet data, associated with each feature in a layer (e.g., demographic data for each Census Tract). Data tables (e.g., database or spreadsheet files) can be added ("joined") to a layer if there is a common field (e.g., census tract number). The preferable format to use with ArcGIS software is dBase.

GIS software can also map spatially referenced data files in some spreadsheet and database formats (e.g, if one field contains latitude/longitude coordinates). Tables that contain address data can be "geocoded" to map the locations on a street layer. Advanced users can open a non-registered raster image and register it using the program's functions. You can also add your own information to a map with drawing and writing tools. Some libraries have the software ArcGIS installed. Go to page 6


From page 5 Numeric and spatial data are "raw" data (as compared to published statistical tables or maps). Numeric data can be analyzed using statistical software like SPSS, SAS and Stata. Spatial data is raw geographic information that can be loaded into GIS software like ArcGIS, MapInfo, or GRASS for analysis. Consult a Data Librarian in the Library Data Service for: • • • • • • • •

Consultation and clarification of information needs Support for faculty/instructors in using electronic data resources for teaching purposes Assistance on how to access data Retrieval of subsets of data in a variety of formats Assistance in performing simple 'summary' statistics on-line without any experience in the use of statistical software. Accessing data and data resources in electronic formats locally, or at other sites on the Internet Subject matter assistance with data files Supporting materials and guides on data resources

Restricted data are exclusively for academic, non-commercial research and teaching. Access to most data files is strictly controlled by licensing agreements with the data distributors. CLASS OF 64 LIBRARY WEBSITE

Since the website Class of ‘64 Library is being upgraded, the library staff has taken their initiative to create a site for the library users at The current website on consists information about the Class of ‘64 Library itself, His Majesty’s portal, Alumni Class of ‘64 and the e-Newsletters.


COSMOPOLITAN COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND TECHNOLOGY Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) is a Brunei Darussalam Nac Accredited and BDTVEC Approved Centre under the Ministry of Education. It was established in August 2004 in response to the growing demand for quality HRD services in Brunei Darussalam. CCCT mission is understanding and integrating the educational, training and development needs of the students and managing them to produce future managers of the world. .It offers BDTVEC HND, BDTVEC PND, BTEC ND, BTEC HNC, LCCI, NCC courses in Business and IT, Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Studies. It has about 270 students. CCCT has a small library sited on the first floor of the college. It is managed by Dyg Nusrat Qureshi, Liaison Officer/HR Assistant. Its collection of about 800 titles is mainly academic reference books. More titles are on order and will be added to the collection. Meanwhile its students use the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the Institute Technology Brunei libraries for reference and study.

Contact: Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology Unit 5 & 6, Jaya Setia Square, Spg.13, Kg Jaya Setia Berakas BB2713, Tel:2651244/45/46. Fax.2650909.

NEW APPOINTMENTS BLA wishes heartiest congratulations to: Dyg Hjh Rosminah Hj Abd Rahman, formerly of UBD Library as Chief Librarian, Brunei Museums Library.


HAPPENINGS 14 May 2010

Media Permata 15 th anniversary.

3 June 2010

Opening of 5 th International Halal Products Expo.

4-6 June 2010

HSBC Charity Golf

5 June 2010

Launch of Kg Putat Herbal Recreational Park to mark World Environment Day 2010

8 June 2010

Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 arrived in Brunei from Singapore as the 64 th out of 71 st Commonwealth destinations.

10 June 2010

Foundation stone laid for $2.5m (NDP 2007-2010) Lamunin Health Centre. Building scheduled to be completed on 14 March 2011.

17 June 2010

RBA 777-200ER took off from Bandar Seri Begawan to London via Dubai.

18-26 Jun 2010

Pesta Sukan Kebangsaan IX 2010. 3718 atheletes in 28 events.

20 June 2010

Olympic Day Run 2010.

20 June 2010

Cycle for SMARTER

21 June 2010

ASEAN Fisheries Consultative Forum

21 June 2010

MOU signed bwtween Fisheries Department and Danden Aquafarm Inc (USA) in lobster farming.

15 July 2010

His Majesty’s 64th Birthday

CONSAL XV, BALI 2012 BLA menjemput ahli-ahli untuk menyertai Persidangan CONSAL ke-15. Maklumat lanjut akan menyusul.

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