‘Paradigm shift for libraries means transformation’

CULTIVATING KNOWLEDGE: Kadim (third left) accompanied by Fadzil (second left) checking out the book exhibition at the seminar.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Libraries see a paradigm shift from efforts to cultivate the reading habit to becoming a hub of educated minds in reaching developed nation status.

Towards that effort, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Pusat Khidmat Maklumat Akademik organised a ‘Seminar Kepustakawanan’ as a platform to share new perspectives in the world of literature and librarianship.

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Adapt to Flourish: Librarians need to keep libraries relevant in digital era

Source: The Star Online


KUCHING: Librarians and libraries still have a role to play despite the digital revolution.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) held its annual librarianship seminar themed “The Transformation of Libraries towards the Culturisation of Knowledge” yesterday, with hundreds of librarians, academics, information experts and students attending the two-day talk.

Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Unimas head librarian Margaret Simeng said that libraries throughout the country had to keep up with the large influx of digital information and changes affecting the industry in order to flourish.

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