38 District Public Libraries receive book donation from Aloghar

Syeda Mukta Begum, 26 May 2019

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Aloghar, a project supported by the Development Initiative for Social Advancement (DISA) donated books to the 38 selected public libraries across the country at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Hall in Bangla Academy on May 21, Tuesday.

Planning minister MA Mannan was the chief guest, while former governor of Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman, MP Ferdousi Islam Jicasi and CDF Executive Director Abdul Awal were present as special guests.

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Inauguration ceremony held for the new Cyber Center at Chittagong University

Syeda Mukta Begum
April 6, 2019
The Chittagong University’s (CU) central library has started its automation project recently. The first phase of the project is successfully completed. As part of the project, a cyber centre was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury on campus on March 7, 2019.

Ms Dil Rukhsana Basunia, Deputy Librarian of the university shared this information to TLT. She also shared that after joining at CU within 3 months she started the automation project.

We will gradually complete the 2nd and 3rd phases of the projects and the whole library functions will be fully automated said Ms Basunia.

She also expressed that there will be more initiatives and projects soon to develop CU Central Library in the near future. » Read more

The celebration of National Library Day 2019 by all District Government Public Libraries

Syeda Mukta Begum, 10 February 2019

The National Library Day 2019 was celebrated for the second time in Bangladesh on 5 February 2019 with the theme “Read books on libraries, enlighten people”. All district government public libraries in the country took part in the celebration. According to the guideline of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, individual district public library organised their own programs including arranging and participating colourful rallies with senior administrations of the district, high officials, public libraries staff and students from different schools, colleges and madrasahs. In addition, many libraries organised multiple events including Award Giving Ceremony, Best Reader Competitions, Debate Competitions and Panel Discussion to promote the library services and encourage readers to join the library. Write Syeda Mukta Begum, editorial board member, TLT

District Government Public Library Netrokona

On this occasion, district administration and district government public library, Netrokona organized a colourful rally from the office of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office at 11:30 AM. With the initiative of the district administration and government public library, the rally came out of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Joynagar and ended with the main road of Moktarapara Library. Additional district magistrate (ADM) Sabiha Sultana and Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Shahjahan Mia led the operation. Students and heads of government organizations, Government Women’s Colleges, Government Adarsh Higher Girl’s School, Anjuman Government Adarsha High School and many other organizations took part in the rally. In order to achieve the significance of the National Library Day, there were discussion programs and award ceremonies for the readers in the district public library.

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Workshop on Copyright Act at the Copyright Office

Syeda Mukta Begum, February 23, 2019

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The Bangladesh Copyright Office organized a workshop on “Implementation of Bangladesh Copyright Act: Problems and Solutions” on Saturday. A press release said that the copyright office registrar, Jafar Raja Choudhury presided over the workshop at 11 am in the own workplace. Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Dr Md Abu Hana Mostafa Kamal was present as the chief guest in this workshop. A wide range of complications, problems and potential solutions for copyright registration were discussed in the workshop. The important amendments to the proposed copyright law in the workshop and in the current digital context of the world are advised to make the law more powerful, simultaneously and implementable. Among others, Bangladesh IP (Intellectual Property) Association, president Advocate Gazi Bariamat was also present. Apart from the 45 lawyers in the workshop, software engineers and executives of various industries were present in the workshop.