Seminar on Archives in Bangladesh held at National Museum

Apu | 09 November 2018 | Dhaka
Former caretaker government adviser Akbar Ali Khan said that the government records should be preserved in multiple places. Because they could be required at any time. He said this while addressing a seminar organized by Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (BARMS) as the chief guest.

The seminar was held at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka titled ‘Archives in Bangladesh–Past Present Future’ on 3 November 2018.

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Md. Jahangir Alam awarded MPhil Degree

Ahasan Habib | Dhaka

The 49th Syndicate Meeting of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) held on 22 October 2018 conferred the MPhil Degree to Mr Md. Jahangir Alam for the thesis on “Assessing Adoption and Satisfaction of Open Source Integrated Library System in the University Libraries of Bangladesh”. Mr Alam is currently serving as Additional Librarian and Librarian (In-charge) at the International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC). He is also serving as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Library and Information Science of IIUC. He worked at Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) Library, Manarat International University (MIU) Library and Eastern University (EU) Library for twelve years.

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PD Scheme Awards in Victoria

At the ALIA RAIS (Vic) Group’s latest event ‘Career Carpentry: How to engage with the ALIA PD Scheme‘ on 16 October; ALIA Victoria State Manager Eileen Louden presented several PD Scheme awards. Romany Manuell and Prodip Roy both received their Distinguished Certified Professional certificates and Kathleen Fitzgerald and Frank Ponte received their Certified Professional certificates.

From left to right: Romany ManuellMonash University, CSU PhD Candidate, Eileen Louden, ALIA Victoria State Manager, Frank Ponte, RMIT University, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victoria, Convenor of ALIA RAIS (Vic), Prodip Roy, RMIT University.

Source: ALIA Weekly Volume 6 Issue 44 -7 November 2018

The Librarian Times celebrates Open Access Week 2018 by conducting a live panel discussion with OA experts and knowledge seekers

Prodip Roy, Editor-in-Chief, The Librarian Times

Melbourne, 3 November 2018

The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” As part of international Open Access week activities, The Librarian Times celebrated Open Access Week 2018 on Sunday 28 October 2018 with a panel discussion.

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The librarian Times family expresses deep shock at the demise of Mahbubur Rahman and conveys sympathy to the bereaved family members: Editorial

Prodip Roy, Editor-in-Chief,

The librarian Times

It is with deep personal regret that Prof Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), died at a Singapore hospital on Saturday, 3 November 2018. Prof Mahbubur died after a long struggle with respiratory complications. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of an incredible individual for Bangladesh’s education sector but also for the loss his family suffers. He was only 57.

Mahbubur Rahman breathed his last around 12:20 pm (Bangladesh time) while undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. The DG, who had been suffering from respiratory complications, was admitted to the hospital on September 24.

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Seminar at closing ceremony of week-long programs of Global Media and Information literacy week 2018

Abdur Rahaman Sumon, Lecturer 

Department of Information Studies and Library Management

East West University

3 November 2018

The seventh annual Global Media and Information literacy week, 2018 last one week, beginning on, Wednesday 24th October – 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers, and Change Make”. Information Studies and Library Management Department of East West University is first in Bangladesh who celebrates Global MIL week. For the second time, this year they observed Global MIL week through a week-long program. The yearly Global Media and Information literacy week, initiated in 2012, led by UNESCO. The week-long program closed by a Seminar on “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers, and Change Makers” at S.M. Nousher Ali Lecture Gallery in East West University on 30th October (one day before the end of Global Media and Information literacy week).

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National committee of Bangiya Grantha Jadughar

Ratan K Das, 4 November 2018, Dhaka

Bangiya Grantha Jadhughar (Museum) is the first book museum in Bangladesh. Its national committee has been formed on 26 October. On that day, a meeting was held at the Finance Minister’s Government house at Hare Road in the capital. Mr Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, honourable Finance Minister and a Bengali Language Movement Veteran has taken charge as the Chairman of the Bangiya Grantha Jadhughar. He said this museum would be established as a national specialised institution.

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Inauguration of new building of Bangladesh Film Archives

Nonigopal Roy, Rajshahi

3 November 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh Film Archive Building and Information Building under the Ministry of Information in Dhaka’s Agargaon area through video conferencing at her official Gonobhaban residence on 1st November 2018. The new building has been constructed at the cost of 86 crores 75 lakh taka, 1.86 acres of land at Agargaon in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.

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icddr,b leads the dialogue on how to avoid publishing articles in predatory journals

Md. Shafiur Rahman, Sr. Library Officer, icddr,b, Dhaka

3 November 2018

icddr,b’s Library and Information Services Section organised a discussion on “Open Access and Predatory Publishers” with 26 faculty members and librarians from different eminent public, private, international universities, research organization, and government organizations of the country to raise awareness on how to avoid publishing research articles in predatory journals and why it matters. The discussion was held on 01 November 2018 at the cyber corner of icddr,b Library.

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BRAC University Librarian attended a Board Meeting of Cambridge University Press

Dilruba Rahman, Asstt. Library Officer, North South University

The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia on 6th December 2017. Ms Hasina Afroz, University librarian of BRAC University has been selected as a member of Cambridge University Press South Asian Librarian Advisory Board (SALAB) from Bangladesh. She attended the board meeting of SALAB in New Delhi on October 22, 2018, and she was the only participant from Bangladesh.


SALAB selects academic librarian representatives across India to explore the needs and challenges faced by academic libraries, as well as it helps the Cambridge University Press to understand researcher needs and the changing role of librarians providing a vital source of feedback on new platforms, products and initiatives. » Read more

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