At this year’s congress, a full day session will be dedicated to Asian collections. Session 95 “Rare and special collections in the Asian or Oceanian context — Rare Books and Manuscrips with Asia and Oceania” will see a range of poster presentations and speeches concerned with the management, preservation and use of special collections. Many presentations will be related to collections of Southeast Asian materials.

Programme of the session:  

19 August 2013 08:30 – 18:00, National Library of Singapore

Presentations, Morning session:

Mapping dreams to pin the future to: access ideas for the National Library Singapore
TIMOTHY PWEE and MAGES PERIASAMY (Special Collections, National Library Singapore, National Library Board, Singapore)
Taonga (treasures) at the Alexander Turnbull Library: documentary heritage in Polynesia
RACHEL ESSON
Report on Historical Documents Collection of Wenzhou
XIE ZHIYONG (Wenzhou Public Library, China)
Rare handwritten manuscript collection in Indic languages at Scindia Oriental Research Institute (SORI), India
ANIL KUMAR JAIN, SUDHIR KUMAR, KEERTI BALA JAIN (School of Studies in Library and Information Science, Vikram University, Ujjain, India), SUBHAJIT CHOUDHURY (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India) and BAL KRISHNA SHARMA (Sciendia Oriental Research Institute (SORI), Ujjain, India)
Preserving Cordillera culture and history through the University of the Philippines Baguio Cordillera Studies Collection Library and Archives
CRISTINA B. VILLANUEVA (Cordillera Studies Collection Library and Cordillera/Northern Luzon Historical Archives, University of the Philippines Baguio)
Exploring Filipiniana rare books and the state of Filipiniana rare books management
ROMULO R. UBAY, JR., MARTIN JULIUS V. PEREZ, TERESITA C. MORAN (Library Services, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines) and JOANNA O. SIAPNO (Library, De La Salle University-Makati Extension Campus, Makati City, Philippines)

Poster presentations:

Preserving Sri Lanka’s traditional manuscript culture: role of the Palm Leaf Digitization Project of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
PIYADASA RANASINGHE and W. M. THARANGA DILRUK RANASINGHE
Social construction of manuscript preservation at Rekso Pustoko, Mangkunegaran Palace, Surakarta, Central Java
YENI BUDI RACHMAN and TAMARA A. SUSETYO-SALIM
Content analysis of manuscripts: case study on digital library in National Library and Archives of I.R. of Iran
SAEEDEH AKBARI-DARYAN and AFSANEH TEYMOURIKHANI
The 1893 printing of the Tipitaka (the first ever printing of this text), which King Chulalongkorn presented to over 200 institutions world-wide
DARYL GREEN
Compilation of Yongle Encyclopedia kept in the National Library of China
ZHANG TAO

Presentations, Afternoon session:

Asia in New Haven
EDWIN SCHROEDER
Books on the move”: rare Chinese collections at the University of British Columbia
JING LIU (Asian Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and ALVAN BREGMAN (Technical Services, University of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, Canada)
The USEK Library: An academic library with a national mission of conserving the heritage of Lebanon
RANDA AL CHIDIAC (Executive Director, Library, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Kaslik, Lebanon)
Reliving the Filipino classical music heritage: preservation and restoration of Philippine art music manuscripts of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Music
IYRA S.BUENROSTRO and JOHANN FREDERICK A. CABBAB (School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
The Cristoforo Castelli’s narration: between the Word and image
MARIETTA CHIKHLADZE (National Centre of Manuscripts, Tbilisi (Georgia)

Tour of the National Library of Singapore

Full conference Programme IFLA 2013

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