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Training and Attachments

Practical training and attachments of professional staff of libraries in the region and elsewhere are provided upon request. The duration may be from one day to one month at a stretch. Some are from training programmes organised by the National Library Board for developing countries under ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) sponsorship. Institutions and individuals may write to the Head, ISEAS Library to make a request.

On occasions, ISEAS Library receives students from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University Department of Information Studies for internships, practical training, briefing and/or observation. ISEAS Library also conducted a two-day internship for staff from Raffles Institution’s Archives and Museum and United World College of Southeast Asia on 20-21 March 2013.

Singapore Memory Project (SMP)

The ISEAS Library initiated a cooperative project between the National University of Singapore (NUS) Library and the National Library Board (NLB) on 25 May 2005 on digitising rare and antiquarian books. The group was formed and was later adopted by the Chief Librarian’s Council (CLC) as one of its Committees. The CLC later appointed the NLB to develop it into the Singapore Memory Project (SMP). A three-tier management strategy involved the Steering Committee comprising heads of organisations, the Network Core Group member comprising heads of libraries and the archives; and technical subcommittees of specialists. As one of the SMP key participating libraries, ISEAS Library is contributing its private archives of Singapore personalities and other special collections including oral history recordings and transcripts for meta-tagging, digitisation and indexing under the Project.

Virtual Union Catalogue (VUC)

ISEAS Library is part of the VUC project initiated by the National Library Board and the libraries of Institutes of Higher Learning. It is now available on the web at www.vuc.sg

Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA)

ISEAS Library is an active participant of the United Stated-based CORMOSEA.

Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute (SERI)

ISEAS Library has an ongoing collaborative project with SERI (Institut Kajian Sosio-Ekonomi & Alam Sekitar) of Penang. The project arose in response to a request by SERI to develop a Penang Studies Collection at the ISEAS Library. SERI will regularly send their publications for inclusion in the Collection.