Training and Attachments

ISEAS Library may accept official requests for practical training and attachments of professional staff from research libraries in the region and elsewhere. The duration could typically last between 2-week to a month based on the range of subjects covered in the attachment programme. For further information, please write to the Head, ISEAS Library.

On occasions, the Library receives students from the Singapore Nanyang Technological University Department of Information Studies for guided tour, briefing and/or observation session. During school vacation, the Library may also conduct short internship programme (usually 10-14 working days) for upper secondary schools such as Raffles Girls’ School (2013-2015).

Singapore Memory Project (SMP)

The 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, the Library contributed 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)

The 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

Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA)

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

Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute (SERI)

The 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 Library. SERI will regularly send their publications for inclusion in the Collection.