Libraries in Southeast Asia: a force for social development!

LEK CHOH, Ngian (2013) Libraries in Southeast Asia: a force for social development!. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities in Session 201 - President-Elect’s Session.

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Abstract

Libraries in Southeast Asia: a force for social development!

This paper describes how libraries in Southeast Asia, ie Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam contribute to social development in their countries. These cover improving literacies, enhancing access to information, libraries and library resources, building communities and strengthening rootedness, and preserving and promoting the countries' cultural and documentary heritage.

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