THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER – The National Library (PNM) in collaboration with the State Library, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Library and Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM) Sabah Chapter recently organised a Hands-on workshop on Digital Library.
The two-day workshop was held at the Shares Lab (Makmal Saham), Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting (FPEP) and Medicine Lab (Makmal Perubatan), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK) was attended by 200 participants comprising UMS students, librarians and state as well as federal agencies civil service staff in Sabah.
PNM, in a statement explained that the objective of the workshop was to familiarise public service staff in Malaysia to make the Digital Library of the PNM National Library as the main medium of reference for information, besides stepping up efforts to encourage more people to refer to authentic information.
The Hands-on workshop on PNM Digital Library was in line with PNM efforts to increase usage statistics in tandem with the targets set by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, to achieve 3 million users by 2016 and raise awareness on the importance of reading and information literacy amongst Malaysian society.
Through the workshop, participants were given guidance specifically on the use of database contained in the Digital Library Services of PNM.
PNM Digital Library Services is one of the MOTAC Transformation Plans under the Public Service initiatives. PNM Electronic Resource Portal (PNM Digital) was introduced in April 2012 and this portal is the main portal that enables Malaysians to access to a variety of information from databases and PNM Digital initiatives.
The service can be accessed via the url: www.pnmdigital.gov.my. – (fl)
Source: Library UMS