NTU History Programme recently organised a workshop titled ‘Unpacking the Asian Library: collecting histories, and collecting networks from Asia to Europe’ Workshop on 12 December 2019 at NLB, Victoria Street. This workshop was jointly organized with the Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and NLB. The one-day program included 16 thought-provoking presentations by researchers and librarians that explored issues in the histories of libraries and collections on Asia, from the colonial period to the present.

At the afternoon session on ‘Building Asian Collection Histories II: Academic Perspectives’, Professor Koh Tai Ann (NTU CLASS) and Lena Sam (NTU Library), gave a presentation titled “It Takes Many a Library, Many a Hand, Many a Detail, Many a Year: Compiling, Annotating and Maintaining the Annotated Bibliography of Singapore Literature in English (1959 — 2019 and Beyond). The presentation shared about NTU Library’s pioneering Digital Project, ‘Singapore Literature in English : An Annotated Bibliography’ – how it came about, its development, impact, and the challenges of sustaining a digitization and metadata project of this nature. Since its launch in October 2013, this Digital Project has garnered interest of not only local but overseas parties accumulating in more than 48,000 visits.

We would like to extend our thanks to the organizers for the invitation to share at this pilot workshop.

If you are interested in showcasing your research on NTU Digital Projects platform, contact the Library!