In order to contribute and support Cambodia’s digital library initiatives, the CKS library will host a series of annual library workshops centering on aspects of digital library development. Continuing from our workshop series from 2020 “Open Access and Copyrights”, and 2021 “Role of Libraries during the Digital Era”, the CKS Library, in collaboration with COAR Asia OA, is organizing another workshop on the “Development of Digital Libraries”. The focus of this year’s program will be on developing an institutional repository that will facilitate wider access to an institute’s resources. The workshop will feature presentations from local and overseas Library and Information Science professionals.
This workshop will take place from September 29-30, 2022 at the CKS Conference Hall in Siem Reap with invited librarians from universities and institutions throughout Cambodia. Selected presentations will be open for the public to attend via Zoom as provided below.
Day 1: September 29, 2022
- 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Digital Library: An Overview by Dr. Iryna Kuchma, OA Programme Manager, Stichting EIFL.net
- 2:00 PM – 5:15 PM Presentations: 4 Case Studies – Sharing Experiences on Developing Digital Libraries, Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
- Mr. Wanna Net, Deputy Director of Hun Sen Library, Royal University of Phnom Penh
- Ms. Yuyun Wirawati, Lead/Assistant Director, Institutional Repositories Team, Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore
- Ms. Sawitree Boonpalit, Head of Scholarly Resources Department, Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center
- Mr. Shusuke Adachi, Librarian, University Library for Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Day 2: September 30, 2022
- 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Institutional Repository – Planning and Implementation by Dr. Iryna Kuchma, OA Programme Manager, Stichting EIFL.net
Dr. Iryna Kuchma has been managing the EIFL Open Access Programme (EIFL-OA) since 2008. Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, she advocates for open access to research results, facilitates the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provides support and training.
An expert in open access, open data and open science, Iryna has published several works (see the full list here), and contributed to recent reports including ‘Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications – A Call for Action!’; ‘Towards Sustainable Cooperative and Non-APC Publishing Models’; ‘Training in the European Open Science Cloud’, and ‘RDA COVID-19 Data Sharing Guidelines and Recommendations’.
Mr. Wanna Net has worked in various industries and sectors including higher education, language education, library education and information science, intellectual property, business and entrepreneurship, aid and development project management.
He is currently Deputy Director of the Hun Sen Library of the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In a voluntary capacity, Net is currently Secretary General of the Cambodians Librarians and Documentalists of Cambodia, and Country Coordinator and IP Coordinator for the Cambodian Electronic Information for Libraries. In 2018, he was a guest speaker presenting on the Marrakesh Treaty at a national workshop to review Cambodia’s national strategic plan for people with disabilities, organized by Disability Action Council and supported by UNDP in Cambodia. Currently, we are planning a workshop on the Marrakesh Treaty to be conducted later this year with UNDP, Cambodian Government, and EIFL. He was Chief Secretariat for the United States Alumni Association of Cambodia in 2014-2015. He served as co-chair for iWorld, a student group focusing on sharing information and experience about library, publication, information access and services outside the United States, in 2006-2008.
Ms. Yuyun Wirawati has spearheaded the research data repository assessment at the NTU Library which led to its certification. She enjoys interacting with repositories’ end-users and is passionate about user education.
Ms. Sawitree Boonpalit, Head of Scholarly Resources Department, Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center.
Mr. Shusuke Adachi, Librarian staff, University Library for Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo and a member of Training Working Group, JPCOAR (Japan Consortium for Open Access Repository).