Siri Bicara Perpustakaan: Program Bedah Buku

Siri Bicara Perpustakaan: Program Bedah Buku -“Liku-Liku Perjuangan Pencapaian Kemerdekaan Negara Brunei Darussalam” and “The Catalyst Towards Victory”

8th November 2023- UBD library organised Siri Bicara Perpustakaan: Program Bedah Buku event today. The program was divided into two talks entitled: “Buku Liku-liku perjuangan pencapaian kemerdekaan Negara Brunei Darussalam” and “The Catalyst Towards Victory” by Dr. Haji Muhammad Hadi Bin Muhammad Melayong. It was attended by students, officer and staff from UBD.

In this book review, for the Judul 1, Dr. Haji Muhammad Hadi Bin Muhammad Melayong explained that “Buku Liku-liku perjuangan pencapaian kemerdekaan Negara Brunei Darussalam” is compiled to describe the state of Brunei in the past and the things that happened during that time including the affairs of the countries that have relations with it so that the intricacies of the things that happened can be known and understood according to understanding, it actually includes the value of the struggle efforts that have been contributed by our grandparents in achieving the independence of Brunei Darussalam.

In the Judul 2, Dr. Haji Muhammad Hadi Bin Muhammad Melayong explained that “The Catalyst Towards Victory” illustrates Brunei’s major political development from the announcement of the Malaysian proposal in May 1961 by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya up to the abdication of His Majesty the late, (Al-Marhum) Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien III (SOAS III) the 28th Sultan of Brunei 1967”.

The book review session concluded with a Question-and-Answer session.

The Embassy of the State of Qatar Book Donation Ceremony

Reposted from @ubdbuzz The Embassy of the State of Qatar Book Donation Ceremony


The Embassy of the State of Qatar donated 150 books covering 31 titles to Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Library on Wednesday, 18th October 2023. The books donated to the UBD library will provide students and users access to selection of Arabic books ranging from Islamic literature, economics and history. Yang Mulia Mr. Mohammed Abdulrahman M.A. Al-Jufairi, Charge de Affaire’s a.d. interim of the Embassy of The State of Qatar presented the books to the Vice- Chancellor of UBD, Yang Mulia Dr Hazri bin Hj Kifle in a ceremony at UBD.

The book donation marks a friendly gesture and cordial relationship in education, culture and arts between Brunei Darussalam and the State of Qatar. The books are to enrich the learning resources available in UBD Library and enable more Bruneian readers to understand and learn about the State of Qatar.

UBD has a diverse collection of books, including recent contributions from Bangladesh, Canada, China, France Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Thailand and Türkiye. If you’d like more information about joining UBD library, please contact circ.library@ubd.edu.bn or suhimi.salleh@ubd.edu.bn.

Announcement: NEW RELEASE-State Papers Online Colonial: Asia, Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia, and Brunei

UBD Library is pleased to announce the NEW RELEASE: State Papers Online Colonial: Asia, Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia, and Brunei.

We are extremely excited to share that State Papers Online Colonial Asia, Part II: Singapore, East Malaysia, and Brunei, the latest of an ambitious four-part series that aims to include all Asia-related British Colonial Office (CO) papers from the British National Archives, has now been released and is available for trial or purchase.

The 3,300 volumes of files contained in Part II present evidence of the Colonial administration, the work and concerns of the different governors, and details of trade, business, arms supply, and agriculture. They also document the developing relationships between the British administrators, the trading companies, the local Sultans, peoples and immigrants, as well as external conflicts with Spain, the Netherlands, Philippines, and Japan. Reading through the files one really obtains a sense of daily life in East Malaysia and Singapore over the hundred-year period, enhanced by the many photographs and maps.

UBD LIBRARY and OSHE TREASURE HUNT

4th October 2023 – Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Library and Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) co-organized a Treasure Hunt as part of UBD’s Wednesday Weekly Exercise activity. Nineteen teams took part in the event. The Twice Team emerged as the champion. The event ended with a group photo among the organizers and participants.

Weekly Wednesday Activity: Co-organized by Library and OSHE

Dear All,

On behalf of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Library and Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE), we welcome all staff and students to join us on WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER 2023 for UBD LIBRARY and OSHE TREASURE HUNT as part of our UBD’s Wednesday Weekly Exercise activity:
More details can be found in the poster.

Please register using the QR scan code link provided in the poster. We look forward to your participation.

There will be prizes waiting!

Announcement: Extended Dates for “Information and Digital Literacy Skills (IDLS) Class” for Registration

UBD Library is pleased to announce that the “Information and Digital Literacy Skills (IDLS) Class” is now extended until 19th October 2023 for registrations. The IDLS class is open to all interested students. More details of the IDLS class sessions can be found on the poster above. Interested students may register by the Registration QR code provided on the poster above. Please kindly fill in the Evaluation form after attending the IDLS class session by scanning the Evaluation QR code provided on the poster above.

Grab this amazing opportunity and make the most out of the sessions to enrich your information needs specially brought to you.

We hope to see you there!

Siri Webinar dan Sidang Kemuncak Galakan Budaya Membaca 2023

On Tuesday, 26th September, a few library officers and staff were invited to ‘Siri Webinar dan Sidang Kemuncak Galakan Budaya Membaca 2023’ with the theme of ‘Brunei Membaca’ at the Balai Sarmayuda, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Berakas.

Our library also had the privilege of sharing our poster presentation in the presence of the Guest of Honour of the event, the Honourable Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohammad, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Represent the library, Puan Dk Noraini binti Pg Hj Idris, Senior Librarian presented her part on the relation of the theme ‘Brunei Membaca’ in UBD contexts where the UBD community preferences are more into reading and doing researches from e-Resources.

Another Senior Librarian, Tuan Ahmad Safwan bin Hj Jalil talked about how the Universiti Brunei Darussalam Library is actively promoting open-access resources to improve research accessibility and provide valuable materials for the local community in the hope of aligning with the University’s goals, Brunei’s SDGs, and Vision 2035.