Samsung SMART Library Now in Perlis
Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia and Perpustakaan Awam Negeri Perlis in partnership with
Samsung Further Learning through Technology
Following the inaugural launch in mid 2014, Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) in partnership with Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd today unveiled the country's second Samsung SMART Library at the National Library of Perlis.
Officiating the launch was DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, The Crown Prince of Perlis. Also gracing the ceremony was DYTM Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil, The Crown Princess of Perlis. The Royal Highnesses were accompanied by Yang Berhormat Tuan Haji Hamdan Bahari, Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Perlis, Puan Hajah Nafisah Ahmad, Director-General of PNM and Mr Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
THE CROWN PRINCE OF PERLIS SIGNS THE PLAQUE
SAMSUNG SMART LIBRARY IS LAUNCHED
FUTURE LEADERS LEARNING
SAMSUNG SMART LIBRARY IS LAUNCHED
FUTURE LEADERS LEARNING
In tandem with the Government's vision, the Samsung SMART Library initiative aims to support the national agenda to transform Malaysia into an ICT proficient and information-rich Knowledge Society by year 2020. It is also designed to help increase literacy and reading rates particularly among the rural communities and urban poor at the state level.
In the nation’s growth towards becoming a rich knowledge-based society, learning and technology have become inseparable. This is especially true in a fast-developing state like Perlis where some of its educational institutions are already equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The launch of the Samsung SMART Library in Perlis is very timely to fulfil the growing needs and demands of the local community for more advanced and interactive resource centres. It will also promote better learning and ensure that information is accessible for all.
The Samsung SMART Library in Perlis covers an area of 752 square feet and is designed into three specific concepts – Interactive, Reading and Kids. There are over 35 Samsung devices for users comprising tablets and large format displays or smart signage with touch screen capability.
Samsung SMART Library users in Perlis will also have access to 4,300 e-Book titles of various genres in English, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese at the Reading Zone. Supplementary content such as e-Magazines, e-Newspapers and interactive websites with audio visual capability can be accessed at the Interactive Zone, while content suitable for children is offered at the Kids Zone. Overall, this SMART Library is set to benefit more than 105,000 visitors to the State Library yearly.
There will also be interactive coaching, reading and education workshops to guide users in maximising the resources available at the Samsung SMART Library. These sessions will be conducted by Samsung employee volunteers and scholars, who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in teaching users how to get more out of Samsung's latest innovations.
With these advanced technology, facilities that come with customised Apps and carefully selected content, the SMART Library presents users with an enhanced technology-enabled library environment for a more enjoyable, interactive and engaging library experience.
"Today's launch is part of a series of initiatives by PNM and the country's State libraries to widen public access to information, as well as inculcate the reading habit among Malaysians. Through our continued partnership with SME, this new Samsung SMART Library in Perlis features the latest Samsung devices and technologies that give users a new digital reading experience. It will inspire the general public, particularly younger Malaysians to pursue this valuable habit and simultaneously sharpen their IT skills," said Puan Hajah Nafisah.
Mr Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics added, "The Samsung SMART Library is a consolidation of productive learning and innovative technology; a powerful combination that helps the nation to progress in its quest towards a knowledge-based economy. We are proud to be working alongside PNM and PPANP in establishing a Samsung SMART Library here in Perlis. I encourage users to fully explore Samsung's latest technological offerings and services, and in turn, to apply their new-found knowledge and ICT skills towards inspiring positive changes in their communities and Malaysia as a whole."
The Samsung SMART Library is part of the Samsung Global Corporate Citizenship efforts that employs Samsung technology and expertise for the betterment of local communities. The Samsung SMART Library represents the Company’s efforts in the area of Education, with the unveiling of the flagship SMART Library at the Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in June 2014.
About National Library of Malaysia
The National Library of Malaysia is responsible for providing a collection of knowledge at national level for the present and future generations. In its effort to strengthen the library’s collection, the National Library continues to play an active role in its acquisition of library materials through enforcement of the Deposit of Library Material Act 1986, acquisition, gift and exchange. The National Library’s total collection is 4,477,339 million units of which 4,270,294 million are printed materials, 98,384 non-printed materials, 4,775 Malay Manuscript and 103,886 digital materials (as at November 2014). For further information, please visit www.pnm.gov.my
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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