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KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA. ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF PHNOM PENH. HUN SEN LIBRARY Y. Country Report on Cambodia. Local Information Management Network. September 22-24, 2006 At Mahasarakham University, Thailand (Taksila Hotel). Ms. Pou Vanny Deputy Director of Hun Sen Library,

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ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF PHNOM PENH

HUN SEN LIBRARY

Y

Country Report on Cambodia

Local Information Management Network

September 22-24, 2006

At Mahasarakham University, Thailand (Taksila Hotel)

Ms. Pou Vanny

Deputy Director of Hun Sen Library,

Royal University of Phnom Penh



1. Royal University of Phnom Penh

  • RUPP began as the Royal Khmer University on January 13, 1960

  • 1970 The Royal Khmer University became the Phnom Penh University

  • and there were nine faculties

  • 1975-1979, during the Khmer Rouge regime, the campus was closed

  • 1980, It was reopened again. Teaching predominantly in French. In 1981,

  • the Institute of Foreign Language (IFL) began.

  • 1988, the college and the IFL merged to create Phnom Penh University

  • in 1996 the name was changed to the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

  • At present, RUPP is the oldest and largest institution of higher

  • education in Cambodia: over 8,000 students across 3 campuses,

  • 275 teachers.



2. Hun Sen Library (HSL)

 HSL was opened since 7, January 1997.

 Space 1,600m2, Seat: 200, Staff: 24, Use: 500-600 per day

Collections 53,397 volumes of books

French

S

English

Others: Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai.


3. Cambodiana Collection

a. Size of the collection 1706 volumes (includes duplications)

- English

- French

- Khmer

b. Includes materials :

- on Cambodia in any languages

- written in Cambodian (Khmer) language

- written by Cambodian authors/editors

- published in Cambodia


3. Cambodiana Collection ( Cont.)

c. Special materials

- Speeches of King Norodom Sihanouk

- Royal Administration Bulletin (1952~)

- 1993 UNTAC election documents

- Manuscripts on palm leaves

- Tripitaka

- Campuchea Soriya periodical

- Information on provinces in Cambodia


4. Access to the information

  • Chuon Nat Web OPAC started in 2005

    • - 28,232items can be accessed

    • - Cambodiana Collection in English language can be

    • accessed

* Emphasis on Cambodiana Collection as a national heritage


5. Other Libraries in Cambodia

  • National Library of Cambodia (NLC)

    • Oldest library in Cambodia, since 1921

    • The NLC was closed from 1975-1979 and re-opened in 1980

    • Today the library has a collection of over 80,000 volumes.

  • The Buddhist Institute

    •  One of the prominent collection of its kind in Southeast Asia.

    •  Has the collections in Khmer and English around 20,000 volumes, mostly related to Buddhism, Khmer culture, history and art

  • CDRI Library

    •  An excellent small library that focuses on economic planning and development.

    •  The collection of books and serials in Khmer and English

  • National Assembly Library

    •  Established in 1993 election

    •  Has specialized collection in Khmer, English and French around 3,000 volumes.

  • Special Libraries

    •  Two special libraries in Phnom Penh, which provide support for the teaching and

    • languages. One is CCF library and another is NETREC.

    •  Provide the teaching of their respective languages, and their collections include textbooks, audio-visual materials and posters .

  • Inter-Lending and Document Supply – Future Needs.


  • 5. Other Libraries in Cambodia (Cont.)

    • Center For Khmer Studies (CKS)

      •  Found in 1999.

      •  Khmer civilization and the cultures of the Mekong.


    6. Future Plan For Hun Sen Library

    • To increase the knowledge of staff by local training and

    • overseas training

    • - To find the support for subscriptions of science journals

    • - To continue e-catalogue the French books into ALEPH system.

    • To extend the existing of building, 2400 qm, by World Bank grant.

    • It will be started on May 2007.


    7. Conclusion

    • More emphasis on Cambodiana Collection

    • Alertness on any information on Cambodia

    • Development of library network in Cambodia



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