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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

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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.
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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5. Other Libraries in Cambodia (Cont.)
  • Center For Khmer Studies (CKS)
      •  Found in 1999.
      •  Khmer civilization and the cultures of the Mekong.
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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.
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7. Conclusion
  • More emphasis on Cambodiana Collection
  • Alertness on any information on Cambodia
  • Development of library network in Cambodia
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