Professor Ni Win Zaw, Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at University of Yangon, recently visited ANU Library to work on a digitisation research project with University Librarian Roxanne Missingham.
The project aims to provide a framework for transforming library services and increase digital literacy skills through library and information science education, which will benefit the Myanmar academic community. As part of the project scope, a digitisation facility will be established in Myanmar, forming part of the educational experience and providing digitisation services to the university community, including open access to heritage and research collections.
Missingham spent two weeks with Professor Ni Win Zaw discussing the current digitisation situation at ANU Library and visiting other digitalisation facilities, including the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, National Archives of Australia, and the National Library of Australia.
Professor Ni Win Zaw’s visit to Canberra was supported by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre, which has received funding under Australia's Government Partnerships for Development program to facilitate capacity building at the University of Yangon. These reciprocal visits make it possible for scholarly leaders from the ANU and University of Yangon to share experiences and plan for future collaboration.