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eLibraryHub.com  More than 24,000 titles from the National Library Board's (NLB) collection of e-books, e-magazines, CD-Roms and videos are now available online at this website launched on 7 Sep 2001. It will offer the content direct to home and office computers with an Internet connection. Membership in the eLibraryHub is free.

ercs.com.sg The Effective Rapid Reading Course is a proven programme that empowers you to read faster, comprehend better and remember more. It enables you to gain greater confidence and a better sense of control over reading by equipping you with a
repertoire of reading strategies and a broader range of reading rates. More importantly, it helps you to develop a sense of judgment and flexibility so that you can apply the strategies according to your purpose and the difficulty of the material.

Suitable for both students and working adults, the 12-hour course is designed to be educational, fun and interactive. Knowledge and skills are imparted through lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises and group activities that will allow you to learn and immediately apply every technique. The course stresses measurable results and uses a performance-based assessment system which ensures that you ‘see’, not just ‘feel’, your improvement. With a positive attitude, you can expect to at
least double or triple your Effective Reading Rate or ERR (speed x comprehension) upon completion of the course!

It is more than speed reading. It is effective reading!

 

     News Snippets

     2006

 

     - First-time writers and illustrators publishing initiative

 

 

     2005

Is Singapore a literate society?

"...But if you define “literate” as meaning a well-read society, your answer would probably be “no” and you would be quite right.

"A Population Survey on the Arts by the National Arts Council in 2002 found that only 40 per cent of 1,527 people surveyed had read a novel that year.
"In 2003, a nation-wide survey of 1,500 Singapore residents by the National Library Board revealed that the strongest motivation to read was neither for leisure nor for literary appreciation. Rather, it was for career development..."

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      - Singapore Olympians - The Complete Who's Who 1936 - 2004

     2004

Copyright (Amendment) Bill

Changes At A Glance

New Right of Communication for works

New Rights for Producers of Sound Recordings

New Rights for Performers

Removal and alteration of rights management information

Technological Measures protecting Copyrighted Works

Stronger Enforcement Measures

Criminal Liability for wilful infringement of copyright

 

     - Singapore writing gets S$54,000 funding

     - Monday with the Editor: Red-brick National Library is no more

 

Demolition work starts on National Library in Stamford Road

Demolition work has started on the National Library building in Stamford Road which was closed on 1 Apr 2004.

Source: Straits Times 5 Aug 2004 (H3)

     - National Library at Stamford Road closes on 1 Apr 2004

 
 

Book Launch: Exploring Modern Indonesian Art - The Collection of Dr Oei Hong Djien

The Book furnishes an overview of the rich variety of Indonesian art and the art history of the country's modern period.

Jointly presented by the Singapore Art Museum and Citigroup Private bank

 29th March 2004 - 6.30pm at the Singapore Art Museum Glass Hall.

 

     2003

 

  A special cookbook - A Celebration Of Taste - was launched yesterday. It features favourite recipes whipped up in the kitchens of business leaders and celebrities, such as Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tamugi and Raffles Hotel International's president and COO Ms Jennie CHUA. The book was compiled by Prima-Spring Singapore Baking Centre to celebrate its 10th anniversary. (Straits Times 30 Mar 2003)(22)

     2002

 

14 Oct - 14 Dec 2002

Read-A-Thon

Programme for Children

Read! And win prizes!

  Malaysian tycoon Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, 51, is now buying over the books division of Singapore-listed MPH. He will pay S$46 million in cash for MPH's business of wholesaling and retailing books, magazines and related items. The deal involves all 32 of MPH's bookstores employing about 600 people in three countries: 25 in Malaysia, six in Singapore and one in Indonesia. MPH, the listed company, will also have a new name within a few months. (Straits Times 1 Oct 2002) (4)

Library@esplanade opens

  Writer Gopal Baratham dies of pneumonia