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Library Landscape Report Presented
May 12, 2015

The Library Landscape Assessment of Bangladesh is the most comprehensive and in-depth study of library and information services ever undertaken in Bangladesh. The study was commissioned by the British Council, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, BRAC and the Bengal Foundation. The Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) carried out the research and analysis tasks of the study.

The findings of the study were presented and a brief report was published on 12 May 2015.

Asaduzzaman Noor MP, Hon. Minister for Cultural Affairs; Mark Clayton, Deputy High Commissioner of British High Commission Dhaka; Jeremy Paley, Program Officer, Global Libraries at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle; Simon Gammell, Director of British Council West Coast; Emmanuel Kattan, Director of British Council New York; and Barbara Wickham, Director of British Council Bangladesh were present at the symposium.

To download the brief report click here.

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Meeting held with Steering Committee of “Library Landscape Assessment of Bangladesh”
March 19, 2015

A Steering Committee meeting for the Library Landscape Assessment was held at British Council on 19th March 2015. Representatives from the Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Access to Information (A2i) Program at the Prime Minister’s Office, BRAC, Bengal Foundation and the British Council Bangladesh were present at the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Barbara Wickham, Country Director, and Matt Pusey, Deputy Director of the British Council in Bangladesh. A vision of library in Bangladesh was shared by Tomas Doherty of British Council and Mr. Syeed Ahamed, CEO, IID presented the initial findings from the field research of Library Landscape Assessment in Bangladesh. The portal developed by IID under this LIS study www.obhimat.com/lis was also shared with the steering committee members and social media campaign progress was also presented in the meeting. Dates for the National Symposium were also finalized for 12th and 13th of May 2015 in the meeting. An open discussion at the end of the meeting brought suggestions on mobilizing the symposium, making it more effective and decisions on participants’ involvement of other stakeholders.