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Asia-Pacific Chapter

The South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T partly sponsored a seminar on “Libraries, Archives and Museums: Hubs of Cultural Heritage Preservation” on 13th December 2019 at the State Library, Kohima, Nagaland, a north eastern mountain state in India.

The seminar was organized and conducted in collaboration with the Department of Art & Culture, Government of Nagaland, Central University of Gujarat and ASIS&T South Asia Chapter.

Dr. Bhakti Gala, Chair-Elect (ASIS&T SA) and Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Central University of Gujarat, India and Ms. Pichano Kikon, Senior Research Fellow at the Central University of Gujarat. Speakers representing the State Museum Mr. Rongsen Pongener, Deputy Director, In-charge of State Museum, Mrs. Khwenu Vitsu, Librarian, State Library, Ms. Temjenjungla, Assistant Archivist, State Archive and Ms. Pichano Kikon and Dr. Bhakti Gala discussed various possibilities of convergence of the three memory institutions preserving the rich cultural heritage of the State of Nagaland.

Dr. Bhakti Gala also made a presentation on ASIS&T and its activities. Brochures of ASIS&T were distributed to all participants. The seminar witnessed active involvement from all the 27 participants. The seminar was covered by the local newspaper ‘Nagaland Post’ on 14th December.


On January 17, NEASIST, working with student chapter, Simmons ASIST, held its annual winter event at Simmons University in Boston, MA.

The winter event always revolves around a hot topic of interest among the library/information communities in the region and includes invaluable hands-on, participatory components that appeal to our audience of mostly practitioners.

This theme this year was The Privacy Puzzle: Piecing Together Patron Privacy, Data Efficiency, and the Modern Web. It was a jam-packed day of keynotes, panels, round-tables, workshops, and conversation. The event was well-attended and, given the event location this year, included many LIS students/future colleagues.

ASIS&T Executive Director Lydia Middleton and Longtime ASIS&T Member Michael Leach at the NEASIST Winter Conference

Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director, speaking to attendees at the NEASIST Conference.

Wish you could have gone? While we can’t send out all the awesome swag from that day (webcam covers for privacy and ASIS&T hand sanitizers!), the slides for the presentations and various sessions are available to you. They have been uploaded HERE.

You can also check out the event’s related tweets under #neasist2020. NEASIS&T offers a travel award every year to help with the cost of attending the Annual Meeting in the Fall. Details will be available late March, so keep an eye out!






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