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KUCHING, Dec 14: The Sarawak State Library (PNS) has signed a Memorandum Of Agreement (MoA) with Sarawak Land and Survey Department to preserve and conserve the digital records of the department at PNS, Petra Jaya, here today.
The MOA was signed by PNS chief executive officer Dr Rashidah Bolhassan together with the department’s director Abdullah Julaihi and witnessed by PNS’s Board of Management chairman, Tan Sri Hamid Bugo.
PNS also signed one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association Of Research and Development Movement Of Singai Sarawak (Redeems) to establish a community library at Redeems Centre at Jalan Apar-Segong, Bau.
The other MoU with University College Of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) was in acquisition of library materials, information retrieval services, inter library loan and document delivery services, digitization, training and many more.
The MoU was also signed by Rashidah with Redeems president Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie and with UCTS vice chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab. Hamid.
Meanwhile under the MoA between Sarawak Land and Survey Department and PNS, the department will provide the digital copy of their records quarterly to State Records Repository for microfilming purposes.
The department also will provide knowledge sharing about geospatial information when needed by PNS.
PNS, under the MoA, is responsible to conduct preservation and conservation to the transferred records by the department to the State Records Repository and to inform the department about any request to access their records by the public or researcher.
PNS’ responsibility is also to produce microfilm for the digital copy of the department records as preservation copy, to provide advisory service on records and archives management and knowledge sharing about records and archives management.
During a press conference after the signing ceremony, Abdullah said basically the MoA with PNS was not only about archiving the department’s digital records but also about updating their data including in the department maps.
He said with the Land And Survey Information System (LASIS), the public now can use devices such as i-pad or smartphone to get information about survey, valuation, registration and planning of land from the department using an apps called Mobile LASIS. — DayakDaily