VALA2014 Plenary 3 Tan

A new kind of citizens’ library through the Singapore Memory Project

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 8:45 – 9:55
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Gene Tan

National Library Singapore

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VALA2014 Keynote Speaker


Gene will share with us the impetus behind the Singapore Memory project – a whole-of-nation initiative to collect, create, preserve and make accessible memories of people, places, events and institutions in Singapore by the National Library of Singapore. The project builds on Singapore’s already strong collections by adding a completely new dimension – emotive and evocative memories. Gene will answer big questions such as how the National Library is preserving and sharing the memories of a nation. The ultimate vision of the project is to build a citizen’s library where content is built around the memories of citizens and every citizen has a book that truly relates to his or her experiences of Singapore. The people of Singapore are the Library.

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