MMU Help Three Schools With Library Digitalisation Upgrades

Multimedia University (MMU) has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three schools recently to help upgrade their libraries with the latest standards required by the digital era.

The three schools are Sekolah Menengah (SM) Sains Muar Johor, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Dang Anum Merlimau, and SM Sains Muzaffar Syah Melaka.

 Mazliham Mohd. Su’ud, President of MMU, said that MMU feels compelled to share its expertise in boosting libraries in schools with the latest standards so that students may obtain better learning resources.

“With this collaboration, MMU will add materials in the school resource centre such as digital content that students can access at any time online. At the same time, the school-owned materials can also be upgraded into digital form for student reference or used by teachers in teaching,” he added during the MoU signing ceremony.

In addition, the agreement allows MMU to implement several initiatives such as developing an in-house repository, providing additional scientific materials and upgrading the integrated library system using open source software.

The university would also upgrade the libraries’ blogs, provide training for administrative personnel, putting in an “eBee Pod” corner, as well as providing support services if necessary.

Meanwhile, Che Romas Noor, Principal of SM Sains Muzaffar Syah, said that the school was thankful to MMU for conducting the program, which would greatly benefit the school’s 700 students.

“MMU’s initiative of providing additional educational materials, including printed and online, is exactly what is needed, and we expect the contributions to improve our library’s rating in the Smart School Qualification Standard (SSQS) system,” she said.

Meanwhile,  Razali Sudin, Principal of SM Sains Muar, said that the expertise shared by MMU would enable the school’s library to be administered more efficiently, especially in providing support services, information search, internal database management, and the easy storage and retrieval of the school’s educational materials by students and teachers.

“The collaboration between the school and MMU is in line with the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2013 – 2025, which encourages third parties to work closely with schools to develop the latter,” he said.

Hassan Yahya, Principal of SMK Dang Anum Merlimau, said that the historic MoU would help sustain the quality of the school’s library, so that continuously offers the best as well as the latest materials and services, in accordance to the new norms of teaching and learning.

“In line with our aspirations of creating a school library suitable for the 21st century that is cheerful, supports cre

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