Partnerships: National Library of Malaysia Opens Nations First Samsung SMART Library
Malaysia’s National Library, Perpusatakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) now houses the first ever Samsung SMART Library at its premises on Jalan Tun Razak. The first-of-its-kind digital book reading zone is located at the first floor of the National Library’s main building – Anjung Bestari. The project is fruits of labour of the public-private partnership between PNM and Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd.
Focusing on e-Books, the library is set in a 1,300 square feet space with four specific concepts – Kids, Interactive, Reading and Work. Over 60 Samsung devices including different model tablets and large format displays are available for visitors.
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Over 2,500 e-Book titles of various genres in English, Bahasa Melayu and Chinese are available at the Reading Zone. Supplementary content such as e-Magazines, e-Newspapers and interactive websites can be accessed at the Interactive Zone. The Work Zone also offers Office Suite and e-Book publishing for budding writers. Furthermore, software suitable for children is offered at Kids Zone.
The Samsung SMART Library is part of Samsung Global Corporate Citizenship efforts to employ its technology and expertise for the betterment of local communities.
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