The Tan Sri Noh Omar Library, previously known as the Institut Koperasi Malaysia (IKMa) Library and established over 30 years ago, now has a more conducive environment with a digital approach.
Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the library followed the Library Congress Classification (LCC) standard to manage and record all collection materials.
He said the library – which has a collection of more than 30,000 monographs such as books, magazines and annual reports specialising in entrepreneurship and cooperative operations – was set up to support the training and courses conducted by IKMa.
“The collection is updated and expanded every year to strengthen its function as a reference centre for cooperative resources nationwide, including in physical and digital forms,” he said after launching the new name of the library in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Noh also handed over a letter of approval for the establishment of Universiti Keusaha-wan Koperasi Malaysia (UKKM) to IKMa board chairman Datuk Dr Rosli Mat Hassan.
On UKKM’s status, he said the ministry was still in the process of finalising several matters regarding its establishment.
“We are still identifying professors to teach 15 fields related to entrepreneurship and cooperatives.
“We have identified a building in Cyberjaya and UKKM will start its operations there,” he added.
Noh was reported as saying that UKKM was expected to open in Cyberjaya this September, with some 500 to 1,000 students enrolled. — Bernama