History

The first SIM library was founded in 1965 at the Thong Teck Building, Scotts Road, Singapore. In 1989, it was renamed Richard K M Eu Library in recognition of SIM’s first chairman of the governing council for his contribution to the Institute. It also found a new home at Management House in the same year.

In 1990, SIM set up the second library at SIM Thomson Centre. It was followed by a third library at Clementi Centre in 1993.

In 1999, when the SIM Headquarters became fully operational to support the UK Open University Degree Programme (OUDP) as well as the SIM programmes; the collections housed at the Clementi and Thomson Centre Libraries were brought together to form the enhanced collection at SIM Headquarters library. This large collection was further extended with the addition of the new Chinese collection. Subsequently, in 2001, the Headquarters library was named the Tay Eng Soon Library after the former Minister of State for Education in recognition of his contribution to the development of the OUDP.

Some Key Milestones

1965 » SIM set up the first library at Thong Teck Building to serve SIM members
1989 » SIM Library moves to Management House (MH) and is renamed Richard K M
   Eu Library.
1990 » SIM Library set up a second library (Thomson Centre Library) at SIM
   Thomson Centre.
1993 » SIM set up the third library at Clementi Centre.
» Library migrates to SPYDUS Library Management System
1999 » Tay Eng Soon Library became operational at SIM Headquarters by merging
   the Clementi Centre and Thomson Centre Libraries.
» The Chinese Collection launched.
2000 » Library adopts RFID technology for management of library collection.
2001 » Library invited to join the Asia Pacific Business School Librarians' Group
   (APBSLG) as an inaugural member.
2004 » Library launches free laptop rental service.
» Library hosts the 3rd Asia Pacific Business School Librarians’ Group
   (APBSLG) meeting.
2007 » Library migrates to the multilingual SPYDUS Library Management System.
2008 » HQ Library undergoes a makeover
2009 » Prof Tham Seong Chee, formerly Professor of Malay Studies, National
   University of Singapore donates private collection to form the nucleus of
   the library’s Malay Language and Linguistics Collection.
 
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