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Wan Ali @ Wan Yusoff Bin Wan Mamat

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Malay Literature) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Library & Information Studies - Masters Degree, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts (Malay Studies) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Diploma in Librarianship - Diploma, University of Wales

Wan Ali @ Wan Yusoff Bin Wan Mamat (Dr.)

Senior Academic Fellow
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Wan Ali Wan Mamat was a practising librarian at the National Library of Malaysia (1975-2006). Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was the Director General of the National Library of Malaysia (2005-2006). In 2009, he joined the Department of Library and Information Science, Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, IIUM.
He has published many conference papers, journal articles and books. His current research is in the areas of Malay manuscripts, preservation and conservation, and mosque library. He is currently a committee member of the Historical Society of Malaysia and Head, Islamic Library Group of Librarians Association of Malaysia.

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Philosophy of Religion - Malay manuscripts and Jawi scripts

Research Projects

2015 - 2019 A Model for Islamic istilahNet in Malay Manuscripts for Big Data Analytics and Liguistic Consortium
2011 - 2014 RU 2011: Webometric Study of World Class Universities Website
2011 - 2013 The Application Of Islamic Concepts In Collection Development Policy And Practices For a Mosque library : The case of Al-Mukarramah mosque library Sri Damansara
2022 - Present Annotated Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts in Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas Library, (ISTAC Library), IIUM
2018 - Present Adab ketatanegaraan in Traditional Malay Society: An Analytical Study of Malay Intellectual Heritage



2023 Colonialism in the Malay Archipelago: civilisational encounters. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, 179 (2) pp. 275-278
2021 Exploring library management support for enhancing self-directed learning: narratives from research-support librarians. Library Management, 42 (8-9) pp. 584-610
2017 Psychometric properties of instruments measuring competencies of research support librarian and self-directed learning traits. Man in India, 97 (19) pp. 183-194
2014 Sejarah perkembangan perpustakaan Tan Sri Omar Mohd Hashim, persatuan sejarah Malaysia1. Warkah PSM, 42 (14) pp. 5-7
2013 Accessing Malay manuscripts worldwide through ICT: the union catalogue project. Southeast Asia Library Group Newsletter, (45) pp.
2013 Kutai Inscriptions. Warkah PSM, 37 (13) pp. 11-15
2013 Librarian working with Islamic collections: Malaysian experience. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 3 (2) pp. 127-133
Conference or Workshop Item

2018 Transliteration engine for union catalogue of Malay manuscripts in Malaysia: E-Jawi version 3. In: 2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World (ICT4M),
2011 Ke arah memperkasakan pustakawan dan kepustakawanan Islam di Malaysia. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Perpustakaan Akademik (SKPA 2011),
2011 Malay palaeography: a preliminary survey . In: Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK) Conference 2011,
2011 Malay paleography: A preliminary survey. In: 26th Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK) Conference,
2010 Penemuan manuskrip Jawi di Mekah. In: Simposium Internasional Pernaskahan Nusantara ke-13,
2010 Penemuan manuskrip Melayu di Mekah, Saudi Arabia . In: Simposium Internasional Pernaskahan Nusantara ke-13,

2014 An introduction to Malay manuscripts. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674183158
2011 Contemporary issues in library and information science. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836
Book Section

2020 The civilisational history of the Malay archipelago: arguing for a new narrative. In: ISTAC-IIUM Publications, ISBN: 978-983-9379-70-9, pp. ix-xx
2011 Evaluating the importance of collaboration among librarians. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 66-71
2011 Malay manuscripts of Bima. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180041, pp. 61-69
2011 Searching for Malaysian government documents. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181031, pp. 203-207
2011 The effectiveness of reference librarians. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 72-78
2011 The need preservation of books in libraries : the environment. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 88-100
2011 The need preservation of library materials : digitization. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 102-106
2011 Training needs of reference librarians. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 60-71
2011 Usage of e-book among university community. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180836, pp. 48-59

2019 A model for islamic istilahnet in Malay manuscripts for big data analytics and linguistics consortium. In: ,
2015 Garis Panduan Perpustakaan Masjid. In: PNM,