With crayons and stained paper, I wander around neighbourhoods in Singapore, doing art — observing, perceiving, looking for that “something”; seeing it accidentally, hopefully; having strong, often unspeakable feelings, about it; drawing breathlessly… What I look at, what I see, how I feel and what/how I draw, are part of my living, being, growing and […]
A library is not just for books, resources and study. It’s also a place to relax and have a bit of fun. We put up a wall of book covers (with the book titles erased) and asked our students to pen their own titles. The result is hilarious. Here are a few of our favourites. […]
NUS Libraries is pleased to present Historical Maps of Singapore, a website providing the viewing of 31 sets of maps scanned and georeferenced by the Department of Geography, with publication years ranging from 1846 to 2010. The Singapore Land Authority and Ministry of Defence have kindly provided permission for these maps to be viewed online. […]
You may have seen the recent announcement of the launch of the Digital Scholarship (DS) Lab. The DS Lab received a warm “housewarming” from the Alumni Leader’s Forum as well, when they came by to learn about the new and emerging technologies NUS Libraries are implementing. Situated on the 4th level of the Central Library, […]
On Saturday, 7 April 2018, NUS Libraries hosted more than 50 participants of the Alumni Leaders’ Forum at the Central Library. They were introduced to emerging technologies at the Mixed Reality/ Tech Showcase Room and the Digital Scholarship Lab. The alumni had a chance to learn more about digital scholarship and what NUS Libraries has […]
Have you visited the Central Library recently? Did you notice the brand new vending machines at Perk Point? These new machines are part of our endeavour to serve the NUS Community better. The Central Library is undergoing renovation and we hope these mini upgrades will make our space more delightful. Need food? Take your pick […]
Our Open Access (OA) Week & Quiz in October & November has come to an end and wow, what a month we’ve had! We shared about Open Access (OA), the NUS Institutional Repository (IR) Scholarbank@NUS, and how can you deposit your research works including both publication & data into it. We also held a quiz […]
Meet Ong Hong Kiat.
Prior to heading Technical Services, Hong Kiat headed the Subscriptions Team, which focuses on handling the numerous journal subscriptions that NUS Libraries provides for our users. Whatever the job title, Hong Kiat perceives her main job as that of serving users – the community of NUS staff, students and alumni who use the library services, facilities and resources.
Open-access (OA) literature is “digital, online, freely accessible, copyright compliance and free of most licensing restrictions” (Suber, 2012). Have you ever thought about what openness can mean for science and you? What are the benefits of making your research output open access?