E-Resource Discovery Day 2016

Up to 19 publishers set up open booths to demonstrate and showcase their tools and services.

The E-Resource Discovery Day (#ERDD) and Books for a Cause (b’Cause) Fundraising Sale were a resounding success! If you had visited Level 4 of the Central Library between 25 to 26 August, you might have been treated to a rare sight: a milling crowd of people made up of students, faculty and administrative staff. Not only did our friends have the opportunity to engage directly with e-resource publishers to discover exciting tools and platforms, but also take part in awesome games, an informative quiz and a nail-biting Lucky Draw. 20 lucky students won attractive prizes that ranged from an Apple Watch to a remote-controlled drone.

We know you enjoyed the game Nerf Nerds. It lasted a short 2-hour but we saw nearly 90 participants.
We know you enjoyed the game Nerf Nerds. It lasted a short 2-hours but we saw nearly 90 participants.
Contestants furiously accomplishing search games on our touch-friendly LCD interactive screens.
Contestants furiously accomplishing search challenges on our touch-friendly LCD interactive screens.

Every year, NUS Libraries organises the flagship #ERDD to get the NUS community to recognise one amazing advantage of the NUSNET account- its ability to unlock a huge store of knowledge and resources provided by NUS Libraries.

We subscribe to renowned journals, databases, e-newspapers and e-book collections that are not only useful for students, faculty and researchers, but also administrators who need to supplement workplace programmes with data, benchmarks or case studies.

 …one amazing advantage of the NUSNET account- its ability to unlock a huge store of knowledge and resources…

Of course, the e-resources featured at #ERDD are just a glimpse of our rich and varied electronic collection. Lots more are available at our library portal, through the Learning & Research tab.

The NUS community came down in droves to engage the e-resource publishers on their latest tools and offerings.
Up to 19 publishers set up open booths to demonstrate and showcase their tools and services. The NUS community arrived in droves to engage the e-resource publishers.

The two-day event also fulfilled a cause that NUS Libraries cares passionately for. Through the b’Cause Fundraising Sale, we wanted to demonstrate that there is no greater expression of belief in our students than the act of giving.

This year, we received about 13,000 pre-loved books from the NUS community and sold almost 9,500 of them, thus raising a whopping S$13,000. This will be passed on to support the worthy Annual Giving Bursaries driven by our friends at Development Office. Since 2009, NUS Libraries has raised more than S$83,000.

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All this would not have been possible without your strong support: the students, faculty and staff who have supported us with such unstinting generosity. Thank you.

Enthusiastic students and staff browsing for pre-loved books to buy
Enthusiastic students and staff browsing for pre-loved books to buy

Though the next #ERDD will be held next year, we would really love for you to visit us any time you need information resources, or even one-to-one advisory on how to accelerate your work with the most authoritative data. We remain your partners in information!

For more photos of #ERDD, visit our official gallery.

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