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HSSML celebrates its 25th anniversary with this website filled with pictures from yesteryears.

Included in this guide are also pictures from the photo archive of Mr Hon Sui Sen.

HSSML was built in memory of Mr Hon Sui Sen, former Minister of Finance who played a major role for his contribution to Singapore’s industrial development and banking activities. Mr Hon was not only known for his contribution to Singapore as a top civil servant and senior minister, but also for his unassuming character and modesty.

HSSML opened its doors in 1987 serving the then Faculty of Business Administration.

Since then, the library has expanded its collection, services and space in the direction of  the needs of students and lecturers. Collections have moved from printed books to more electronic resources. Services now include not only face-to-face services but also more online services. Space has grown to include larger reading areas and more discussion rooms.

It has been a long and joyful ride.

Here’s wishing HSSML another 25 years and more! Yay!

 

We invited you to capture moments that make NUS Libraries special to you. The sheer quality and volume of entries that were submitted to the 2012 NUS Libraries’ Photography Competition impressed us all. From candid shots of friends posed against bookshelves, to artistically rendered photos of rain droplets against the library building, we received amazing photos of all sorts, taken in all 7 of our libraries. 70 people took part in the contest, held from May 8-July 6 2012, submitting a total of 177 photos.

Presenting to you, the 3 grand winners:

1st prize: Ng Si Han (A00695XXX) 

2nd prize: Ho Wei Wei Stephanie (028XXX)  
3rd prize: Lim Kim Kiat (A00922XXX)
 

Below are the students and staff who have won merit prizes for their images:

Birgit Ruth Buergi (A00925XXX)
Chen Yi-Hsueh (040XXX)
Chow Tyan Yih (028XXX)
Chua Jia Yao (A00746XXX)
Ho Wei Wei Stephanie (028XXX)
Khaw Yee Jek (A00872XXX)
Kwek Wen Shu (A00734XXX)
Lee Ming Hui Kelvin (A0086XXX)
Lim Chun Jie Eric (A0072XXX)
Lim Kim Kiat (A00922XXX)
Muhammad Yusuf Bin Yacob (041XXX)
Ng Si Han (A00695XXX)
Nimantha Thushan Baranasuriya (A00822XXX)
Teo Ge Wei (A00858XXX)
Vinay Swaroop Balla (042XXX)
Wong Kian Hoe Charles (042XXX)
Wong Weng Fai (068XXX)
Zhang Hao (A00656XXX)

Well done, and thank you for your active participation! Click here to view the entire set of winning entries. Or, view all contest submissions here.

(Updated to add) We will be holding exhibitions for all the winning entries at the following locations:

Music Library: 6 – 12 Aug

Central Library: 13 – 24 Aug

Science Library: 27 Aug – 2 Sept

U Town: 3 – 16 Sept

 

Georgiana Glass
Central Library

NUS Libraries’ Photography Competition 2012
Theme: Moments @ NUS Libraries
Period of Contest: May 8-July 6, 2012

If you are an avid photography fan, here’s your chance to show us your talent. Take part in NUS Libraries’ Photography Competition 2012! The task? Capture Moments @ NUS Libraries in your snapshots! Whether you are inspired by the colours of book spines on rows of shelves, library building structures and facades, or the smiling face of a library staff at the counter, we want to see your impressions of NUS Libraries, captured in photos.

The winning entries will be exhibited at various libraries and University Town over a period of 6 weeks. Read on for more details about the contest, as well as its rules and regulations. We look forward to seeing your masterpieces!

Categories
The subject of your photographs should always be NUS Libraries and photographers have to submit shots that fall into any three of the categories listed below. The examples included in parentheses are merely suggestions. Participants are encouraged to interpret these categories in a novel and creative manner.

  • Architecture (facades of library buildings, internal structures, etc.)
  • People (service staff at work, people chatting, etc.)
  • Facilities/Services (book drop, loans service, PerkPoint, Chat Point, etc.)
  • Resources/Technology (book shelves, books, AV materials, Music scores, computers, etc.)

Do note the following: work areas, offices and photocopying facilities are off-limits. Permission must be sought from human subjects and photo-taking must not disrupt the work processes of library staff.

Prizes

Grand Prize $200 CapitaLand Mall vouchers
2nd Prize $150 CapitaLand Mall vouchers
3rd Prize $100 CapitaLand Mall vouchers
20 Merit Prizes $20 CapitaLand Mall vouchers each


Click here to find out more! Please email Gerrie Kow (askalib@nus.edu.sg) to register for the competition.

We Have a Winner!

Thank you for participating in the Taylor & Francis Online quiz in February!

Over 900 of you took part in the quiz and the lucky winner of the iPad 2 is:


Name: Wang X. Y.
Faculty: School of Computing
Matric #:  HT0603XXX

 

For those who did not win this time, don’t give up, here’s another quiz for you! Using Wiley Online Library, simply answer eight questions related to article searching and be entered into a lucky draw to win exciting prizes! Find out more about a useful resource and enter a lucky draw at the same time! Quiz ends on May 11.

Find out more about the quiz here.

Gerrie Kow
Central Library

Photo Exhibition: Secrets

This exhibition showcases the winning works of residents of Sheares Hall in our annual Intra-Hall Photography Competition, organised by the Sheares Hall Photographic Committee. This year’s entries were shot to the theme, Secrets. Participants were presented with the challenge of capturing and portraying intrigue and mystery in what is unseen, unheard and unspoken in everyday life. Judged on creativity, composition and relevance, the competition bought out the best of our photographers in depicting what would otherwise be concealed.

The exhibition period is until 14 March.

Tam Tze Siang
Sheares Hall

We Have Moved!

In October 2011, Medical Library wrote a blog post before moving to new premises.

We are glad to announce that we have successfully moved to level 5 of the Centre for Translational Medicine (M6). Here are two photos capturing the the move:

The new Medical Library consists mainly of the book collection, reading area, two small discussion rooms, a 30-seat training room and a main discussion room with movable furniture.

We officially opened our doors on 19 December with the collections properly shelved and services resumed. Within minutes of our opening, excited students started streaming into the new library, even though it was still semester break! Here are some of the early birds who visited us on our opening day:

 

 

Reading Area Opens 24/7

Since 9 January this year, our main reading area is open 24 hours daily for NUS staff and students only. During library closing time, all users are required to take their belongings and exit via the library’s main entrance, then re-enter the reading area through the card access door. This allows our library staff to re-open the reading area on time.

After normal library operation hours, staff  and students are required to tap their NUS staff or student cards on the card readers at the side glass door when entering and exiting. When the library is open, all users enter and exit via the main entrance.

Do drop by the new Medical Library if you have not done so! By the way, we are having a Newbie Special on our Foursquare page. First time check-ins will be able to unlock the specials and claim a little gift from us. For more details, please refer to our Facebook page. See you around!

Chew Shu Wen
Medical Library

Please note that electricity supply to Central Library may be disrupted on Sunday 19 Feb 2012 between 8.00 am to 10.00 am due to testing of the emergency electric  power generator.

Electricity supply in Central Library may surge or fluctuate during the test.  As a precaution, please do not use the electricity power points in the library building during this period as the power surge may damage sensitive equipment.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

A Quiet Revolution @ Science Library

Looking for a discussion space? Check out the new open discussion area on the 6th floor. 

Borrowing books on the 5th floor?  Use the self-service check out machine conveniently located just outside the book room.

What about the 4th floor? There is a new quiet reading area with brand new tables added to the Reference/Current Journals Room. Do look out for some nice new chairs, which are akan datang (Malay word for “coming soon”).  Need a place to charge your devices? A laptop charging area has also made its “appearance” at the E-Resources area.

Yes, these are the new services and facilities at the Science Library for 2012 after Medical Library moved to it’s own location.  And we are still exploring what else we can do. So why not drop some comments or check out our Facebook page for more pictures. Better still, drop by at our library! :)

Loh Mee Lan
Science Library

From 9 January, the Chinese Library’s Specialised Collection Room on Level 5 will have extended opening hours.

Users can now use reference materials from the Chinese Southeast Asian Collection and Siku Series Collection after office hours and during weekends. The Specialised Collection Room will be closed one hour before the Central Library closes:

Looking forward to your visit to the Specialised Collection!

Cool to be Square

QR codes are getting popular recently. We can see these little squares almost everywhere, from product advertisements to election posters. Search Google with the phrase “QR code” and you’ll be stunned by the 586,000,000 results!

We’re using QR codes at some of our libraries as well. At the third storey of the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, you’ll see these familiar black-and-white squares at the boxes for selected current journals. Now you can access your favorite journal titles such as Harvard Business Review and The Economist on the go!

How does the QR code work? Simply point your smartphone or tablet’s camera (make sure you have a QR code reader installed) at a QR code, and you’ll be led to our library’s subscription to the electronic journal. Here are two that you can try:

 

 With this new way of reading journals on the go, we’re sure you’ll be even more productive than ever!

Wong Wai Kit
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library

 

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