Lat Pau (叻報) was the first Chinese daily in the Nanyang region (Southeast Asia). It began circulation in 1881 and ran for 52 years before it finally ceased publication in 1932, making it the longest running Chinese daily in pre-war Singapore. Lat Pau derived its name from the Hokkien and Cantonese pronunciation for “selat” which […]
To commemorate #SGBicentennial, we will be sharing a series of rare books in our collection that highlights Singapore, and the surrounding regions’ rich history. Kicking off the series is the Hikayat Abdullah (Stories of Abdullah), which was one of the earliest lithographed works published in Singapore and deemed the ‘most ambitious and impressive Malay work […]
International Open Access Week is an event held globally to celebrate and promote the benefits of Open Access (OA). It helps to raise awareness of what Open Access means, why it is important and how to engage with it. In conjunction with the International Open Access Week, NUS Libraries organised a 1-day event on 24 […]
International Open Access Week is an event held globally to celebrate and promote the benefits of Open Access (OA). It helps to raise awareness of what Open Access means, why it is important and how to engage with it. So what is Open Access? Open-access (OA) literature is “digital, online, freely accessible, copyright compliance and […]
NUS Libraries is pleased to launch an interactive exhibit website Everyday Life featuring artwork by Dr. Ho Chee Lick. The website exhibits 85 sketches of public spaces in Singapore between 2014 and 2017, digitised by NUS Libraries and presented in two series: Everyday Life, comprising 16 sets of 4 pieces depicting scenes of common life […]
NUS Libraries supports open access. Through ScholarBank@NUS, our Institutional Repository, researchers globally are able to access full-text to a range of publications, theses, datasets, etc. to create new knowledge for impacting the future. As the International Open Access week approaches, let us celebrate how openness can accelerate scientific discovery and better the world. Contact us […]
NUS Libraries is pleased to launch History of Western Music: An Extremely Short Introduction. This website chronicles the rich development of western art music from antiquity to modern times. An attempt is made to highlight people and events of historical significance in this infographic interactive endeavour.
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. […]
Altmetrics is basically a term that describes web-based and social media focused metrics that are used to measure the impact of scholarly materials. It is an article level metric that measures the number of views, downloads, saves, clicks, shares, tweets, tags, bookmarks, posts, comments etc., that an article receives.