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?
In conjunction with the RU month, we held a competition to solicit comments from workshop participants on how the RU month workshops benefitted them. These are the lucky winners of a Starbucks card! A separate email will be sent to the winners – thank you for your participation!
Did you know that the Peggy Hochstadt Room (PH2) in Central Library has undergone a face lift? Formerly a reading room housing reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and standards, it is now a cosy collaboration space equipped with whiteboards and power points.
In 1962, a young man joined the then Singapore University’s Library as a clerk. As the university and library changed over the decades, this young man too joined in the journey of transformation and growth.
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.