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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.


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.

ERDD 2012

This year, our E-Resource Discovery Day (ERDD) took place on September 13. There was a mixture of many familiar elements as well as a touch of the new.

As usual, our vendors came to showcase the library’s e-resources. We had a forum quiz in the form of a scavenger hunt with the rewards being a goodie bag and a chance to take part in the lucky draw. We received more than 500 entries for this quiz and it was truly heartening to see so many students and staff engaging with our vendors. We also had an online quiz prior to ERDD day, which garnered over 500 entries! This was definitely the largest number of entries we have ever received!

Even though we decided against having performances this year, we had a game booth during lunch hours. Participants had to throw a dart to qualify for a question. If they answered the question correctly, they would win a prize. The game allowed students to learn about e-resources in a fun way while winning prizes. We gave out more than 180 prizes at the game booth. Apart from learning about the databases and e-journals available in the library, we also took the opportunity to promote our new discovery service, FindMore@NUSL.

Here are the prize winners for the various draws:

Forum Quiz Grand Draw

No. Prize (Sponsor) Winner
1st MacBook 11″ (Elsevier) Zhou Jieliang
2nd iPad (I-Group) Nica Policarpio
3rd Coach bag (CCH) Zhao Xianbo
4th Nikon CoolPix L310 camera (Wiley) Khong Duc Thng
5th iPod Nano (16GB) and watchband (Ovid) Ko Sung Chan
6th Turtle Beach universal amplified stereo gaming headset (Emerald) Lim Mei Eng
7th iPod Touch (8GB) (Sage) Sudarkodi Sukuman
8th Nintendo Wii console set (UBS) Ng Su Fen
9th Western Digital external portable hard drive, 1TB (EBSCO) Wong Shun Qi
10th Buffalo portable hard drive (Emerald) Loh Sze Sian
11th iPod Nano (8GB) (Alexander Street Press) Wu Gaofeng
12th Waterman pen (ThomsonReuters) Ong Shi Rong
13th $80 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya) Ramadoss Karthik

Online Quiz Lucky Draw

No. Prize (Sponsor) Winner
1st One iPod Touch (8GB) with iPod Touch case (IEEE) Pioy Thampipattanakul
2nd S$150 shopping vouchers (Cengage) Chen Jiaying
3rd Fuji Instax Mini 7 (Springer) Koh Sin Yee
4th Waterman pen (ThomsonReuters) Arghya Banerjee
5th Sony MP3 walkman player (4GB) (Emerald) Lee Mia Ching, Dr
6th Alienware mouse (Emerald) Munirah Bte Alias
7th 3X 500MB USB drive (ProQuest) Han Nuo Min
8th 2 KeepCups (ThomsonReuters) Thng Jing Xiong
9th $40 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya) Theodore Willian Salim (A0084XXX)
10th $30 Kinokuniya vouchers (Kinokuniya) Chaw Kar Yan

We would like to thank our vendors for their generous support of the event, and also all students and staff who participated in the quizes. We hope to see you again next year! Until then, do check out our Flickr page for more photos!

Umarani Jayapal
on behalf of the ERDD2012 team

Book Donation Drive & Sale 2010

Back by popular demand, the fund-raising book sale was held over two days to coincide with this year’s E-Resource Discovery Day (ERDD). The book donation drive began in July and ended in early September. All proceeds from the sale will be channeled to the needy students through the NUS Students’ Fund (NUSSF).

We are delighted to announce that we raised $6,030 from the two-day sale for the NUSSF. This was possible only because of the strong support from NUS Staff and Students. To all who contributed to the event by donating or purchasing these books, here’s a heartfelt thank you from us! The E-Resource Discovery Day committee would also like to thank all NUS Libraries staff and NUSSF volunteers who made the event possible.

Join us on a photo journey of the book donation drive & sale below!

book donation box Collection of books
You were greeted by these blue and white donation boxes at the entrances of all NUS Libraries from July to September, while the posters were seen around NUS, in your e-mails, our tweets, and on NUS Facebook!We would like to thank OED for allowing us the use of their paper-recycling boxes for our event! don’t worry, these boxes will be reused for other purposes now that the event is over.


Donated books were priced and sorted into the various categories by librarians. Here are mountains of books eagerly awaiting their new owners!

We trust you found books that suited your needs and interests. The many happy faces seem to suggest so! The books were priced from $1 onwards, snapped up like hotcakes, and even sold by the boxes!

Herman Felani b Md Yunos
Central Library