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Changes in LINC & LINC+

With effect from 27 Oct, there will be changes to the options of collection scopes in LINC and LINC+ (in the “Refined By” column of search results). The changes are to facilitate your search for materials in specific library and format collections.


Existing Scope Replaced By Remarks

Digital/AV Collection

CD/DVD-ROM Collection Includes CD-I, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM and CD ROM multimedia
E-Resources Collection Includes internet, e-book and resource records
Microforms Collection Includes microfiche and microfilm
Sound Recordings Collection Includes audiocassette and CD-audio
 Videos/Films Collection Includes video-CD, video interactive, digital video, videocassette, video disk (LD) and film
  Theses Collection Theses (NUS) Collection Includes theses submitted to NUS and its predecessors
Theses (Non-NUS) Collection Includes foreign and local theses (from other institutions)


Additional Scope Remarks
Books Collection  
Music Scores Collection  
All NUS Libraries Refers to all the 7 NUS Libraries (i.e. Central Library, C J Koh Law Library, Chinese Library, Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, Medical/Science Library and Music Library) 


Note: The current default collection scope i.e. “View Entire Collection” which includes all scopes available in LINC and LINC+ remain unchanged.

Unleash your search power: LINC+ Roadshow

Have you tried LINC+, the enhanced library catalogue of the NUS Libraries? If you have not, make a date with us at the LINC+ Road Show taking place from 25th to 29th August 2008. During the period, our librarians will move from faculty to faculty to showcase the new capabilities of our new catalogue.

You will learn new features of LINC+ not available before in the old catalogue, LINC – relevance ranking and faceted browsing of your search results, tag clouds that allow you to narrow or expand your subject focus, book summaries and reviews from Choice, visually rich book covers and display of up to 5 recently catalogued titles on your search topic – all in just one click!!

So don’t miss the chance to have a new experience of searching for information for your papers, assignments, projects or theses. Explore LINC+ and discover how it can unleash your search power. Visit us at our booths during the Road Show:

LINC+ Roadshow Schedule





Aug, 25th Mon

10am to 4pm


Central Library Walkway

Aug 26th Tues

10am to 4pm


Outside LT 6

Aug 27th Wed

10am to 1pm


Next to Co-op at


11am to 2pm


Block B, 2nd Storey, BTC

1pm to 4pm


COM1 Level 2 Foyer

Aug 28th Thurs

10am to 4pm


Outside LT 24/25

Aug 29th Fri

10am to 1pm


Outside LT24/25

1pm to 4pm


Outside MBA student lounge







Hashimah Johari
Central Library

New feature in myLinc – My Reading History

My Reading History is a feature that allows you to save a list of everything that you check out from the library.

After logging in to myLINC, click My Reading History to activate your Reading History function.

Access your Reading History

Click on Opt In to view your Reading History.

Step 2

The system will start tracking your reading history from that moment forward, beginning with titles that you check out AFTER you click ”Opt In”. Anything that you checked out before you clicked on Opt In will NOT be on the list even if you renew the items.

You can delete some or all of the titles on your list whenever you want. Alternatively, you may wish to save or export the list of titles in My Reading History.


Delete all titles listed in My Reading History should you wish to opt out of the function.


After all entries are deleted, click Opt Out to disable My Reading History function.

opting out

Library users need to be aware that using My Reading History means this information is being stored on the NUS Libraries’ server. Anyone with access to your library card number can check your reading history or any other information attached to your account.

Hayati Abdul
Central Library

LINC Up: Interesting Changes in the Catalogue

Whether it is called the OPAC system, the online catalogue or LINC, the Library Integrated Catalogue is a core resource of the library. In the course of a day, I use it several times, for reference queries, to find out if we need to buy certain materials, or even for my own personal interests.

The interface has undergone some new changes recently. Some changes I find extremely helpful, and helps me cut down on time needed to sift through results; others, I find not as helpful, although I can see their uses.

The first noticeable change is in the size of the font. Pragmatically, I realise that an increased font size is clearer and easier to read; aesthetically, I find that the increase in size makes the layout look a little clunky.

However, font size is just a small side issue; the major change is in the results page, especially when using the keyword search. I was very impressed by the amount of detail laid out for my search results. Previously, I only had a title and author to go on when deciding whether a book was relevant; if that information was not sufficient, I went through the laborious task of clicking on every promising record to see where the book was located, and if it was available. Moreover, instead of a piffling 12 books per page, the results page now shows a generous 50 results. For someone who prefers scrolling to clicking through to a new page, this is one of the more desirable improvements.

The book covers give a nice graphical touch, and some of the books now have links to summaries and reviews. The relevancy bar (ranging up to 5 bars) is interesting.

I certainly look forward to more changes and improvements in the future, as we upgrade the catalogue to better suit the needs of our increasingly web-savvy students and staff.