NUS Libraries is happy to bring to NUS staff and students E-Resource Discovery Day 2011 (ERDD) to be held on 6th October at the Central Library Forum. As always, we have exciting activities lined up for NUS staff and students! For those of you who are wondering what you can get out of ERDD, here is a guide of things to do:
1. Work ’em brains and win great prizes!
Your ERDD journey can start today. We have an Online Quiz which will be open until 5th October. Take part to win a chance to enter our lucky draw! The first prize is a digital camera and it awaits its new owner! Stand a chance to win other prizes by participating in vendor-run quizzes too.
For those into keen competition, we will have our E-Resources Treasure Hunt to be conducted on the day itself (6th October). The grand prize is an ASUS Netbook; space is limited so do register quickly! Expect keen competition from your fellow competitors!
Hint: To get a headstart, start exploring our library portal and subscribed databases on your own from today!
You can also get a goody bag if you complete a series of e-resource tasks at the Forum on 6 October. There are limited numbers of goody bag so do come early! One bag per participant only.
2. Discover resources for your research and assignments!
NUS Libraries subscribes to thousands of electronic resources. Unlike physical books or journals, E-Resources may get hidden in the big virtual world. Here is a chance for you to acquaint yourself with your relevant resources. The major e-resource vendors will be on site to answer any queries you may have. Already an avid e-resource user you say? No worries! If you want to know how to get more out of your favourite resource, approach the vendor for details as well!
3. Be entertained and make some noise through social media!
Yummy lunchtime aural and visual treats are in store for you! We have the ever gravity defying Alpha Verve, NUS’ own very musically talented Deon Toh (Original Music Society), and a gang with extremely happy feet, the LindyHoppers, all performing live just for you!
Our roving social media team will be out and about capturing moments during ERDD. Come tell your friends what you did and got at the E-Resource Discovery Day events/booths! “LIKE” NUS Libraries Facebook page, tag yourself to your photo and share your thoughts about the event to get our popular highlighter set! Also, each participant stands a chance to win a Lomo camera in a lucky draw!
4. Do your bit for a good cause… shop till you drop at the book and garage sale!
We are sure you have been hearing the phrase that the economy is not doing well pretty much daily on various news channels these days (if you have trouble keeping up with the news, please do try our Factiva database for your daily news articles J ). As such, our popular Book Sale is back to offer you cheap books (from as low as $1). In addition, we will have a garage sale as well this year. Proceeds from the sale will be given to the NUS Annual Giving Bursary for needy NUS students. The book and garage sale will last for two days, on 6 and 7 October. Slightly more than $6000 was raised from last year’s book sale. We hope to top this amount this year.
Quick Tip: Bring your own bag (or bags) and help save the environment by not using plastic bags. Check out our Facebook page for sneak peeks of titles that you can expect to find. We will not know where they will be located on sale days so do search our shelves thoroughly on the two days. The Book Donation Drive is ongoing and will end on 30th September 2011.
E-Resource Discovery Day 2011 Website
For further details such as contest registration, programme, prizes, terms & conditions, do check out the ERDD website: http://bit.ly/ERDD2011.
E-Resource Discovery Day 2011 Committee