NUS Libraries User Survey Results

Between September and October of last year, we gathered feedback from almost 3800 students and staff in NUS.  We Thank You for your voice in this exercise.

The results have been visualised in an infographic. Do you agree with the feedback given by the students and staff? Let us know!

The static infographic can be found here, while the dynamic infographic can be found here.

 

ORCID Challenge

Want to stand out from the rest?

What is an ORCID iD?

 

ORCID iD, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor iD, is a unique digital identifier [e.g. orcid.org/0000-0002-9864-8168] that lets you distinguish yourself from other researchers especially those who have the same names or initials as you.

What can it do for you?

Having an ORCID iD will let you gain credit for your scholarly works, by ensuring they can be correctly attributed to you. ORCID iD also enables synchronization between researchers and other systems, thus improving the efficiency of linking your works with funders, publishers, and others within the research community. ORCID’s mantra is enter once, reuse often.

It also provides an easy way to consolidate your publications from various databases e.g. Scopus and Web of Science in one place. It can act as a mobile research CV that you can bring with you anywhere you go.

How else can it help me?

With Publishers:

The following publishers now require you to use an ORCID iD during your manuscript submission process. They are:

  • American Chemical Society
  • EMBO Press
  • Faculty of 1000
  • Hindawi
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Science Journals
  • ScienceOpen
  • The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • The Public Library of Science (PLOS)
  • The Royal Society
  • Wiley

[Refer to https://orcid.org/content/requiring-orcid-publication-workflows-open-letter for the full list of publishers.]

Basically this means you need to provide your ORCID iD when you submit your manuscript to these publishers.

With Funding:

  • U.S. Department of Energy,
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
  • The Wellcome Trust,
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency,
  • UK National Institute of Health Research

An increasing number of funding organizations are also starting to require ORCID iDs in grant submissions so that they can track the output of the research they have funded.

Where can I sign up?

Go to https://orcid.org/register

Complete the form and click “Register”. You will receive an email shortly after. Just click on the link in the email to verify your email address.

Can I find out more?

More information can be found at http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/orcid

Think you know ORCID iD?

Terms and conditions:

  • 20 prizes up for grabs:

        o   Grand Prize: $50 Kinokuniya voucher

        o   1X $20 Starbucks vouchers

        o   1 X $20 Kinokuniya voucher

        o   10 X $10 Starbucks vouchers

        o   7 X Researcher Mug with your very own customized ORCID iD

  • Quiz consists of a total of 5 questions
  • Only participants who answer all 5 questions correctly will be entered into a lucky draw
  • Quiz may be attempted multiple times but we will only accept 1 successful entry per person.
  • Lucky draw will take place in April and all entries should reach us by closing date: 31 March 2017
  • Winners will be contacted by email within a week of the draw

 

 

 

Hello I’m from NUS Libraries: Han Ming Guang

The Hello, I’m From NUS Libraries series will take you on a reading cruise featuring eight of our staff members who have been awarded the NUS Quality Service Award. Get to know the people behind your Library and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Meet Han Ming Guang.

Ming Guang is a History resource librarian with Central Library. As part of Loans and Membership, his day typically begins with a briefing with the Library’s Operations Assistants who are our front-liners and usually the first person you meet at the Loans Counter and Reception Desk. Ming Guang is also lead for the Reference Management team and is the go-to guy for Mendeley.

Approachable and easygoing, both library colleagues and users find it easy to engage with Ming Guang who is always open to helping others. Ming Guang likes interacting with people and relishes in the surprises that dealing with them entails. For the most part, his experiences have been nothing but pleasant. The unexpected tokens of appreciation, encouraging words and warm smiles from the users further motivates him to strive towards providing better service. What he used to find intimidating, especially handling face-to-face queries, are now taken in his stride. He is always more than happy to render assistance, and thoroughly enjoys his job – it beats staring at a computer screen all day, he says.

The real challenge, however, is when things go wrong and boy, they do! Ming Guang keeps his cool when these situations arise – the campus server network may go down, there may be disputes about loans or library fines and others of the ilk, but he does his best to empathise with the user even when he is berated at for something that is beyond his control.

His training in History equips him with the necessary subject knowledge to serve those in the field. Ming Guang completed both his BA and MA at NUS’ History department; his own journey as a student here helps him understand the needs of the users better. Most of the History professors know him well and those from the successive classes of History honours and graduate students have come to see him as friend, inviting him to their social events and whatnots.

Based on his interactions with users and their feedback, Ming Guang wishes that there is more seamless access to e-resources; more automatic 24 hour library services (especially RBR access); and of course, more spaces for students and staff to study, collaborate and research. We may never completely fulfill every person’s need, but we are continually improving ourselves for students and staff. (Find out more about what staff and students of NUS expressed about the library in our survey results – Ed.)

Have you seen Ming Guang in the Central Library? Say hi to him when you see him.  If you have questions for him, you know where to find him!

NUS Libraries supports OHR Learning Day with books to inspire, empower and support you

In conjunction with OHR’s Learning Day, the NUS Libraries would like to present a selected list of books to help you to put NUS into every decision you make.

Collaboration  –  Work together to  do better and achieve more.

Inspiring Others   –  Empower and  encourage others  towards  well-defined goals with  good communication.

Create Impact  –  Dare to change and have confidence in producing  positive outcomes.

Develop People  –  Be a great  coach and mentor to help others learn and grow.

Craft Solutions  –  Solve problems in proactive and innovative ways.

Enable Organisation Capabilities   –  Create and  coordinate structures, processes and systems to stay relevant now and in the future.

Collaboration

  Collaborate : the art of we / Dan Sanker. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
HSSM Library: HD69 Str.Sa 2012
  Collaboration begins with you : be a silo buster / Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley, Eunice Parisi-Carew. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015.
HSSM Library: HD66 Bla 2015
  Conscious Collaboration : Re-Thinking The Way We Work Together, For Good / by Ben Emmens. London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
E-book
  Disciplined collaboration : 4 steps to collaborative success / Emmanuel Gobillot. Chatham, Kent : Urbane Publications, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD66 Gob 2016
  Everybody matters : the extraordinary power of caring for your people like family / Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia. UK : Portfolio Penguin, 2015.
HSSM Library: HF5549 Cha 2015
  From me to we : why commercial collaboration will future proof business, leaders and personal success / Janine Garner. Milton, Qld. : John Wiley and Sons Australia, 2015.
HSSM Library: HD69 Str.Ga 2015
  Great teams : 16 things high-performing organizations do differently / Don Yaeger. Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD66 Yae 2016
  HBR’s 10 must reads on collaboration. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2013.
HSSM Library: HD69 Str.H 2013
  Smart collaboration : how professionals and their firms succeed by breaking down silos / Heidi Gardner. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD62.65 Gar 2016

 

Inspiring Others

  The 20% doctrine : how tinkering, goofing off, and breaking the rules at work drive success in business / Ryan Tate. New York, NY : Harper Business, c2012.
HSSM Library: HF5549 Tat 2012
  5 gears : how to be present and productive when there’s never enough time / Jeremie Kubicek, Steve Cockram. Hoboken : Wiley, 2015.
E-book
  5-5-5 people leadership : how to bring out the best in your people / Tan Tat Jin.                Singapore : Armour Pub., ©2014.
HSSM Library: HF5549.12 Tan 2014
  Domino : the simplest way to inspire change / Nick Tasler. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
E-book
  Never give up : Jack Ma in his own words / edited by Suk Lee and Bob Song. Chicago : Agate/B2, [2016]
HSSM Library: HC426.5 Ma.Ne 2016
  O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition / David Novak with Christa Bourg. New York : Portfolio, [2016]
HSSM Library: HF5549.5 Mot.No 2016
  The storyteller’s secret : how TED speakers and inspirational leaders turn their passion into performance / Carmine Gallo. [Sydney] : St. Martin’s Press, 2016.
HSSM Library: HF5718.22 Gal 2016

Create Impact

  Achieving the impossible : how to overcome challenges and gain success in life, work and sport / Greg Whyte. London : Bantam Press, 2015.
HSSM Library: BF637 Suc.Wh 2015
  Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes / Margaret Heffernan. New York : London : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, [2015]
HSSM Library:  HD58.8 Hef 2015
  Big ideas to big results : leading corporate transformation in a disruptive world / Robert H. Miles, Michael T. Kanazawa. Old Tappan, New Jersey : Pearson Education LTD, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD58.9 Kan 2016
  Bold : how to go big, achieve success, and impact the world / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015].
HSSM Library: HB615 Dia 2015
  Conscious business : how to build value through values / Fred Kofman. Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2013.
HSSM Library: HD60 Kof 2013
  The Harvard Business Review manager’s handbook : the 17 skills leaders need to stand out. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017].
HSSM Library: HD38.15 Har 2017
  If you really want to change the world : a guide to creating, building, and sustaining breakthrough ventures / Henry Kressel, Norman Winarsky. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 2015.
HSSM Library: HD62.5 Kre 2015
  Leading change from the middle : a practical guide to building extraordinary capabilities / Jackson A. Nickerson. Washington D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2014] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014)
E-book; HSSM Library: HD58.8 Nic 2014
  The little book of thinking big : aim higher and go further than you ever thought possible / Richard Newton. Chichester : Capstone, 2015.
HSSM Library: BF637 Suc.Ne 2015
  Making change work : how to create behavioural change in organizations to drive impact and ROI / Emma Weber, Patricia Pulliam Phillips, Jack J. Phillips. Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD58.8 Web 2016
  Managing corporate impacts : co-creating value / Jennifer J. Griffin, The George Washington University, School of Business. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD60 Gri 2016
  Sustainable frontiers : unlocking change through business, leadership and innovation / by Wayne Visser. Sheffield : Greenleaf Publishing, 2015.
HSSM Library: HD60 Vis 2015
  The wisdom of Oz : using personal accountability to succeed in everything you do / Roger Connors and Tom Smith. New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2016.
HSSM Library:  BF637 Suc.Cn 2016

Develop People

  9 powerful practices of really great mentors : how to inspire and motivate anyone / Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell. Pompton Plains, NJ : The Career Press, Inc., [2015].
HSSM Library: HF5385 Koh 2015
  The coaching manager : developing top talent in business / James M. Hunt, Babson College, Joseph R. Weintraub, Babson College. Los Angeles : SAGE, [2017].
HSSM Library:  HF5385 Hun 2017
  Critical knowledge transfer : tools for managing your company’s deep smarts / Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap, Gavin Barton. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2015].
HSSM Library: HD30.2 Leo 2015
  The first-time manager / Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, and Gary S. Topchik. New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, c2012.
HSSM Library: HF5549 Bel 2012
  Generations at work : managing the clash of boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace / Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak. New York : American Management Association, 2013.
HSSM Library: HF5549.5 Min.Ze 2013
  HBR guide to leading teams / Mary Shapiro. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2015].
HSSM Library: HD66 Sha 2015
  High potential : how to spot, manage and develop talented people at work / Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
HSSM Library: HF5381 Macr 2014
  Managers as mentors : building partnerships for learning / Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2013].
HSSM Library: HF5385 Bel 2013
  Modern mentoring / Randy Emelo.  Alexandria, VA : ATD Press, c2015.
HSSM Library: BF637 Men.Em 2015
  The skilled facilitator : a comprehensive resource for consultants, facilitators, managers, trainers, and coaches / Roger M. Schwarz. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
E-Book
  The thoughtful leader : a model of integrative leadership / Jim Fisher. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2016.
HSSM Library: BF637 Lea.Fi 2016

Craft Solutions

  Creative problem solving. London, United Kingdom : SAGE Publications Ltd., 2015.
Online Video
  Doing the right things right : how the effective executive spends time / Laura Stack. Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD38.2 Sta 2016
  Fail better : design smart mistakes and succeed sooner / Anjali Sastry, Kara Penn. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 2014.
HSSM Library: HD30.28 Sas 2014
  Get big things done : the power of connectional intelligence / Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
HSSM Library: HC79 Inf.Dh 2015
  The innovator’s solution : creating and sustaining successful growth / Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.
HSSM Library: HD53 Chr 2013
  The manager’s dilemma : balancing the inverse equation of increasing demands and shrinking resources / Jesse Sostrin.  New York, NY : Jesse Sostrin Palgrave Macmillan, [2015].
HSSM Library: HF5548.85 Sos 2015
  Managing in the gray : five timeless questions for resolving your hardest problems at work / Joseph L. Badaracco. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD31.2 Bad 2016
  Sprint : how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days / Jake Knapp ; with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD30.29 Kna 2016
  That’s not how we do it here! : a story about how organizations rise, fall–and can rise again / John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber. New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD58.8 Kot 2016

 

Enable Organisation Capabilities

  Agile innovation : the revolutionary approach to accelerate success, inspire engagement, and ignite creativity / Langdon Morris, Moses Ma, Po Chi Wu. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2014.
HSSM Library: HD58.8 Mor 2014
  The agile organization : how to build an innovative, sustainable and resilient business / Linda Holbeche. London : Kogan Page, 2015.
HSSM Library: HD58.8 Hol 2015
  Beyond the lean office : a novel on progressing from lean tools to operational excellence / Kevin J. Duggan. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD58.9 Dug 2016
  Building the fit organization : six core principles for your company stronger, faster, and more competitive / Daniel Markovitz. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2016].
HSSM Library: HD58.9 Mar 2016
  Charting Change : A Visual Toolkit for Making Change Stick / by Braden Kelley. New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
E-book
  Destination innovation : HR’s role in charting the course / Patricia M. Buhler. Alexandria, Virginia : Society for Human Resource Management, [2015].
HSSM Library: HF5549 Buh 2015
  The lean book of lean / John A. A. Earley. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
E-book
  Learning Agility : The Impact on Recruitment and Retention / by Linda S. Gravett, Sheri A. Caldwell. New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
E-book
  Liftoff : start and sustain successful agile teams / Diana Larsen, Ainsley Nies. Raleigh, North Carolina : The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2016.
HSSM Library: HD66 Lar 2016
  Making sense of change management : a complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organizational change / Esther Cameron and Mike Green. London ; Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2015.
HSSM and YNC Libraries: HD58.8 Cam 2015
  The multicultural mind : unleashing the hidden force for innovation in your organization / David C. Thomas. Oakland : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2016.
HSSM Library: HF5549.5 Min.Th 2016
  Resilient organizations : how to survive, thrive and create  opportunities through crisis and change / Erica Seville. London ; New York : Kogan Page, 2017.
HSSM Library: HD58.8 Sev 2017

 

 

 

 

Hello, I’m From NUS Libraries: Luo Linyu

The Hello, I’m From NUS Libraries series will take you on a reading cruise featuring eight of our staff members who have been awarded the NUS Quality Service Award. Get to know the people behind your Library and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Meet Luo Linyu

Linyu is a resource librarian at the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library (HSSML), which primarily serves the NUS School of Business. Aside from the usual duties that librarians do, such as helping users at the Information Desk, online chat, and conducting Information Literacy Programmes, Linyu works very closely with the Business School’s PhD & Research Office. Queries from the faculty and staff are handled by her.

Central to her excellent service is the desire to help people and see them happy. At the same time, she wants to debunk the stereotypical image of the librarian – librarianship comprise many things and they are experts in their respective areas. Linyu herself was trained in International Trade and Business before she did her MSc in Information Studies. She also wants users to understand that the Library has a lot to offer. It is more than a place to borrow and return books.

Friendship, says Aristotle, is a “slowly ripening fruit” and the fruit of Linyu’s perseverance and undeterred dedication in fostering genuine friendships with her working partners outside the Library was borne through the display of trust and willingness to open up on their part. It was, to Linyu, her greatest feat when a senior manager from the Business School invited Linyu to brief the School’s senior management on SciVal[1]. There, the Associate Director expressed her appreciation for Linyu who has been continually rendering assistance to the School. The other department heads, too, found Linyu’s sharing insightful and much-needed by other faculty and staff.

No man is an island and that is certainly what Linyu feels; she would not have been able to achieve so much without help from the people around her. She is particularly grateful to have the NUS Libraries’ Bibliometrics Team and everyone in HSSML especially Lay Tin and Kah Wei, for guiding, supporting and working alongside her.

If you want to know more about what Linyu and other librarians do, feel free to ask or comment below. In the meantime, stay tuned for the next piece in the Hello, I’m from NUS Libraries series!

Linyu will be co-conducting a Researcher Unbound workshop on Marketing databases this March. Interested? Go ahead and click on those links to find out more!

[1] Elsevier’s SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. As a bibliometric tool, it is commonly used for benchmarking performance, developing collaborative partners and analysing research trends.

Kho Su Yian, Nur Diyana

Researcher Unbound

Whether you are an academic, a researcher or a student working on a research paper, we welcome you onboard Researcher Unbound, a series of workshops which will buoy up your research journey in NUS.

Starting on your research? Have an idea and wonder if anybody else has written on it? Working on your literature search?

Fret not, we are here to help you. Researcher Unbound aims to help researchers like you discover and grasp essential skills such as literature searching, referencing and publishing your research work.

Here is what to be expected in Researcher Unbound:

Find out more about Researcher Unbound and our scheduled workshops at our official site:
http://libn.us/researcherunbound

Want to know more? Contact our Librarian:

Iftikhar Hayat
NUS Libraries
Email: iftikhar.hayat@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6516-2030

CNY 2017: Spring Couplets in NUS Central Library!

Chinese New Year is round the corner! Thinking of how to add some festive cheer to your home? Come get a set of free spring couplets to brighten your place with some touches of crimson!

The annual Chinese New Year couplets giveaway event will be held on 18 January 2017 (Wednesday) from 12 to 2 p.m. in front of Central Library Theatrette 1. You can get a set of spring couplets with auspicious characters of your choice! Also, watch how our student writers from the NUS Chinese Calligraphy Society produce great pieces of calligraphy with every wave of their brushes.

Click here to see more! https://www.flickr.com/photos/nuslibraries/albums/72157677219216292

Blog Post By: Wu Guolian

50 Years of Nation Building

Singapore celebrated 50 years of nation building last year.  Through this exhibition by World Scientific, you will learn how Singapore has developed in all areas from food to education and healthcare.

Several NUS researchers and academics were involved in this commemorative series of publications, such as Prof Fwa Tien Fang, who edited “50 Years of Transportation in Singapore”; Prof Hang Chang Chieh, co-editor of “The Singapore Research Story”; Prof B V R Chowdari, co-editor of “50 Years of Material Science in Singapore”; and Profs Lily Kong and Vineeta Sinha, editors of “Food, Foodways and Foodscapes: Culture, Community and Consumption in Post-Colonial Singapore”. Some of these books are available at the exhibit, and can be borrowed.

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Also, you can redeem a free e-book from World Scientific! Just scan the QR code from the poster near the shelf to find out how, or go to http://www.worldscientific.com/page/exhibitionvisit.

The exhibition displays some interesting tidbits of information and memories. There are panels on some of Singapore’s prominent historical figures, such as the previous President Mr S R Nathan and the composer of our national anthem Mr Zubir Said. Read about reminiscences of real hawker food and “mama shops”, or how love of good food can play a part in international diplomacy. Learn about how Yeo Bock Cheng, a Singaporean Peranakan who worked for more than thirty years in the United Nations, was once held at gunpoint and nearly killed.

No matter how well you think you know Singapore, there is bound to be something new you can learn from this exhibition, or from the books highlighted. Do drop by the Arts Buzz at the Central Library, where the exhibition is available for viewing until the end of December.

Tell us what you think of the exhibition in the comments!

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Celebrating Open Access Week 2016: Be “Open in Action”

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#OpenAccessWeek is here again! Now in its ninth year and taking place from 24 – 30 October, this year’s theme is Open in Action — literally less talking, more doing.

We have these activities all lined up for you:

  • 26 October: Open Access Publishing Talk by Brill [Register for this now]
  • 24 – 30 October: Exhibition on Open Access and Scholarbank@NUS
  • 24 – 30 October: Online Quiz [take part now]

Why Open Access?

Whether you’re a graduate student or researcher, you may find yourself involved in open access one way or another. That’s why a team of eager-beaver librarians have come together to answer some of your most pressing questions on how open access benefits you.

Kash, Librarian and avid xbox gamer. Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
Kash, Business Librarian and avid xbox gamer.

What is open access?
I get that question a lot. Well, open access is about making your research works available online, free of charge, allowing mostly unrestricted usage. Participating in open access can help to improve the discoverability and visibility of your scholarly works. Also, when you choose to make your works open access, you’re also helping those who may not have the necessary access to academic works.

Raven, Librarian and bling guru
Raven, ELL Librarian and beauty junkie

So, how do I take my first step in open access?
All journeys begin with a single step. There are two main routes of open access- green open access and gold open access. In green open access, you deposit a version of your work in an institutional repository such as ScholarBank@NUS. In gold open access, you pay a fee to publish your article in a journal and make it freely available to everyone.

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Iftikhar, Engineering Librarian and cross-training athlete

Never heard of ScholarBank@NUS
Really? Well, it’s NUS’ institutional repository, developed and maintained by NUS Libraries to enable open access to impact lives and for use by future generations.

Umarani, Social Sciences Librarian and Arsenal fanatic
Umarani, Sociology Librarian and Arsenal  supporter

How can I learn more about open access?
Good. You’re hooked. Visit the NUS Libraries Research Support guide, or email scholarbank@nus.edu.sg with your questions about our institutional repository.

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Shu Wen, Pharmacy Librarian and serial cat lover

I want more information!
We hear you! That’s why we frequently partner publishers to organise academic publishing talks. In conjunction with #OpenAccessWeek, we’ve invited Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis from Brill to present on 26 October, 10 a.m. at the Central Library Theatrette 1 about open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

That’s not all, check out the Fact vs Fiction section below!

Fact vs Fiction

Open access journals are low quality and are not peer-reviewed. False. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to more than 9,000 high quality and peer-reviewed open access journals. The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database also lists OA journals with impact factors.

 

Copyright does not exist since open access articles are freely accessible. False. Open access publications are still bound by Creative Commons Licenses which allow you to choose how you can share your works and allow others to use it fairly.

 

Open access exposes my publication to predatory publishers. True and False. The open access movement has led to some predatory publishers, who exploit authors by charging them publication fees without providing the services that legitimate journals do.

However, not all open access journals are predatory. The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) hosts a list of genuine publishers that you should refer to.

As with all journals, we recommend that you use the ThinkCheckSubmit website to verify the open access publisher you are submitting your papers to.

I can’t choose open access without research funds or grants. False. You can submit to subscription based journals and participate in green open access by depositing a copy of your research output in ScholarBank@NUS based on the publisher’s self-archiving policy.

Note: For gold open access, authors have to pay an article processing fee (APC).

Click here to find out how other universities in Singapore are celebrating International Open Access Week.

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