INFO SHARING@PTAR - Library Connect Newsletter 10:3 - Information Literacy (Part 1)

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Library Connect Newsletter keluaran November 2012 memaparkan amalan literasi maklumat di beberapa organisasi terpilih dari aspek mengenalpasti keperluan pengguna, pemantapan program dan pengenalan kepada teknologi baru. Teks penuh artikel tersebut boleh dirujuk dengan melayari pautan berikut:-

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1) The constant evolution of information literacy
By Janice Chia, Head of Instructional Services, Nanyang Technological University

2) Innovation partnering: Insert yourself into your community of users
By Sandra Crumlish, Manager, St. Jude Medical CRMD Library & Resource Center

3) Empowering best evidence use at the point of care
By Jonathan Koffel, Clinical Information Librarian, University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library

4) Information literacy involves learning to use the right sources: Chemists look to Reaxys
By Dr. P. Srihari, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Untuk membaca lain-lain artikel teks penuh Library Connect Newsletter 10:3 (Part 1) sila layari pautan ini, sumber: Library Connect (2012). Retrieved 29 Oct 2012, from

Program anjuran Perpustakaan Abdul Razak dan Research Management Institute

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Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak dan Research Management Institute (RMI) bakal mengadakan 2 program pada bulan November. Maklumat program seperti dibawah;

SAGE - "How to Publish an Article"
Date: 1st November 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 9:30am - 11.00am
Venue: Auditorium, PTAR 2, UiTM Shah Alam

Topic: "Guide to Writing a Journal Article wherein we provide a checklist of common errors made, how to select a journal to submit the article and a brief framework of a typical journal article."

Participant: 100 participates ( post-graduates, lecturers and Librarians)
Speaker: Rosalia da Garcia, SAGE.

Want print Tentative program? click HERE

Want print Rosalia Biography? click HERE

How to write a great research paper, and get it accepted by a good journal
Date: 20th November 2012 ( Tuesday)
Time: 9.00 a.m- 1.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, PTAR 2.

Participants: 100 participates ( post-graduates and Lecturers)

Speaker: Dr Anthony Newman, in the field of Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry, Elsevier Journal Publishers

Major sections of the presentation:
- What steps do I need to take before I write my paper
- Using Scopus to evaluate journals, authors and collaborators
- How can I ensure I am using proper manuscript Language
- How do I build up my article properly
- Author Responsibilities & Rights 

To ENTER please register to: UiTM Academic Publishing Workshop

Sebarang pertanyaan mengenai perkara di atas, boleh menghubungi Puan Siti Rohayu Bt Mohd Yusof di talian 03-55211701 atau Encik Shahrol Nizam Bin Johol di talian 03-55211707. Kerjasama dan keprihatinan dalam perkara ini didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.

Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz in Malaysia is Back!

Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that we are bringing the Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz back. This year, the Quiz will be better and bigger with more prizes and extended duration for each quiz. If you would like to know more about the mechanics, prizes and promotional materials, simply refer to the attached PDF document.

We look forward to working with you again to drive awareness and usage for the Thomson Reuters' electronic databases in your institutions. Like before, all staff and students will be able to take part in this and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes just by using Thomson Reuters' Web of Science via Web of Knowledge platform.

Here are the quiz duration and key dates:

Quiz duration: 9 October – 31 December 2012
Quiz (1): 9 October – 31 December 2012
Quiz (2): 6 November – 31 December 2012 
Quiz (3): 4 December – 31 December 2012 
Winner announcement – 15 January 2013

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need more information. We will have more updates for you as the date draws nearer. We look forward to your participation!



INFO SHARING@PTAR - Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refuse to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries?

By Monday, October 08, 2012 , No comments

Sumber maklumat dalam bentuk elektronik seperti ebook  menjadi fenomena biasa dalam persekitaran perpustakaan di seluruh dunia. Walau perlu mengeluarkan perbelanjaan yang lebih tinggi untuk tujuan tersebut, perpustakaan perlu bergerak seiring dengan perkembangan dalam industri penerbitan dengan menawarkan buku-buku dalam format terkini di pasaran kepada  pengguna. 

Namun, bagaimana pula sekiranya ebook ini tidak memerlukan ruang seperti perpustakaan untuk sampai kepada pembaca?

InfoSharing@PTAR kali ini menampilkan beberapa artikel yang mengupas kenyataan di atas. Teks penuh artikel tersebut boleh dirujuk dengan melayari pautan berikut:-

1) An open letter to America's publishers from ALA President Maureen SullivanCHICAGO — The following open letter was released by American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan regarding Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refusal to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries.

2) A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market- By Michael Kelley
List of ebooks publishers for general and academic resources.
3) Has the Database Killed the Library?
In an article written in The Chronicle of Higher Education, commentary editorialist Brian T. Sullivan remarks: “The academic library has died. Despite early diagnosis, audacious denial in the face of its increasingly severe symptoms led to its deterioration and demise.” He goes on to address the contributing factors in detail, naming obsolete book collections, the disappearance of reference services, and replacement of librarians by information-technology departments. “Library buildings were converted into computer labs, study spaces, and headquarters for information-technology departments. Collection development became a mere matter of maintaining database subscriptions.

4) Palm Pilots: Controlling Hand-held Learning Devices
Hand-held devices can be traced back to as early as the 1968, with computer scientist Alan Kay’s Dynabook. Developed for “children of all ages”, it allowed access to digital media through a “portable, note-book sized device.” (Apple History, Featured News, April 2010.)

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(visual) Social Media Comparison

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