COMING UP NEXT: EVENT 2014!

By Tuesday, December 31, 2013 , No comments
Latihan Pangkalan Data Dalam Talian : SciFinder

Tarikh : 7 Januari 2014 (Selasa)
Jam : 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Tempat : Pusat IT, PTAR 1
Trainer : Ms Nicole Su (Taiwan)

hubungi Puan Eza Eliana- 03-55443727
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(Gambar) Sekitar Hari Xplorasi PTAR 2013 di booth #ptarBPA

By Thursday, December 19, 2013 , , No comments
Alhamdulillah, selesai sudah program Hari Xplorasi PTAR 2013 yang berlangsung selama 2 hari bermula dari 17hb Disember dan berakhir pada 18hb Disember 2013. Di kesempatan ini juga, pihak BPA mengucapkan berbanyak terima kasih diatas sokongan dan kesudian pelajar-pelajar dan juga staf yang memeriahkan suasana pada program tersebut.

Sedikit gambar-gambar yang sempat di rakam semasa program berlangsung;


persiapan booth ptarBPA- sehari sebelum berlangsung program




 Hadiah-hadiah yang disediakan untuk pengunjung booth ptarBPA

Booth ptarBPA siap sedia menunggu pengunjung!










Antara pengunjung booth ptarBPA. Masing-masing dengan strategi untuk menjawab soalan


Pemenang (tengah) HADIAH UTAMA di booth ptarBPA. TAHNIAH!!


 Mereka memenangi tshirt eksklusif dari Bahagian Perkhidmatan Akademik (BPA)


 Pengunjung BERTUAH kami yang ke-99 di booth ptarBPA

Terima kasih pada semua yang mengambil bahagian. Jumpa lagi di lain program anjuran Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak (PTAR) pada masa akan datang.


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Flyers & hastag Bahagian Perkhidmatan Akademik (BPA) untuk Hari Xplorasi PTAR 2013!

By Thursday, December 12, 2013 , No comments
Sempena Hari Xplorasi PTAR 2013 yang bakal berlangsung pada 17 dan 18 Disember 2013, pihak Bahagian Perkhidmatan Akademik (BPA) menyediakan flyers untuk diedarkan kepada pelajar bagi memudahkan para pelajar mengetahui perkhidmatan yang telah disediakan oleh BPA.

Versi online seperti dibawah;



 
Pihak BPA juga menganjurkan peraduan online untuk booth BPA. Caranya amat mudah sekali iaitu dengan cara;

1) Gunakan hastag #ptarBPA dan mention kami di twitter (@ResearchSupport) atau di dalam Wall Facebook anda supaya pihak kami nampak perkembangan menerusi hastag tersebut.

2) Pengguna yang paling kerap "share" , "Re-Tweet" atau mempromosikan hastag tersebut, akan mendapat hadiah misteri dari pihak BPA!

Happy sharing!

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LIBRARY XPLORACE!

By Monday, December 09, 2013 , , , No comments
 Official poster: Library Xplorace!

Pertandingan pencarian maklumat Perpustakaan berdasarkan arahan bertulis yang disediakan dalam sampul surat. Peserta perlu mendapatkan jawapan setelah menyelesaikan tugasan di setiap "Check Point" yang telah ditetapkan.

Lokasi-lokasi yang terlibat adalah setiap aras PTAR1. Pertandingan ini terdiri daripada 5 orang untuk 1 kumpulan.

Objektifnya adalah untuk memupuk semangat berpasukan dari kerjasama sesama ahli serta menguji kebijaksanaan setiap peserta menyusun strategi melengkapkan tugasan.

Penyertaan:
Borang boleh diambil di Kaunter Pinjaman Buku, PTAR1 dan ianya adalah PERCUMA!!

 

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Student Innovation and Design Competition (SIDC2013)

By Thursday, December 05, 2013 , , No comments
Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa pihak penganjur SIDC2013 dengan ini menjemput seluruh warga staf akademik dan pentadbiran Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) ke program seperti dinyatakan di atas dan sila rujuk butiran lanjut di bawah:

Program: Student Innovation and Design Competition (SIDC2013)
Tarikh:    5 Disember 2013 (Khamis)
Masa:      3.00 - 5.00 petang
Tempat:   Dewan Peperiksaan 2, Aras 2, Bangunan FSK 6 Sayap Kanan, FPP UiTM Kampus Puncak Alam


Semoga dengan kehadiran dan sokongan dari pihak Y. Bhg. Dato' / Datin / Prof / Tuan / Puan dapat memeriahkan lagi suasana program ini dan menyuntik semangat golongan mahasiswa/i Universiti Teknologi MARA yang lebih kreatif, berdaya saing dan berinovasi. InsyaAllah.

Sekian dimaklumkan, terima kasih.

Dari Meja Komunikasi Korporat


sumber: UiTM Puncak Alam website
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Repost: Intro to Library Research (slideshare)

By Monday, November 25, 2013 , No comments

An experimental introduction to research for undergraduate students. Obviously, tons of commentary, stories, examples, interaction, conversation ... would accompany the slides.

1. WELCOME

2. Research

3. Our Agenda Information Literacy The Research Process Research Resources

4. Information Literacy • Is not just a necessity, but a basic human right that 
promotes social inclusion in all nations. • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

5. Critical Thinking Skills • the ability to reflect critically upon and evaluate their own research strategies, • the tools used, • the resources found • and the context in which the resources were produced.

6. Text Text Text Where do I begin?

7. Research Process 1. Find and develop a topic 2. Find background information 3. Find books about your topic 4. Find newspaper and journal articles about your topic 5. Find Websites 6. Evaluate what you find 7. Cite the material you use

read more: HERE


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Digging for information using EBSCO database : training session

By Wednesday, November 13, 2013 No comments
PTAR is organizing a training session for EBSCO database this coming 15th of November 2013.  This time around, all EBSCO products minus those covering medical titles will be highlighted by the instructor.   At the end of the session, you can expect to know more on the content of the varied products in the EBSCO range, and be able to conduct more fruitful and efficient searches. This session is aimed for the trainer, but lecturers or students are also welcomed. For that, we cordially invite you to be with us on:

Date    :  15th November 2013, Friday
Venue  :  IT Centre, PTAR 1 or PTAR Main Building
Time    :  10 a.m till 12 noon

Let us know if you're coming.

And see you there!!

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Compare or complement your literature review : research reviews, review articles or literature reviews

By Wednesday, October 23, 2013 , , No comments
Sebagai pelajar pasca siswazah, anda tentu biasa dengan berbagai jenis artikel di dalam jurnal contohnya  peer reviewed article, research article, review article, research reviews atau review of literature khusus untuk sesuatu topik.

Post kali ini masih dalam fasa untuk membantu anda memahami topik anda.  Atau jika anda di peringkat penulisan, anda boleh gunakan artikel jenis ini untuk membanding dan melengkapkan literature review anda.  Sumber pilihan yang dimaksudkan adalah review article, research reviews atau kadangkala disebut sebagai literature reviews.


Artikel-artikel ini terhasil apabila seseorang atau sekumpulan individu membuat ulasan status terkini penyelidikan dalam sesuatu bidang/topik berasaskan maklumat dari pelbagai sumber.

Maklumat ini disusun agar dapat menggambarkan ‘state of the art’ bagi topik penyelidikan tersebut. Artikel jenis ini sangat berguna untuk anda mengetahui tentang:

·  Siapakah pakar dalam bidang/topik
·  Apakah perkembangan dan penemuan terbaru
·  Di manakah dan apakah gap dalam bidang/topik itu
·  Apakah debat dan isu terkini
·  Ke manakah halatuju penyelidikan dalam bidang/topik tersebut


Carilah review article yang releven dengan topik anda kerana ia akan meningkatkan kefahaman dan penguasaan anda tentang topik yang anda akan kaji.

Plus point seterusnya adalah kerana di sini juga anda akan dapat menemui dan ‘trail’ key article atau seminal article yang disenaraikan bersama. 

Apa lagi jika anda telah mengenali pakar-pakar bidang tersebut, anda boleh gunakan nama mereka untuk mencari hasil penulisan mereka yang lain.  Penemuan terbaru, perbincangan isu terkini, halatuju penyelidikan dan research gap pula boleh membantu anda untuk define dan refine topik anda, membantu penetapan working title
dan seterusnya research title anda.

Bagaimana mendapatkan review article, research reviews dan literature review?

Contoh pencarian ini menggunakan Web of Science yang disenarai di bawah tajuk Web of Knowledge di  Online Database PTAR. 



1. Taipkan research review dan filter menggunakan title. Anda boleh juga gunakan literature review atau review article sebagai keyword, kemudian filter menggunakan title. Keyword ini boleh dimasukkan dalam inverted commas 

“.. “ untuk lebih tepat, atau tanpa inverted commas untuk lebihkan result.  Kemudian klik search.

Perhatikan saya tidak ubah apa-apa di Limits, saya ikut default setting.  Anda boleh tukar Timespan, Search settings dan Result settings di Limits ikut keperluan anda.






2. Terdapat 5,449 results dari keyword ini  tetapi tidak menjurus kepada mana-mana bidang. Untuk mencari research reviews dalam bidang-bidang, gunakan column di sebelah kiri iaitu Refine Results.  Klik more options/values di bawah Web of Science Categories untuk melihat lebih pilihan bidang.



3. Anda akan dapat melihat lebih banyak bidang, yang secara default disusun ikut record count.  Untuk   mudah mencari, di Sort these by itu, anda tukarkan kepada Alphabetical.  Saya pilih Business finance, jadi saya check dalam kotak itu dan klik Refine.




4. Terdapat 41 rekod untuk dipilih, sesetengah judul menyediakan teks penuh manakala selebihnya hanya  memberikan citation sahaja. 
 

5. Dari artikel ini, anda dapat:

·  Trail rekod-rekod lain di Times cited, (artikel-artikel yang cite artikel ini),    di   Cited references (rujukan yang digunakan oleh artikel ini) dan di View related records (rekod-rekod lain yang menggunakan rujukan yang sama dengan artikel ini).

·  Lain-lain hasil penulisan penulis-penulis.

·  Lain-lain keyword yang digunakan


Tidak jumpa topik anda dalam Web of Science Categories?

Cuba approach ini pula


Taipkan research review, literature review atau review article dan filter menggunakan title.  Klik search dan anda akan dapat jumlah results.
 
Di column Refine results, di bawah Search within results for anda taipkan keyword, contohnya Facebook. 

Hasilnya adalah seperti berikut.



6. Anda boleh dapatkan teks penuh sekiranya dilanggan oleh PTAR, dan merujuk rujukan-rujukan di Times cited, Cited references dan view related records, menjejak penulis dan menambah keyword anda.

Cuba juga mencari di lain-lain online journal/database seperti Science Direct, Scopus, IEEE Explore dan lain-lain.  Cara pencarian agak sama, walau ada perbezaan takrifan artikel jenis ini dari satu database ke database yang lain.

Selamat mencuba! 



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Mendapatkan research topic overview di dalam handbook

By Friday, October 11, 2013 , , No comments
Post kali ini menyentuh bahan yang boleh membantu anda mendapatkan research overview  yang lebih berfokus tentang topik anda. 

Sudahkah anda explore bahan ini?

Handbook – merupakan bahan rujukan yang memberi pencerahan tentang sesuatu bidang atau sebagai manual/panduan untuk sesuatu perkara.

Dapatkan handbook yang mengandungi ringkasan perkembangan penting penyelidikan dalam bidang yang anda pilih.  Bab-bab di dalamnya mengandungi synthesis hasil-hasil penulisan/dapatan penting bidang-bidang tertentu dan biasanya dihasilkan oleh pakar atau penyelidik dalam bidang tersebut.

Darinya anda akan mendapat maklumat tentang penyelidikan-penyelidikan yang telah dihasilkan dahulu, key person, dan tidak ketinggalan rujukan-rujukan yang boleh anda gunakan untuk pencarian seterusnya.

Cuba taipkan handbook of atau handbook of research di WebOPAC 2.0 PTAR ini, tukar field menjadi title dan klik find untuk mengetahui  judul handbook yang terdapat di PTAR 



Taip keyword seperti ini “handbook of research”, anda akan dapat 274 hits.  Jika anda buang tanda inverted commas “ dari keywords maka anda akan dapat 647 hits. 


Contoh handbook yang terdapat dalam koleksi PTAR, yang ini dalam versi buku elektronik. Klik Chapter PDFs via platform untuk mendapatkan bahan.



Untuk mudahkan anda memilih buku bercetak yang terdapat di PTAR seperti judul ini,  dapatkan review dari Amazon.com terlebih dahulu.  Contohnya ulasan untuk buku ini:

 “The International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change consists of twenty-seven chapters that clarify the nature of conceptual change research, describes its most important findings and demonstrates their importance for education. It is organized into six sections that include detailed discussions of key theoretical and methodological issues, the roots of conceptual change research in the philosophy and history of science, mechanisms of conceptual change, and learner characteristics. It also contains chapters that describe conceptual change research in the content areas such as physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and health, and history.” (sumber review :  www.Amazon.com)

Semoga post ini membantu anda mencari  maklumat penyelidikan terdahulu (previous research) dalam bidang/topik anda. Berjumpa lagi nanti dengan sumber seterusnya, review articles,  untuk mencari perkembangan terkini penyelidikan dalam bidang/topik yang anda pilih.


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Mencari maklumat untuk research proposal?

By Tuesday, October 08, 2013 No comments
 gambar: Google Image

Ikutlah langkah-langkah ini untuk mencari maklumat dengan cara berkesan:

• Mula-mula sekali mesti tahu apa nak diketahui, know what you want to know.  Tahu topik dulu,  research question nanti define kemudian selepas anda mendalami background and contextualizing information dalam topik anda.


• Bagaimana cari topik, itu terpulang kepada anda.  Sebab minat kot?  Walau bukan mudah, tapi setelah ada topik, tanya diri kenapa anda mengkajinya dan apa rasionalnya?


Contohnya:

1.    Namakan topik anda. 
                   Saya sedang mengkaji......

2.    Fikirkan persoalan anda. 
                   kerana saya ingin mengetahui siapa/bagaimana/kenapa......

3.    Nyatakan rasional persoalan. 
                   dalam usaha untuk memahami bagaimana/kenapa/apa....

• Jika perlu, cari maklumat mengenai topik tersebut dari umum kepada khusus.  Dari sumber tertiary, secondary terus ke primary walau ianya tidaklah selalu mesti begitu kerana mencari maklumat untuk literature review ini bukan satu aktiviti yang linear.

Anda boleh gunakan e book dan online database PTAR  yang disertakan untuk tujuan tersebut.  Pautan ini akan membawa anda ke sumber, tapi jangan lupa log in di Easy Access sekiranya anda mengakses dari luar jangkauan IP address UiTM.
Britannica Online Academic - a rich online resource containing the Britannica Encyclopedia, Merriam Webster Dictionary, biography and other research tools.


Gale Virtual Reference Library - a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Health and Wellness Resource Center including resources from Gale Encyclopaedia of Medicine, Medical and Health Information Directory and Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.
 

SAGE Knowledge - the ultimate social sciences digital library with an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content from dictionaries, encyclopaedias, debate series and handbooks.

The Encyclopaedia of Computer Science - the definitive reference in computer science and technology.


Bermula dari sumber-sumber ini, anda boleh teruskan pencarian menggunakan related links, references dan lain-lain lagi.

Banyak lagi pilihan ada dalam bentuk bercetak, carilah di  WebOPAC 2.0 PTAR yang berwajah baru ini.



Siri seterusnya:  Work smart : Explore review articles, dissertations, theses ....

 
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CITATION MANAGEMENT WITH ENDNOTE X6 AND MENDELEY (October Class)

By Tuesday, October 01, 2013 , , , No comments

Date : 9 October 2013 (Wednesday)
Time : 9.00 am-12.00 noon
Venue : Bilik 2, Pusat IT, PTAR 1
Participants : 50 students

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN.
 

Any query, please contact :

Encik Shahrol Nizam –Librarian , sharol8720@salam.uitm.edu.my
Please include your personal details.

Thank you!


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Repost: Social Media: Libraries Are Posting, but Is Anyone Listening?

By Tuesday, September 24, 2013 , No comments
by Nancy Dowd

If there are over 1 billion people on Facebook and the Twitterverse can help topple governments, then it only makes sense that libraries would also be using these two social media channels to connect with their communities, right? Well yes and no.

Libraries are using social media, that’s clear. According to Library Journal’s Survey on Public Library Marketing Methods and Best Practices, 86 percent of libraries said they were using social media. The top two social media platforms used by libraries were Facebook (99 percent) and Twitter (56 percent). Pinterest is making some gains, with 30 percent of libraries reporting that they are pinning. 


The problem is that 48 percent of libraries surveyed said they weren’t measuring their efforts at all. While the survey didn’t ask if libraries are getting fans to interact with them, most libraries I have spoken with lately have said they were still struggling with that.

Original source: Library Journal

Picture: Google Image
Original link: LibraryScienceList website

 
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Web of Knowledge Discovery Quiz 2013



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INFO SHARING @ PTAR - Library Connect Newsletter 11.2: The Social Library

By Tuesday, September 17, 2013 , No comments
Library Connect Newsletter 11.2 membawa pembaca kepada pengalaman, tips berguna dan tren menarik pustakawan dan para cendekiawan dunia berkenaan The Social Library. Teks penuh artikel pada keluaran ini boleh dirujuk dengan melayari pautan tersebut:
 

1) Gamifying library orientation at the University of California, San Diego
By Marlo Young, Virtual Education Coordinator, UC San Diego Social Sciences & Humanities Library


Gamification enabled the UC San Diego Library to scale library orientation across six undergraduate colleges and more than 5,000 incoming students, increasing the level of active learning and student engagement, while significantly reducing the time required to deliver orientation.

2) E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government
By Luanne Freund, Assistant Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

With government delivering information and services to the public directly through online channels, the role of libraries is changing. The E-informing the Public research project investigates the shift to digital government and its impact on public access to government information.

3) Helping scholars tell their stories using altmetrics
By Paul Groth, Assistant Professor, Web & Media Group, VU University Amsterdam, and Mike Taylor, Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs
There is growing interest in the academic community in how we might measure scholarly activity online beyond formal citation. The collection, analysis and presentation of data about how people share and discuss academic papers are known as altmetrics.

4) How to find and create social media content for your library
By Ginna Gauntner Witte, Coordinator of Circulation Services, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

While library staff must learn the technology and the format behind each social media tool, one of the largest challenges in social media management is generating content. Here are some suggestions for creating a pool of social media content and for finding new ideas.

5) Quick wins for mobile technologies at the University of Surrey Library
By Claire Gill, Virtual Support & eServices Developer, and Claire Gravely, Information Resources Advisor for Cataloguing and Metadata, University of Surrey Library
The University of Surrey Library has been investigating ways to improve support for the increased use of smartphones and tablets by users. They have concentrated on goals that can be achieved quickly and with little outlay of time or resources.

6) Liking, sharing and tweeting with LORA: De La Salle University Library's savvy avatar
By Perseus Rex M. Molina, Laurence Anthony G. Narvaez and Marian Ramos-Eclevia, Associate Librarians, De La Salle University
In an effort to communicate with their library users via social media, the De La Salle University Library has evolved a variety of channels including a Facebook page, blog and Twitter account "staffed" by a smart and trendy librarian avatar.

7) Consolidating Mexican researchers' profiles in Scopus
By Claudio Fernández Ortega, Reference Librarian, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares
A three-person team worked to unify Scopus profiles of approximately 12,000 researchers within Mexico's National System of Researchers (SNI). Multiple profiles can negatively affect citations, and in turn, calculations such as h-index, Impact Factor, or some other bibliometric measure.

Untuk membaca lain-lain artikel teks penuh Library Connect Newsletter keluaran ini sila layari pautan ini: Library Connect 11.2








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Citation Management With Endnotes X6 And Mendeley

Citation Management With Endnotes X6 And Mendeley bagi pelajar pasca siswazah telah berjaya dijalankan pada 29 Ogos 2013  jam 8.30 hingga 12.30 tengahari bertempat di Bilik 2,Pusat IT, PTAR 1.
 

Seramai 44 orang pelajar pasca siswazah  terlibat di dalam program kali ini yang terdiri daripada pelajar-pelajar sarjana dan PhD daripada pelbagai semester pengajian.

Taklimat ini telah dijalankan oleh Puan Siti Rohayu Mohd Yusof dan Encik Shahrol Nizam Johol, pustakawan dari Bahagian Perkhidmatan Akademik. Antara pengisian yang telah disampaikan ialah asas penggunaan perisian Endnote X6 dan Mendeley.

Adalah diharapkan melalui sesi  ini dapat membantu dan memberi pendedahan kepada pelajar pasca siswazah yang pertama kali mempelajari penggunaan kedua-dua perisian ini. 


Selain itu, ianya bertujuan untuk membantu pelajar menguruskan bahan-bahan rujukan mereka dengan lebih sistematik dan baik semasa menghasilkan penyelidikan.

Ribuan terima kasih bagi semua pihak yang memberi kerjasama bagi menjayakan program ini


Antara peserta yang hadir

Encik Sharol Nizam menyentuh tentang penggunaan Mendeley

 



Kepada mereka yang ingin mengadakan kelas seumpama ini samada pelajar/kakitangan UiTM ataupun Penyelidik, boleh menempah kelas secara ONLINE di Borang Kelas Kemahiran Penyelidikan

Terima kasih 




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SEBANYAK 12,358 PERPUSTAKAAN AKAN DITRANSFORMASIKAN

By Thursday, August 29, 2013 , , No comments
Foto oleh: Utusan Malaysia

Ahmad Maslan (dua dari kiri) bersama Ketua Pustakawan Universiti Teknologi Mara, Noor Hidayat Adnan (dua dari kanan) dan Raslin Abu Bakar (kiri) mencuba kiosk pinjaman buku pada pameran dan majlis perasmian Seminar Kebangsaan Pustakawan Malaysia di Melaka, semalam.

MELAKA 26 Ogos - Sebanyak 12,358 perpustakaan di seluruh negara akan ditransformasi bagi menepati tuntutan era digital bagi menarik minat lebih ramai generasi muda.

Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Ahmad Maslan berkata, wajah baharu perpustakaan perlu dilakukan segera dalam usaha meningkatkan skop perkhidmatan, penyelidikan, teknologi berkomputer dan maklumat (ICT) serta inovasi.

Menurutnya, bagi tujuan itu kementerian akan membantu menyalurkan peruntukan kewangan supaya hasrat memastikan perpustakaan menjadi lokasi mendapatkan sebarang maklumat dapat direalisasikan.

"Bukan sahaja perpustakaan akan berwajah baharu dari segi peranannya selepas ini, malah pustakawan juga akan ditransformasikan menjadi lebih efisien.

"Sehubungan itu, saya meminta seluruh perpustakaan memberi pandangan dan cadangan untuk kerajaan menjadikan perpustakaan lebih menarik sekali gus menarik menarik minat rakyat berkunjung," katanya.

Beliau berucap merasmikan Seminar Kebangsaan Pustakawan Malaysia 2013 di sini hari ini. Seminar tiga hari bermula semalam itu bertemakan Transformasi Perpustakaan dan Perubahan Budaya: Peranan Pustakawan.

Yang turut hadir, Presiden Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM), Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd. Shariff Mohd. Saad dan Ketua Pengarah Perpustakaan Negara, Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar. Ahmad berkata, peranan dan tugas pustakawan perlu berubah selaras perkembangan era digital masa kini.

Jelasnya, pustakawan harus lebih peka mendalami pelbagai ilmu baharu di peringkat global supaya tidak jauh ketinggalan.

"Pustakawan perlu membentuk diri mereka dalam era digital yang semakin berkembang di seluruh dunia," katanya.

Pustakawan, tambah beliau, turut berperanan sebagai penyedia, pengurus dan penyalur maklumat profesional selaras usaha menaik taraf perpustakaan di seluruh negara.

Original link post: Perpustakaan UiTM blog


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Pameran Monograf Kemerdekaan 56 @ PTAR UTAMA, UiTM Shah Alam

By Tuesday, August 27, 2013 , , , No comments
Pameran Monograf Kemerdekaan 56

Tarikh: 23 Ogos 2013- 23 September 2013
Tempat: Galeri PTAR (piramid)

Tema: Malaysiaku Berdaulat, Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku

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INFO SHARING@PTAR - Library Connect Newsletter: Research data Management

By Monday, August 26, 2013 , No comments
Library Connect Newsletter keluaran terkini yang bertemakan Research Data Management memaparkan pengurusan data penyelidikan dalam bidang maklumat dan daripada pelbagai aspek. Turut dikongsikan peranan perpustakaan dalam penggunaan, pengendalian arkib dan pengurusan data tersebut. Teks penuh artikel pada keluaran ini boleh dirujuk dengan melayari pautan tersebut:

1) Feeding an ORCID: Libraries encourage researchers to register for the new identifier
Library Connect shares the experience of two librarians in promoting and implementing ORCID at their institutions. With ORCID, short for the Open Researcher and Contributor ID repository, researchers can register online for a unique identifier (ID). This facilitates full and correct attribution of their research activities and outputs.

2) Research data driving new services
Research data has always been at the core of much scientific research, though the primary conduit of scientific communication has been the peer-reviewed journal article. The article summarizes, synthesizes and interprets the raw data, places the data in the context of theory and hypotheses and mechanisms, and takes a point of view on the data. However, it does not provide sufficient details on the data to facilitate integration within larger data contexts, or alternative synthesis and interpretation.

3) Open access: Current developments, future perspectives
Open access (OA) is high on the political agenda not only in the US, but also in many other parts of the world. Many of you are aware of the OA policy recommendations of the Finch Report in the UK. Elsevier supported the results of the report and how it shifted the conversation from the need for an  OA policy to when and how a managed transition to OA would be achieved.

4) The library's role in implementing MOOCs
Academic libraries are continually evolving to adapt to changing methods of research, teaching and learning. This evolution includes creating or acquiring tools and resources (primarily digital ones) to serve students and faculty. While this responsibility is not new, the pace of change has accelerated, while resources have been constrained by the current economic situation.

5) Data revival: Old data becoming new
When people talk about data management, they are often referring to the shiny, exciting new data that is promised with a newly funded grant project. Sometimes they mean a nearly completed research project where they are interested in data stewardship; less often they are talking about preserving the data on some form of nearly outdated media requested by the researcher. Rarely, however, are people talking about data sets captured in print as part of the corpus of reports and grey literature on our library shelves.

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Citation Management With Endnotes X6 And Mendeley

By Monday, August 19, 2013 , , No comments

Citation Management With Endnotes X6 And Mendeley
Tarikh: 29 Ogos 2013(Khamis)
Masa: 8.30 pagi-12.00 tengahari
Tempat: Bilik 2, Pusat IT, PTAR 1
Jumlah peserta: 50 orang pelajar pasca siswazah


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Info: Accepting Book Proposals for the 2015 Copyright Year

By Friday, August 16, 2013 , No comments
We are pleased to announce that IGI Global is now accepting book proposals for authored and edited publications for the 2015 copyright year. Proposals for books in all areas of academic research will be considered for publication. 

These areas include, but are not limited to: Business, Education, Healthcare, Public Policy and Administration, Engineering, Earth Science, Computer Science and Information Technology, Library and Information Science, as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities. 



Please visit http://www.igi-global.com/publish/ for more detailed information on publishing with IGI Global.  We encourage you to submit a proposal on your preferred area of research by no later than September 15, 2013. 

Please utilize the form located at: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/submit-a-proposal/, which may be submitted online or e-mailed as an attachment to acquisitions@igi-global.com

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Kayla Wolfe, Acquisitions Editor, Editorial Content Department at your earliest convenience at acquisitions@igi-global.com or (717) 533-8845 ext. 141




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Repost: Maximizing space at our libraries through innovation, shared collections

By Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , No comments
Maine libraries are searching for innovative ways to deal with the many challenges they are facing today, such as lack of space and budget cuts, which have affected their ability to store legacy print collections.

Growing evidence shows that many print materials were never checked out after being purchased. In addition, large-scale print digitization projects are making many low-use titles available online. Maine’s robust interlibrary loan system means that patrons have fast and easy access to materials stored in other Maine libraries. This allows libraries to discard material they can get from other reliable sources. However, the discarding process needs to be coordinated in a way to ensure that copies of the material are still accessible in Maine.

In 2010, nine Maine library partners — the Bangor and Portland public libraries, the Maine State Library, the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, Maine InfoNet and Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges — submitted a grant application to the national Institute of Museum and Library Services to create the Maine Shared Collections Strategy.

The institute approved the grant and released $821,065 to fund the Maine Shared Collections Strategy. The partners also contribute matching cost-sharing funds. The grant is administered through the University of Maine and is overseen by a project team that represents the respective library constituencies.


Original link: Bangor Daily News blog
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Repost: Daegu Gosan Public Library In Korea: A Temple Of Knowledge

By Monday, August 05, 2013 , , No comments
Architects Łukasz Wawrzeńczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, and Adrian Yau understand that the cultural importance of the public library lies within the inherent power of the knowledge which it holds. This knowledge can be a significant life-altering force for the patrons of the library and furthermore within the larger community which it serves.

The methods by which this information is contained and transmitted are continually evolving, yet the correlation between access to such information and issues such as upward social mobility and increased life opportunity are evident.

The Daegu Gosan Public Library, like many libraries, stands as the physical manifestation of the concept of shared knowledge. As such, it is temple of knowledge, honoring the book as the foundation media of information communication, and making way for the new learning trends that result from the current digital movement. 


The library also provides opportunities for intellectual trade and growth both analog and digital within the Suseong-gu community.  Furthermore, it celebrates Daegu as a place rich with culture and an evolving demographic that places high value on the acquisition of knowledge.


Original link: Evolo website

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(contest) Learning Journey with Wiley online video contest!

By Thursday, August 01, 2013 , No comments
We would like to cordially invite you and your library patrons to take part in the Learning Journey with Wiley online video contest. Learning journey with Wiley is about technology, the Wiley contents and how you use them in your research work, dissertation, finding a solution, upgrading yourself or discovering something great! 

Share your learning journey with us by submitting a 3-min video and stand to attractive prizes. This contest is open to all in Asia-Pacific from 1 May to 30 September 2013. Visit Learning Journey with Wiley for more information.


PRIZE:
Canon PowerShot (1 prize) . Apple iPad2 (1 prize) . Sony Cybershot Camera (1 prize)


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Photos: How to publish in IOP Journals

By Wednesday, July 31, 2013 , No comments





IOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics. The Institute is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. It has a worldwide membership of around 50,000 comprising physicists from all sectors. 

It works to advance physics research, application and education, and engages with policy makers and the public to develop awareness and understanding of physics. Any profits generated by the publishing company are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world. (ref: IOP website)

Download Dr. Nicola Gulley slideshow HERE

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