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.

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