Tag Archives: Singapore

World University Rankings: How to be Number One

(18 November 2017) The Hong University of Science and Technology Library, recently sponsored Ruth Pagell’s trip to Asia to speak to librarians, faculty, students and administrators about university rankings. Her talk to HKUST on 9 November, World University Rankings: How to be Number One together with the powerpoint presentation, are streamed here: http://stream.ust.hk/service/watch.php?stream=lib/o/991012552668403412.mp4 After Hong Kong, Ruth gave […]


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NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information celebrates 25 years of success

(3 November 2017) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with an alumni reunion to mark the successes of its over 6,000-strong alumni and recognise the contributions of its donors and industry partners. At the event at the National […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 30: Hong Kong and Singapore: Is Success Sustainable?

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranks higher than National University of Singapore (NUS) in the QS rankings and NUS ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings NTU ranks higher than HKUST in the QS rankings and HKUST ranks higher than NTU in THE rankings (Table 30.1 Big Three) By Ruth A. Pagell* (Watch Ruth Pagell present University Rankings […]


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NLB launches new digital business library

(23 October 2017, Singapore)  Singapore residents with an account with the National Library Board (NLB) can now access business resources in a new digital business library. The new online portal was launched on Monday (October 23) by NLB, in conjunction with OverDrive, a mobile application that allows users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Users can […]


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LKCMedicine Medical Library opens for business

(6 October 2017) The Medical Library of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore is officially open on 28 August 2017 in conjunction with the School’s grand opening. Crowning the 20th floor of the Clinical Sciences Building is the rooftop Medical Library which not only boasts an impressive collection of medical journals, […]


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library hiring Systems Analyst

(1 October 2017) As a Systems Analyst, you will provide IT related services and support to the Lien Ying Chow Library, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: *           Day-to-day IT operations in the library which includes software applications, end-point computing devices and smart systems; *           Ensure IT […]


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Civica hiring Librarian

(27 September 2017, Singapore) The Librarian will Manage and/or assist to manage the daily operations of the library. Oversee the handling of tasks such as performing library loan transactions, acquisitions, cataloguing and processing of library resources, execution of library programmes and activities, etc. Provide reference, information and research services to assist library patrons in their research […]


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Yale-NUS seeks to expand library collection

(11 September 2017) As Yale-NUS moves toward its intended student body size of 1,000, administrators at the school are reaching out to their partners in New Haven for assistance in developing the collections housed at the campus library, building on a library-level partnership between Yale and Yale-NUS that has existed since the founding of the […]


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NIE hiring Librarian / Senior Librarian

(18 August 2017)  The National Institute of Education, Singapore, invites suitable applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian in the Library and Information Services Centre. NIE is seeking creative, innovative and service-oriented candidates who are able to work independently and collaboratively in transforming the library for the 21st century. This position provides subscription […]


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AROSIM 2018 takes place 26 January 2018

(10 August 2017) The 2018 Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management takes place on Friday 26 January 2018 in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information […]


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Yale-NUS College Library, Singapore hiring Library Assistant

(27 July 2017) The College Library supports world-class research and learning with a quickly growing collection of print monographs and videos together with a variety of digital resources including e-books, databases, and journals. This position will help to facilitate the timely ordering and receiving of a large number of library books and other materials. The […]


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Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion

(14 July 2017) Japanese information technology company NEC Corp is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported. An auction for Civica, one of the UK’s biggest public sector software providers, began several weeks ago and has drawn initial offers […]


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Bukit Panjang – A Singapore Library

(11 July 2017) LIANZA reports on a recent trip to Singapore which included a few public libraries. The First is  Bukit Panjang a public library undergoing renovation, sited in a shopping mall. The library is split into two sections on the top floor of  the mall – a children’s library, and a library for teens and […]


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Yale-NUS College Library hiring Senior Executive/Executive

(6 July 2017)  Yale-NUS College, Singapore, seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to manage and support the acquisitions of monograph materials for the Library. The Senior Executive/Executive, Library will play a role in supporting library access services, which includes interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserve items to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College. The […]


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National Library Board manager gets jail, fine, for accessing members’ data to help loan shark

(3 July 2017, Singapore) A project manager with the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for three years and eight months, and fined $270,000 on Monday (July 3) after making use of a library database to help an illegal moneylender gather information on debtors. Ang Boon Sin, now 39, repeatedly abused the NLB Spydus database […]


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