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Winning combination for collaboration on plagiarism: SMU Libraries and Student Council of Discipline (SCD)

By Mei Tan* (17 April 2018) Plagiarism in higher education is a reality that will not go away any time soon.   In Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries, we observed that there had been an increase in requests for plagiarism workshops in recent years.   We also realised from the onset that conducting library workshops on plagiarism […]


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PhD students should be taught more about research impact and engagement

(18 December 2017) The international research impact and engagement agenda continues to gain momentum. But are early-career researchers, shown to be under-represented in impact-generating research, being left behind? Many PhD students report a lack of any training on research impact throughout their research studies, and even continue to conflate impact with dissemination. Melinda Laundon argues […]


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What students think about La Trobe University Library

(19 June 2017) In September 2016 La Trobe University library invited all coursework students to participate in the biennial, library client experience and satisfaction survey.   3,949 responded. They told the library about the good and not so good. And the library responded how it will do better. The details are here.


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Why is citing important?

(17 April 2017)   Mohd Ikhwan Ismail, Senior Librarian, Universiti Sains Malaysia notes that students often ask why citing is important. He shares with us here several points about proper citing to discuss with students.


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Thai student scholarships awarded by Hong Kong

(20 February 2017) The Hong Kong Scholarship for “Belt & Road” Students (Thailand) will launch in the 2017-18 academic year to entice outstanding students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong. Secretary for Education Eddie Ng announced the scheme after meeting Thai Minister of Education Teerakiat Jareonsettasin in Bangkok today. Mr Ng said the scheme’s […]


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NUS introduces new CFG Future-ready Index to track future-readiness of students

Senior NUS students have strong competencies in soft skills such as adaptability, entrepreneurial thinking and pursuing convictions, which are attributes valued by employers (7 February 2017) Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) can now find out how well they fare in skillsets that employers value in new hires through a novel index that […]


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E-book survey for higher education students and teachers in Finland

(13 December 2016) As part of a project on E-textbooks for Finnish higher education, HE students and teachers were surveyed about their experiences with e-books. The project started in January 2014, organized by The National Library of Finland and FinELib consortium. Participants included higher education libraries (both universities and universities of applied sciences), publishers and […]


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University library designates area for meditation and zazen

(24 November 2016)  A university library in China has set up a special space for students to meditate or practice zazen, according to Yangtze Evening News. The newly-designed information sharing space of the library at Nanjing University of Science and Technology has been divided into four zones, including a multimedia, interactive, seminar, and innovation space. […]


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Student survives nine hours without using mobile

(24 November 2016) A university in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality set up a reading room as part of a campaign that barred students from taking their mobile phones with them in case the device distracted them from concentrating on their studies, cqcb.com reported. Reportedly a student named Hu Xiaopeng participating in the campaign studied 530 […]


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Under court pressure, Aligarh Muslim University agrees to open library to women

(9 October 2016, Lucknow) Under pressure from the Allahabad High Court, India, the Aligarh Muslim University has agreed to open its Maulana Azad library – one of the best in Asia – to women students and provide extra security in the area. The court’s order came today during the hearing of an appeal that said women […]


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Studies show college students get higher grades and learn better with digital course materials

Lower cost digital options from education publishers provide measurable improvements for students (28 September 2016, Washington, DC)  Multiple studies from education publishers reveal that digital learning materials are improving student performance in college, resulting in higher exam scores, better grades, and fewer students dropping out of classes. Digital materials, which are available via access codes […]


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Artstor’s K-12 LibGuides announced

(25 August 2016) Artstor has announced its new K-12 LibGuides. These guides will help students, faculty, and school librarians get started–or become experts–using the Artstor Digital Library. Find them side by side with the higher education LibGuides at artstor.libguides.com. As with all Artstor guides you are encouraged to reuse them! The K-12 faculty guide covers […]


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Zhengzhou students injured when lining up for airconditioned library

(21 June 2016) A couple of Zhengzhou students were injured when trying to enter their school’s air-conditioned library yesterday. While outside temperatures toppled 30 degrees, many were afraid to suffer heat stroke in their un-airconditioned dormitories. The story from China with photographs of hundreds of students clamouring to enter their library is here.


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Copyright reminder 2016

(21 June 2016) The annual copyright reminder sent from the Stanford Libraries to faculty, students, and University staff outlines fundamental elements of U.S. copyright law including its application to emerging technologies and intellectual property. The full document is available online for anyone interested in contemporary copyright issues.


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UGC-funded Information Literacy Project

Enhancing information literacy in Hong Kong higher education through the development and implementation of shared interactive multimedia courseware (26 February 2016) This UGC funded project aims to enhance information literacy among students in UGC-funded institutions by developing and implementing a shared interactive multimedia courseware, so as to foster their capacity to use information to learn, and […]


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