One Platform, Many possibilities

blogs@NTU is a service by NTU Libraries to provide a campus-wide blogging and publishing platform for the Nanyang Technological University community. Blogs can be used for a  multitude of purposes – disseminate and showcase your research, provide engaging learning opportunities, promote programmes or events, interact with a global community, and countless other possibilities. Faculty, students and administrative staff can request for a blog to support their teaching, research, marketing or community-building activities. [Learn More

By leveraging on the popular WordPress platform, it is easy for a user to start a blog. The library provides support to bring users up to speed with the latest blog features and trends in social media.  Obviously for novices to blogging, this service could help them cut down learning time in building their blogs so that they can focus on what they want to achieve through a blog. As the open source blogging platform continues to evolve over time, librarians can advise bloggers on the latest relevant feature that can enhance their blogs. Furthermore, librarians have skills in organising information which can help bloggers to structure their content better or even provide links to connect to content provided by the library.

Displaying Mathematics in WordPress

Displaying Mathematics in WordPress

While html caters for simple mathematical symbols like these ∇² = φ. It doesn’t make much sense to code ∇² to get ∇² ; nor to pre-type your mathematical symbols in a word doc or latex editor and convert to image or pdf. Not to mention, needing to deal with multiple line equations using HTML.

Altmetrics : The Tools

Altmetrics : The Tools

Altmetrics is more than just social media mentions, it encompasses any metrics that doesn’t fall within the traditional citation metrics. It measures impact not in the terms of the quality of a research output but the level of engagement it creates with the community and even the societal.

The State of Creative Commons

The State of Creative Commons

Founded in 2001, Creative Commons (CC) is an non-profit organisation that aims to increase the availability of creative works to the public for free and legal sharing use, repurposing and remixing. In a recent report published by CC, there are more than 882...

3 Video Editing Apps

3 Video Editing Apps

Here’s 3 free video editing mobile apps that I find pretty easy to use and yet comprehensive enough to trim clips, separate and mix audio, enhance voice and mash different medium (images, audio and video) into a video.

Social Data for Research

Social Data for Research

Twitter notices a raise in requests from academic researchers wanting access to their historical data and thus hopes to use the #DataGrants program to connect researchers to their data. But Twitter is not the only one, Tech Giants like Google and Facebook are also working with researchers to gleam trends from their data.

15 Google Searching Tips

15 Google Searching Tips

Google Search has undoubtedly make our lives much easier. Here is some handy searching tips to improve your internet experience! Currency Conversion Get current exchange rates by typing [currency 1] in [currency 2] into the search bar. Flight Times Get current flights...

Why Use blogs@NTU

Consultation

We provide advice on blog design and workflow, organisation of content and integration with various social media tools.

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Customisation

We carefully curate and offer a collection of attractive themes and plugins for you to create engaging yet secured blog sites.

Support

Our team provides online helpdesk services, conducts blog training and shares updates about blogs@NTU regularly.

Insights

Use blog analytics to track your blog visitors and gain insights about your content.

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