Expert Talk on Research Data Sharing from Digital Curation Centre (UK) – Friday, March 10th

Calling All Faculty and Research Staff,

We are very pleased to invite you to a talk by Mr. Kevin Ashley, Director of the Digital Curation Centre (UK), who will be speaking to the NTU community about research data sharing trends and practices in an increasingly open environment. The Digital Curation Centre is an internationally recognized centre of expertise in digital curation and data management, and so the talk promises to be highly relevant and useful to all researchers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Open Access Research Data Sharing: Why does it matter? How does it benefit you?
Date: 10 March 2017 (Friday)
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: LT6, Nanyang Technological University

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/zpk7m8j

 

 

Choice Picks for Media Folks – July Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com — Issue 1 covers 30 June to 7 July 16.

Read the full-text by searching the Internet (if public sources are available) or by searching Factiva.com (Click here for a guide on how to search).

 

TV viewers win as Netflix, Amazon face off
The Straits Times, 6 July 2016, 3392 words, Yip Wai Yee, (English)
Netflix has changed the way people watch shows at home with its slate of original content and Amazon is hot on its heels
In just three years, Netflix has shaken up the television industry and changed the way people watch shows at home. The

Why The Devil Wears Prada would probably flop today ; Ten years ago, The movie was a hit, but in today’s climate the fantasy it peddles is…
TODAY, 6 July 2016, 993 words, Cheong Kamei, (English)
It was the 10th anniversary release of The Devil Wears Prada last Friday. The movie’s success, though not foregone, was ripe. It hit the big screen at a time when the once-exclusive doors to the high fashion industry were more accessible

From old manuscripts to new novels
The Straits Times, 5 July 2016, 987 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
When the Epigram Books Fiction Prize emerged last year, it sent writers Balli Kaur Jaswal and Wong Souk Yee rummaging for their old manuscripts.

Potter mania strikes again
The Straits Times, 5 July 2016, 1019 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Many booksellers anticipate a demand for script book Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I and II
The Boy Who Lived lives again, bringing with him a new wave of Pottermania, nine years after the release of the seventh – and supposedly

Corporate: d.edge: Why China is ground zero for digital innovation
The Edge Singapore, 4 July 2016, 1965 words, By Assif Shameen, (English)
For years, China’s internet players were looked down upon as copycats that thrived only because global giants were outlawed in the country. So, search engine giant Baidu was labelled as the Google of China; e-commerce behemoth ­Alibaba

Zaobao news talkshow on StarHub’s E City
The Straits Times, 4 July 2016, 256 words, (English)
A three-minute video news talkshow by Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao will be aired on StarHub’s FreeView channel, E City, from today.
Called Zaobao Keywords, the talkshow aims to help viewers understand major news stories. Three keywords

Managing 21st-century careers: The need to get ‘entrepreneurial’
TODAY, 1 July 2016, 974 words, Trevor Yu, (English)
The old days of clear career trajectories and stable employment are over. We now have a labour market characterised by shorter-term work that is more varied, more unpredictable and devoid of boundaries. These conditions have combined to

Social media controls what you read: survey
MyPaper, 30 June 2016, 425 words, (English)
WASHINGTON
WHEN allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learnt about it… on Facebook.

Amazon Kindle learns to navigate literary thickets
TODAY, 30 June 2016, 520 words, (English)
SEATTLE — For years, Amazon has been chiselling away at the irritants that keep many people from switching to e-readers. The company has improved the legibility of the text on Kindle screens to make it nearly indistinguishable from print,

More than Dis – Talk and Exhibition by WKWSCI students

More than Dis

“More Than Dis” is a communication campaign organised by our very own NTU Students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, with the goal of strengthening inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Singapore workplace

On Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 3.00pm at the Library Outpost (located at The Hive), the team has invited Ms Asha Karen, an Advocacy Consultant with the Disabled People’s Association Singapore to give a short presentation on this topic.

There will also be a photo exhibition in Lee Wee Nam Library from 15 March to 8 April 2016. 

We are all a apart of this world and we must build an inclusive society if we want to create a better world for all.

Solar, Wind, Renewables : Reinforcing the Electric Grid

Join us in this talk by Asst Prof Abishek Ukil from School of EEE to get an overview of the energy landscape, different forms of renewable energy, and their utilization in the electric grid with the respective challenges.

Date: 18 February 2016
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library Video Wall Area, Level 2

Click here to register!

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Celluloid and Cinema by Biblioasia from NLB

Biblioasia

Biblioasia is a journal produced by the National Library Board and this quarter they have chosen to dedicate this issue to the films and film industry in Singapore. From interviews with local directors, to the history of films and film making in Singapore, and importance of archiving, this issue is packed with interesting content.

You can read an online copy of the magazine here.

Exhibition@Communication and Information Library

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Japan has been brought to the Communication and Information Library (CMIL).

Come and take a look at the students’ work from the ISCM (International Strategic Communication Management) 2013, where the 4th year Advertising and Public Relation students jet off to explore beautiful Japan. On display are photographs and travel articles from their trip.

Accompanying the exhibition is a range of books covering topics such as cultural communication, travel writing and Japan. You may request to borrow any of these books as well.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

 

GO-FAR 2010 exhibition | Timor-Leste: Nation in the making

This year, 17 students from the GO-FAR (Going Overseas for Advanced Reporting) programme were in Timor-Leste for 17 days of intensive reportage. One of the poorest nations in Asia, Timor-Leste has suffered a traumatic Indonesian occupation and independence struggle. From language and education to oil and coffee, the team explored the many facets of the evolving Timorese identity, as well as the pressing issues they currently face. The Library is pleased to hold the photo exhibition in collaboration with the GO-FAR team and we would like to invite you to:

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For more stories and multimedia content produced by the GO-FAR team, visit: http://gofar.journalism.sg/

GO-FAR exhibition at ACRC & LWNL

A stark contrast to its booming IT hub of Bengaluru (Bangalore), the rural side of Karnataka epitomizes one of the epic dramas of our age: the struggle for subsistence that continues in parallel with the creation of vast wealth in Asia’s economic revolution.

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The GO-FAR 2008 team will uncover this less-reported side of India’s transformation.

For more information, please visit http://gofar2008.wordpress.com

Exhibition:
15th Sept – 3rd Oct, Asian Communication Resource Centre
6th – 17th Oct, Lee Wee Nam Library