News You Can Use – October 2014 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 4 covers 22-28 October 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Culture Vulture; Crowdsourcing, a novel way to write
Straits Times, 28 October 2014, 963 words, Clara Chow, (English)
Online platforms with reader inputs offer new ways for authors to get their books out
I recently read an article in The Financial Times in which a columnist lamented how the half-year royalties of his book amounted to only £257.20 (S$528), …

A new chapter for Kinokuniya
Straits Times, 28 October 2014, 1020 words, Corrie Tan, (English)
The bookstore has moved to a smaller space on the fourth floor of Takashimaya Shopping Centre but the wide range of English-language books remains

WRITERS WHO DARE; Paul Theroux: Travel is a desire to flee and to pursue
Straits Times, 28 October 2014, 828 words, (English)
The annual Singapore Writers Festival this year brings in four writers who venture where others fear to tread. AKSHITA NANDA and CORRIE TAN interview versatile writer Karen Joy Fowler, lifelong traveller Paul Theroux, award-winning …

Battle for content keeps Facebook hot on publishers’ heels
Business Times Singapore, 28 October 2014, 408 words, , Battle for content keeps Facebook hot on publishers’ heels, (English)
New York
FOR publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping in the park. More often than not, it’s hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.

ST Classified app makes ad searches easier
Straits Times, 28 October 2014, 293 words, (English)
READERS can now search for items or services on The Straits Times (ST) Classified on their phones.
The ST Classified app, which was relaunched yesterday, now allows readers to search for items or services quickly and easily on its e- paper …

EYE ON THE WORLD; Drones posing global security issues
Straits Times, 27 October 2014, 1423 words, Jonathan Eyal, Europe Correspondent In London, (English)
UNMANNED aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones as they are often called, have had a good press recently: from humanitarian rescues to the promotion of free trade, these remote-controlled, pilotless robots are the heroes of the moment.

Sorting out digital snapshots
Straits Times, 26 October 2014, 1525 words, Venessa Lee, (English)
Hard disks, social networks and photo-organising sites are popular places to store family photos
Point and click has a lot going for it.
However, as people take masses of photos and videos on easy-to-use smartphones and tech devices, perhaps …

PR veteran fulfils dream of teaching at 60
Straits Times, 25 October 2014, 256 words, (English)
AT THE age of 60, many people would be winding down after decades of working. Not so for public relations veteran Rose Tan, who is embarking on her third career – teaching.

Library with the look
The New Paper, 24 October 2014, 515 words, LEE JOON LEI, (English)
library@orchard returns with new venue at orchardgateway
With its slick bamboo flooring and wall of big screens, you might feel as if you have stepped into an art gallery or a high-end bookstore instead of a public library.

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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