Leave your legacy – Deposit your Final Year Projects

FYP Submission

Your journey at NTU is almost coming to a close. But before you leave, do remember to deposit your Final Year Project (FYP)  reports into NTU’s Digital Repository. This is so your juniors and the school will have access to your reports in the future.

Here are the instructions to help you deposit your reports, and below are some things to keep in mind before you submit.

  • Only deposit the final report which has been approved by your supervisor, with all edits and changes incorporated.
  • Files above 40MB have to be submitted to the Communication & Information Library directly. You may submit your files on a CD, DVD, thumbdrive or portable hard-disk drive (HDD) to the library’s Service Desk.
  • Remember to exclude any proprietary or sensitive information, e.g. a person’s NRIC, address and contact details. You can either remove those details, or put a ‘white box’ over the sensitive information, whichever is easier for you.
  • If you had produced a website, it is best if that the website can run without an internet connection from a CD/DVD-ROM. This is so your team can keep a copy of your website for posterity. Otherwise, the domain name will expire one day.
  • If you have produced a hard copy feature publication, please donate at least one copy (max. 2) to the Communication & Information Library.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact the Communication and Information Library, or your Communication Librarians, Loo Shien or Debra. If you are back in school, you can just walk into library and someone will help you.

We look forward to receiving the projects.

NTU Libraries Research Data Management Guide

RDMguideThe NTU Libraries Research Data Management Guide is now up and running!

The guide can be accessed via the Library homepage within the box titled “Research and Scholarship” or you can simply click the following URL to view the guide: https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/lib-datamanagement/.

The research data management guide aims to help NTU researchers learn more about the various aspects of research data management and sharing as well as to guide them in meeting the university and funders’ requirements. Topics include what is research data, how to share data, where to share data, why share data, benefits of sharing data and etc. A number of relevant YouTube videos have also been included in the guide so that anyone who is interested in the topic could have a brief overview quickly.

More topics will be made available in future updates of this guide, e.g. more local topics such as the upcoming NTU DMP, relevance to the NTU Research Data Policy, etc. Please stay tuned to the guide for more updates!

If you would like to find out more about NTU Libraries research data management services, please contact us via ScholarlyComm@ntu.edu.sg.

Trial of WhatsApp a Librarian (11 Jan – 5 Feb)

We are experimenting with new ways to provide services to our users. In addition to phone, walk-in and email, you may now contact us via WhatsApp!


WhatsApp a Librarian

You may WhatsApp a Librarian if you need quick help on library services and resources.

Pilot period:      ?11 Jan – 5 Feb 2016

?Pilot hours:       ?Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 9:00pm

Installation requirements
You need to install WhatsApp on your mobile phone and connect it to mobile or WIFI network.

Cost of service 
Sending messages via WhatsApp is free but you may incur personal mobile phone subscription charges.

If you have feedback or enquiries, please email askalibrarian@ntu.edu.sg.


Dear WKWSCI Class of 2015,

After benefiting from the contributions of your seniors, it’s now your turn to leave behind your legacy.

Submit your final approved FYP reports and accompanying materials to NTU’s Digital Repository (DR-NTU).

If you have print publications, please arrange for a copy to be donated to the Library. Thank you!



  1. Final approved reports are those that have been reworked after your oral presentation and approved by your supervisor.
  2. Accompanying materials refer to works such as videos, publications, or other collaterals.

If you’ve any questions on archiving FYPs, please speak to a Library staff.

New Year, New Look for Library Xpress!

We bring to you a new look for Library Xpress in 2015! Browse through the e-newsletter below!

Volume 10 Issue 1 features these informative articles:

Protein Origami – Folding Like a Pro(tein)

Proteins are integral to our daily lives – from food to materials that make up our body – without which we cannot function. For proteins to perform, they have to be properly folded, that is the arrangement in space has to be precise. What would happen if they are not? Can they be fixed? This talk will give an overview on how proteins are made in a cell, the problems that arise when they are not folded properly, what can be done to prevent or treat such conditions, and how we expand protein functions beyond the natural ones.

Details for the talk:

Date: 15 October 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library Level 2, Video Wall Area


Speaker: Dr. Sierin Lim
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University


Game Changers for Researchers: Altmetrics, Big Data, Open Access, and Text Mining – What Might They Change

Academic Publishing Special

Attend the talk by Kiki Forsythe of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

3 October 2014
10.30am – 12:00pm
NTU LT 25 (SS1-B2-01)

About this talk

Scientific researchers face an exciting, and possibly surprising array of new methods to manipulate and manage the impacts of their research. These tools include

  • Altmetrics – usage analysis of their research including citations, social media and full-text downloads;
  • Big Data – whereby the researcher utilizes big data sets to handle complex information;
  • Open Access – OA journals offer the opportunity for wider dissemination of researchers’ scientific findings; and
  • Text Mining – where tailored text “definitions” of research terms may derive more high quality information to enhance the use of the research by others.

With these tools, research will be translated more quickly into tangible results.

About the speaker

Kiki Forsythe, M.L.S., is the Senior Publisher Relations Specialist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has worked for the Office of Publishing and Member Services in AAAS for 10 years. She holds cumulative publishing experience of 40 years. She has worked with International Thompson, University of Hawaii Press, Academic Press/Elsevier, Smithson Books, and AAAS. Her specialization with AAAS is working with the newest peer-reviewed AAAS journals, Science Signaling and Science Translational Medicine, launching the journals and collaborating with librarians and AAAS representatives worldwide.



Bloody Tears, Oldest Book in our Library & Confessions of a Librarian in Library Xpress Vol. 9 Issue 1!

A surprising confession from our librarian, the oldest book in our library and many more in this issue of Library Xpress!

Early Textbook Digital Project Launched


If you have heard or visited our early textbook special collection at Wang Gungwu Library, you might be very impressed by these precious resources. Now we present this online bibliography for your easy access to this collection at any time anywhere as you like!

It records a total of more than 1200 titles of textbooks and related study and teaching materials that were used in Mainland China and Chinese schools in Southeast Asian countries during the twentieth century.

You can search by title, author, or subject. Alternatively, you can browse the whole collection by author, year, content level, subject heading, keyword, and place of publication.

You can access this bibliography via : NTU library homepage-Teaching and learning-Digital projects. Or using this link: https://eps.ntu.edu.sg/client/earlytextbook.

If you have any feedback, please contact us at bmluo@ntu.edu.sg or ruanyang@ntu.edu.sg

 Wang Gungwu Library                                                                                                



IEEE Authorship Training

Engineering Library is hosting the ‘IEEE authorship training’ session on
Date: 12 Feb 2014 (Wed)
Time: 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre 24 (South Spine, NTU)

In this session, the trainer, Ms. Jalyn Kelley, IEEE Client services manager will cover

  • How to Write for IEEE Technical Periodicals and Conferences
    (i) Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference, organize your manuscript, and work through peer view
    (ii) Learn how successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
    (iii) Understand how to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted
  • IEEE Open Access
  • Strategies for Searching IEEE Xplore
    (i) Tips on how the IEEE Xplore Digital Library can help when writing technical papers for IEEE periodicals or conferences
    (ii) Learn time-saving search techniques for finding technology content
    (iii) Stay up-to-date on the latest research using saved search alerts and set up personal project folders to organize your research
  • How authors can locate the accepted versions of their works on the author gateway.
  • Q&A session

There is also a tea reception after the event.
Please click here to register for the event.