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You Are Invited – The Future of Research Communication


Please click here to register for the event.

Title : The Future of Research Communication
Date : 20 Feb 2014
Time : 9:30 – 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:15am)
Venue : LT 5 (Blk N2)

The face of research and the way research findings are communicated are changing rapidly. What do University Administrators, Researchers and Research Institutions need to know about these changes so that they can better plan, respond and manage research teams?

Dr. Terheggen will explore how research article and communication has changed and what can be done in view of these changes so that the research community can better manage institutional knowledge, competitively obtain grants and attract and retain research talent.

Some of the areas Dr. Terheggen will address are:

  • key challenges faced by researchers on accessing research funding
  • importance of data interpretation, data integrity, normalization and further data analysis in the face of new research publishing landscape
  • importance of establishing strategic collaboration between research groups
  • managing research commercialization – generation of patents, industry collaboration & spin-offs
  • addressing impact of research to society and measuring the contribution of your research article in the changing landscape
  • changing role of publishers in the new environment
  • importance for researchers to establish and expand your global impact in the respective research field.

About the speaker:
Philippe Terheggen PhD, Managing Director, is heading up journal publishing at Elsevier. Originally a biomedical scientist, he has an international background in book and journal publishing, marketing and product innovation. Philippe is married to an immunologist and has 2 children. He serves at the STM Board of the Dutch Publishers Association and at the board of Publishers International Linking Association, a not-for-profit membership organization.

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Organised by:
NTU Library & Research Support Office (RSO)

For the Love of Books

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There is just something about books, they tell us stories, teach us something new and bring us on incredible journeys. Now a group of Wee Kim Wee students would like to take you on journey through literature.

Their campaign, ‘For the Love of Book’ aims to encourage reading as an entertaining leisure activity while promoting classic and contemporary literature by both renowned international and local Singaporean authors.

Visit their Reading Spot at the Lee Wee Nam Library (second level in front of the video wall) from January 14 2014 till January 25 2014, and browse the books on display. (The books are only for browsing so place them back after reading.Combined-image

So let them take you on a novel journey through literature.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Resource Day

Engineering Library is organising a “EEE Resource Day” on 21st January 2014, outside LT24 to bring the library resources and services closer to our users in the South Spine. There will be several activities lined up for the event such as :

  • Display of about 150 new EEE books with the facility to borrow books on the spot
  • Demonstration of databases – IEEE Xplore, Engineering  Village etc
  • Demonstration of e-book titles relating to engineering and technology by Knovel
  • Innovation at 3M- Talk by Dr. Andrew Tio, Chair for professional Development , IEEE Singapore
  • Quiz and lucky draw organised by NTU IEEE Student Branch.

For more details, see the poster below. To register for the talk please click here.


Interested in MOOCs? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy

NTU Libraries is organizing a talk by Gartner. You are cordially invited to attend. “Interested in MOOCs? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy”

 Library Talk by Gartner – Interested in MOOC? Reverse Engineering an Online Strategy (7 Nov 2013)

Date: 07 Nov 2013 (Thu)
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Lecture Theatre 6 (Block NS2 NS2-02-05)
Organiser: Business Library

Presidents and CEOs are directing CIOs and CAOs to determine how to become involved in the MOOC movement. This session will explore how this top down interest in a new vision of learning represents opportunity for review of online strategic planning.

Please register your attendance at http://bit.ly/1fWnpNi

About the speaker

Marti Harris
Research Director in Gartner Research

Marti Harris is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where her research area is higher education technology strategies, including administrative and academic systems, learning technologies, distributed learning, e-learning, social networking, and MOOC. Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Harris had 20 years of experience in higher education, which included teaching in the areas of database analysis and design, system design, and management of IT. She taught both in computing and in business management departments. Administrative roles included the design and management of learning media labs. Ms. Harris is a professional librarian and was director of university libraries before moving to the computing teaching faculty.

The Genie is out of the Bottle: Cloud, Mobility and Security Reshapes IT

forrester_v7_FINAL_webNTU Library is organizing a talk by Forrester. You are cordially invited to attend.

“The Genie is out of the Bottle: Cloud, Mobility and Security Reshapes IT”

Date: 17 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Lecture Theatre 14 (Location Map)

The world of the CIO has been turned upside down. Able to focus on back-end IT from back offices around the world for years, they are now being forced to deliver business outcomes and innovation with senior business leaders. How well they can make this transition will depend on a radical reshaping of their roles and an ability to harness the power of key disruptive technologies including the cloud, mobility and new security imperatives. This session will explain this transformation and how the leaders of tomorrow will position themselves for success. Should I attend? If you answer yes to any of the following questions you should attend this event.

  • Do you work in the IT industry?
  • Are you keen to learn about the Asia-Pacific IT market?
  • Would you like to meet and learn from someone who speaks to Asia-Pacific CIOs on a regular basis?

To register, go to: https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA13070415355259

About the speaker

Dane Anderson
Vice President, Research Director & Region Manager (APAC) serving CIOs – Forrester

Dane serves CIOs and leads an Asia Pacific team that guides business technology professionals across various roles including sourcing and vendor management, application design and delivery, security and risk management, infrastructure and operations and enterprise architecture.

Dane provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design, innovation, emerging technologies and supporting business technology operations in Asia Pacific markets. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one.

Dane’s views on the Asian IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a sought-after speaker at industry events in both Asia and the US.