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SIT Library Use Case: Roster Smarter

Roster creation is part of library operations, whether for manning a service desk, conducting information literacy classes or library tours, complicated by the need to account for operations requirements, staff leave requests, and even staff personalities. While there are a host of roster planning tools on the market, small libraries like Singapore Institute of Technology’s …

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Library e-Directory with Heatmap and Pathfinding

Background Singapore Polytechnic Library is situated in two buildings with a total of 7 floors which are accessible to our users. Users entering the library at any of its two entrances are not able to tell at a glance which reading areas are likely to have more seats available. Smart E-directory System The Smart E-directory …

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Library as a New Space for Materials Learning and Discovery

What does it take to create and curate a tactile experience in a library? Jessie Tang shares with us on the Materials Collection in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Library. How it began Starting a new library is always exciting as you get to introduce, and experiment with, new ideas and concepts to …

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In Light of Covid-19: NUS Libraries’ e-Offerings

            As local Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) turn to e-learning on a grand scale and Finals close in on students, NUS Libraries are closed from 8th April to 1 June 2020. However, it is still supporting its students through a variety of resources, designed to help students with their learning needs during this time. …

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In Light of Covid-19: NTU Library’s E-Offerings

In view of the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, a Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus-wide closure was initiated on 6 April 2020. The closure included the 7 libraries but NTU Library continued to provide dedicated library services to all our users remotely through new and existing digital platforms. A communication campaign was launched to assure users …

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