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E-Learning Journey in Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library – Our Experience: A Review on Its Effectiveness and Future Directions

By Lim Bee Ang and Hannah Dumaual Abstract:Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library has been creating online courseware to support its Library Orientation programme since 2013. Each development is a journey and not a destination. This paper covers the results of a 2013 study by the first author to evaluate the effectiveness of an e-Learning courseware, the …

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Transforming Information Literacy Programmes – A Design Thinking Approach

By Kheak Hui Hiang and Agnes Liew Abstract: In today’s information ecosystem, the abundance of information choices and the prevalence of fake news and online falsehoods make information literacy a critical survival skill. Recognising the need to develop info-savvy students to prepare them for the 21st century workplace, a polytechnic library in Singapore seeks to …

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Librarians Joining the Fight Against Fake News: A NUS Case Study

By Raudhah Binti Muhammad Dahri and Ho Cheng Yong Richard Abstract: Since the Singapore Government published the Green Paper on Deliberate Online Falsehoods in January 2018, there has been an increasing number of concerns related to fake news in Singapore. To join the fight against fake news, two librarians from the National University of Singapore …

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National Library Board’s Public Education on Information Literacy: Teaching Citizens to Fight Fake News

By Sara Pek and Damien Wang Abstract: The spread of fake news is a real and serious problem facing many countries including Singapore. Education is one way to empower individuals to discern information. The National Library Board’s SURE (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) programme aims to promote information literacy and encourage Singaporeans to think critically when …

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Assessing the effectiveness of an e-resource marketing campaign in a Hong Kong academic library

Abstract: In response to increased spending but decreased usage of e-resources, Hong Kong Baptist University Library organized a week-long campaign to promote its e-resources. The campaign’s effectiveness was assessed using survey data and usage statistics. Overall, the survey data showed a positive reception towards the campaign but the usage statistics of e-resources showed a mixed …

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Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Voters during Singapore General Election 2015

By Shaheen Majid, Schubert Foo, Hannah Trinity Dumaual and Venkata Ratnadeep Suri, p16-37 Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand information needs and different communication channels used by voters for seeking election-related news and information. It also explored voters’ perceptions of the credibility, timeliness, and bias of various information communication channels. Methodology: A …

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Partnering with Faculty for the Creation of Engineering Digital Projects: Process, Challenges and Opportunities

By: Lena Sam and Lim Kong Meng, pp. 74-82 Abstract: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries launched ‘NTU Digital Projects’ as a new service to showcase the innovative, digital research output of NTU faculty and researchers and facilitate the discovery and use of this valuable content by a global audience. Research output may include textual content, …

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Building an Information Literate Community the “E” Way

By: Lim Xiu Ru & Edmund Lee, pp. 51-60 Abstract: This case study describes an online information literacy package developed by a polytechnic library in Singapore. The article describes the context, conceptualization, design considerations, and evaluation of the package, which was integrated into two of three General Education modules at Singapore Polytechnic (SP). Designed as …

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Understanding the Information-Seeking Behaviour of Special Education Teachers in Singapore

By: Syamsul Ramadhan Bin Awang, pp. 22-39 Abstract:  This study presents an investigation into the information-seeking behaviour of Special Education (SPED) teachers in Singapore. Its objectives involve identifying the information needs of SPED teachers, the types of information sources preferred, the barriers encountered in information-seeking, as well as the level of needs satisfaction with their endeavours. …

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