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Search Less Find More: Redefining Search Environments to Accommodate New User Behaviors

By Chan Ping Wah, Johnson Davasagayam & Ngian Lek Choh, pp. 1-12 Abstract: The National Library of Singapore (NLS) has been prototyping new ways of delivering content to its users. This is to enable easier access for users so that time-to-find is more efficient and effective. This article discusses possible models of approaching end-user needs …

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English Schools and School Libraries before the Second World War: A Singapore Perspective

By Lim Peng Han, pp. 61-80 Abstract: This study attempts to uncover the beginning and development of English schools and school libraries in Singapore since 1819 until 1941. The growth of English schools from four before 1872 to 22 by 1938 was made possible by the reform of the Grants-in-aid system whether they were missionary …

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Designing a collaborative learning space using pedagogical principles: The National Institute of Education’s LearningHub@LIBRIS revisited

By Isabel Yeo-Tang I-Sha, Douglas Lau Chin Tiong, and Hilary Ho Oon Seng, pp. 35-47 Abstract: When libraries redesign their spaces, it is now fashionable to incorporate information commons, cafés and multimedia laboratories into their plans. As the library of the only teacher training institution in Singapore, NIE Library and Information Services Centre (LIBRIS) naturally …

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Communication channels and employee characteristics: An investigation

By Sajjad ur Rehman and Laila Marouf, pp. 13-34 Abstract: This study investigates the perceptions of 509 employees of nine Kuwaiti companies about the effectiveness of communication channels they have used while sharing information or knowledge with their coworkers. It was hypothesized that selected employee characteristics—nature of work, length of employment, age, educational qualifications, and …

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