The Collaborative Learning Area (CoLA) in the Central Library is a comfortable and flexible study space. Designed to support active and engaged learning, students can opt to work quietly near the window or have group meetings using available tools which … Continue reading
Category Archives: Technology
How to check the catalog & renew items from your smartphone
BookMyne is a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices developed by SirsiDynix, the suppliers of the Symphony Library Management System used at the University of Malaya Library. BookMyne primary function is for searching the Library’s catalog. You can log … Continue reading
Soal `hati` dalam lagu Melayu …
Mendengar dan meneliti lagu Melayu, samada yang baharu atau lama, kita akan dapati beberapa kata nama yang sering hadir dalam judulnya. Salah satu kata nama tersebut adalah `hati`. Justeru pada kali ini mari kita dengarkan pilihan 10 buah lagu Melayu … Continue reading
UM Library Carnival: My Library in My Heart
UM Library Carnival: My Library in My Heart 17-20 September 2014 Making users aware what is offered by the library is an important task to ensure library is fully utilized by the users. UM Library has successfully organized a special … Continue reading
The new cataloging standard @umlib, the RDA (Resource Description and Access)
The Cataloging and Metadata Division provides access to scholarly materials in the UM Library collection to support research, teaching and learning in the UM community by organizing, describing, and providing effective, accurate tools that assist our clients in locating information resources of value to them.
As of April 1, 2014 the Library has implemented Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new library cataloging standard replacing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). RDA focuses more on the end user and assist users to find, identify, select and obtain the resources the want. RDA cataloging will lead to more user-friendly bibliographic records in the search results that are easier to read and interpret because the data reflects a more exact representation of the resource. Continue reading
Pendeta Discovery : the library’s new search & discovery
Many of you may have noticed that as of mid last year, the University of Malaya Library has started using a new library catalog for its collection. Continue reading
Goodbye 2013 and Hello 2014
Within the next few hours, we will be saying our goodbyes to 2013 and welcoming in 2014. As the hours pass, most of us would be looking back at the going-ons in our lives in 2013. Some would be harbouring happy memories whilst others would be holding back their tears as they recall sad moments. But whatever 2013 brought with it, we should be closing it with a silent prayer for a better 2014.
The UM Library had a busy but memorable 2013. We managed to increase our collection of both print and electronic resources considerably and tried our best to provide numerous facilities and services to our multitude of users. And yes, we do get complaints but we also get our fair share of compliments. 2013 is the year we communicate to our users through various means and social media topped our list. We tweet via Twitter and post messages on our FB. We have seen how our users cling to their mobile devices and we followed suit by experimenting with mobile services. Through all this, we continued to conduct information skills sessions to better equip our users with the skills necessary for them to be information literate.
We hope for better things to come in 2014 and we look forward to continue serving our users. Thank you for all your continuous support. Happy New Year and all the best in your examinations.
Dr Nor Edzan binti Che Nasir
31 December 2013
A New Semester – A Warm Welcome!
Semester 2 of the 2012/2013 academic session for UM will commence on 18 February 2013.
The academic calendar for the coming semester is as follows:-
|Lectures||7 weeks||18 February 2013 to 5 April 2013|
|Semester Break||1 week||6 April 2013 to 14 April 2013|
|Lectures||7 weeks||15 April 2013 to 31 May 2013|
|Revision||1 week||1 June 2013 to 9 June 2013|
|Examinations||3 weeks||10 June 2013 to 28 June 2013|
Semester 2 will be followed by a 9-week break or an 8-week Special Semester. A warm welcome to returning students from all of us here at the UM Library.
Dr Nor Edzan Che Nasir
15 February 2013
LP (LONG PLAY) RECORD COLLECTION UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA LIBRARY
The University of Malaya Library’s collection of LP records is kept at the Media Unit on the topmost level of the Library. We hope to further increase the collection by acquiring more LP records in various languages. Continue reading
Future of Screen Technology
“This is the result of the Open Innovation experiment. It is an experience video showing the future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays, to name a few.”