IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Wroclaw Poland 2017 & ACM Library Advisory Board meeting

I had the opportunity to attend IFLA conference from 19 - 25 August 2017 in Wroclaw Poland.  (Thanks to my Boss, Dr Vijay, KAUST Lib Director for approving my trip).  The event was held @ Centennial Hall, Wroclaw. Before attending this conference, I also had the privelege to sit in the Association for Computing Machinery …

Hygge in the Library

I was introduced to a new word "hygge" via Blinklist today.  I wanted to discover more about hygge and started googling it as well as reading online articles about this new term.  What I got from Oxford online dictionary, the word 'hygge' means "A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being …

Top 5 services deployed by Library Websites

From my comparative study on benchmarked library websites (2015) which was conducted together with my colleague, the Senior Subject Specialist, we noted that the top 5 services deployed the library websites were: User Services: Checking how items that have been borrowed, reserved status and so forth. Reference/Research Services: Asking a librarian question, live chat services. …

From Millennium ERM to Proquest 360 Resource Manager: Our library’s Journey

  I've just completed the slides for the Electronic Resources Management Systems ERMS project.  Highlighted the library's journey to the new ERMS - Proquest 360 Resource Manager.  I recalled the 3 phases that the project went thru.  Each of them posed challenges and issues that the project team had to face head on.  Endured late …