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  • Ivy League: The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."[1]Ithaca has 7 undergraduate colleges and 7 graduate divisions – each does its ownenrolmentsEverything taught at Ithaca, medicine and some engineering in NYC and Qatar -each college handles its own enrolments, etc.Research focus – 2009 spent $671m on science and engineering research and development
  • Of the 20 libraries, I visited just 2 in Ithaca 4 hour loan for study rooms – no renewals, no exceptions; wait 15 mins for checking out another room; overdue fines 4 cents a minute; misuse fine of $15Graduate study rooms available for 24 hoursLibrary split into quiet study areas (3rd floor,) open collaborative spaces, + spaces with power outlets, chairs and easy chairs (2nd floor), Computing rooms (1st floor), Computer classrooms and Follett Information Commons in BasementAnyone can use rooms but priority given to Mann studentsBissett Collaborative Center: customisable space for students to work collaboratively on academic projects and assignments”https://plus.google.com/photos/100355496141455755308/albums/5833790744763328785/5851944646204778018?pid=5851944646204778018&oid=100355496141455755308The space includes 4 collaborative workstations (2 of which are reservable), 4 portable LCD screens for laptop hookup, and two laptop docking stations. The following equipment is available:Research Consultation: Make a research appointment before embarking on a thesis or in-depth research project. Meet with a librarian to learn advanced research techniques. Research Tools & Services: Discover specialized research services & tools offered at Mann Library.Workshops = EN and Refworks, Excel; funding opps; data documentation; SPSS, Matlab
  • Mann Library
  • Beautiful campus…
  • Behind the service desk: Laptop loan, only for Cornell University patrons, 4 hour loan, could be renewed if another available; 4 cents a minute fineUmbrellas!
  • Compute and study areas
  • Training Room bookings, printing and poster printing
  • Lots of study areas – different styles in this case
  • 4 hour loan period, no renewals, no exceptions, wait 15 mins before can get next oneNo food, covered drinks. Overdue fines – 4 cents a minute; misuse fee of $15
  • Graduate Study room can be booked for 24 hours, no renewals
  • Students asked for a bit of colour so they got colour – moved aside for the IAALD Conference – vendors were using that space – break time
  • Lockers for students in the Library; Gallery
  • Training Room on ground floor – there was others – opened out to studentsPCs and Macs
  • Two centres of research excellence: Earth Observatory of Singapore and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.
  • Lee Wee Nam (Main Library)
  • 7 discussion podsMulti-screen PCs – dual or triple screen
  • Walkway from Business to Science and Engineering Library
  • Multiple stationsPods
  • SleepingBlack
  • Choy Fatt Cheong, University LibrarianDianne Cmor, Deputy UL and Arts Library StaffMore photos in General\Images
  • Library visits 2013

    1. 1. LIBRARY VISITS 2013 Jayshree Mamtora • Cornell University • Nanyang Technological University
    2. 2. Cornell University  Private Ivy League research University  Established in 1865  3 campuses: Ithaca, NY; NYC; Qatar  20,939 students: 13,935 undergrads; 7004 postgraduates  1,639staff (Ithaca), 1,235 (NYC), 34 (Qatar)  Only 16.25% of students accepted  Ithaca has 7 undergraduate colleges and 7 graduate divisions  Ithaca occupies 4,800 acres (3000 acres is plantations)
    3. 3. Cornell University Library  11th largest academic Library in the US  Made up of 20 Libraries  Comprises: 7.5 million volumes; 8.2 million microfilms/mircofiche; 440,000 maps, DVDs, sound recordings, etc.  Extensive digital resources  University Archives  Arxiv eprint archive, operated by Library
    4. 4. Albert R. Mann Library  Life Sciences, Agriculture, Human Ecology and Social Sciences Library  Study Rooms – individual/group  Graduate Study rooms  Presentation Room  Computer labs  Seminar Rooms  Conference Room  Collaborative Work Stations  Gallery
    5. 5. Service Desk
    6. 6. Student PCs (Macs)
    7. 7. Help Desk
    8. 8. Study Areas
    9. 9. Individual Study Rooms
    10. 10. Graduate Study Rooms
    11. 11. Collaborative Centre
    12. 12. Training Room
    13. 13. Nanyang Technological University  Public University established 1991  23,500 undergraduate and 10,000 postgraduate students (3,000 PhDs)  1,700 Staff  200 hectares – biggest campus in Singapore  NTU’s Engineering ranked 12th in the world  Research funding increased seven fold since 2005
    14. 14. Nanyang Technological University Library 8 Libraries  Visited 3: Lee Wee Nam Library (Science and Engineering); Arts, Design and Media Library; Business  106 Library Staff  900,000 volumes  509,470 ebooks  221 Databases
    15. 15. NTU Business Library
    16. 16. Self checkout
    17. 17. Pods
    18. 18. Cinema
    19. 19. Lee Wee Nam Library (Science and Engineering
    20. 20. NTU Training Rooms 1
    21. 21. NTU Training Rooms 2
    22. 22. Training Room 3
    23. 23. Liaison Librarians
    24. 24. NTU Arts Library
    25. 25. 47 What did I get out of it?  New ideas, affirmed existing ideas  New skills  New trends  New collaborators  New friends and colleagues  And more work! November 11, 2013

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