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27 Apr

Opening Hours: May 1, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 Below are the AUB Libraries’ opening hours on May 1, 2018 (Labor Day):

 Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Science/Engineering Libraries: Closed

Saab Medical Library: Closed

  

AUB Libraries

16 Apr

Archival Collections Finding Aids

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Do you want to learn more about our Library archival and special collections? Do you want to discover unique historical primary source holdings to enrich your research and teaching, gaining a fresh perspective about the region?

Check out our newly revamped finding aids web page. With over 20 finding aids posted so far (more is coming soon, so stay tuned!), you will discover uniquely held documents that are certain to add a grassroots perspective to your teaching and research. Check out finding aids of collections from a variety of disciplinary outlooks and historical angles, including gender studies, intellectual history, posters, typography, economic and oil history in the region, and of course, the University archival collections that document the history of our beloved AUB!

Come visit the Archives and Special Collections Department in the basement of Jafet library to access these collections on site.

12 Apr

The University Libraries subscribe to “Global Health” Database

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce their subscription to “Global Health”, a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature.

Global Health is part of CAB Direct, an extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating two leading bibliographic databases: CAB Abstracts and Global Health.

Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to present. Abstracted publications are from more than 100 countries and in 50 languages. Most of the relevant papers are translated into English.

Approximately 185,000 records are added to Global Health each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles of over 90,000 from journals, conferences, and reports.

05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Data Services at AUB Libraries invites you to a mini-workshop

Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

Lead by Dr. Fouad Zablith – Assistant Professor of Business and Decision Systems at OSB.

On April 12, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, Jafet Library.

Registration is required:  http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/calendar/rdm/?cid=7125&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=7125

For more information, contact Dalal Al-Hakim Rahmeh (da31@aub.edu.lb)

03 Apr

AUB Libraries’ schedule during the Easter Holiday

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

 The following is AUB Libraries’ schedule during the Easter Holiday:

 Jafet Library:

Friday, March 30, 2018                               Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                          8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                 Closed

Monday, April 2, 2018                                7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

 Science and Engineering Libraries:

Friday, March 30, 2018                                Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                            Closed

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                   Closed

Monday, April 2, 2018                                  7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saab Medical Library:

Friday, March 30, 2018                                Closed

Saturday, March 31, 2018                            8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 1, 2018                                  12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight

Monday, April 2, 2018                                  7:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Happy Easter

AUB Libraries

12 Mar

University Libraries’ research data services librarian co-authors scholarly article about Research Data Management

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

AUB University Libraries’ research data services librarian, Dalal Rahme, joined efforts with Dr. Gladys Saade, Professor at the Faculty of Information at the Lebanese University to co-author and publish an article entitled “Research Data Reshaping Cultural Society: Case of the Lebanese University”

The article is published through Springer, but is also openly accessible through Academia.

In their article, the authors discuss Research Data Management (RDM) as a new practice at the level of Lebanese academic institutions and then assess technological and organizational needs specific to the Lebanese University (LU) as a case study.

The methodology comprised a questionnaire that was sent to academics in the different faculties/branches of the University.

Results of the questionnaire revealed the concerns, challenges and commitment levels of researchers when it comes to data management and information sharing, such that there was a moderate level of awareness of information literacy and RDM practices.

The paper serves as a guiding example for educational institutions to develop services that support different activities in this field of work.

When asked about the paper, Rahme said: “We really enjoyed working together on this research paper. Dr. Gladys and I experienced some challenges, especially in the data collection part. We took the Lebanese University as an example, but the case is not really different in any other academic institution in Lebanon or the region. We hope to draw the attention to the importance of adopting good research data management practices in academia, as this will foster collaboration among academics across both disciplines and institutions in Lebanon and the region. We started data service two years ago at AUB but still, so much work needs to be done in this area.”

For more information, contact Dalal Rahme via email: dalal.rahme@aub.edu.lb or by calling ext. 2958

09 Mar

AUB Libraries opening hours on Sunday, March 25

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB Libraries on Sunday, March 25, 2018:

  • Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed.

AUB Libraries

07 Mar

The AUB University Libraries’ Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services publishes first Arabic book about digitization and digital preservation

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Basma Chebani, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the AUB Libraries published a first-of-its-kind book in Arabic, entitled “Digitization and Digital Preservation: a guide to digital and digitized files in libraries and information centers” / “الرقمنة والحفظ الرقمي: دليل ارشادي لحفظ الملفات الرقمية والمرقمنة في المكتبات ومراكز المعلومات”.

Through her vast expertise in the field, Chebani focuses on best practices for digitization and digital preservation, including the relevant standards and strategies applied by most of the digital preservation institutions at the international level.

The Arabic book, published by OxLit, Oxford Studies and Publication, contains all the technical terms in English.

In her book, the author investigates and probes the need for digital preservation, a digitization process, digital preservation strategies, as well as metadata and digital file formats. She also examines issues such as secured digital storage and control, Optical Characters Recognition (OCR), the Semantic web for digitization projects both, in Arabic and in other languages at international level.

Chebani also describes the experience of digitization and digital preservation at the AUB Libraries and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina through her extensive hands-on experience.

To know more about the author or the book, contact Ms. Basma Chebani via email: bc01@aub.edu.lb; or via phone: 01-350 000 ext. 2614.

27 Feb

Finding Aids for Archival Collections: supporting unique research about the region at AUB

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries’ ASC’s Finding Aid webpage, listing many finding aids for new (and old) archival and special collections, has been redesigned with the help of the Library Systems and Applications Department. Check out listings and finding aids for over 15 unique historical collections from our archival holdings! Discover some of our rare and most unique collections, which document the history of the University, Lebanon and the region!

Some of the collections listed cover the history of AUB (Daniel Bliss, 1823-1916; Edward Post, 1839-1909; Edward Nickoley, 1873-1937 ; Bayard Dodge, 1895-1972; Edwin Lewis Affair, 1882; Lee Observatory Collection, 1874- 1979, etc.)

Others cover a variety of topics including gender studies (Evelyne Bustros Collection, 1878-1971Zahiya Kaddoura Collection, 1944-2014); visual culture (Art Posters, 1966-2000 and Political Poster, 1960 – 1980s collections);  socio-economic history of the region (Makkinje, Trans-Arabian pipeline company, 1943-1983) and intellectual history (Jirji Zaydan, 1900-1938; Philip Khuri Hitti, 1910-1976; Iliya Harik, 1963-2006).

The finding aids will help you kick-start your research by offering a detailed listing of the archival collection, as well as a brief abstract, historical and biographical sketches and synopses, and suggestions for related research material.

More listings for additional archival collections will be posted soon. Keep tuned!

For more information, contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Library: asc@aub.edu.lb ; ext. 2609/10

13 Feb

AUB Libraries opening hours on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

AUB Libraries opening hours on Wednesday, February 14, 2018:

  • Jafet and Saab Medical Libraries: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture Libraries will be closed