Archive for January, 2018

24 Jan

New Student Orientation at Jafet Library, (Feb. 6-8)

In Events,Library Staff by AUB Libraries / January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

New to AUB?

Join us for a quick library tour in Jafet Library-Main Lobby on February 6, 7 and 8, 2018

 Register here to choose your preferred time.

Know more about:

  • Borrow and return books
  • Find Journal/News articles
  • Research Help
  • Study Areas
  • Computer Lab
  • And more

Looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, contact Jafet via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb , or via phone on  extension 2620.

24 Jan

Reminder: e-Newspapers collection at the University Libraries

In Collections by AUB Libraries / January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Community,

The University Libraries would like to remind you of its subscription to several valuable resources that provide historical and current news pieces and reports from prominent newspapers, helpful for researchers in different fields of study.

The table below lists the prominent publications we have access to:

Title Coverage Free Registration
Chronicle of Higher Education 1989- present
The Economist 1997 to present
Financial Times Varies First-time user sign-in using

username@aub.edu.lb,

for students username@mail.aub.edu

New York Times 1851 to present

(limited access from 1923 to 1980)

First time users, click on

“Create an Account” tab

to create a free account

Wall Street Journal 2010 to present First-time user, register via: https://partner.wsj.com.ezproxy.aub.edu.lb/enter-redemption-code/AUB3cypcbxe
London Review of Books 1979 to present
New York Review of Books 1963 to present

 

To access the historical newspapers and magazines, click on this link.To access these newspapers, go to the e-Newspapers link on the University Libraries’ webpage.

For more details about these publications, contact Albert Haddad, Research and Instruction Librarian, Jafet Library by email: ah75@aub.edu.lb  or via phone on ext. 2990.

16 Jan

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management and Sharing

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

This session is meant to introduce AUB researchers to current data management practices including planning, organization and preservation.

Attendees will learn about data services at the library and how they can make use of the AUB databank.

Related LibGuide: Research Data by Dalal Rahme

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3915192?f=h

11 Jan

Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company, visits AUB to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

In Events,News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 11, 2018 / 3 Comments

More than 70 AUB faculty members, visitors, librarians, as well as professionals and researchers from universities and institutions across Lebanon gathered on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018 at West Hall, Auditorium B, to attend a discussion about “Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language” by Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company.

The discussion was in Arabic and was moderated by Dr. Ghassan Mourad, Computational Linguistics professor at the Lebanese University.

The head of the Research and Instruction Services department at the University Libraries, Mrs. Fatmeh Charafeddine, welcomed the attendees and introduced Al-Sharekh and Mourad.

Mr. Al-Sharekh spoke about his journey of founding Sakhr Software Co. in 1982 and its achievements in developing technical solutions to meet the unique requirements of Arabic language. The company became a pioneer in introducing Arabic language to the computer and proceeded in developing solutions including an Arabic OCR software, an Arabic Natural Language Processing technique, an automated dictionary for modern and automated solutions for Arabic verb tenses and letter punctuation. Sakhr is the only company in the MENA to hold multiple US patents for Arabic computational linguistics.

Dr. Mourad commended al-Sharekh on his many achievements and highlighted the importance of Sakhr innovation and software, which, after all these years, still represent a valuable tool for modern-day computer/communication experts. Mourad inquired about the challenges that faced – and still do face- the company. Al-Sharekh explained that the company had to stop its activities due to the lack of support from governmental agencies in funding research activities and in protecting the company’s products from plagiarism.

Asked about what he was doing now, Al-Sharekh explained that he was working on collecting and digitizing an archive of Arabic intellectual journals and posting them online for the public to access and read.

Al-Sharekh also writes short stories and articles and is an art collector with a very valuable and elite art collection http://alsharekhcollection.com/alsharekh.

Click on the following link to see the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNnPDw7A0U&t=68s