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24 Mar

Opening Hours: Saturday March 25, 2017

In News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The below are the opening hours of the AUB Libraries on Saturday, March 25, 2017:

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

AUB Libraries

24 Mar

New at the University Libraries: Self-Checkout Machine

In News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce the acquisition of their first state-of-the-art self-checkout machine.

Jafet Library users can now use this machine as a self-service to checkout materials during the library opening hours, avoiding the queue at the circulation desk. There is currently one machine of this kind, and it is located at the entrance of Jafet library, in the lobby.

The self-checkout service is available for current AUB students, faculty members, staff and certain non-AUB patrons with valid AUB ID and borrowing privileges at the University Libraries.

To use the machine, the user should not have any blocks on his/her circulation record meaning that there should be no fines and/or overdue library items pending on the record.

How to use the machine:

  • Select “Checkout” or “Renew”, and follow the simple prompts on the screen :
  • Scan the bar-code printed on the back of your AUB ID card
  • Scan the bar-code printed on the inside back cover of the book
  • Desensitize the item
  • Print “Date Due” slips (optional)
  • Enjoy a quick and convenient checkout process

The Self-checkout allows the user to:

  • Verify his/her privileges
  • Checkout and renew books and other library materials that circulate (provided they are not on hold for another patron)
  • View library account

The Library Loans Policy and the Policy on Overdue and Lost Material apply for all transactions done through the self-checkout machine.

For assistance with using the machine, please refer to the staff at the Circulation Desk, or call ext. 2618/9 or email: libcirc@aub.edu.lb

23 Mar

Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB Libraries, Archives Department, is pleased to announce the launch of the online exhibit: “Constantine Zurayk: Knowledge at the Service of Life“. The exhibit was curated on the 150th anniversary of AUB in conjunction with a seminar, entitled “Seminar in Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk”, which took place at AUB on October 31st, 2016. It showcases select items from the archive of Dr. Zurayk (1909- 2000), which was generously donated to the AUB Libraries, Archives Department, by Dr. Zurayk’s family. The documents, photos and letters on display here provide a glimpse onto the multi-faceted personality and rich life that Dr. Zurayk led, as well as onto some aspects of the socio-cultural and political context of a formative period in Arab modern history. The exhibit also contains excerpts from oral history interviews with Dr. Zurayk, as well as a link to the introduction of the Seminar.

We hope you enjoy!

Visit our other online exhibits at the following link.

AUB Libraries

07 Mar

AUB Libraries Arabic Books Online: The Arabic Collections Online Project

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

In 2014, the American University of Beirut (AUB) Libraries joined the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project to digitize and make freely accessible worldwide over 15,000 pre-1956 Arabic books.

The project, funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, has just made accessible more than 200 digitized books from the AUB Libraries’ collection: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/search/?q=aub&page=1. These 200 items are the first out of 6,000 books to be digitized and shared by the AUB Libraries within the next two years. For more about AUB’s role in this project, please see this article: http://wordp.aub.edu.lb/?p=23.

Other contributing members include the libraries of New York University, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, and the American University in Cairo. The ACO digital library currently provides online access to 5,675 volumes across 3,779 subjects. You can read more about the project here: http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/about .

We invite you to check the ACO digital library regularly to view newly uploaded Arabic books from AUB Libraries and other partner institutions.

For more information about this project, please contact Elie Kahale, Head of Digital Initiatives and Imaging Department on ext. 2603, or by email:ekahale@aub.edu.lb.

06 Mar

Workshop: Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and EndNote

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are holding a workshop about Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and EndNote

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Presenter: Dr. Walid Hassan (Web of Science)

Place: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3209683

 

Join the workshop to learn more about:

Web of Science  and JCR

  • Find what is essential to a research project in Web of Science
  • Identify the most recent and influential papers in the field
  • Use the power of citations to establish links between publications and subjects
  • Identify key opinion leaders in the field and find potential collaborators
  • Perform Citation Analysis
  • Retrieve Citation Report

EndNote 

  • Learn about what EndNote offers
  • Collect and Manage references
  • Format references

For additional information, please call extensions 2620/9, or email: libinfo@aub.edu.lb

16 Feb

Upcoming Exhibit: Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy

In Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries are showcasing a rare collection of posters donated by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, depicting Lebanon’s culture from a unique point of view.

“Lebanon: ethos, scenery and gastronomy”

When? February 20- March 3, 2017 – all day

Where? Jafet Library- Lobby

The exhibit features posters showing culinary goods, views from breathtaking Lebanese villages and locations, and other beautiful scenes from Lebanon.

Enjoy the exhibit and enjoy our Lebanon!

15 Feb

Upcoming Event: Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

In Collections,Events,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

In celebration of the donation of the private library of the renowned Syrian playwright Sa’dallah Wannous to the American University of Beirut, you are cordially invited to

Unpacking Sa’dallah Wannous’ Private Library at AUB

When? Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where? Issam Fares Institute – Auditorium

Organized by: The Department of English, the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, the Theater Initiative, the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, and the University Libraries

08 Feb

University Libraries: Opening Hours on February 9 and 14

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / February 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Libraries Users,

The opening hours of the AUB Libraries on

Thursday, February 9, 2017 will be as follows:

  • Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed

Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

  • Jafet Library: 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm
  • Engineering and Architecture, Science and Agriculture, and Saab Medical Library will be closed

AUB Libraries

27 Jan

AUB University Librarians co-author scholarly article about Library Collection Development and Management

In Library Staff,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / January 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

AUB University librarians Dima Ahmadieh- Collection Development Librarian, Salpy Nalbandian- Head of Science and Agriculture Library and Khaled Noubani- Head of Engineering and Architecture Library joined efforts to co-author and publish an article entitled “A comparative citation analysis study of master’s theses at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon”.

Published in Collection Building journal, this article seeks to determine and compare the type and age of cited literature in master’s theses of three academic disciplines at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. It also aims to improve the existing monograph and serial collections at AUB.

In their research, the authors conducted citation analysis of all AUB master’s theses completed between 2004 and 2013 in the disciplines of biology, mechanical engineering and political science. They extracted Bibliographic data from citations in the reference lists and analyzed the data. Availability of the cited books and journals was checked against the library catalog.

The findings indicated that engineering and biology students use a significantly greater number of scholarly journal articles in comparison to political science students and that all disciplines rely on recent publications.

This paper’s findings will prove useful to develop lists of core journals for the UL and will help in managing existing collections and providing a base for informed decision-making regarding journal subscriptions and/or cancellations.

When asked about this publication, the authors said, “It is an unprecedented collaborative effort between three librarians from AUB to share their experience and knowledge about citation analysis.” Adding “It was a new, challenging experience and an opportunity to share our work and knowledge with colleagues nationally and internationally. It was also a great way to know more about our master students’ research to understand and meet their needs.”

The authors unanimously agreed that working on this case study was a challenge at the beginning; to the extent that there were times where they almost lost faith in completing the work. However, they insisted on continuing until the end to get the work published.

This study is one of a few of its kind in the Arab world and will serve to facilitate collection development and management in the region.

To read the full article click here.

Citation:

Ahmadieh, D., Nalbandian, S., & Noubani, K. (2016). A comparative citation analysis study of master’s theses at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Collection Building35(4), 103-113. doi: 10.1108/CB-06-2016-0013

Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com.ezproxy.aub.edu.lb/doi/full/10.1108/CB-06-2016-0013

24 Jan

New Research Guide:” Open Access Publishing”

In News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / January 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce the publication of a new research guide entitled: “Open Access Publishing“. 

The guide highlights open access publishing in general, and related topics:

  • The discounts offered to AUB affiliates
  • Self-Archiving at AUB
  • Authors’ rights
  • Open access publishing venues
  • and more. . .

We hope that this research guide will help our researchers by facilitating the publication process and offering useful resources and information to optimize their chances of publishing in Open Access sources.

For more information, contact Jafet Library by email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by phone on ext. 2629/1.