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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

Webinar: “Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to an upcoming webinar

“Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

 Faculty members and Graduate students can learn about:

o    LaTeX basics

o    Unique features of Overleaf

o    How to create and use your free Overleaf Pro’ Account

o    And more…

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4125127 

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

For more information, contact: jftref@aub.edu.lb , ext. 2620.

11 Apr

Five UL staff members visit Koç University in Istanbul as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program

In Library Staff by AUB Libraries / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Five staff from the AUB University Libraries visited Koç University in Istanbul from March 26 until March 30 to attend the first “International Library Staff Week” as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program.

During their visit, the UL staff had the chance to share information and expertise with fellow Library staff from different parts of the world including China, England, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Albania, Azerbaijan, Morocco, and Turkey, of course.

Presentations and discussions were interactive and thought provoking, covering common Library challenges, along with ideas to overcome those challenges. The theme of the event was “Academic Libraries: Hubs without Borders”.

On the first day of the event, Sahar Ghandour, Business Information Specialist at the Research and Instruction Services department gave a general overview of the University Libraries and introduced the attending AUB staff. During the week, Sara Jawad, Web and Graphic Designer at the Library Systems and Applications Department presented about “Visual Communication in Libraries” and provided tips for non-designers.  Nina Ghannam, Digitization Quality Assurance Supervisor at the Digital Initiatives and Preservation Services presented “AUB University Libraries Digitization Overview and Best Practices” as part of the Turkish National Library Week Program – “International Librarians Meet Where Continents Meet”. Rola Mneimneh, Serials and e-Resources Assistant Librarian, and Hussein Mokdad, Acquisitions Assistant Librarian, also attended the event and participated in all the meetings and discussions.

The International Library Staff Week at Koç University Libraries not only allowed room for information sharing, but also created new networks and built new partnerships among the peer universities.

You can read more about the event here.

About the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program

Supported by the European Union, the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility program is managed by the Office of International Programs (OIP) at AUB and allows full-time employees to receive funding for job shadowing, such as participating in the daily work at a partner university, business or organization.

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

23 Mar

Thesis Write-In

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

As part of the Graduate Research, Thesis and Publishing Series, the Graduate Council, the University Libraries and the Writing Center invite you to their upcoming event:

” Thesis Write-In” 

April 3-5 from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm daily

College Hall – Room B1

Graduate Students only!

Bring your student ID to get in

Come with everything you need to research and write. 

  • Writing Center tutors will be available to offer writing support
  • AUB Librarians will be available to offer research support
  • Power strips, pens, paper and snacks will be provided
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.

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