Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Access e-resources at your desktop

Hi,

For the benefit and convenience of all, direct access to the following e-resources has been activated. 
No login / password required henceforth.

IEEE-ASPP

Springer

J-GATE

Access Engineering

ASTM Digital Library

Direct Access to Elsevier Science Direct would be activated in a week's time.

Please proceed to the Institutes' website (www.sfitengg.org > Library > E -Journals 2012) if the above links do not work.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

LIRC Memberships for U.G. and P.G. students

Category: U.G. Students

Pre-requisites:

1)      Three (3) stamp-size photos (Size: 1.7 cms x 1.7 cms)

2)      One (1) pass-port size photo

3)      Library Membership Form (available with the LIRC)

 

Category: P.G. Students

Pre-requisites:

1)      Two (2) stamp-size photos (Size: 1.7 cms x 1.7 cms)

2)      One (1) pass-port size photo

3)      Library Membership Form (available with the LIRC)

 

 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trial Access to Knovel activated

Hi,

Trial Access to Knovel has been activated for the period August 20 to September 15, 2012. You are requested to make optimum use of the database during the above period. Please note that the trial access is IP based only.
For accessing the database, go to www.knovel.com 

The access would be provided from the Library webpage shortly. Until then you may go to the Knovel website and proceed.

Wishing you all a novel search!!

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A little about Knovel...


Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide representing 74 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities.
Knovel provides subscribers with access to more than 4,000 leading reference works and databases from more than 90 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface.
Knovel is specifically focused on the engineering community, offering an unmatched depth and breadth of validated engineering content aggregated from the most trusted sources. Knovel’s comprehensive collection of content, covering 28 subject areas, is continually updated as new titles are available to reflect the evolving needs of users.
Knovel is the leading online technical reference resource for 3 reasons. First, Knovel locates more potentially relevant answers in a collection. Second, Knovel is better at quickly narrowing the potential answers to those most relevant to your search. Third, Knovel has interactive tables and graphs to help engineers use and export relevant data, making Knovel so much more than just e-books.
Sourced from: www.knovel.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LIRC to re-open from July 16, 2012

The Annual Stock Verification is over and the LIRC is due to open on July 16, 2012 at 8.00 am. Till then, we would be re-shelving the books for better recall!
All the same, the LIRC was open to students for Internet access for their BE project work.
Happy to mention that not a single day passed by when there were no students asking access to IEEE and Springer!

Institute Newsletter latest issue is up!

Check out our new issue of the Institute's Newsletter - Bits-N-Bytes on our website - www.sfitengg.org

Thursday, June 21, 2012

CPD23: Thing 9 - Evernote

Week 7
Thing 9: Evernote

I am in the process of downloading Evernote..it is taking a bit more time for download since my Internet connection is slow and besides the file size is also 48.5 MB.
More on this next time after I explore it!

Yes..I have finally downloaded Evernote..and started using it too..made entries for the to-do list. Also downloaded the Web Clipper..yet to use it.

- Chinmayee Bhange

CPD23: Thing 8 - Google Calendar

Week 6
Thing 8: Google Calendar

I have been using Google Calender off and on for the last 3+ years. I actually use it when I have to go on a vacation and still not forget my professional meetings. I am in the process of integrating the Google Calendar in my library blog to keep a record of all the library activities and events.

_ Chinmayee Bhange

CPD23: Thing 6 - Online Networks and Thing 7 - Real Life Networks

Week 5
Thing 6: Online Networks and Thing 7: Real-Life Networks

"Social Networking"...the term keeps popping in every now and then! And that's the essence of it..we cannot   do away with socializing - be it apparent or virtual. Networking enriches your growth, if practiced in a meaningful manner. In the olden times, we networked ( is equal to socialized) with our family and friends at festivals and get-togethers. However, it assumed a new meaning with the onset of online networks. The inherent meaning remains unchanged, although new dimensions creep in! Having said that, let me become a bit more professional:
LinkedIn: Yes, I am on LinkedIn.
Facebook: I and my library - both are on FB.
LISPN, LAT and CILIP: I am not a member of any of these groups but let me tell you about a few on this side of the World:

LIS-ForumA first of its kind in my knowledge in the series of online networks! Since 1995

NMLIS (New Millennium LIS Professionals):  Since 1999. Group owner: Dr. N. Laxman Rao. Post messages to: nmlis@yahoogroups.com

MLOSC (Maharashtra Librarians Online Study Circle): An excellent initiative by Shri. Ajay Kamble (Annasaheb Vartak Arts, Commerce, Science College, Vasai Rd.) and Shri. Bhupendra Bansod (PVDT College of Education, SNDT University, Mumbai). Post messages to mlosc@googlegroups.com

LM_NET: Although intended primarily for school librarians, the give and take of information is a must visit. One of my favorites indeed!

Another great example is that of WikiEducator. WikiEducator has been conducting several online workshops for the benefit of those who wish to dive in the open learning environment. I have recently completed their EL4C53 workshop and attained the status of a proud Wiki Buddy.
I have currently enrolled for their OLC4Ed (Open Content Licensing for Educators) free workshop. Wikieducator gives us an opportunity to collaborate (network) with our workshop facilitators and co-learners from around the World and so I do not hesitate to include it in my list of Online Networks.

- Chinmayee Bhange

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CPD23: Thing 5 - Reflective Practice


Week 4 - CPD23
Thing 5: Reflective Practice

[Image Courtesy: Microsoft Office Image]
Took a long time for this Thing 5 on Reflective Practice. Well, I actually was honest and reflected eagerly on what I have learnt in the past 3 weeks.
Being in the field of Information Science needs that we acquaint ourselves with the right information at the nick of time. As such, I am thankful to CPD23 for making available this wonderful learning tool.
To start with, I already had a blog from April 2010, but being in CPD23, meant I kept our library blog updated to hook the potential information aspirants. And, let me confess, that is a tedious task. I am still working on it.
Secondly, although I had my personal Facebook page, I recently created one for the library to keep them updated about the new arrivals or the newspaper clippings. Twitter is yet to be explored!
The CPD23 impressed me a lot as it threw open an enormous list of blogs of my fellow librarians, most of which I regularly visit and would soon add on my Blogroll.
Once again, I am utmost grateful to Dr. Indira Koneru for listing the professional courses on her Wikieducator page, due to which I am a proud participant of CPD23!

- Chinmayee

Friday, May 25, 2012

CPD23: Thing 4 - Current Awareness - Twitter, RSS and Storify


Week 3 - CPD23
Thing 4: Current Awareness - Twitter, RSS and Storify

I know I am a bit behind schedule but I am sure to catch up in the next week.

As for the CPD23: Thing 4 on current awareness, as I had mentioned in my earlier post, I have maintained two separate accounts on Facebook – one is my personal and the other is SFIT Library. I am keener on keeping active my professional account – SFIT Library as it seems to be the order of the day. Unfortunately, I have been able to gather only 5 people. Just hope I will learn the marketing tactics through the CPD23 course as I proceed!

Twitter: To be unpleasantly honest, I am a bit apprehensive about setting up a Twitter account and giving the usual updates about “every happening thing” around me. All the same, I know this is just one side of the coin and so I would set up a Twitter account for SFIT Library in the following days.

RSS: I have been using Google FeedBurner on my library blog.

Storify: Yet to learn how to use it advertently. Actually I am not able to draw the thin line between Facebook and Storify for giving updates to my library users. I can might as well link to the news-article or clipping from the my facebook account.
Hence, need to look into Storify a bit more scrupulously!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

These libraries have been around for 100 years

When Gajanan Deshmukh read about a unique meet for 100-year-old public libraries, he was determined to travel for more than 10 hours from Jamkhed in Ahmednagar district to Mumbai.
Rare books at Dadar Sarvajanik Vachanalay. More than 40 representatives from 83 libraries in the state were felicitated by the Maharashtra Seva Sangh.
Last week, Deshmukh made that long journey to the city to represent Lokmanya Taluka Vachanalay that was started by his great grandfather in 1887. More than 40 representatives from 83 public libraries of Maharashtra were felicitated by Maharashtra Seva Sangh, a cultural organisation, as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations.
“The library is very close to my heart and the next step is to computerise the library so that rare books are preserved,” said Deshmukh, who retired as a school principal in 2001 and is now involved in library work.
The oldest library was in Ratnagiri, set up in 1828 and libraries such as the Dadar Sarvajanik Vachanalay – popularly known as DASAVA - and the Mumbai Marathi Grantha Sangrahalay, Dadar east were also felicitated.
“These books are invaluable for historical research because Maharashtra and India witnessed major social upheavals in 19th and 20th century,” said Pratibha Gokhale, chief librarian, Mumbai University. “They have maps, letters and manuscripts written by thinkers such as Lokmanya Tilak and Babasaheb Ambedkar.”
Added Nandini Hambarde, secretary, Maharashtra Seva Sangh, “The event gave representatives a chance to exchange notes on issues such as preservation of rare books and financial challenges.”

Monday, May 21, 2012

CPD23: Thing 3 - Consider your personal brand

Week 2 - CPD23
Thing 3: Consider your personal brand


Maintaining a consistent image – both personally and professionally reveals the nature of a person. Moreover, it makes more sense when you are in a service-oriented profession – like ours! People almost (always) refer to us as a Librarian and most of them do not even know our names. Thus branding becomes important in more than one ways. It is up to us to decide whether we would be like to be referred to as “Library Madam” (as they call it!) or “Chinmayee Bhange”. I feel I would not mind either, although I would be elated if they know me personally!

For the Thing 3: Consider your personal brand, I am a bit thoughtful, since my online presence is linked with my library’s online presence and vice-versa. Both of them almost go together, except for the Facebook account (which I admit was linked to my personal account earlier). I am beginning to take it easy with my online presence as I feel; an overdose would maul the positive effect. I am taking to the social networking and micro-blogging sites – one at a time.

Having said that, I googled “SFIT Library” and was contented to see the results. One the first page, the first four links were though my Institute’s website. The fifth to eighth ones were my Library Blog (Happy, happy…), followed by Facebook account. Let me now reflect on the things to be considered whilst creating a personal brand.

Name Used: As a norm, I always use my real name – Chinmayee Bhange across my personal accounts. As for the library, it has always been “SFIT Library”.

Photograph: I am a bit reluctant to post my personal photo on my accounts, although this decreases the chances of identification and so I have been using Gravatar. At least my “identification type” does not change with my accounts.

Professional / Personal Identity: As mentioned already, I am thankful to myself for keeping the two identities separate.

Visual Brand: The font and the colour-combination used may vary, but I try to stick to the main theme.

TOC - Recent Issues of Journals


NAME OF THE JOURNAL
ISSUE DATE
VOL. No.
ISSUE No.
May 2012
10
03
May 2012
12
05
May 2012
71
05
May 2012
17
5
Jan – Mar 2012
92
1



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Arrivals in the LIRC - April 2012


B18840 - B18842 NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY  
By MENEZES, BERNARD
DELHI/CENGAGE/2011
005.82 MEN
B18843 – B18845 & B18865 – B18867 INTRODUCTION TO VLSI SYSTEMS  
By MEAD, CARVER/CONWAY, LYNN
HYDERABAD/BS/1979
621.395 MEA/CON
B18846 – B18847 HANDBOOK OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT  
By SHANE, SCOTT
ENGLAND/JOHN WILEY/2008
658.4062 SHA
B18848 – B18849 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION  
By BURGELMAN, ROBERT A./CHRISTENSEN, CLAYTON M./WHEELWRIGHT, STEVEN C.
NEW DELHI/TATA McGRAW-HILL/2009
658.4062 BUR/CHR
B18850 – B18852 EMBEDDED C PROGRAMMING AND THE ATMEL AVR  
By BARNETT, RICHARD/O'CULL, LARRY/COX, SARAH
NEW DELHI/CENGAGE/2007
004.16 BAR/OCU
B18853 ESSENTIALS OF MODERN OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION  
By NOE, REINHOLD
NEW DELHI/SPRINGER (
INDIA)/2010 [On Display]
621.38275 NOE
B18854 ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS  
By YARLAGADDA, R.K. RAO
NEW DELHI/SPRINGER (
INDIA)/2010 [On Display]
621.3822 YAR
B18855 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS WITH MATLAB  
By YANG, WON Y./CHANG, TAE G./SONG, IK H./JEON, WON G./LEE, JEONG W./HEO, J./KIM, JAE K./CHO, YONG S.
NEW DELHI/SPRINGER (INDIA)/2009 [On Display]
621.3822 YAN/CHA
B18856 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION: THEORY, TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS  
By MUTAGI, R.N.
NEW DELHI/OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS/2012 [On Display]
621.382 MUT
B18857 BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING- 2nd. ed.  
By NAGSARKAR, T.K./SUKHIJA, M.S.
NEW DELHI/OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS/2011 [On Display]
621.3 NAG/SUK
B18858 IMAGINING INDIA: IDEAS FOR THE NEW CENTURY  
By NILEKANI, NANDAN
NEW DELHI/PENGUIN/2009 [On Display]
954.0532 NIL
B18859 THE SHADOW LINES  
By GHOSH, AMITAV
NEW DELHI/PENGUIN/2009 [On Display]
823.914 GHO
B18860 SHOW BUSINESS  
By THAROOR, SHASHI
NEW DELHI/PENGUIN/1994 [On Display]
823 THA
B18861 WINNER STANDS ALONE, THE  
By
COELHO, PAULO/COSTA, MARGARET JULL
LONDON/HARPERCOLLINS/2008 [On Display]
869.342 COE/COS
B18862 A BETTER INDIA A BETTER WORLD  
By MURTHY, N.R. NARAYANA
NEW DELHI/PENGUIN/2009 [On Display]
330.954
MUR
B18863 IDEA OF JUSTICE, THE  
By SEN, AMARTYA
NEW DELHI/PENGUIN/2009 [On Display]
320.011 SEN
B18864 2030 TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD  
By SANTEN, RUTGER van/KHOE, DJAN/VERMEER, BRAM
NEW YORK/OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS/2010 [On Display]
601.12 SAN/KHO

Versita launches largest ever Open Access journal program


Academic publisher Versita announced today the launch of a new program of Open Access journals. 100 Emerging Science Journals are being launched in 2012. The program's focus is on young and rapidly developing fields of science, which have not yet been covered by a designated journal. The emerging topics have been identified in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics.

The Emerging Science Journals program has already won support in the research community. Many distinguished scientists have become members of the editorial boards of the journals – among them Sir Harold Kroto, Professor at Florida State University, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; most recent Medicine or Physiology Nobel Prize Winner – Prof. Jules A. Hoffmann or one of world's top chemits – prof. Didier Astruc.The journal editors hail from the world’s most prestigious universities and research institutes, such as Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, or Max Planck Institute.

One of the main reasons of this outstanding support is the Open Access publishing model, which provides free and unlimited access to the journal articles for all interested readers. In view of Academic Spring – and with Open Access gaining a momentum across scholar communities worldwide - Versita is not planning any publication fees for the first two years. Still, the journals will use sophisticated online submission and hosting technology solutions, and will be covered by all applicable abstracting databases.

“The emerging topics identified by Versita have all been experiencing growing interest among scientists in recent years. We believe that starting this publishing program in open access format will facilitate dissemination of the latest research results, making the journals the primary publishing options and a default communication hubs for authors writing in these scientific areas.” comments Jacek Ciesielski, founder and CEO of Versita.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book arms students with tools to fight stress

Even though I work hard, the teacher expects more of me. I am disappointed when I don’t do as well as others. I am confident about achieving my plans for the future.

Through a maze of more than hundred such questions aiming to identify the stress levels and ‘psychological self-constructs’ of students, a new book “Stressed... But Not Out”, based on a doctoral thesis, seeks to zero in on stress and tackle it among school students.

Giselle D’Souza, an associate professor at St Teresa’s Institute of Education, surveyed 1,092 Class 10 students over a two-year period for her PhD thesis. These findings, now compiled in a book, contain tools for identifying stress based on a scoring scale alongside suggestions for parents, schools and students.

The book was released last month and is likely to become available through schools from June. D’Souza has already conducted stress management workshops in a few schools.

The study found that stress scores were higher wherever scores for three ‘psychological self-constructs’ were lower: the academic self concept (sense of self-worth in academics), efficacy (sense of ability in performing any task) and locus of control (do you think you control your own life).
“This is the first such tool that has been created for the Indian context,” said D’Souza. The tools will also help zero in on the kind of stress students face: whether exam-related, achievement-related or social stress.

Source: Hindustan Times dated 3 May 2012

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