Saturday, April 30, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

DSpace Training for UNN Library Staff

The Library Principal Programmer took time to give a refreshers' training to the Library staff involved in uploading content to Dspace. Dspace is an open source software used in the management of the library's Institutional Repository (IR). The participants were the trainer, Submitters and Editors. The workflow starts from the Admin who does the configuration; the submitters who submit items to various Communities and Collections, and the Editors who edit the metadata, approve, and Commit to Archive. The process is designed in such a way that an Editor can reject a submission. This sends an alert to the Submitter who then effects the correction. 


Sunday, April 17, 2016

What to know when launching a journal: An interview with Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

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Cato Laurencin
Ever been curious to know what it takes to launch a new journal?
We interviewed Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Editor-in-Chief of both Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, to learn more about what motivated him in launching his two Springer journals and what the process involved.
Dr. Laurencin will be the Kavli Distinguished Lecturer and Plenary Speaker at The Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring 2016 meeting (28-March through 1-April, 2016) in Phoenix, AZ. Additionally, he will be receiving the Society for Biomaterials Founder’s Award at the World Biomaterials Congress (17-22 May, 2016) in Montreal, QC, where the first Cato T. Laurencin Travelling Fellows will also be presented. 
Q:  You’ve launched two very different journals over the last few years very close together in time but quite different in scope (Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, respectively). What motivated you?
A: In both cases I think that we are in a transformational period for both areas of scientific inquiry. For health disparities, there really isn’t an international publisher of scholarly articles on racial and ethnic health disparities like Springer and health disparities I think will define medicine in the 21st century. For Regenerative Engineering, we feel we are at the dawn of a new field. We anticipate great things.
Q:  What would you say are the most important steps for setting up a journal for launch?


The Grants Register 2016: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide

This is to inform our users, especially the postgraduate students, that the 34th edition of the grants register (10 copies for 2016; 1 copy for 2015) listing 4,770 awards from 54 countries has been made available in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The grants register is housed in the Reference Section for easy access.
The register is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available for postgraduate and professional funding worldwide. Information on subject area, level of study, eligibility and value of awards are available therein, including details of application procedures and closing dates. Hurry now to secure your future!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Fancy Food Molding

                                     This is intriguing and we would love everyone to try this at home. Sometimes when we visit 5-star hotels, we get thrilled by the way they present their dishes. There is nothing to it than simply taking time to learn how these things are done. Cooking is an interesting art. Some are gifted with it; some learn to be gifted. This time, we bring you how to get different shapes of food using various molds which is all about creativity. You get to find that presentation matters in most things in life, food being no exception. You can get someone hungry by the way you present your food. Africans would always say that 'the eyes eat first before the mouth'. This saying is also used when taking about mode of dressing. If you are addressed the way you are dressed as a human being, then you could be eaten the way you are presented. Happy viewing!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Career Talks with Google Executives: How to be a successful job interviewee!

Yasmin Green

Green, who recently attended Marie Claire's Power Trip summit — a women's networking event sponsored by Dell, Intel, JetBlue, Shiseido, Tacori, and W Hotels — says that there's one question she likes to ask every job candidate she interviews: "How would you make money from an ice-cream stand in Central Park?"

Liz Wessel"I'm curious to see how people deal with
ambiguity and whether they can have fun while thinking on their feet," she says.

  A former Googler who is now CEO of her own startup shares the one trait she looks for in every job candidate she interviews
When you are hiring employees for a fast-growing startup, you need smart and humble people, says Liz Wessel, the CEO and cofounder of WayUp. "You want people who are willing to get scrappy, pick up new tools, and execute quickly."
That's why the one thing she looks for in every job candidate she interviews for WayUp, a site used by hundreds of thousands of college students to find jobs at places like Microsoft, Uber, Disney, and Google, where Wessel previously worked, is willingness and desire to learn. Read More>>>

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Promoting Children’s learning through technology literacy: challenges to school librarians in the 21st century

Abstract: In today’s world of technological revolution, children need to be encouraged to be ready to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century. This paper presents an overview of the application of technologies in children’s learning environment
which apparently will give them the opportunity of making use of their thinking skills in order to develop socially and emotionally. The paper also looked into various ways of using these technologies in developing children’s horizon, like using (CD –
ROM story books and picture books, mobile and makerspace technologies). The paper examined the roles of librarians in meeting the needs of children in the application of technologies in promoting children’s learning in the 21st century and challenges faced by librarians in meeting the demands of technology literacy development of children. Strategies on how to overcome these problems were provided. Recommendations that can help in promoting children’s learning through technology were also provided.

Keywords: Children’s learning, Technologyliteracy, School librarians, School libraries .
Information Age

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Article Info:  The article appeared online first on April 01, 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

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