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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Support Acquisitions and Serials Work: useful links

On 8 - 9 Nov, Mr George Yam shared the following links at the LAS WSQ Level 2 Support Acquisitions and Serials Work training workshop conducted at Theatrette 2, NUS Central Library:

Library Acquisitions & Selection Policy of University of South Carolina Beaufort Library

Colgate University (NY) Libraries - Acquisitions: Policies & Procedures

ALA - Workbook for Selection Policy Writing

Wiley new books catalogues online

Simon & Schuster’s digital catalogue 

Elsevier Store – Morgan Kaufmann

Out-of-Print/Rare/Antiquarian sources (to find OP or rare books)

Library Association of Singapore Vendors Listing

NLB: Recommend a Title

Support Acquisitions and Serials work: Open discussion on OPAC

Open Discussion
  • ●  How OPAC can assist in acquisition work ?
  • ●  How websites and databases can assist in acquisition work ? 

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Support Acquisitions and Serials Work

Just received the following email from LAS:

Library Association of Singapore

Posted: 09 Oct 2016 08:08 PM PDT
LAS is pleased to organize another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Acquisitions and Serials Work.  This is the last WSQ course for this year 2016.  We will resume the courses again in 2017. Please keep a look out for posting of the new 2017 training schedule at  


Here is the full details published on LAS web page:

LAS is pleased to organize another run of the LAS WSQ training for Support Acquisitions and Serials Work. This is the last WSQ course for this year 2016.  We will resume the courses again in 2017. Please keep a look out for posting of the new 2017 training schedule at  
Details for the November 2016 module is as below:
Dates: 8 and 9 Nov 2016
Time: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM daily
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 2 (Level 4, CLB-04-05), National University of Singapore
(Getting to NUS Central Library)
Scheduled dates: 23 or 24 Nov 2016
Time: 1 hour per candidate on either one of the scheduled dates
Venue: (NTU Libary Instructional Commons) or venues to be determined.
Course Fees: $360 (Gross)
This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services. 
Important Note:
We will send an email update on the outcome of your application by 28 October 2016.
  • The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens
  • On enrollment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.
  • Participants who are not sponsored by their Employer will have to make payment for the course before the assessment. LAS reserves the right to not allow you to take the assessment on the event of outstanding course fees.
  • Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.
For more information on the module, please refer to the training page.
Registration will close with maximum of 18 participants.
Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

Monday, September 26, 2016

Just accomplish small tasks...

28th and 29th Sept is the assessment day for Support Collection Maintenance, and with these photos on my flower arrangements, I hope, my well wishes to all, is being convey and well received!

All the best for the assessment!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang


I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
American Writer


Sometimes, especially on a Sunday morning, you may not feel like taxing your brain too much...

Hence, doing something small, accomplish it, will make you feel just as great!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. 
People grow old only by deserting their ideals. 
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur


When you give up doing things that you like, you do not feel like yourself!

When you give up your interest, nothing in life will interest you!

I am a keeper of old things, including my many hobbies and interests!

To me they are knowledge that I acquired days by days, and I hope it might transform to wisdom one day...

Even without being wise, my hobby and interest do help to keep my soul unwrinkled.

I am able to live in a youthful soul, when I am re-experience the joys of my many old hobbies, like flower arrangement that I did here!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
-Abraham Maslow
(1908-1970) American Psychologist


A person who likes things that inspire the soul, may like to look at how a small flower express the beautiful side of it...

And try to preserve it, or mirror it!

Dexteirne Ho Soo Miang

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
American Author and Humorist


I adore grant scale Ikebana, yet I can only start with something small, something that I can manage and afford first!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Life is no brief candle to me. 

It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 
Irish Playwright


We each hold a small torch!

I just try to burn it as bright as possible.

Doing training is the way I handing it on to fellow librarians or any keen learners, and they become my multipliers and subsequently benefit the generations beyond...

Arranging flower, is the let the flower shine like a torch, lighting the soul, and let those who admire it, have the joys of seeing the light!

Dexterine Ho Soo Miang

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Local binding service provided by SPD

For libraries or individuals who need binding service, you may be interested to know that SPD is a local binding service provider which offers quality service with reasonable charges:

SPD, formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled, works towards the integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society and the binding service is one of the way SPD helps to maximize people with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent.

For more details on SPD Binding service, go to:

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr Tommy Tng
Senior Manager
Sheltered Workshop 
Adult & Elderly Services Division
Tel: (65) 6579 0739
Fax: (65) 6236 6396

SPD Address:
2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955

(Next to The Regency at Tiong Bahur)


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

3M™ Digital Library Assistant: General Use

3M™ Digital Library Assistant: General Use

Micrographic Data

搜索结果wparticipants who are interested to knpw more about

Here is some info for LAS WSQ course participants who attended Sept 14-15 course:

Micrographics Data Pte Ltd

115A Commonwealth Drive #02-10/16 
Singapore 149596
TEL : +65 64727255
FAX : +65 6475 1436
For enquiries, email

Here is a google search results:

MICROGRAPHICS DATA (Singapore) - Document Scanning, Book ...
The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) has awarded Micrographics Data (MD) ... The National Heritage Board of Singapore (NHB) has awarded Micrographics Data (MD) a ... Copyright © 2011 Micrographics Data Pte Ltd. All Right Reserved.

Contact MD - MICROGRAPHICS DATA (Singapore) - Document ...
Micrographics Data Pte Ltd 115A Commonwealth Drive #02-10/16. Singapore 149596. TEL : +65 64727255. FAX : +65 6475 1436. For enquiries, email us at ...

Micrographics Data Pte Ltd | Facebook › Places › Singapore › Document Service
Blk 115A Commonwealth Drive. Singapore 149596 ... Micrographics Data Pte Ltd, Singapore City, Singapore. 92 likes · 3 were here. Asia's Leading Document Imaging & Preservation Solutions Provider.

Support Collection Maintenance 2016 Sept 14-15

These are the video links I received from Mr George Yam for the activities for Day 1:

1.  Lots 2 Update in the Griffith Library

2.  How to Shelve Books - A Quick Project

3.  Shelf Reading Tutorial.wmv

This is the official documentation for CREW manual:

4.  Offical Documentation of the CREW Weeding Manual (PDF) at

URL for Univ of Hawaii at Manoa Library's disaster planning for emergency preparedness:


Thursday, August 25, 2016

一席: 王德顺 (听君一席话,胜读十年书)

王德顺,1936年出生于沈阳,人体艺术大师、电影演员。1960年,王德顺开始做话剧演员。1985年,王德顺开始研究形体哑剧。1987年,王德顺将中国的哑剧带上世界哑剧舞台;1993年,王德顺创造“活雕塑”。2003年,王德顺参演何平执导《天地英雄》。2008年,王德顺参演张新建执导《闯关东》,2012年,王德顺参演张扬执导《飞越老人院》。2014年,王德顺参演董阿成执导电影《判若云泥》,并入围萨兰托电影节。2015年,王德顺参演陈正道执导《重返20岁》; 3月25日,王德顺在中国国际时装周在北京798艺术中心上演,因79岁的王德顺身材没有走样,精神矍铄,其光膀走秀的图片昨天爆红网络。

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data: Tag 100 etc...

Library of Congress MARC 21 Bibliographic Data at

Provides access to both the full and concise versions of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

To learn the Marc tag, it is good to start with Tag 100:

Main Entry-Personal Name

to learn more about Tag 100, click the link, and have a look at the first indicator, e.g.,

First Indicator  
Type of personal name entry element
0 - Forename
1 - Surname
3 - Family name

then try to understand some subfield codes, e.g.,

Subfield Codes
  • $a - Personal name (NR)
  • $b - Numeration (NR)
  • $c - Titles and words associated with a name (R)

Monday, July 11, 2016

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data: Tag 650

Library of Congress MARC 21 Bibliographic Data at

Provides access to both the full and concise versions of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Here is the link to Tag 650:

Library of Congress >> MARC >> Bibliographic >> 6XX  >> 650

650 - Subject Added Entry-Topical Term (R)

MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
October 2014

First Indicator Second Indicator 
Level of subject
# - No information provided
0 - No level specified
1 - Primary
2 - Secondary
0 - Library of Congress Subject Headings
1 - LC subject headings for children's literature
2 - Medical Subject Headings
3 - National Agricultural Library subject authority file
4 - Source not specified
5 - Canadian Subject Headings
6 - Répertoire de vedettes-matière
7 - Source specified in subfield $2




First Indicator - Level of subject

Used to distinguish primary and secondary descriptors.
# - No information provided
0 - No level specified
Level of the subject term could be determined but is not specified.

1 - Primary
Main focus or subject content of the material.
65017$aCareer Exploration.$2ericd
650#7$aCareer Exploration.$2ericd
2 - Secondary
Less important aspect of the content of the material.
65027$aFood Service.$2ericd
65027$aJunior High Schools.$2ericd
[Primary and secondary subject content identified.]