Upcoming event: 19 – 22 April Knowledge Enrichment Programme 2016

Salam to all UniKL City Campus Communities,

Kindly be informed that there will be Knowledge Enrichment Programme 2016 as per below poster.

Poster KEP 2016

KEP 2016 are held in conjunction with Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA) Campus Tour 2016.

There will be 15 local publishers coming for book exhibition at the lobby from 19 – 21 April 2016.

Among the activities that going to be carried out on that day would be:

Mind Game:
SUDOKU Contest, Info Hunt (Explore Race), Guess Book Pages, Crossword Puzzle.
Prizes: 1st Prize, 2nd Prize & 3rd Prize

Book Exhibition:
Spent & Win Contest
Rules & Regulation:
Belanja RM 30 ke atas dalam satu resit, anda layak untuk  dapat 1 borang penyertaan cabutan bertuah.
Jika resit berjumlah RM 90, bermakna anda layak untuk dapat 3 borang penyertaan cabutan bertuah.
Simpan resit pembelian, sekiranya anda terpilih sebagai pemenang, sila kemukan resit sebagai bukti pembelian.
Pemenang akan di hubungi melalui telefon / email / melalui laman sosial i,e; FB, Blog, etc.
Cabutan bertuah akan diadakan setiap hari, yang mana pihak penganjur akan memilih 5 pemenang pada setiap hari.
Borang penyertaan boleh di hantar di Kaunter Perpustakaan, Aras 14.
Keputusan pemilihan pemenang adalah muktamad, sebarang pertukaran adalah hak muktamad pihak penganjur.

7 April Workshop Teaser: IEEE Xplore – Essential notes & how to get published with the IEEE

IEEE Session Teaser (7 Apr)

Poster IEEE 7 April

Objective: Participants will be discussed based on the essential learning notes, such as:

  1. Part 1:
    1. Introduction to IEEE & IEEE Xplore – a resource digital library
    2. Writing for a journal or conference proceedings – the difference
    3. The format of an IEEE paper
    4. Ethics in writing
    5. Understanding journals site
    6. Finding a conference’s call for paper
    7. Using the Journal recommendation tool
    8. Understanding & use the functionalities of IEEE Xplore via creating a personal account & access full text
    9. Search Strategies to advanced searching to aid your academic studies
    10. Discover & browsing related articles to support your research activities. Browsing the collections in the platform

Time: 90 mins.

Participants: Participants who are interested to publish on IEEE Xplore (as a journal paper, magazine article or conference proceedings)

Trainer: Hazman Aziz – Client Services Manager, IEEE

About the trainer: Hazman is a trained librarian, who has published several articles, including at an IEEE Conference. His paper can be access via IEEE Xplore as one of the conference proceedings. Hazman’s research interested is in outreach scholarly communication, where he reads on the societal impact of a researcher at the article level metrics. He shares his knowledge in leveraging and harnessing the IEEE Xplore to aid and out research activities.

Upcoming event: 7 April – UniKL Seminar on Academic Publication

UniKL Seminar on Academic Publication

Date: 7 April 2016 (Thur)
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: UniKL Convention Room, Level 23
No. of participants: 50 pax ONLY (Register before 4 Apr)

Poster 7 April.png

Highlighted topics:

Session 1: Visibility of Local Scholarly Publication

  • Scholarly Publication
  • Visibility of Local Scholarly Publication
  • Getting Indexed
  • Roles of Malaysian Citation Centre
  • Products of Malaysian Citation Centre
  • Criteria for Quality Journal Publication.

Session 2: How to get Published with Wiley

  • Wiley Author Resources Site
  • Wiley Editing Services
  • The format of an Wiley paper
  • Ethics Guidelines

Session 3: How to get Published with IEEE


  • Introduction to IEEE & IEEE Xplore – a resource digital library
  • Writing for a journal or conference proceedings – the difference
  • The format of an IEEE paper
  • Ethics in writing
  • Understanding journals site
  • Finding a conference’s call for paper
  • Using the Journal recommendation tool
  • Understanding & use the functionalities of IEEE Xplore via creating a personal account & access full text
  • Search Strategies to advanced searching to aid your academic studies
  • Discover & browsing related articles to support your research activities. Browsing the collections in the platform


Upcoming event: 13 April – Introduction to Mendeley Desktop

Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley Desktop

Date: 13 April ( Wednesday)
Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Convention Room, Level 23
Trainer: Mr. Khairul Anwar Husaini
Allocation: 25 pax
Requirement: Personal Laptop

mendeley workshop

Event description:
Introduction to Mendeley Desktop session towards UniKL MIIT academicians, professional researchers and Post-Grad students.
Explanation on Mendeley key features (for beginner) & new updates (for intermediate).
Hands-on demo to import citation files from other citation tools (zotero, end note, etc) into Mendeley, how to generate in-text citation & bibliography.
How to install Mendeley citation plug-in using Microsot Word (Word 2007 and above).

To RSVP, please email to: khairulanwar@unikl.edu.my

10 Types of Plagiarism in Research

10 type plagiarism

  1. SECONDARY SOURCES (Inaccurate citation)

Secondary Source Plagiarism happens when a researcher uses a secondary source like a meta study but only cites the primary sources contained within the secondary one. Secondary source plagiarism not only fails to attribute the work of the authors of the secondary sources but also provides a false sense of the amount of review that went into the research.

  1. INVALID SOURCES (Misleading citation, Fabrication, Falsification)

Invalid Source Attribution occurs when researchers reference either an incorrect or nonexistent source. Though this may be the result of sloppy research rather than intent to deceive, it can also be an attempt to increase the list of references and hide inadequate research.

  1. DUPLICATION (Self-plagiarism, Reuse)

Duplication happens when a researcher reuses work from their own previous studies and papers without attribution. The ethics of duplication is highly debated and often depends upon the content copied.

  1. PARAPHRASING (Plagiarism, Intellectual theft)

Paraphrasing is taking another person’s writing and changing the words, making it appears that an idea or even a piece of research is original when, in truth, it came from an uncited outside source. Paraphrasing ranges from simple rephrasing to completely rewriting content while maintaining the original idea or concept.

  1. REPETITIVE RESEARCH (Self-plagiarism, Reuse)

Repetitive Research Plagiarism is the repeating of data or text from a similar study with a similar methodology in a new study without proper attribution. This often happens when studies on a related topic are repeated with similar result but the earlier research is not cited properly.

  1. REPLICATION (Author Submission Violation)

Replication is the submission of a paper to multiple publications, resulting in the same manuscript being published more than once. This can be an ethical infraction, particularly when a researcher claims that a paper is new when it has been published elsewhere.

  1. MISLEADING ATTRIBUTION(Inaccurate Authorship)

Misleading Attribution is an inaccurate or insufficient list of authors who contributed to a manuscript. This happen when authors are denied credit for partial or significant contributions made to a study, or the opposite-when authors are cited in a paper although no contributions were made.

  1. UNETHICAL COLLABORATION (Inaccurate Authorship)

Unethical Collaboration happens when people who are working together violate a code of conduct. Using written work, outcomes and ideas that are the result of collaboration, without citing the collaborative nature of the study and participants involved, is unethical. Using others’ work without proper attribution is plagiarism.

  1. VERBATIM PLAGIARISM (Copy-and-Paste. Intellectual Theft)

Verbatim Plagiarism is the copying of another’s words and works without providing proper attribution, indentation or quotation marks. This can take two forms. First, plagiarists may cite the source they borrowed from, but no indicate that it’s a direct quote. In the second, no attribution at all is provided, essentially claiming the words of someone else to be their own.

  1. COMPLETE PLAGIARISM (Intellectual Theft, Stealing)

Complete plagiarism is an extreme scenario when a researcher takes a study, a manuscript or other work from another researcher and simply resubmits it under his/her own name

Source from:
Eassom, H. (2013). 10 types of plagiarism in research. Retrieved from http://exchanges.wiley.com/blog/2015/11/12/10-types-of-plagiarism-in-research/

Upcoming Event: 29 March – Mini Seminar on Academic Publication & Journal Publishing

Event: Mini Seminar on Academic Publication & Journal Publishing
Date: 29 March (Tue)
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: UniKL Library (City Campus), Level 15
Speaker 1: Ms. Deb Wyatt – Wiley Editorial Director, Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia
Speaker 2: Prof. Dr. Szarina Abdullah, Wisdom Synergy Principle Consultant
Participants: Selected and by nomination only.

Mini Seminar A2 Poster

Highlighted topics:-

Debra Wyatt Talk Session:

  • Peer – review process
  • ORCID implementation & it’s benefit
  • Research ethics
  • Open Access (benefit, mandate & policy)
  • Bonus: 7 steps to successful publication

Prof. Dr. Szarina Talk Session:

  • Comparing ISI & Scopus Journal Indexing
  • How ISI & Scopus did their indexing (criteria, metrics, etc.)
  • ISI or Scopus? choosing between the 2
  • Issue on citations, how to attract your paper to be cited

For more information, contact: Mr. Anwar (03-2175 4284)

5 facts about Scopus and the h-index

How the h-index in Scopus is calculated and where to find it are popular topics; in fact, an older post about the h-index continues to be among our top viewed and shared content. However, a lot has happened in Scopus in the past few years, making it a good time to re-visit the h-index. Here are 5 facts about Scopus and the h-index:

  1.  The h-index is no longer limited to post-1995 data, a result of our Cited Reference Expansion Program.
    2.    The h-index includes citations from expanded book coverage (but can be easily excluded from your calculation if desired).
    3.    You can calculate the h-index for a single author, multiple authors or even for selected documents.
    4.    You can access an h-index  from the author details, the analyze author output and the citation overview pages.
    5.    Author self-citations can be excluded from calculating an h-index.

Check your h-index in Scopus. The accuracy of your h-index also depends on the accuracy of your author profile. Use the Scopus Feedback Wizard to make sure your profile is up-to-date. You can also manage your author profile using the Scopus integration with ORCID.

Click here to read the full article.

(Source: http://blog.scopus.com/posts/5-facts-about-scopus-and-the-h-index)

 Scopus is accessible through Library Website or click here to access from outside campus area.

Please contact librarian at your respective campus for outcampus username and password

Personalizing your Scopus Experience

Personalizing your Scopus experience is easy – all you have to do is register for a Scopus username and password. By registering, you can take advantage of the personalization features Scopus offers to customize your Scopus experience.


With your username and password you can create targeted lists for future projects or create alerts to see when someone has cited your work. To make your work efficient, you can also use the username and password to create a bibliography, save references, create alerts via RSS and download saved Lists.

Click here to read the full article.

 Scopus is accessible through Library Website or click here to access from outside campus area.

Please contact librarian at your respective campus for outcampus username and password

Benchmarking Visit to Singapore

Part 1 (WEDNESDAY, 19TH AUGUST 2015)


We begin early and fresh as we had enough sleep last night and all librarians gathered at the hotel lobby around 6.20 am and checked out of the hotel, then we leave all our luggages inside the UniKL bus which then brought them to MITEC in Pasir Gudang. All of us had the breakfast provided by the hotel and at near 7 am we already inside the Rajawali Bus. The process of entering the customs and immigration of Malaysia and Singapore begun. Along the way to the two checkpoints the road was filled with trailers, motorcycles, cars and peoples walking from Johor Bharu entering the checkpoints. It is a busy road with high traffic, now I know why we have to depart early from J.B.

En.Khairul Anwar had briefed us on the tentative programmes of the day which will be started at Nanyang Technological University Library (NTU Library), followed by National University of Singapore Library (NUS Library) and lastly to National Library of Singapore (NL). He stressed on the roles of every group members and passed the microphone to Puan Pazilah to give her words and mandate to all of us. In her speech, she stressed that the knowledge journey had been planned carefully by her and she prayed that everything will be smooth as according to her plan. She stressed that all of us should grab the opportunities and gain as much as we could, asking questions to the Librarians in those universities for that we feel not enough inputs. Lastly, announcement made by her on the rebranding of the City Campus Library and all branch campuses libraries.

We picked up Cik Kalsum at the same place in Woodlands. Along the way from Woodlands to NTU library she had briefed again on history of Singapore and interestingly on NEWater, the brand name given to ultra-pure water that is produced from reclaimed water. Most of the NEWater is used by industries for non-portable uses such as wafer fabrication.

We reached NTU which located at (50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798) at around 9.30 am, the university area is huge and green. The bus stopped in front of Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre and we had to walk inside for a few metres to reach the Library. Along the walkway we saw that some part of the library was under renovation. For info, NTU is one the two public and autonomous universities in Singapore. We entered the Lee Wee Nam Library (Science and Engineering collection), the biggest library among other NTU libraries. The library is named after the generous donation by the family of the late Mr Lee Wee Nam. This well photographed building has reading space to cater for both group discussion and learning as well as individual quiet reading. On arrival, we were warmly received by Ms Alice Ang Assistant Library Executive and Miss Leena Shah, Librarian (Library Technology Group), Science Librarian (Earth Sciences) at the Services counter. We were then divided into two groups i.e. one group guided by her and the other group guided by Mr. Lim Kong Meng, Head, Engineering Library &Engineering Librarian (Civil Engineering & Maritime Studies)

Mr. Lim mentioned that Lee Wee Nam Library comprised of Level 2, 4 and 5. He explained that the library cater for different kind of users with no sitting requirement. He stated that the level 2 of the library that place more than 200 PCs will be soon refurbished to become the Research area. He believed in openness of the Library and mentioned that no turn style equipment installed in the Library just to ensure that it is open and with less control from the Librarian.

Mr. Lim then brought us to an area that is call “E Book Corner” on the right side of the Services counter. It places some computer monitors and IPads for the students. It is describe as free and easy searching of e books subscribed by the University library, besides that the students can check their emails of gmails and hotmails through the facilities provided. He stated that the library have more than 50,000 of e-journal titles and more than 900,000 volumes of books.

The gallery for the donor of the Library

The gallery for the donor of the Library

Service Counter at NTU Library

Service Counter at NTU Library

Besides the area the Library placed a corner for the students’ project for display. Usually the top and selected project of the students will be displayed in this corner. He added that the semester begun on Jan/Feb and end on April. Mr. Lim is a subject librarian i.e. engineering librarian. The university library have other subject librarians that comprise of Art, Design, Media, Medical and etc. Librarians. They have near 200 library staff that comprise the professional and support staff. They display the librarian faces on the wall like wall of fame in such a way to attract the students to visit the library and get in touch with the librarians in charge.

Students Display Project Corner

Students Display Project Corner

Mr. Lim mentioned that during the new students’ orientation session, they won’t give serious talk on the Library services and didn’t do any books exhibition, just brief explanation on the Library and they will conduct the Information Literacy Class later, usually the library orientation for new students were conducted for three days. The Library also did an interesting promotion by setting up a booth inside the pasar malam in the university compound and there will a library staff stationed there to give explanation to students who need infos on the Library. Wrapping up the new students register, the Library will organize a “tea party” in a small group for the new students, Mr. Lim mentioned that after he entertain us he will be rushed to the party. The session will be chiller and relax, no Q & A session inside the tea party. The small group of students will be served finger foods i.e. cakes, mee hoon and other simple foods. The idea of this session is to make the new students feel comfortable with the librarians and feel welcomed by the Library. This sounds nice to me and all of us in the group, it is simply a new approach to attract the new students to come to the Library!  


 Mr. Lim eagerly explained on the Tea Party program as seen on the banner behind

Mr. Lim eagerly explained on the Tea Party program as seen on the banner behind

He brought us to the Level 2 that is also known as Commons area which place 200 hundreds of computer facilities for the students to use and access to journals, databases and other electronic resources subscribed by the Library. Standard software such as Microsoft productivity suites (MSWord, Excel, Power point, etc.) are also installed in these computers, he further explained that the level will be transformed to Research Common Area a place for research students to discuss, the university library had formed a team and did brainstorming session to gain ideas on transforming the area on what needed to do, the idea will be handed to architect and ID on the further design of the area, he stressed that the upgrading also depends on the library’s budget.

Computer facilities at the Commons Area

Computer facilities at the Commons Area

He further brought us to Learning Pods in the Commons Area. There are 6 Learning Pods in the Commons. The Learning Pods are:-
• Learning Pods Nos. 1 to 3 are behind the IT Help Desk and are equipped with 42-inch LCD monitors.
• Learning Pods Nos 4 to 6 are next to the Recording Room and are equipped with 48-inch interactive whiteboards or SMART Boards.

The Learning Pods are all equipped with PCs. Together with either the LCD monitor or SMART Board they provide enlarged screens for group discussions or mock presentations. Each Learning Pod also comes with a conventional whiteboard for writing or drawing. He mentioned that the Pod can be booked per group for 2 hours and is the hot facilities among the students especially when they need to send their assignments. The booking for the pods is through online booking.

Learning Pod, the blue glass behind Mr.Lim can be used as a board for writing

Learning Pod, the blue glass behind Mr.Lim can be used as a board for writing

Next he brought us to Recording Room at the end of the Commons and which will provides students with a small enclosed space to engage in small scale audio or video recording, quickly and conveniently.

Recording Room

Recording Room

The Recording Room is equipped with AV recording equipment, a green screen and Chroma key software for professional looking videos or simple high quality podcast. It is acoustic proof and he did mentioned that the room was built after a team of NTU Librarians 6 years ago had come out with the idea to do a recording room for improving students presentations. It was also part of incentive given by the University to its various departments under the tagline – Cool Campus. The room has to be booked online.

After the Recording Room he brought us to Video Wall corner. The wall is in between the two banks of Learning Pods. The video wall comprises four 46-inch LCD monitors. This wall provides a common area to explore many of the digital resources and facilities provided by the Library. Eight sound domes suspended from the ceiling project sound from the video wall to the seats below and minimize sound spillage into other areas. Sometimes the area turn to a “lunch time talk” where the Library will invite a researcher to give a talk on a simple topic i.e. “LD Lights” in a layman language

Video Wall

Video Wall


He slightly brief us on Multimonitor and Touchscreen PC Workstations that is beside the Learning Pods. The PC workstations are available in 3 configurations:​

  • 2-screen (4 stations)
  • 3-screen (4 stations)
  • Touch screen (3 stations)


The multimonitors will provide a bigger screen surface and the option to open up more applications all at one go. The PC workstations are equipped with ‘Pinnacle’ software for video editing. He did mentioned that this facility is not so successful with the students.


The next area was Digital newspapers. There are 3 digital newspaper readers at the Commons. The LCD screens are interactive, allowing users to flip pages and browse digital editions of newspapers. One of the LCD screen contains 97 newspapers from different countries in 54 languages. There are other facilities in this level that is Printing Room and it had been operated by Contractors from outside and he mentioned that all of the books are using RFID tag.

Mr.Lim brought us to Level 5, the Quiet Zone Area, the zone was design in a circular shape and, students can view the outside scenery from their tables. Foods are not allowed in the quiet zone. In this zone, there is a phone booth talk for the students who would like to answer calls, it is a sound proof room. Users are prohibited to leave their things unattended on the tables. The library has the right to move any books leave on the table unattended for 30 minutes. The Lee Wee Nam Library also credited the students complaints by putting their grievances on the wall near the lift, Mr.Lim mentioned that the Library really care about the students’ need.

Mr.Lim briefed us on Reservation services for the students at the Level 3, where we first entered the Library, the students are allowed to reserve books for 2 hours time and they provide kick stools for students who would like to read the books inside this area, they have to do the borrowing process by themselves and a stand alone self check machine provided in this area and the fines is 50 cent per book per hour, the reservation area is on left side of the services counter. Mr.Lim then end his briefing and left us to be brought into the media room for slides presentation with the Chief Librarian of NTU library

Mr.Choy explained that NTU is one of the autonomous universities in Singapore, they receive funding from the government, but are autonomous, which gives them the flexibility to strategise, innovate, and differentiate themselves, as they pursue excellence in education, research and service.

He began his presentation and stated in his slides:

  • NTU has 32,000 students and 1/3 of the students are research students and NTU is a Research University, an example the Medical School had a joint venture programme with Imperial College of London.
  • NTU library placed 906,300 volumes of books and adding new titles 38,300 per year
  • 900 books borrowed per day
  • Media: there are 73,100 items that comprise of documentaries, films courses and 54 loans & virus per day
  • Online: 223 databases and 55,00 e-journal
  • 642,200 e-books
  • 20,600 articles downloaded per day
  • Document Delivery: Obtain books & articles not available in library, > 1,500 articles purchased per year

He mentioned that they use EBSCO and link with Google under Enabling Information Finding service that comprise search, browse and discover, when there’s a need the students will ask the librarians and it is available via mobile access too. There are guides on using resources by topical guide and subject room and guides.

Mr.Choy mentioned that NTU Library had been a pioneer in promoting blogs. They are working closely with faculties and encourage the academic lecturers to put their notes on the blogs. There are 330 Teaching and Learning blogs. The library does not maintain the blogs but assisting in setting the blogs, the blogs are multilingual and they have blogs in Japanese, Mandarin and Malay languages. This is the initiative by the Library to support Teaching and Learning activities in NTU. Another innitiative by the Library is providing E-Portfolio for archiving the students’ projects: Art & design students (keeping and showcasing students works). The whole campus of NTU are using e-learning and Library is supplementing the research process. The library also provided Teaching Information & Digital Literacy,the programme had been integrated with curriculum in which the students are compulsorily take 2 courses before graduating. He mentioned that it is a blended learning. Besides that, the Library is supporting the research work and publishing with open acces to its Institution Repositry. He finally gave some info of the space of NTU that is 15,200 m and accommodating 1,720 seats, his Deputy Librarian is a Canadian and NTU has a total of 7 subject libraries, he mentioned that the previous years Lee We Nam Library had done internship program for librarians and selected 5 peoples from various part of Asia. Puan Hajjah Pazilah handed official souvenirs from UniKL to Mr.Choy as a compliment for receiving us as guest at Lee Wee Nam Library of NTU.


UniKL Promoting Reading Habits

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) pledges to play more active role in promoting and nurturing reading habits among Malaysians. Through its collaboration with Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara (YPBN), UniKL will be facilitating human capital development programmes and trainings to support publishing industry locally and internationally. UniKL will also provide its expertise to YPBN with the organisation of learning visits and book related activities worldwide. 

MOU YPBN Exchange Doc.JPGRead the full article here


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