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Wawasan open library services

Wawasan Open Library Services

An introduction

17 Jan 2010



  • An Overview of Library Services

  • Finding information


    -MyDigital Library

  • Requesting Assistance

  • World Wide Web Resources

Where is the library

Where is the Library?

  • Wawasan Open Library

    • Main Campus, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang

  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Office Library

    • Level 3, Menara PGRM, 8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, 56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

  • Johor Bahru Regional Office Library

    • No 17 & 19 Jalan Jaya 2, Taman Jaya, 81300 Skudai, Johor

  • Ipoh Regional Office Library

    • Wisma Gerakan, 80 Persiaran Green Hill, 30450 Ipoh, Perak

  • Kota Bharu Regional Office Library

    • No 3956 Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Gerakan, Jalan Temenggong 15000 Kota Bharu

  • Kucing, Sarawak Regional Office Library

    • SL14, Westin Avenue, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350, Kuching

Benefits of using the library physical and electronic

Benefits of using the Library (physical and electronic)

  • To borrow books

  • Range of reference materials

  • To use the physical facilities available

  • To find the information needed

  • Room for collaborators (discussion with friends)

Information formats

Information Formats

  • Print format – books, journals

    5,410 titles of books; 10,934 volume

  • Non print format- digital databases, e-books, audiotapes, DVD, CD ROM.

    595 titles of e-books

    16 subscribed electronic databases

    e.g. Business Source Complete- >7,000 titles;

    Ebrary- 30,000 titles of books

Students library privileges

Students’ Library Privileges

  • Undergraduate - 2 books from the General Collections for 2 weeks

  • Graduate - 5 books from the General Collections for 30 days

  • Unlimited access to MyDigital Library

  • Computer facility

  • Inter-library Loan & Document Delivery


Library computers

Library Computers

  • How to register?

    Sign-in at your RO Circulation Desk

  • Not permitted to store any software or other data on the hard drives or alter the programmes installed on the systems.

  • Not to be used for chatting, instant messaging, game playing and viewing pornography.

Finding information resources

Finding Information Resources

  • Library Catalogue – MyCatalogue

  • Electronic Library - MyDigital Library

  • World Wide Web Resources - Internet

Finding information where do i start

Finding information: Where Do I Start?

Library Homepage- http://library.wou.edu.my

Locating library materials

Locating Library Materials


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    HQ HD30.28 .D245 2003 0000005162 DUE 01/29/2009

    RCIpoh HD30.28 .D245 2003. 0000006289 Available

  • Locate the displayed item in the Library

  • Check that the item status is available

  • Copy the Call Number information

  • Locate the book on the shelves. The call number is generally taped to the bottom of the spine of each book or in the case of “thin” book, at the bottom left hand corner of the book

Wou id card


  • To enter the Library

  • Place your card on the card reader at the turnstile

  • To borrow books

Patron profile mylibrary account

Patron Profile- MyLibrary account

Patron can check - full personal record, account information (fines & penalty fees) & loan activity

Borrower’s Full record



  • Renewals are processed in person or electronically

  • 1 online renewal allowed for students

  • Materials held or recalled for another patron may not be renewed

  • Media ResourcesVideos and DVDs may not be renewed

Online renewals

Select overdue item(s) and click “Renew” button

CHECK ACTION FROM MY OWN Lib Account. It is still the same!.

Online Renewals



  • 20 cents per day per book

  • For a lost book – total overdue fines + current cost of the book + RM25.00 per volume as processing fee

  • RM50.00 for lost ID card

How can i search mydigital library

How can I search MyDigital Library?

  • Bringing the library to you. Our way of reducing disadvantages faced by ODL students

  • Consist of e-databases, e-journals &

    e-books subscribed by the Library

  • Access 24/7

  • Restricted to WOU students, staff & tutors

Access to mydigital library

Log-in with your user ID & password using single sign-on method

Access to MyDigital Library

Access to mydigital library1

Access to MyDigital Library

Single password/sign-on (SSO) –

A mechanism whereby a single action of user authentication and authorization can permit a user to access all computers and systems where he has access permission, without the need to enter multiple passwords

Single password

Single Password

Mydigital library

MyDigital Library

  • Can read MyDigital Library contents from your home or a library computer via the Internet

  • Search for a word in every e-book or e-journal in the collection

Mydigital library e resources

MyDigital Library E- resources


E-books on business and finance


E-books on all academic subject areas

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Articles by noted scholars on intersection of history and the social sciences ranging from accounting to zoos

Wawasan open library services

MyDigital Library DatabasesEBSCOHOST:Business Source CompleteCollection of scholarly business databaseMore than 7,000 titlesComputers & Applied Science CompleteCovers research and development spectrum of computing and applied sciences disciplinesEmerarld Management60 titles management journals

Business source premier

Business Source Premier

Emerald management

Emerald Management

PDF Format

Mydigital library e magazines

MyDigital LibraryE-Magazines

Independent news and views on Malaysia

NSTP E-media News Archives

Gateway to all NSTP group newspapers archive.


A premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs

Mydigital library1

MyDigital Library

  • E-course reserves

    Materials are set aside by Course Coordinator for the

    exclusive use of their students. Direction to use is provided

    in the Course material

  • Past examination papers

    Examination papers are available for all courses except for

    Multiple Choice type question papers

Capturing electronic information

Capturing electronic information

Common ways include:

  • printing

  • copying and pasting

  • downloading to disk

  • forwarding to an e-mail account

  • Procedures vary depending on which database your are using and how you are accessing it. Consult the online help for further information

Requesting assistance library homepage

RequestingAssistance Library Homepage

Document delivery

Document Delivery

To be used by staff/student/tutor to request

material NOT available in Regional Office’s library

Help online

Help Online

Live chat with reference librarian- IM Meebo

For further assistance

For further assistance -

Ask A Librarian

I nter library loans

Inter-library Loans

Inter-library loan charges will be transferred to the requestor.

Photocopying and printing services

Photocopying and printing services

Main Campus

  • Self service card operated photocopier

  • Purchase the card at the Circulation Desk

    Regional Office

  • Please approach Library Administrators for


World wide web resources

World Wide Web Resources

  • Locate general information

  • Current news events

  • Statistics

  • Points of view

  • Opinion on your topic

Types of search tools

Types of Search Tools

  • Search engines – Google; Google Scholar;Yahoo; Ask.com

  • Subject Directories –Librarians’ Index; Google Directory; Yahoo!

  • Invisible web/Deep web - InfoMine

Library tutorial online

Access 24 / 7

Learn how to find the information you need


Library Tutorial Online


Circulation desk

Circulation Desk

Learning & Library Services Department

Wawasan Open University,

Main Campus,

Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang

Circulation/Reference Librarian:

Mrs Farzanah Ali Hassan

Tel: 04-2180 333 Fax: 04-227 9214

Regional/Learning Offices:

 Ipoh : 05-2436 323 (Ms Doreen)

 Kuala Lumpur: 03-9281 7323 / 9283 8323 (Ms Syuhada Aqilah)

 Johor Bahru : 07-5566 323 / 5564 323 (Ms Teresa Wong)

 Kota Bharu : 09-7487 323 (Ms Nur Shahidah)

 Kucing : 082-578923 / 575923 (Ms Mary Liliana)

Practical session mydigital library

Practical session – MyDigital Library

  • NetLibrary - “Learning Skills”

  • EBSCOHOST –“Purchasing behaviors" AND brand

  • Emerald Management – “Total quality management”

  • ACM – “artificial intelligence”

Thank you


e-mail: library@wou.edu.my

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