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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


    HQ HD30.28 .D245 2003 0000004135 Available

    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 library1
Access to methodMyDigital 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

Mydigital library
MyDigital Library method

  • 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 method 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 method 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

Emerald management
Emerald Management method

PDF Format

Mydigital library e magazines
MyDigital Library methodE-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 method

  • 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 method

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
Requesting methodAssistance Library Homepage

Document delivery
Document Delivery method

To be used by staff/student/tutor to request

material NOT available in Regional Office’s library

Help online
Help Online method

Live chat with reference librarian- IM Meebo

For further assistance
For further assistance - method

Ask A Librarian

I nter library loans
I methodnter-library Loans

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

Photocopying and printing services
Photocopying and printing services method

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 method

  • Locate general information

  • Current news events

  • Statistics

  • Points of view

  • Opinion on your topic

Types of search tools
Types of Search Tools method

  • 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 method

Learn how to find the information you need


Library Tutorial Online


Circulation desk
Circulation Desk method

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 – methodMyDigital Library

  • NetLibrary - “Learning Skills”

  • EBSCOHOST –“Purchasing behaviors" AND brand

  • Emerald Management – “Total quality management”

  • ACM – “artificial intelligence”

Thank you

THANK YOU method

e-mail: library@wou.edu.my