|What’s important to you||How we improved|
|Leisure and study spaces||Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Learning space located at B413 is another 24-hour area for students. This area is equipped with Wi-Fi Eduroam, a dedicated powerpoint for each user, CCTV, Print4U Printer Kiosk, and card access entry for safety and security.|
|Mobile app for cashless payment|
The library added another eWallet ‘Boost’ in January 2020 (another alternative is Sarawak Pay) for users to pay their printing reload, library fines, and loss of book charges at the library Service Desk.
|Digital Contents / Online Literacy Classes||To support teaching and learning during this pandemic, the library provides online workshops via MS Teams. This ensures that library literacy classes are still available for students even though they are not on campus. Online classes can be booked or requested by students.|
Develop series of videos for imparting information skills.
i) Pre-recorded video of library instruction for ‘Find and search library e-resources’ and ‘Reference and cite information sources’ module
ii) Quick Guide video for Harvard Referencing guide and VitalSource ebook databases
iii) Produce a short clip/montage highlighting on library services and access during CMCO and uploaded it onto Discord app
iv) Produced new ‘Virtual Library Tour’ video for orientation via MS teams,
These videos can be accessed through the library website here.
|Collection Development||Every year, the library strives to continue developing collections and resources to meet the university’s teaching and research demands.|
In 2019, the library started subscribing to PressReader – an eMagazine and eNewspaper platform that is available for download on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac with access to more than 7,100 global publications.
Swinburne Sarawak Library has also subscribed to some eTextbooks / eBooks through VitalSource Bridge and its Bookshelf allows users to access digital content from laptops, tablets, or mobile devices. Texts can be downloaded directly via Bookshelf app or access them via browser.
|Library Toilet Refurbishment||It is a significant facelift with a modern concept, new lighting and flooring, and an improved disability toilet. The renovation was completed in August 2020.|
|Walltalkers Walls||All discussion rooms were now installed with walltakers. Walltakers (replacing the old whiteboards) are dry-erase writable surfaces that offer a clean, bright surface for excellent readability and erasability, from wall-to-wall.|
|Color Printing Charges|
Earlier 2020, charges for color printing have been revised from RM1.50 to RM1.00 for A4 and RM2.50 to RM2.00 for A3.
One black and white (B&W) printer is also available at 24-Hour Study Area to provide students printing services once the library is closed.
|Monitoring of Library Space – #FairSpace|
Space hogging has been an ongoing issue in the availability of study space in the library. Library staff has been on guard and will patrol hourly to ensure vacant seats are not left attended. Staff will place ‘post-it-note’ at any unattended as a reminder to users.
|Library Search Engine|
To improve searching for online library resources, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) has been introduced in mid-2020 to enhance the visibility of library subscribed articles through the search engine.
|Signage and Posters|
All signages and posters had been standardized and updated to provide better information and instruction in the library (including the COVIDSafe Practices).