Thursday, March 4, 2010

Good news! Soft launch of Ideapolisbeta

Just Sharing about New site's Soft Launch
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Dear colleagues,

Good news! Soft launch of Ideapolisbeta,

The Research Collaboratory (RC) Project Team is happy to announce the soft launch of Ideapolisbeta,, an online research collaboratory, today. The site URL is: http://www.ideapolis.sg/.

An initiative of the National Library(NL), RC aims to foster new knowledge creation by providing researchers with relevant resources, tools and services to facilitate their research, writing and publishing. The other objectives are:

  • To create a platform to optimise research talent, capital and ideas in Singapore and thereby enhance research productivity
  • To create a focal point for collaboration amongst Singaporean and Asian researchers
  • To tap into research capability and capacity for information and knowledge services provided by NL
  • To create connectivity between researchers in Singapore and those connected to Singapore

    The BETA version will be available for a trial period of 6 months. The target audiences are: freelance researchers, academics, policymakers from government/statutory boards, Lee Kong Chian Research Fellows, and NLB Librarians and staff.

    We would like to encourage you, especially those carrying out research, writing and publishing projects such as BiblioAsia, Research Assistants who support LKC Research Fellows, Thailand-Singapore-Taiwan collaborative projects, curation of exhibitions, to register as a member of Ideapolis now at http://ideapolis.sg/index.php/my-profile/registers

    The benefits for members are as follows:
    • Online platform for convenient research collaboration
    • Connectivity to other researchers
    • Visibility of research outputs
    • Storage space for working files/research reports
    • Access to trusted content and resources
    • A one-stop place for research and publishing services

    We will be holding roadshows at the various Divisions in April to tell you more and to guide you on using the Ideapolis for research projects. Details of this will be released soon.

    For any queries, please feel free to contact: Ideapolis Administrator (tel 63337977); email: Ideapolis_Admin@nlb.gov.sg

    regards,

    Siok Muoi, PRS
    On behalf of the Research Collaboratory Project Team (comprising staff from RSI, ICD, LKCRL and PRS), led by MsGrace Hui, Project Manager

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