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LIC Held Seminar on the Use of Popular Resources

On May 22, 2019, a seminar on “How to Use Cambridge University Press Resources” was organized by Library & Information Center of Khazar University. Leszek Czerwinski, Representative of the Cambridge Publishing house gave a detailed information about the resources.

Following that, Mehmet Can Soyulmaz, EBSCO Information Services representative delivered a presentation on the new service “Flipster digital magazines”.

It was reported during the seminar that access to use new resources will be made available for Khazar University.

During the seminar participants got the chance to get answers to their questions.



LIC Representatives Participated at ALIC 

On May 8, 2019, the subsequent event of the Azerbaijan Library Information Consortium (ALIC) was held. At the event, ADA University Library staff provided information on the ANKOS 2019 PDP program.

The event was followed by the discussions on the proposal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) - the World Library Map, and recommendations were made on the creation of a coordinator and a working group.

Director of Library and Information Center of Khazar University Tatyana Zaytseva and Deputy Director Aytac Misgarli attended the event.



Khazar University Staff Members Participate in the Final Meeting of NIZAMI Project

On April 1-4, 2019, Khazar University staff members – Dr. Jeyhun Mammadov, Dean of the School of Economics and Management; Dr. Tatyana Zayseva, Director of the Library and Information Center; and Dr. Elmar Mustafayev, Head of the Political Science and Philosophy Department – participated in the final meeting of Erasmus+ NIZAMI Project at Montpelier University, France. The project meeting was devoted to the final reports of partner universities on work packages and the dissemination event to be held on April 12, 2019.

The final meeting of NIZAMI Project was attended by partner universities and institutions from Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan National Academy of Science, Khazar University, Baku Engineering University, UNEC, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, and Nakhchivan University – and programme universities from EU – Montpelier University, Barcelona University, and Lund University.

On the third day of the meeting, Dr. Elmar Mustafayev delivered a presentation on Work Package 2 of NIZAMI Project, Structuring Doctoral Education. The presentation briefed the participants about the Doctoral School Model of Khazar University established within the NIZAMI Project.






“eLearning and MOODLE” Seminar

On 15th of March 2019 Khazar University organized seminar on eLearning and MOODLE within PETRA ERASMUS+ project. The seminar started with the opening of the Electronic Laboratory, which was established within the framework of the project. Members of Library and Information Center at Khazar led the seminar and discussed the details of how MOODLE platform works, how to use the updated eLearning system, opportunities within DSpace of Khazar, how to upload materials and how to use it. Alongside with Khazar University staff, members of Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku Slavic University and Azerbaijan University, partners of the project, also participated in the seminar.






New Trials : ProQuest and Cambridge University Press

Library and Information Center has got two free trials for the following databases: ProQuest and Cambridge University Press.

ProQuest  trial is now available and runs from 05-MAR-2019 - 05-APR-2019.

You can access 3 trial products, such as   ProQuest Central, ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses, ProQuest’s Academic Complete  using this web address:

https://trials.proquest.com/access?token=NXQ3MHVPLARH2WDZVSFH

Please visit us at www.proquest.com for additional information, such as product information; email notifications; and title lists.

Patrons access Ebook Central titles at this URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/khazar

Authentication:

ProQuest  has configured this site to be authenticated via a method called “Patron Login”.

Patrons can create a login the first time they try to access the site from on-campus, within the  Khazar University IP range

Cambridge University Press trial of access to full text content is going to be available till end of April 2019.

Here is the link that your  may access: https://www.cambridge.org/core

Below information is for you to represent brief information about content.

“Cambridge University Press currently publishes more than 390 peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

Many of these titles are the leading journals in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of research available today. For any collection you subscribe to, you will gain perpetual access to content from the years in which you subscribe. Archive access goes back to year 1997 where applicable.

Read more: https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/journals”

If you have questions regarding the trials or would like to give us feedback, please contact to the library staff.



The workshop held and Memorandum of Understanding signed between the RICeST & ISC and Khazar University

On December 27, 2018, the workshop entitled “Two decades overview of Scientific Research in Islamic World: Republic of Azerbaijan’s Status in Global Ranking Systems & WoS” was conducted by Library and Information Center of Khazar University in partnership with the Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICeST) and Islamic World Science Citation Center ISC), Iran, at Khazar University. It aims to encourage Khazar University researchers to take part in shaping research and development agenda through its workshops and to provide discussion on current research and development approaches and tools.

Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehghani, President of ISC & RICeST and Dr. Mohammad Reza Falahati Qadimi Fumani, Associate Prof. Office of International Scientific Cooperation, Director, Consultant to the President, RICeST & ISC gave an overview of the RICeST & ISC activities. A special attention was paid the Global Ranking Systems and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) University Ranking. They also gave the specific objectives of the future seminar and provided points to meet the expectations of the participants.

Dr. Javad Dehghani reiterated that one of the goals in conducting the seminar is to encourage the participants to publish scientific articles in internationally recognized journals. Dr. Reza Falahati emphasized the need to prepare institution-specific efforts related to increasing the number of publications.

An important part of their presentation was devoted to a general analysis of publication activity in Azerbaijani universities and in more detail using the example of Khazar University. At the end of the workshop various strategies were recommended to improve quality of research outputs. Some of the strategies include research collaboration between various universities and institutionalization of various incentive systems to encourage researchers to publish in reputable journals.

The workshop was attended Khazar University faculty, PhD students, librarians and participants from various Azerbaijani Universities.

After workshop two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed between Khazar University and RICeST and ISC. As part of these agreements, a branch office of the RICeST & ISC was established at Khazar University LIC to the benefit of Persian students and faculty members as well as out-campus users interested in, or in need of, full-text Persian scientific information.

Khazar University Community has got free of charge full text access to more than 20 scientific Persian databases. 






Indian Ambassador contributes books to LIC

On December 13, 2018, Mr. Sanjay Rana, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of India to Azerbaijan, delivered lectures at Khazar University about the role of India in world tourism, recommendations on tourism development as well as economic, social and political life of India and bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and India.

Then Mr. Sanjay Rana visited the Library and Information Center of Khazar University and contributed 73 books dedicated to history, politics, genius personalities, literature, art and culture of India.






EBSCO EDS a Free Trial 

Khazar University LIC is pleased to inform you that we have an opportunity to test a new discovery tool available from One Search (EDS). You can access One Search (EDS) through “Databases”, “EBSCOHost” at http://search.ebscohost.com.

Username: khazar

Password: khazar

EDS is a new customized searching experience based on the EBSCOhost interface you already know. EDS allows you to search all of the library’s electronic resources simultaneously. Results can be saved to your personal My EBSCOhost folder, and your saved Preferences are available using EDS.

EDS  provides fast, easy access to all of our library’s electronic resources through a single search box. With EDS, you can quickly find reliable information to help you complete research projects and other assignments.

One Search (EDS) offers the following features and benefits:


  • Research Starters (Topic Overviews) to provide you with background information you need to get started with research. 
  • Rich multimedia content including maps, graphs, charts, images, audio recordings and videos. 
  • Text-to-Speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English. 
  • Personal folders to facilitate saving and sharing of content. 

For more information, see a librarian or visit the EDS Support Center for FAQs.



Free Trial Access to EBSCO Products

KULIC is pleased to inform you that trial access to eBook Business Collection, Computers & Applied Science Source, Business Source Ultimate and Academic Search Ultimate will be provided from today October 22 till  November 22 and will be accessible from EBSCOhost website at

http://www.ebscohost.com

Databases description:

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete is a full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines. It is especially useful to researchers studying the business and social implications of new technology.

Content Includes:

* More than 640 active full-text journals and magazines

* More than 510 active full-text peer-reviewed journals 

* More than 320 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo

* More than 410 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus 

eBook Business Collection. This collection offers more than 18,000 business e-books selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs. A key resource for academic and business school libraries, eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship.

Titles are available from many noteworthy academic and business publishers, including Oxford University Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, World Scientific Publishing Company, Princeton University Press, AMACOM and Gallup Press.

Notable Titles Include:

Macroeconomics: A Critical Companion 

* Creating a Culture of Integrity: Business Ethics for the 21st Century

* Lean Management of Global Supply Chain 

* The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers 

* Project and Program Management: A Competency-based Approach All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added to the package at no additional cost. List of titles:

https://www.ebscohost.com/assets-ebooks/title- lists/eBook_Business_Collection_WW.xlsx


LIC holds a training for the first-year students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

On October 18, 2018, Aytaj Misgarli and Samira Orujova, associates of the Library and Information Center at Khazar University, held a training “Guidelines for using the services of the Library and Information Center” for the first-year students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The students were informed about Guidelines for using the Library, Creating Reader Account, Electronic Catalogue, Electronic Archive and Electronic Database.






EBSCO delivers a presentation at Khazar University

On October 17, 2018, at 15:00, Mr Douglas Heintz, a representative of EBSCO Information service, delivered a presentation “EBSCO Discovery Service: search, content and software at libraries in the XXI century” at Khazar University.

University associates and PhD candidates participated in the presentation. Currently, Khazar University associates are entitled to a one-month trial period for use of resources.






LIC holds a training for the first-course students of the School of Education 

On October 16, 2018, Aytaj Misgarli and Samira Orujova, associates of the Library and Information Center at Khazar University, held a training “Guidelines for using the services of the Library and Information Center” for the first-course students of the School of Education.

The students were informed about “Guidelines for using the Library”, “Creating Reader Account”, “Electronic Catalogue”, “Electronic Archive” and “Electronic Database”.






DSpace uses a new version 

Welcome to the updated Khazar University's Institutional Repository!

Khazar University Library and information Center (KULIC) is pleased to announce that library has just completed moving born-digital Institutional Repository by DSpace 1.8 to a new latest version by DSpace 6.2.

The Digital  Open Access Khazar University Institutional Repository (KUIR) is a service of the Library and Information Center that preserves and makes available scholarly research by Khazar University's faculty, staff, and students. The open access repository includes books, conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, technical reports, theses and dissertations, working papers, and more.

KUIR is not only contemporary or emerging source of knowledge, information and communication but also one of the important digital services in our university.

Consequently, KUIR provides excellent opportunities for Khazar University to expand knowledge beyond internal and external learning environments.

LIC is waiting for your new publications!!!                              






Representatives of “SpringerNature” publishing house visit LIC 

On September 20, 2018, Merve Okur Karagulle and Selin Shencanli, the representatives of “SpringerNature” publishing house visited Library and Information Center at Khazar University and held discussions on the accessibility of useful resources for both sides.

It is planned to conduct a presentation on the topic “How to produce an article” in the upcoming months.











Fulbright scholars at the LIC

On September 12, 2018 two Fulbright scholars from Eastern Kentucky University (USA) Mrs. Pr. Qaisar Sultana and Mr. Ron Smith visited Khazar University Library Information Center. Guests got acquainted with the library collection on education, reference books, new books arrivals, Khazar Press books.

Then, together with the library team, a discussion took place related to education and library topics, issues and problems.










Free trial access to polpred.com resources has been obtained by library-information center

The Library-Information Center of Khazar University has gained a free trial access to Polpred.com resources from September 5, 2018 to October 15, 2019.

Polpred.com is the largest archive of Russia's major business publications. Thousands of news items are placed on the website every day.

To access Polpred go to www.polpred.com.







Welcome to Agape University Library and Information Resources (LIRN) Network

Accessing LIRNPortal

Find scholarly ebooks in multiple subjects from world-renowned publishers.

To access your LIRN subscription go to: https://proxy.lirn.net/AgapeUniv 

If you have questions regarding the trial or would like to give us feedback, please contact to the library staff. 



ANNOUNCEMENT

Khazar University Library and Information Center is looking for volunteers who have the time, dedication and enthusiasm to help library staff. If you are committed, hardworking, reliable and culturally sensitive, then you are exactly who we are looking for.

The criteria for Volunteers are:

1.You should be 3 or 4 level students

2.You should know English language and have a good knowledge of computer skills.

We are waiting for you at the KU LIC !!!

“JOIN US. TOGETHER WE CREATE THE LIBRARY FUTURE!”



Discussion held on the topic “Why do modern readers prefer psychological and motivational books?”

On May 18, 2018, Library and Information Center of Khazar University held a discussion on the topic “Why do modern readers prefer psychological and motivational books?” within the project “Let’s read together”.

Esmira Huseynova, an associate of Library and Information Center, opened the meeting. Psychologist Leyla Gasimova, a Khazar University graduate, also participated in the discussion. Students took an active part in the discussion and expressed interesting opinions.

Similar events were requested to be held in the future.


Training for Students

On April 24, 2018, Aytaj Misgarli and Samira Orujova, staff members of Library and Information Centre of Khazar University, held a training on “How to use electronic resources” for the students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students received broad information on access to information resources, effective search methods and new services at the library.


Participation in ANKOSLink-2018 conference

On April 17-20, 2018, Aytaj Misgarli, Director of Library and Information Center of Khazar University, participated in ANKOSLink - 2018 conference held in Antalya. ANKOS is a Library and Information Consortium providing University libraries with e-resources.

More than 500 participants from 20 countries took part in the conference. The topic of the conference for this year was “Library – a door to research”. The aim of the conference was to discuss the importance of the libraries for researches during intense competition among universities. Librarians from various countries exchanged views throughout the conference and touched key topics regarding librarians. Moreover, participants discussed changing roles of academic libraries as well as commitments and challenges of libraries in XXI century.

At the end of the conference the participants held a meeting to discuss opportunities to build relations with libraries of Azerbaijan.


“Let’s read together” project implemented

On March 16, 2018, Library and Information Center of Khazar University hosted an event entitled “Let’s read together”. Esmira Huseynova, representative of Library and Information Center, delivered an opening speech talking about reading culture.

Speakers talked about the most favorite genres in modern times. Active members of Library and Information Center participated at the workshop with great interest, and mentioned that these kinds of activities contribute to their reading culture. The Center is planning to regularly conduct such kind of workshops.

Active members were presented with certificates by Library and Information Center.

“Let’s Read Together” Project by LIC

A promotional workshop will be held by Khazar University Library Information Center within “Let’s read together” project, at 16:00, on March 16, 2018. The aim of the project is to increase students’ interest in reading and instill reading culture into them. 


Film about Khazar University