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Volume 1, Issue 1

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-tronic books, podcasts and vodcasts, and electronic journals. Access to Elsevier’s Scopus and Compendex databases are now available, along with selected ScienceDirect published ebooks on Engineering. The ebooks can be downloaded thru the ScienceDirect platform at Full access is indicated by a green key opposite the book title. A list of the available e-books can be found at the Orange Network blog. Scopus ( is a database of abstracts and citations for scholarly journal articles. It offers author profiles which cover affiliations, number of publications and their bibliographic data, references and details on the number of citations each published document has received. Compendex, on the other hand, (http://, which stands for COMPuterized ENgineering index, is a comprehensive engineering bibliographic database containing over nine million records and references which includes journals, conferences and trade publications. With the availability of these databases, faculty will be able to track the impact of their published researches by viewing the number of times that their work has been cited by other scholars in their field. Access to these e-resources will be available until October 2011. ***

The 4th College of Engineering Library Academic Book Fair will be held on November 09-12, 2010 at the Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall lobby. This year's book fair will feature not only the latest titles in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and com-

-munications engineering, and computer engineering but also titles in other engineering fields such as mining, civil engineering, energy engineering, geodetic engineering, industrial engineering, and many more. Students can also avail of low-priced textbooks and other educational items. Participating book dealers and publishers for this event are Alexan Commercial, Academic Book Sales, A-Z Direct Marketing, Belview, CD Books International, C & E Publishing, EDCA Publishing, Forefront, Goodwill Bookstore, Linar Educational Materials, MegaTEXTS, and Mind Mover Publishing Inc. The booths will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A host of exclusive services await College of Engineering students at The Learning Commons (TLC). TLC is the library’s section which offers access to the internet and to “all digital, all academic” materials such as open-access elec-

The TLC features eight dedicated workstations for the use of researchers who needs to download articles from electronic journals. These workstations also has links to the library’s local databases which includes, among others, the library’s in-house repository of newspaper clippings of articles on engineering and information technology from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, and Philippine Star. Aside from this, thirty iMacs are available for those who need to access the internet , and/or do multimedia editing. Kindle readers and iPod Touch units can be borrowed to read e-books and listen to podcasts respectively. To further the facility’s objective of fostering shared learning, TLC also has five collaborative workstations for group coursework such as machine exercises (MEs), machine problems (MPs) and group presentations. Modular furniture is also provided to enhance the group work experience. There is also the Kindle Reading Room which, with its own interactive whiteboard, also doubles as a discussion room for groups. A Multimedia Viewing Room is also available for use for film showings and class presentations. It is equipped with an LED TV, a projector, and an interactive whiteboard. … continued on page 2

SPONSORS • Ms. Tess Calupitan-Medina of the UP Engineering Fraűlein for 3 Kindle readers, June 12, 2010 • Ms. Laureen Liaoanag—TLC customized slippers, July 5, 2010

Ms. Tess Medina of the UP Fraulein and her husband awards the Kindle readers to Ms. Sharon Esposo, Head Librarian.

BOOK DONORS • Prof. Evangel P. Quiwa (DCS), 5 books • Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (EEEI), 21 books • Mr. Jose Bawagan (DCS), 14 books • Mr. Prem Villas Fortran M. Rara (EEEI), 19 books • Ms. Rosemarie Rosali (EconLib), 1 DVD • Ms. Leilani Lazo of Mindmovers Publishing House, 1 book • Dr. Prospero Naval Jr. (DCS), 5 journal titles

Want to know how you can be a Friend to the library? Call us at our office numbers or send us an e-mail to know more.

( 42 Minutes ) Schedule: Mondays, 9-11 AM, 2-4 PM

(By faculty reservation thru e-mail or at the website)

Moving forward. From Books to Bytes.


UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall, Velasquez St., UP - Diliman, Quezon City Phone: 981-8500 loc. 3251 / 3252 Telefax: 434-8638 THE ORANGE NETWORK NEWSLETTER will be published online, at every end of the semester. Subscribe to us via the Orange Network blog at

Featured E-resources, TechNews, library announcements, your queries and feedback

Library news, academic tips, news and online resources on CS, EEE, & IT, queries & feedback The latest library resources and general announcements-schedules, events, etc.

10 simple ways to love the library

1. Handle equipment with care CURRENT TITLES AVAILABLE COMPUTER SCIENCE 1. Distinguished Lecturer Series: David Ditzel - A 25year Perspective on Binary Translation: What Worked, What Didn't, 2008 2. Distinguished Lecturer Series: Jeff Dean - Research Challenges Inspired by Large-Scale Computing at Google, 2008 3. Unifying Logical and Statistical AI by Pedro Domingos, 2007 EEE 1. Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of On-chip Communication Architectures by Umit Y. Ogras, 2008 2. Overcoming Security Challenges in Emerging Technologies by Tadayoshi Kohno, 2008 3. Apprenticeship Learning for Robotic Control by Pieter Abbeel, 2008

CURRENT TITLES AVAILABLE COMPUTER SCIENCE 1. Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python 2E by Albert Sweigart, c2010 2. The Book of Ruby by Huw Collingbourne, c2009 EEE 1. Linear Circuit Design Handbook, c2008 2. Wireless Networking in the Developing World 2E, c2007 GENERAL ENGINEERING 1. A guide to claims-based identity and access control, c2010 2. The Potential Impact of High-End Capability Computing on Four Illustrative Fields of Science and Engineering, c2008 ...and more. Read using Amazon Kindle readers, or thru the local EnggLib2 database.

2 Refrain from hiding, damaging and intentionally mis-shelving books 3. Return chairs back to their proper place after use 4. Maintain conversation at a minimum level 5. Dispose of garbage properly 6. Respect other users (and behave properly inside the library) 7. Put my mobile phone on silent mode 8. Avoid damaging the shelves, tables, & chairs 9. Return the books on time 10. Place books back in the trolleys provided


...and many more.

BECAUSE ENGINEERING IS A TEAM EFFORT ScienceDirect (E-Journals) Full-text access to the Freedom Collection (All Journals from 1995-present) now available. Access at http:/



1st Semester AY 2010-2011


1st Place

Remote access now available. Click link from the Online Subscriptions page at

2nd place

Newspaper Clippings now on Local DB.



Access scanned articles on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Information Technology via dedicated access portals at the Reference Section, Serials Section, and at TLC. ***

OTHER ENGINEERING DATABASES : ACM Digital Library ( SPRINGERLINK ( IEEEXPLORE ( *** *Access our digital collections and online subscriptions at the Local Databases section of the Learning Commons. ** Renewal of online subscriptions are based on usage statistics.

Jeanine Paula G. Vitan, BS ECE Arben B. Arizapa , MS CS 3rd place

Jerome R. Sabidong, BS CS TLC offers exclusive services … from page 1 Engineering students need only present their countersigned UP ID to avail of the facilities and services at the TLC. For the use of workstations, the Internet Use card must be presented in lieu of payment of the energy fee of Php 20.00/hour. Use of the Multimedia Viewing Room, on the other hand, must be faculty-endorsed. A reservation must be made at the EnggLib2 website at least three days in advance. "...Engineers ...must be able to work across many different disciplines and fields and make the connections that will lead to deeper insights, more creative solutions, and getting things done..." - Dr. Estrella F. Alabastro (2002)

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