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Today's Alert 2019

Today's Alert presents national and international news and events related to science and technology advancements in the CGI subject interests,
and especially reports that marked the outstanding academic performance of CGI.
From April 2019, Today's Alert combines news which formerly disseminated in CGI Learning Center Bulletin-Quarterly.
You can also view Today's Alert from

August 2019


Empowering S&T Research with the Openness Revolution August 1, 2019

Empowering S&T Research with the Openness Revolution was co-hosted by CGI Learning Center and STKS.
Openness as a result from fast changing Internet technology introduced an alternative channel of research communications from commercial journal publishing
to open access journals. The conference opened a floor to discuss on how to access the knowledge and who benefit from this development.
ศูนย์การเรียนรู้ สถาบันบัณฑิตศึกษาจุฬาภรณ์ ร่วมกับ ฝ่ายบริการความรู้ทางวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี สำนักงานพัฒนาวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีแห่งชาติ จัดการประชุมวิชาการ
เรื่อง “เสริมพลังการวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีในยุคการเปลี่ยนแปลงเข้าสู่บริการความรู้แบบเสรี (Empowering S&T Research with the Openness Revolution)”
การเข้าถึงความรู้แบบเสรี เป็นผลมาจากความก้าวหน้าของเทคโนโลยีอินเตอร์เน็ตที่สะดวกและรวดเร็วขึ้น ส่งผลกระทบต่อการการสื่อสารทางวิชาการและการตีพิมพ์ผลงานทางวิชาการ ซึ่งในอดีตการตีพิมพ์บทความในวารสาร เจ้าของผลงานที่ส่งบทความไปตีพิมพ์ในวารสารจะไม่เสียค่าใช้จ่ายเนื่องจาก สำนักพิมพ์จะเป็นผู้รับผิดชอบ โดยสำนักพิมพ์จะมีรายได้จากการเรียกเก็บเงิน ค่าเข้าถึงบทความจากการบอกรับสมาชิกผ่านทางระบบฐานข้อมูลฉบับเต็ม ซึ่งห้องสมุดจะต้องจัดสรรงบประมาณจำนวนมากในการจัดซื้อฐานข้อมูลออนไลน์วิชาการ เพื่อให้อาจารย์และนักศึกษาได้เข้าถึงเอกสารทางวิชาการเหล่านั้น เพื่อเป็นการแลกเปลี่ยนเรียนรู้และแลกเปลี่ยนประสบการณ์การให้บริการความรู้แบบเสรี และสร้างเครือข่ายความร่วมมือระหว่างห้องสมุดหรือศูนย์สารสนเทศทางวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี ศูนย์การเรียนรู้ สถาบันบัณฑิตศึกษาจุฬาภรณ์ ร่วมกับ ฝ่ายบริการความรู้ทางวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี สำนักงานพัฒนาวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีแห่งชาติ จึงมีกำหนดจัดโครงการประชุมวิชาการ เรื่อง “เสริมพลังการวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีในยุคการเปลี่ยนแปลงเข้าสู่บริการความรู้แบบเสรี (Empowering S&T Research with the Openness Revolution)” ในวันที่ 1 สิงหาคม 2562 เวลา 8.30-16.30 น. ณ ห้องประชุมใหญ่ ชั้น 2 อาคารสถาบันบัณฑิตศึกษาจุฬาภรณ์ หลักสี่ กรุงเทพฯ


Interesting story on Open Access Journal Publishing Webinar: ‘Collaborating for Successful Open Access Journal Publishing’
Originally broadcast live on May 21, 2019, this engaging and inspiring webinar is presented by Yvonne Desmond and Dr Kevin Griffin of Technological University Dublin
In this presentation, both speakers discuss the journal publishing collaboration that did so much to bolster the profile of their institution, helping it to secure university status.
They also field insightful questions from attendees on subjects like how to launch a new journal and give it global reach, how to encourage collaboration
between your library and journal teams, and technical considerations in publishing.

July 2019

CGI Graduation Convocation Ceremony, July 8, 2019

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana
presided over 2019 Graduation Convocation Ceremony at Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, CGI Auditorium Room on July 8,2019.
50 doctoral and master graduates will receive the degrees at the Third Graduation Convocation Ceremony .
Graduation Convocation Ceremony

June 2019

Thailand welcomes the regional leaders ahead of the Asean Summit.
All the leaders of the 10 member countries will attend the 34th Asean Summit on June 22 and 23 in Bangkok.
Thailand is chairing the re­gional grouping this year, with a theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”.
The focus is on building a people-centred Asean Community “that leaves no one behind and looks to the future”

Read more from Department of ASEAN Affairs:
ASEAN Summit Bangkok 2019
Thailand ASEAN Chairmanship
Theme ASEAN Thailand

MAY 2019

CGI Learning Center provides 12 databases which includes 10 online databases under a cooperation with ThaiLis-Office of Higher Education Commission(OHEC),
with mostly available fulltext of journal articles, and users can access a number of printed journals in English and in Thai.
All available e-journals from CGI can be searched from the reference databases of the following list:

Databases Period Remarks
1. SciFinder-n
Registration Link
*Please use your CGI/CRI Email only
1 FEB 2019 - 30 SEP 2019 CGI
2. Britannica the Encyclopedia 1 FEB 2019 - 31 JAN 2020 CGI
3. ACM Digital Library NOV 2018 - OCT 2019 OHEC
4. IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) NOV 2018 - OCT 2019 OHEC
5. Web of Science NOV 2018 - OCT 2019 OHEC
6. ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global NOV 2018 - OCT 2019 OHEC
7. SpringerLink – Journal JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC
8. American Chemical Society Journal (ACS) JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC
9. Academic Search Complete JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC
10. Emerald Management (EM92) JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC
11. Computer & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC
12. EBSCO Discovery Service Plus Full Text JAN 2019 - DEC 2019 OHEC

List of CGI Reference Databases 2018 >>

April 2019

Fact & Figures: Fiscal Year 2018


CGI Learning Center Summary Report 2018

  1. Online reference database service 325,192 transactions/ 13 databases
  2. Book borrowed 402 times
  3. Number of library resources acquired
    1. Textbooks 612 titles 951 items
    2. Gifted 163 titles, 365 items
    3. Theses 141 titles 215 items
    4. CD-ROM -
  4. Library usage 4,501 times
  5. Library visits 2,430 times
  6. Online access via Fanpage CGI Learning Center 2071 times
  7. Document delivery service 654 articles
  8. Library computer usage 214 times
  9. User Education and Promotion
    1. Online database training for users 5 sessions
      1. Library Orientation
      2. Setting CGI VPN
      3. Using SciFinder
      4. Scifinder-n Workshop
      5. Using CGI Database
    2. User seminar on research support 1 session
      1. How to Choose Good Journals for your Publications
    3. Exhibitions and promotional activities 3 events
      1. วันประสูติสมเด็จพระเจ้าลูกเธอ เจ้าฟ้าจุฬาภรณวลัยลักษณ์ฯ
      2. วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา รัชกาลที่ 10
      3. วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์

Creating Academic Publications in the Digital Age : Copyright

April 23, 2019 CGI Learning Center “Open Knowledge sharing on copyright” organized a lecture ,
inviting Dr.Titima Thammabumrung from NSTDA
to share her knowledge and experience to researchers and students.
Dr.Titima covered important topics: What copyright means and fair use for creating academic publications in terms of Thai and international law.
Guidelines on how to make use of digital and printed information were presented.
And, several Open Educational Resources-OER that are available on Internet were introduced.
The term “OER” “was first coined at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on Open Courseware, and designates teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise,
that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
Open licensing is built within the existing framework of intellectual property rights as defined by relevant international conventions and respects the authorship of the work”

Gallery: Facebook CGI Learning Center

March 2019


Update Version of SciFinder-N is available for CGI from February to End of September 2019.Link
SciFinder will no longer be accessible on March 31, 2018.
SciFinder Keep Me Posted (KMPs) will discontinue running. How to migrate Keep Me Posted

Old Desk Calendars turned to Love is Sharing for the Blinds


CGI Learning Center initiated a project for helping the blinds

Foundation for the Blinds in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, is the private organization
And, the Foundation is the first foundation giving supports to the disabled aiming to foster the blind by enhancing their knowledge, capabilities and experiences
that are essential in their daily living without expected returns. The foundation has continually obtained the coordination and contribution from people
who foresee the importance of giving opportunities to the blind money and supply donation, and other supports. These have brought hope and great
opportunities for the blind to brighten their lives. CGI Learning Center initiated a project for helping the blinds to have more opportunity to read Braille books
made from old used desk calendars and, invites donors to give old calendars and used A4 hard papers in the month of February 2019.
Old calendars and used papers will be turned into Braille books for Bangkok School for the Blinds as CGI Gift of “Love is sharing for the Blinds”

7thRCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held on 2 March2019inSiem Reap, Cambodia

The Ministers from the 16 RCEP Participating Countries(RPCs)attended the 7thRCEP
Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held on 2 March2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The Meetingwas opened by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia .
Read a Joint Statement from the Meeting Link CGI ASEAN Corner

February 2019

CGI Publications TRF-Index Ranking 2018

CGI published 59 papers in 2018. The journals were rated by Impact Factor ranged from 11.613 to 0.9 ,
and 7 out of 59 articles appeared in journals with Impact Factor 5.0 plus. These are:

Journal of Pineal Research
Organic Letters
Free Radical Biology and Medicine
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Carbohydrate Polymers

This year CGI, among Thai universities, achieved the top TRF – Index which rates the high quality academic papers published in international journals by Thai universities.
TRF- Index judges from a composite index that averaged 3 indicators: ER5JP – Equivalent Rating 5 Journal Publication/ Faculty Member, Life-time Citation/Faculty Member and Life-time Citation/ Life-time Journal Publication. CGI publications ranking by TRF-Index are:

  • Chemistry (Chemical Biology) Number 1 score 5.0
  • Preclinical (Environmental Toxicology) Number 1 score 4.7
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Genetics (Applied Biological Science) Number 3 score 4.3

Read more:

January 2019

Dynamic English, introducing a clip with free access to English learning

CGI medium of instruction is English. To help students practice their English language proficiency, the library provides a special collection “English Corner”.
Books on language tutorials such TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GRE etc are available with frequent updates as soon as new editions are released.

In addition to CGI Library English Corner, Today's Alert began the first for new year “Dynamic English”, introducing a clip with free access to English learning.

dynamic english introduced by KUKRIT INSTITUTE which was established in honor of the late Prime Minister M.R. Kukrit Pramoj.
You Learn English by yourself easily by practicing listening and speaking according to videos and exercises to test your understanding and can apply in real situation.
Ref: Matichon Newspaper,Monday December 17th 2018. Page 3.

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Most-circulated items in 2018