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Kenyatta University Post Modern Library Shines at Maktaba Library of the Year Awards 2018

edited maktaba 2018The Post Modern Library submitted its entry to the Maktaba Awards (Library of the Year Awards) and the finals were held on Friday 12th October 2018 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. The Maktaba Awards is sponsored by Kenya Library Association, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and The Ministry of Sports and Heritage.

The Awards recognize excellence in the provision of Library and Information services in Kenya. Interested Libraries were requested to submit their profiles highlighting the following areas:

Currency, diversity and relevance of the Library collection

  • Innovative and creativity in service provision
  • Application of modern technologies in Library services
  • Collection, preservation and dissemination of local content and indigenous knowledge
  • Service to the local community.

Kenyatta University Post Modern Library emerged position two (2) in the Academic Libraries Category.

 

 

Getting a journal article out of your thesis

Here are tips that may get you started and unravel the process of getting publishable articles out of your thesis.

As you start off, you need to recognize that theses and journal articles are very different in terms of purpose and audience. Theses serve an educational purpose and their primary audience is the examiner. The student is therefore required to demonstrate their understanding of the subject and research techniques. Theses are therefore of necessity longer and more verbose than journal articles whose audience is a researcher looking for concise information. How then do you transform the academic thesis to a journal article successfully?

  1. Length: Each of the sections in the thesis need to be shortened. The final length of the article should conform to the targeted journal’s requirements
  2. Focus the paper on one key message from the thesis
  3. Isolate key findings that are supported by strong evidence and report on these
  4. Identify the potential journal that will present your work in the best way possible. One of the easiest way to select a potential journal is by reviewing your reference list. See also Journal suggesters/Recommenders.

Nb: Remember to mention that the article is based on your thesis.

Bibliography

Tips on rewriting your thesis as a journal article | Editage Insights. (n.d.). Retrieved October 5, 2018, from https://www.editage.com/insights/tips-on-rewriting-your-thesis-as-a-journal-article

Extracting a journal article from your thesis – Author Services. (2018). Retrieved from https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/extracting-a-journal-article-from-your-thesis/

 

 

Kenyatta University at the 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop

The 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop was held at Daystar University, Nairobi on 28th September 2018. Participants from different universities showcase their creativity in creating awareness of available electronic books and journals and promote the library as a brand. This year, Kenyatta University was represented by Timothy Anunda, Catherine Njuki, Godwins Osimbo, Veronica Mathu, Margaret Kinyua and Stephen Omondi. The team presented a very entertaining skit themed “Voices of transition”

 

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