Library Newsletter No. 110 (November 2018)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 110 | November 2018

Asian Universities Alliance logo

Asian Universities Alliance (AUA)

Gathering at Tsinghua University on Nov 1-2, 2018, 15 Library Directors of the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) signed an agreement in forming a document delivery network. It is a deep collaboration between the 15 founding members of AUA to provide barrier-free document delivery and exchange service.


HKCAN infrastructure

Helping Shape JULAC’s New HKCAN

As part of the JULAC Shared ILS (JSILS) implementation, HKUST Library joined HKCAN (Hong Kong Chinese Authority Name) last year and took a leading role in migrating the HKCAN dataset of over 310,000 records onto the JSILS platform.


ConsortiALL Savings chart

Spotlight: Consortial Savings

“Buy 2 get 1 free,” this marketing slogan never loses its magical appeal. Imagine libraries as buyers of collection resources.


PowerSearch Knowledge Card sample

Linked Data @ HKUST Library

The Library implemented a Knowledge Card in the library catalog PowerSearch to provide users with enriched information about people, organizations, events and topics mentioned in the retrieved records.


My Favourite Lectures - Professor Michelle Yik

My Favorite Lectures @ HKUST: A New Series of Inspiring Talks

A good lecture can give us new knowledge; a great lecture can show us new ways to see the world and inspire us to explore new paths in our lives. Great lectures are always delivered by passionate lecturers; and at HKUST passionate lecturers can be found in all Schools!.


Dr Lobo Louie booktalk

Library Book Talks

On September 26, Dr Lobo Louie (雷雄德博士) gave a powerful yet entertaining talk titled 運動科學是與非 (Fact and Fiction in Sports Sciences).  It attracted over 190 enthusiastic attendees.


Library Roving Service survey results

Evaluating Roving Service

The Library has initiated a Roving Service since September 2016.  It is a new model in which, instead of serving users at a service counter, library staff move around the library to locate users in need or with questions and offer them proactive and timely assistance in using or finding library materials.


Three Years and Eight Months exhibition opening

Fall Library Exhibitions

My Heart is Flying: Paintings by Chen Keng. Opened on September 12, this exhibition features 50 oil paintings by renowned Chinese artist Mr Chen Keng. [and] Three Years and Eight Months: Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation opened on October 4.


Wall map of the Chinese coast of Fujian and Taiwan

The IMCoS 2018 Symposium

On Saturday October 20, the Library hosted the final day of the 36th IMCoS (International Map Collectors Society) Symposium.



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