Library Newsletter No. 107 (February 2018)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 107 | February 2018

Browse Search the Library Catalog

There’s a new search function in the Library Catalog part of PowerSearch: Browse Search. This provides more structured search results and a browse screen for HKUST Library catalog items.


Developing E-Learning for Information Literacy

In 2015, UGC approved and funded a three-year JULAC (Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee) Project to enhance Information Literacy in Hong Kong Higher Education.


Collection Spotlight: New Journals and Databases

CDMNext now includes the Indonesia Premium Database with more than 100,000 macro-economic time series in a wide range of topics… Statista
is a statistics portal which provides fast and reliable access to over a million market data series.


“I Love Reading” Corner

The first thing that meets your eyes once you step into the Library is likely to be the “I Love Reading” display, nicknamed the BookWorm Corner due to the eye-catching poster on the big wall.


Thank You, Donors!

Over the years, the Library has been fortunate to have generous support from donors to fund various projects which would not have been possible otherwise. We are extremely grateful to them. Recently, two new donations were successfully solicited.


Join Us in the “Making of Happiness” Exhibition

Some of you may have seen some stout ceramic figurines outside an MTR station or in the airport, and been fascinated by these funny men and women.


Picturing Hong Kong – Best Student Essay Awards

As with other Library exhibitions, “Picturing Hong Kong: Ink Paintings by Contemporary Hong Kong Artists” supported two HUMA courses taught by Prof Flora Fu in last fall.


Water Fountains – New Campus Look!

The Library is pleased to be the first place to show off the results of the University’s Water Fountain Art Project.


So Fun to Read – Library Book Talks

In the spring semester, the Library will present a number of book talks on diverse topics, from language and history to art and archaeology. Join these amazing talks, and you will certainly find something inspiring.


Many Thanks President Tony F Chan

The first day of class in Sept 2012, President Tony F Chan came to my office and said, “Hey, let’s greet our new students and welcome them to UST”.  Accompanied him around the Library, I was amazed at how good he could connect with our students. No matter where they came from, Tony could always open up conversations about their hometowns and fields of studies. Welcoming students on the first day became his custom for many years. Look at the long line; you know how popular he is.



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