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The Library has a website at http://library.ust.hk/m specially designed for your phones. Try it out now!:

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19 Sep 2013

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The Classic Catalog will be down for most of tonight, to allow for a system and hardware upgrade. That means that access to your library record will not be available overnight.

The SmartCAT will remain available.

If all goes according to schedule, the Classic Catalog and its My Record service will go down at 11:00pm, and will be back up in the morning, at around 8am.

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If you use any of the e-journals on SringerLink, please note that there will be some changes in the service starting at 6:00pm on 15 October (Monday):


  • All connections will be automatically migrated to a new platform with new features
  • Due to privacy reasons, all existing individual (My SpringerLink) accounts will not be migrated and these accounts will be lost.

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You can now search the HKUST Library Catalog on your Android-based smart phone using a specialized Android App!

Visit http://www.appbrain.com/app/hkust-library-catalog/hkust.LibraryCatalog.gui for information or to install it to your Android device.

This application provides a simple interface for you to search the million books and other items in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library. It is based on the RSS syndication features offered by SmartCAT, HKUST Library’s web 2.0 enriched library catalog system.

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Phone users are now able to search the HKUST Library Catalog via the m.HKUST application. This is a joint project of the Library and the Publishing Technology Center.

The m.HKUST application is available as a free download from the iPhone App Store via iTunes. m.HKUST is available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.

Users can search for library materials, see the cover image, read a summary, obtain item availability information, find out which book shelf the item is on, and bookmark the item information for future reference. This mobile Catalog interface will also provide external links, such as to full-text of electronic resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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