Library Newsletter No. 115 (February 2020)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 115 | February 2020

Year of the Rat 2020


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Our 1st Completely Online Workshop!

HKUST Librarians have taught via blended learning for many years, using online videos and guides for self-paced learning, flipped classes, and to supplement live classes.



Library Participated in RAE 2020

The 6th Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) will be conducted in 2020. Through this Exercise, the University Grants Committee (UGC) assesses the performance of UGC-funded universities in three areas: research outputs, impact, and environments. The results will inform UGC in the allocation of part of the Research Portion of the Block Grant funding.


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Rooftop Cooling Tower Project

During this winter break, there was a lot of drilling and noise from the Library rooftop.


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Ebook Collection Spotlights

Textbook affordability is a key issue for students. EBSCO Faculty Select is an exciting new tool for faculty members to discover quality alternatives to traditional textbooks.

Electronic Book Approval Plan – Under this arrangement, the Library receives the latest published books that meet our pre- determined subject profile.


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“The World on Paper” – HKUST Rare Maps on Loan to Maritime Museum

On December 18 the Hong Kong Maritime Museum opened the map exhibition “The World on Paper: From Square to Sphericity”. HKUST Library co-organized the exhibition, and lent it 11 maps from our Rare and Special Collections.


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Seals & Photos : Spring Exhibitions

Details of three upcoming exhibitions, starting with 觀古識今-歷代印章及印譜展Glimpses into the Past: Chinese Seals and Seal Impression Catalogues through the Dynasties and易-丘子乎極光攝影作品展 – Yi–Aurora Photography Exhibition of Anthony Yau.


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Survey Results : LibQUAL 2019

Our big thanks to those of you who responded to our LibQUAL+® Survey! Prizes were presented to winners of the lucky draw at a ceremony on December 11. 3,578 valid surveys were received, the highest number on record!

The Survey measures three dimensions of service quality: Affect of Service, Library as Place, and Information Control.


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這學年圖書館與學生輔導中心合作舉辦三場生 死教育講座。講者伍桂麟先生是英國註冊遺 體防腐師、香港生死學協會會長、香港中文大學醫 學院解剖室經理、「無言老師」遺體捐贈計劃發起 人和2019年香港十大傑出青年。伍先在不同媒體致 力推動探究『生』命教育、『老』年規劃、『病』 者照顧、『死』後安排四大議題,希望公眾學懂「 從死看生 · 活好當下」。



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