Library Newsletter No. 116 (April 2020)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 116 | April 2020

Workshop Participants

Transformative Agreements

On January 17, Ms. Colleen Campbell of Max Planck Digital Library conducted a workshop for us. She coordinates the Open Access 2020 Initiative, which aims to transition scholarly journals to new open access publishing models.


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Book Sterilizer Available

The Library has an ultraviolet (UV-C) book sterilizer on the Ground Floor. It is available for you to use on Library books, or your own personal books. It kills 99.9% of surface bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.


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Coronavirus Actions by Library

The Library has been extremely proactive in implementing policies and procedures to safeguard you and our staff from exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus. This has involved coordinating with various other University departments and developing new and improved procedures and workflows for Library access and collection usage.


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這學年圖書館與學生輔導中心合作舉辦的第三場生死教育講座「死亡事件簿」在三月六日完成。為減低病毒傳播風險,此次講座在線上通過Zoom軟件舉行,同時也在圖書館Facebook專頁上直播。 當天有約120位同學同事在Zoom觀看,雖然不能在現場和兩位講者對話,大家也能透過Zoom發問參與討論。


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Online Information Instruction Under COVID-19 Conditions

Like other sections of HKUST, Library staff had to respond quickly to this unprecedented situation. We handled many more questions via remote methods.


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Exhibition Updates

Following the University’s advice to avoid gatherings, we have postponed the official opening of our exhibitions until May.


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LibQUAL+® 2019 – Results/Actions

The Library conducted the LibQUAL Survey in fall 2019 with 3,578 responses (18% response rate). LibQUAL measures users’ minimum, desired, and perceived levels of service quality across three dimensions: Affect of Service, Information Control, and Library as Place. We are happy to see our Overall Perceived Mean is 7.11 (out of 9), the highest among our previous scores.



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