Library Newsletter No. 117 (September 2020)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 117 | September 2020

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Library Logo Contest

HKUST Library wants a logo for promotional materials, so we call on creative and innovative students, staff, and alumni to submit logo designs!


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Researchers’ Series – Invest a Little Time with Us and Save Time Later!

Are you embarking on your research and need advice on the research process? Researchers’ Series is a Library program designed to help you grow your research management skills.


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Dr. Louie & Ms Sylvia Lam Book Talk

Following the very successful book talk in 2018 on 運動科學是與非 (Fact and Fiction in Sports Sciences), we are very pleased to have the return of Dr. Lobo Louie (雷雄德博士) in this fall. On October 8, Dr. Louie, together with his co-author, Dietitian Sylvia Lam (林思為營養師), will talk on their book《運動+營養 : 講是又講非》.


New and Expanded Databases

Collection Spotlight: New Arrivals and Major Database Expansions

ArtstorChina Academic Journals Full-Text Database : new subjects … Digital Dissertations Consortium : extended year coverage … Gale Primary Sources : China and the Modern WorldHistorical Economist Archive 1843 to 2015JSTOR Journals : expanded coverage … National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 – 2015South China Morning Post ePaperSpringer Book Archives Physics and Astronomy.


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Fall Exhibitions

We soft opened the exhibition on “Chinese Seals and Seal Impression Catalogues through the Dynasties” ( on May 7, and held a talk on “漢印之美” and a demonstration on “拓邊款及鈐印示範” via Zoom in May.


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Smart Fever Screening System (SFSS) in the Library

In Mid-May the Library has installed a Smart Fever Screening System (SFSS) at the Library G/F entrance gate. This is one of our actions taken for library user and staff safety.



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Covid-19 and the Library

As we reported in the Spring, the Library has taken a number of actions and precautions related to the Covid-19 Situation in Hong Kong. These range from enhanced cleaning and enforcement of personal safety and social distancing to the provision of alternative service options where feasible when the Library could not be open for access.


Napping Pods

Need a pause? Take a nap!

Research suggests that a short nap during the day can help you work better, think more clearly, and balance your emotions. Most people feel refreshed after a 20-minute nap whereas longer naps may leave you sleepier as they require waking up from deeper sleep.


iTalk Speakers

This fall the Library will host two HKUST SHSS faculty members to discuss their recent books via Zoom. Both talks should be of interest no matter what school you are in!



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Library Data Analytics Platform

We recently launched a Library Data Analytics Platform, which provides interactive visualization and analytics capability to meet the demand of data-driven decision-making and various reporting needs.



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