Library Newsletter No. 118 (November 2020)

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HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 118 | November 2020

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Collection Spotlight: IEEE Xplore Expansion, Ebooks, eLearning Library

In the past few years, IEEE Xplore is growing by an average of 250,000 new journals, conference papers and standards per year.

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Mold and Flooding: Disaster Responses

During the summer, we had two unfortunate events that damaged a number of collection items, of which a few were irreplaceable.

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Library Achievements in a Disruptive & Unsettling Year

Every year, we take stock of our previous year’s performance at a staff retreat. This year, we were particularly pleased to note that despite the challenges and difficulties library staff faced in 2019-20, we made good progress in a number of areas.

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Three Enjoyable Library iTalks

In September and October, the Library hosted three well-received talks via Zoom : [by] Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten …. Dr. Lobo Louie (雷雄德博士) and Dietitian Sylvia Lam (林思為營養師) … and Professor Eric S. Nelson.

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New Teaching Methodologies

The past year has accelerated HKUST Library’s embracing of online teaching technologies. HKUST’s closing in late fall 2019 initiated our first completely online asynchronous workshop. This year we have moved the Library’s entire instruction program online.

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Aurora Exhibition Opens

Easily transforming and variable; primal fluctuation is the eternal law of Auroras!, this is what Anthony Yau told the audience how he felt about the Aurora and why he titled the exhibition “Yi(易)” when he made his address at the exhibition Opening Ceremony on October 15.

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Thanking the Sphragistics Master

On September 22, the Library held a simple ceremony to thank the renowned collector and cognoscente Mr. Lam Cheung Chung for his graciousness in supporting the teaching and cultural activities at HKUST. At the Ceremony, President Professor Wei Shyy and Head of Humanities Professor Christian Daniels spoke to thank Mr. Lam, who also donated two famous seal impression catalogs to the Library. Guests were also present from the Hong Kong Baptist University Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology.

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Antique Maps – Recent Acquisitions

The Antique Maps Collections recently acquired 57 ancient maps of China, to support the writing of the first comprehensive book on Western Printed Maps of China. The maps were acquired in America, Europe and Japan and come in many different formats – in books, in scrolls, in separate sheets.

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