As part of a set of Learning Spaces Enhancements, several collections are moving back to the ground floor from LG1.
The Newspapers and Current Periodicals are moving during th next ten days.
This will bring them together with the Popular Books collection in a pleasant environment overlooking the Library Garden. The back issues of the Newspapers will be available in the Garden Lobby, along with some sofas for reading.
With a donation of $3 million from Dr Ko Pui-shuen, Chairman of Kingrich Asia Holdings Limited, the Library has initiated two projects to enhance access to and use of the University Archives & Special Collections.
Building a Special Collections Gallery
In addition to providing reading and research space for users, the Gallery will be dedicated to exhibitions of our Special Collections and University archival materials; such as antique maps of China, classical science and technology-related rare books, and HKUST historical documents. During the past few months, we have worked with the designer to come up with a design layout and are in the process of selecting a construction vendor. The target completion date is August 2013.
Through the efforts of PTC, recent issues of the Library Newsletter are now also available on the campus e-publishing platform! One of the benefits of using that platform is greater space for pictures, so you may want to go take a look.
Currently it is configured as a computer lab. Once the Learning Commons is complete, with its two computer classrooms, the Multi-Function Room will be modified so that users can rearrange the furniture in there at will.
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.