Library Catalog Now on iPhone / Touch / iPad

Phone users are now able to search the HKUST Library Catalog via the m.HKUST application. This is a joint project of the Library and the Publishing Technology Center.

The m.HKUST application is available as a free download from the iPhone App Store via iTunes. m.HKUST is available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.

Users can search for library materials, see the cover image, read a summary, obtain item availability information, find out which book shelf the item is on, and bookmark the item information for future reference. This mobile Catalog interface will also provide external links, such as to full-text of electronic resources. Continue reading

A3 Printing from Microforms – Now Available

The two microform printers in Media Resources have now been upgraded to newer models, with better clarity, and more features.

The new machines can both print and scan all formats of microfilm and microfiche in our collection.

Best of all, you can now print microforms to A3 paper! This is especially useful for printing newspaper and tabloid content.

Microforms Scanner with A3 Printing

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White Boards added to 3 Study Rooms on LG3

Three of the larger group study rooms on LG3 have now been equipped with large white boards.

The three rooms are LG307, LG309 and LG317. As with all study rooms, they can be booked through the Library’s Room Reservation System.

Marking pens for the white boards can be borrowed from the IC Help Desk at the ground floor Information Commons – and from the Circulation Counter when the IC Help Desk is closed.

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Construction and Disruption on LG1 Extended for 2 Months

In order to combine a second project involving overhead duct replacements, the North end of LG1 will remain blocked off for an additional 2 months, until the end of January 2010.

The Library apologizes for the added inconvenience.

For details of the area involved, please refer to the post “Fall Term Construction and Disruption on LG1“.

Laptop Holders in Toilet Stalls

At the request of our users and the HKUST Students’ Union, the Library is installing laptop holders in all of the toilet stalls in the building. This will better meet your need for laptop security when you need to use the restroom.

Laptop Holder in toilet stall
Laptop Holder in toilet stall

Currently there is a demonstration unit installed in the middle stall of the 1/F Men’s toilet, which can be seen in this image. A few changes have been made in this design, and we hope to have the rest installed before the final examination period.

8 Additional Library Computers on Lower Floors

One of the Libary’s many Summer projects was to add 8 additional standing computer carrels on the lower ground floors (LG1, LG3 and LG4).

We have had many requests for these from students wanting to do a quick lookup of a call number in the Library Catalog, or of a group study room booking schedule, or other brief needs.

There are now 7-10 Library Computers on each of the lower ground floors.

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Library Newsletter (September 2009 Issue)

The September 2009 issue of “Notes from the Library” can now be
viewed at http://library.ust.hk/info/notes/notes73.html

*Headlines *

* Summer Renovations
* Building Extension Progress
* Security and Safety
* Emerald E-Books on Trial
* Information Commons Survey
* Media & Microforms Survey
* Systems Update: IR Enhancements
* Profiles of Subject Librarians

Previous issues of “Notes from the Library” can be accessed at
http://library.ust.hk/info/notes/

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Citation Counts of Published Papers Added to Institutional Repository

Citation counts of all published papers have now been added to all records in the HKUST Institutional Repository.

The number of citations received by each journal article or conference paper is dynamically retrieved from the database Scopus.

Currently this information can be found just below the persistent identifier, in the form of a line like: Continue reading