4/F Main Library

Dec 08 2017

Take A Break Santa Paws session at the Medical and Main Libraries

With the overwhelming demand and positive response from the Libraries’ past Santa Paws and Dr Dog sessions, the University of Hong Kong Libraries will host two Santa Paws sessions during the December 2017 Assessment period.

The first Take A Break Santa Paws session will be held at the Medical Library on 15 December 2017 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The second session will be held at the 2nd floor Lounge Area, Main Library on 18 December 2017 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

It is well documented that therapy dogs can contribute to calmness and overall emotional well-being. Therapy dog programmes are being offered in many universities around the world, in libraries, university health services and student counselling units. It is hoped that these sessions will benefit HKU students during the assessment period by encouraging less stress and anxiety by taking a break from their studies.

To view past sessions, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hkulevents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1044710135664365

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hkulevents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1042902372511808

For enquiries, please email Public Relations and Development section at friends@lib.hku.hk.

Note: Jasper, the HKU Libraries resident therapy dog, will not be able to attend the two sessions.

 

 

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Dec 07 2017

Relocation of Collections on the G/F Main Library

Published by at 12:42 pm under Breaking News

Relocation of collections on the G/F Main Library

To pave way for the renovation of G/F Main Library in the Second Semester, the following collections will be relocated in December 2017:

  • 600 to 699 Technology à Compact shelves on G/F
  • 800 to 899 Literature à Compact shelves on G/F
  • B, BB, BC Leisure Reading à 2/F Main Library (New Wing)

Please consult the temporary signage on G/F and 2/F for more details.  Thank you very much for your tolerance to the disturbance that might be caused by the relocation.

Regards,

Esther Woo

Associate Librarian, Engagement and Lending Services

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Nov 28 2017

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

The Main Library will present Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 4 – 21 December 2017.

Two thousand and seventeen sees the eighty-fifth anniversary of the University of Hong Kong’s Fung Ping Shan Library.  Celebrated by sinologists, historians, librarians and those with even a passing interest in Chinese libraries as one of the world’s great East Asian Libraries, the University of Hong Kong takes great pride in its achievements, its history and its enormous contributions to East Asian scholarship and beyond.

To mark its history and achievements, the exhibition Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong and an accompanying booklet are presented as an illustration of the depth and beauty of the collection as well as a celebratory reflection on the Library’s future.

The twelve manuscripts on display have been selectively chosen to highlight the often hidden beauty that lies in such texts with their calligraphy and illustrations worked by hand with brush and ink.  One can only be left in awe upon gazing at the manuscript of the Confucian classic Congshan Du Zhouyi (A Treatise on the Book of Changes), by Fang Shisun (Song) or Shuofu (A Collection of Random Sketches), by Tao Zongyi (Yuan), said to be a “world treasure” and made before the book itself was printed.  The accompanying panels to these and the other manuscripts will assist your appreciation of what is to be found in this exhibition.

As we speed through this digital age, this exhibition provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect, to marvel at what has preceded us and to ponder the bright future that lies ahead for the Fung Ping Shan Library as it hastens towards its centenary.

 

Peter E. Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 4 – 21 December 2017

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).

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Nov 07 2017

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 Photo Exhibition

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 Photo Exhibition

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong and Macao, the Main Library is pleased to present Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 photo exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 13– 30 November 2017.

Thirty-three photographs have been selected from the “Fotografia Memoria del Perú” by photographers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (1890-1950) capturing the history and everyday life in Peru, including the best works of the “Golden Age of Peruvian Photography 1.

“Thanks to these images and to many others like those, Peru, as we know it today, began to emerge before itself as an apprehensible reality. The natural wonders of its territory, the great monuments of its pre-Columbian past, the ancestral customs interwoven with the modernizing aspirations, the advance of the capitalist economy, and the social conflicts of a national society in formation.

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 photos allows us to revive some of the construction process and to value the talent of masters of the lens such as Max T. Vargas, Martin Chambi, Carlos and Miguel Vargas, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Sebastian Rodriguez, Baldomero Alejos, and Walter 0. Runcie, to mention only some of the most conspicuous in this selection.”1

 

Peter E. Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

 

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 13– 30 November 2017

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays

Admission: Free

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).
HKUL Website: http://lib.hku.hk/

Connect with the Libraries on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hkulib/

Events: https://www.facebook.com/hkulevents/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HKULibrariesCollection

1Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong and Macao

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Nov 06 2017

Access to E-Resources – notice to Kaspersky users

Published by at 4:00 pm under Technical Solutions

Q: User sometimes got “The file is damaged and could not be repaired” error message when downloading PDF files from ezproxied site

Q: User sometimes got “The page cannot be displayed” error message when clicking on back button, select other date options and submit search again at the ezproxied WiseNews site

A:  Set up Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 or antivirus software to not apply Web Antivirus scanning to EZProxy’s sites by clicking on

Settings tab > Anti-Virus protection > Web Anti-Virus > Settings button > Trusted URLs tab > Select the option “Do not scan web traffic from trusted URLs:” > Add button
and adding the following values:

eproxy.lib.hku.hk/* 
*.eproxy1.lib.hku.hk/*
*.eproxy2.lib.hku.hk/*

 

Ensure the added URLs are selected. Click on OK and save button.

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Oct 12 2017

HKU Preservation Series – RECENT DESIGN BINDINGS Exhibition

Published by at 10:56 am under Breaking News

 

Date: 10 October to 1 December 2017

Location: Level 3, Main Library, HKU

 

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Oct 10 2017

Library User Survey 2017 – Survey Results

Published by at 10:38 am under Breaking News

Thanks to the overwhelming responses of over 4,400 patrons, our user survey was completed in March 2017 with an abundant amount of useful data. Apart from identifying performance gaps in different service areas, the data has helped us explore some patron behaviours and needs to facilitate our planning of future developments as well as to improve our services.

The results and key finding are available at http://lib.hku.hk/survey2017/.

Esther Woo

Associate Librarian

Engagement and Lending Services

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Oct 06 2017

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

In collaboration with The University of Hong Kong School of Chinese, the University Archives, the University Museum and Art Gallery, and the Libraries, the Main Library is pleased to present FOOTPRINTS: 90 Years of The School of Chinese, HKU Exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library from 12 October 2017 to 3 November 2017.

“Established in 1927, the School of Chinese at HKU has for 90 years been dedicated to the study of the core values and ideals of the Chinese tradition and to the meeting of Chinese and Western cultures. Through the efforts of many trailblazers and their successors, the School has become a leading international centre for research and education in Chinese language, literature, history, and translation.

On the exciting occasion of our 90th anniversary we felt honour-bound to put together this exhibition with the aim of reviewing the past while looking forward to the near and distant future.  While this exhibition would not be possible without the School’s remarkable academic achievements, its intention is rather to display articles related to individual lives and sentiments ¾ facets of the school that have been unknown but to the privileged few. The exhibit includes personal and official correspondence in regard to China and the West, items from social exchanges, as well as student assignments and sundry other administrative documents.  They were all unassuming articles in their own era, but have since become precious relics and works of art and trace the passage of 90 years of the School’s life. Indeed, the years have touched them only to enrich them.”1

 

足迹:香港大學中文學院九十年

 

香港大學中文學院創始於一九二七年,一直秉承傳統,致力於延續中華文化研究、促進中西文化交流。九十年來,經全體師生努力,學院成為國際舉足輕重的學術重鎮。

欣逢九秩喜慶,兢業自勵,學院特舉辦是次活動,回顧傳統,展望前景。是次展覽不在羅列豐碩的學術成果,而展示較少為人關注、日常生活及個人情懷一面。展品包括中外書函、酬酢物事、課業文件、學籍記錄等;當年閒品,今天都成了珍貴文物及藝術傑作,也見證了學院九十年來的足迹。

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

 

Details for the Exhibition:

Date:  12 October 2017 – 3 November 2017*

Location: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

*Exhibition will close at 2:00pm on 3 November

1 The School of Chinese of The University of Hong Kong

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Oct 03 2017

Main Library and Medical Library Renovation Projects

The Main Library’s ground floor and part of the second floor will be renovated into the Think Tank and the Learning Hub, respectfully.

The transformation of the ground floor will include a Breakout and Leisure space leading into the Think Tank with its expansive study areas and discussion room.

The 2nd floor Atrium/Exhibition area, the seating carrels facing the Main Building and the Knowles building, and adjacent study rooms will be renovated into the Learning Hub. The HUB will consist of four zones off the main entrance, the Reading Corridor, Idea Corner, Multi-purpose Area, and the Innovation Centre. All five zones will encompass the WOW Factor located beneath the existing ceiling atrium.

With the completion of these two renovations, the overall seating capacity of the 2 floors will rise from 193 to 318.

Two webpages were created to help provide information, phases and architectural images on the renovations and their progress, http://lib.hku.hk/mltt and http://lib.hku.hk/lhub.

 

The Yu Chun Keung Medical Library was opened in January 2002.  After logging in over 15 years of active usage, what was then a state-of-the-art facility has become somewhat dated. In light of the continuing mission of the Library to serve the curriculum, research, continuing education, and patient care needs of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, we have decided to upgrade the G/F of the library into a technology-rich, flexible and collaborative learning space by creating and reorganizing spaces for new facilities or zones.

Additional information, construction phases and images can be found at http://lib.hku.hk/mlr.

Library Services will be Business as Usual and of course, there will be the inevitable construction noise.

I hope you will tolerate the temporary inconvenience that the construction will generate in order to further improve our Main Library and Medical Library.

 

Thank you very much.

Regards,

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

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Sep 22 2017

BEWARE: Phishing Emails

BEWARE: Phishing Emails

We have received reports of library users receiving phishing e-mails recently.

Please ignore it and take no action if you have received this e-mail.

Please note, the Libraries will NOT send e-mail to library users asking for personal information by replying through e-mail or by URL.

 

From: The University of Hong Kong Libraries

Date: 2017-09-21 15:43

To: xxxx

Subject: Library Notifications

Dear Library User,

This is to inform you that your access to HKU Libraries System will expire soon. Due to security precautions established to protect HKU Libraries System, you have to renew your library account on a regular base, so please use the following link

lib.hku.hk/hkulauth/legacy/reactivation.htm

After your successful authentication, your access will be restored automatically and you will be redirected to the university library homepage. If you are unable to log in, please contact the library help desk for immediate assistance. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Thank you,

The University of Hong Kong Libraries
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Fax: +852 2859 2111

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