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Jun 23 2017

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Message from the University Libraries

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

July 1, 2017 (Saturday) will be a General Holiday.  The University Libraries will be closed on that day.

The Library Corner on G/F and the Study Zone on Level 3, Main Library, will remain open for the use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.
Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Jun 12 2017

Display of New Additions Suspension-14 June 2017

In line with the implementation of the new ILS, display of New Additions (https://lib.hku.hk/mainlib/borrowing/new_books.html) will be suspended from 14 June 2017.  Service will resume after the new ILS goes live.  For more information, please visit: http://lib.hku.hk/newils.

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May 12 2017

Migration to new Library System and HKALL book requesting

On 17th  July 2017, all eight UGC-funded university libraries will adopt a shared integrated library system (ILS) and discovery system to replace eight stand-alone library systems. The new shared ILS will allow patrons to search, request, and access collections from the eight libraries seamlessly. More information is available here:lib.hku.hk/newils/index.html.

To facilitate the implementation of our new shared ILS, please take note of the important dates affecting HKALL book requesting:

Monday 5th June Last day to request for HKALL items
Tuesday 6th June – Monday 17th July Temporary suspension of HKALL request service. Interlibrary Loans (ILLiad) service is available to eligible patrons during the interim period
Thursday 15th June Last day to return HKALL items
Monday 17th July New shared ILS goes into operation

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Apr 25 2017

The month of May is Exercise is Medicine Month

The month of May is Exercise is Medicine Month

Join a Core Stretching or Yoga session at the Main Library, 2/F during the Revision and Examation period and Take a Break from your studies:
2-May Tuesday 1-2pm Yoga
8-May Monday 1-2pm Core Stretching
18-May Thursday 1-2pm Yoga
19-May Friday 1-2pm Core Stretching
24-May Wednesday 1-2pm Core Stretching
29-May Monday 1-2pm Yoga

To register and more information on other actives around HKU, go to https://www.eim.ihp.hku.hk/events.html

Exercise mats will be provided.

Sessions are free for current students and staff and limited to 25 participants per session on a First Come, First Served basis

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Apr 18 2017

2017 International Proverse Prize for unpublished fiction, non-fiction or poetry

The International Proverse Prize for unpublished (book-length) fiction, non-fiction or poetry, 2017 opened for entry on 14 April 2017. Please review the details of the Prize and submit your entries now or share the Prize details with someone who would be interested in entering.

If you have written or are about to complete an unpublished book length work of fiction or non-fiction or poetry, consider this opportunity.

DEADLINE for completed entry forms / fees  / work to be received in Hong Kong: 14 June 2017.

  • Entry is open to all aged 18 or above on the date they sign the Entry Documents, irrespective of residence, nationality or citizenship.
  • Translations into English are welcome. Work may be previously edited, acknowledging the editor.
  • The winner receives publication of the entered work and HK$10,000. (HKD7.80 approximately = US$1.00) Additional publication prizes may be awarded.
  • The Entry documents are available from the Proverse website: http://www.proversepublishing.com/.
  • The entry fee is HK$320.00 (three hundred and twenty Hong Kong Dollars) or GBP35.00 (thirty five pounds sterling).
  • Full details, including background, previous winners, winning and other entered works already published, as well as selected events, media notices and press releases, links to media interviews, etc. are on the Proverse website: http://www.proversepublishing.com/.
  • General enquiries to the following email address: info@proversepublishing.com.

Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 18 2017

Library Opening Hours during the Labour Day and Buddha’s Birthday

Library Opening Hours during the Labour Day and Buddha’s Birthday

1 May 2017 (Labour Day)

Main Library, AV Collection, Special Collections, Collaboration Zone on Level 3, and Fung Ping Shan Library will be open from 10 am to 7 pm.

Law Library and Medical Library will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library will be closed.

 

3 May 2017 (Buddha’s Birthday)

Main Library and Fung Ping Shan Library will be open from 8:30 am to 6 am of the following day.

AV Collection, Special Collections, and Collaboration Zone on Level 3, Main Library will be open from 10 am to 7 pm.

Law Library will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library will be closed.

Medical Library will be open from 10 am to 6 am of the following day.

 

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 / 3917-2202 (Main Library)

 

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 07 2017

Prelude to Celebrating 100 years of Teacher Education: Naming Ceremony of Tin Ka Ping Education Library

Message from the University Librarian

Prelude to Celebrating 100 years of Teacher Education:

Naming Ceremony of Tin Ka Ping Education Library

The Education Library will be closed on 12 April 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm to facilitate the venue set-up and for the naming ceremony.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

On the afternoons of 11 and 12 April 2017, some intermittent noise will be expected for the venue set-up and restoration. Users may obtain complimentary ear plugs from the information counter.

For enquiry, please contact Education Library staff at 3917-2205.

 

Best wishes

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Apr 03 2017

Extended Opening Hours 2 – 20 May 2017 at University Libraries

The Main Library and Medical Library will extend the opening hours for the coming Revision Week & Assessment Period from 11 pm, 2 May 2017 to 6 am, 20 May 2017:

Main Library: Daily:  8:30am – 6am of the following day

Opening hours for Special Collections, AV Collection, and Level 3 Collaboration Zone will remain unchanged.

Medical Library: Monday – Friday: 8:15 am – 6 am of the following day

Saturday: 8:30 am – 6 am of the following day

Sunday: 10 am – 6 am of the following day

All service counters will be closed outside the normal operating hours.  In order to thoroughly clean the library, all users and their possessions must be cleared by 6 am each morning.  Items not removed from each desk will be removed by staff on duty and can be collected at:

Main Library:

After 9 am (10 am on Sundays and public holiday) at the Lending Services Counter on the 2/F;

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library:

After 10 am at the Circulation Counter.

During the extended opening hours, contract security guards will be stationed in these two libraries to provide basic security services.  When the circulation counters are closed, users can check out/in books using the self-check stations (2/F and 4/F, Main Library, and G/F, Medical Library). While there is no counter service, all public computers, printers and copiers will be available but no refill of printing paper will be provided.

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 / 3917-2202 (Main Library) or 3917-9215 (Medical Library).

 

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Mar 08 2017

2017 Library User Survey

2017 Library User Survey

The University of Hong Kong Libraries will conduct a User Survey from 12 noon, 13 March to 27 March, 2017 to gather your valuable input on how we can serve you better.

Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at http://lib.hku.hk/survey/2017

Survey responses will be kept confidential and cannot be linked to individual names or email addresses.

If you would like to win the following prizes sponsored by Gale, Cengage and Taylor & Francis Group, please key in your email address at the end of the questionnaire:

<First 10 survey respondents>

$100 Supermarket coupons x 10

<Lucky draw prizes>

First prize: $500 Supermarket coupons x 1

Second prize: $300 Supermarket coupons x 1

Third prize: $200 Supermarket coupons x 1

Fourth prizes: $25 Coffee shop coupon x 40

For any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact us at usersurvey@lib.hku.hk.  Looking forward to your opinions and suggestions.

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Feb 22 2017

Chinese Wartime Science through the Lens of Joseph Needham” Exhibition

The East Asian History of Science Foundation Hong Kong (EAHSF HK) in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong Libraries will present the exhibition “Chinese Wartime Science through the Lens of Joseph Needham” from 27 February – 17 March, 2017 at the Second Floor Exhibitions Area, Main Library.

Amongst all his achievements and accolades at Cambridge University, the late Dr Joseph Needham (1900-1995) was best known for his continuing Science and Civilisation in China” series. While he was visiting China in the 1940s he came into contact with a significant amount of historical documents regarding Chinese science and technology as well as a number of promising young scholars, in the process igniting his passion in the history of science and technology in China. His main question, now known as the “Needham Question”, asks “why modern science had not developed in Chinese civilization but only in Europe given China’s remarkable scientific achievements before the 15th century”. This had always been his focus during his decades of research on the history of science and technology in China.

Dr Needham provided valuable advice in the post-World War 2 re-opening of HKU in 1945. He stayed close to HKU, particularly with the late Sir Murray MacLehose (Governor of Hong Kong from 1971-1982) whom he befriended in Xiamen while Mr MacLehose was the British Consulate General there during wartime. For his contributions, HKU awarded Dr Needham an honorary “Degree of Doctor of Letters” at the 87th Congregation in 1974.

In 2012, the University of Hong Kong established a permanent endowed chair, “Joseph Needham – Philip Mao Professorship in Chinese History, Science and Civilization” in honour of Dr Needham and the late Dr Philip Wen Chee Mao, founding chairman of the East Asian History of Science Foundation Hong Kong.

 

Details for the Exhibition:

Date:  27 February – 17 March, 2017

Location:  Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong

Time: During Main Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Closed on Public Holidays

 

The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the East Asian History of Science Foundation Hong Kong have co-organized the “11th Joseph Needham Memorial Lecture” to be held on Friday 24 March, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Lecture Theatre 1, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. The lecture will delivered by Professor Vivian T. Wong

Details for the Lecture:

Date:  24 March, 2017

Location:  Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Lecture Theatre 1, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Online Registration for Lecture: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=47686

Deadline for registration: March 17, 2017

Both Events are Open to the Public

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

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