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Collection Development



A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research and teaching in the EEE Department. The Collection supports the needs of the educational programmes offered by the Department, at both undergraduate and the postgraduate levels leading to the BEng(CE), BEng(EE), BEng (EComE) and BEng (InfoE), the course work degrees MSc(EEE) and MSc(Ecom&IComp) and the research-based MPhil and PhD degrees. In conjunction with other Engineering Departments and the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering has been offering a Bachelor degree in Medical Engineering.

Research Focus
Research in the EEE Department includes various fields of study related to electrical, electronic, computer and information engineering. The Department has a wide range of research activities, grouped under six major areas, namely (1) Computer Systems and Networking, (2) Telecommunications, (3) Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and VLSI, (4) Energy systems and Electric Vehicles, (5) Biomedical engineering and (6) Information Systems.

Multi-disciplinary treatment of subjects
They are usually courses that are concerned with: Information technology, Biomedical engineering and Nanotechnology.

User Groups
Faculty members, undergraduates and postgraduates major in the subject. The collection also serves users from other Departments who work in collaboration and/or have study interests related to the subject e.g. Computer Sciences, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Department.


B. General Selection Guidelines (See classed analysis-link to conspectus table)

Overall, the Libraries' existing collection and acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for the subject areas are at the Research level.


C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: Extensive variety of formats are collected. We collect monographs, annuals, reference tools, scholarly series, periodicals, CD-ROMs and other electronic tools, and videocassettes extensively ; textbooks and dissertations (other than HKU dissertations), selectively.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively, and earlier materials, selectively.
  3. Chronological Focus: Contemporary. No limit to coverage in terms of intellectual content but emphasis is on collecting most recent materials.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English language materials extensively and non-English language materials selectively, with translations into English are preferred.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect extensively materials from North American, European and United Kingdom and other materials selectively.