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Academic Libraries Today: Our Future is Now

8 November 2012
Wang Gungwu Theatre
The University of Hong Kong

In joining the University with its Centenary celebrations, the University of Hong Kong Libraries will host an international conference that will serve to highlight our 100 years of achievements as well as to set a vision for our next century of ambition.

This conference will bring together library leaders and senior information professionals from around the world to celebrate, to postulate and to share best practices from some of the world’s greatest academic and research libraries.

The conference will be concluded with a celebratory gala dinner in the University's historic Loke Yew Hall where we will launch our new publication Fung Ping Shan, The Man, His Life and His Library, marking the 80th anniversary of the Fung Ping Shan Library.


Centenary Conference

8:30 - 9:00 am


9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome address

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Hong Kong

9:15 - 9:20 am

Welcome address

Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong

9:20 - 9:35 am

Ten celebratory acquisitions for HKU’s 10 faculties

Ms Gayle Chan, Collection Development Librarian, The University of Hong Kong

9:35 - 9:45 am

Congratulatory remarks

Mr Chen Li, Deputy Director, National Library of China

Keynote session

9:45 - 10:15 am

Keynote address
Ms Ingrid Parent, President of IFLA; University Librarian, The University of British Columbia

Leveraging the Digital Age: 21st Century Libraries in a Global Context

10:15 - 10:45 am

Group photo taking and tea break

Presentation session (1)

10:45 - 10:50 am

Session Chair

Dr Y C Wan, Deputy Librarian, The University of Hong Kong

10:50 - 11:15 am

Professor Zhu Qiang, Director, Peking University Library

Service Initiatives Recently Developed in Peking University Library

11:15 - 11:40 am

Dr Peter Cunich, School of Humanities, The University of Hong Kong

A British Colony and its Books: The University of Hong Kong and its Libraries, 1912-62

11:40 - 12:05 pm

Prof Joyce Chao-Chen Chen, Professor and University Librarian, National Taiwan Normal University

Library as Publisher: the Ideas and Experiences of National Taiwan Normal University Library

12:05 - 12:10 pm

Q & A

12:10 - 1:15 pm


1:15 - 2:15 pm

Library tour – (Main Library / Law Library and Music Library)

Presentation session (2)

2:15 - 2:20 pm

Session Chair

Professor Paul Gandel, Vice President for Information Technology and Services, Syracuse University

2:20 - 2:40 pm

Ms Anne Kenney, University Librarian, Cornell University

Future Directions for Collection Development in Academic and Research Libraries

2:40 - 3:00 pm

Professor Zhang Xiaolin, Executive Director of National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Open Access, Open Data, and Open Innovation: Towards a Knowledge-based Open Innovation Service Platform

3:00 - 3:05 pm

Q & A

3:05 - 3:30 pm

Tea break

Presentation session (3)

3:30 - 3:35 pm

Session Chair

Ms Rachel Cheng, University Librarian, Lingnan University

3:35 - 3:55 pm

Ms Cathrine Harboe-Ree, University Librarian, Monash University

Cycling to Success: Academic : Libraries and the Research and Learning Cycle

3:55 - 4:15 pm

Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong

Academic Library Trends in Hong Kong: Global and Local Issues

4:15 - 4:35 pm

Mr Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis

Commercialization of Library Special Collections

4:35 - 4:40 pm

Q & A

4:40 - 4:50 pm

Closing remarks

Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong

4:50 - 6:00 pm

Tour (Main Library / Law Library and Music Library / Learning Common of the Centennial Campus)

Conference Venue

Wang Gungwu Theatre (map)
The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Suggested Accommodation

Traders Hotel, Hong Kong

508, Queen’s Road West, Western District, Hong Kong

Tel (852)22136698

Fax (852)2213-6998

Robert Black College

University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tel (852)2296-1771

Fax (852)2559-4528

The Centenary Anniversary Conference and Celebrations are proudly sponsored by

Sir Kenneth Fung Ping Fan Foundation Trust I

Dr and Mrs Fung Ping Kan
Mr Kenneth Fung Hing Cheung

Casalini           chaoxing           Cambridge University Press

CNKI           EBSCO           Elsevier           iGroup

OCLC           Swets            John Wiley & Sons


Event enquiry: Ms Marine Yip