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Archive for January, 2014

Jan 27 2014

Monthly Inspection, Testing & Maintenance for Exit Sign and Emergency Lighting (February 2014)

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1.Hung Hing Ying Building
2.Pao Siu Loong Building
3.Knowles Building
4.Library Building (New Wing)
5.Library Building (Old Wing)
6.Loke Yew Hall

06 Feb 2014 (Thursday) to 08 Feb 2014 (Saturday)
09:00a.m. to 06:00p.m. (Daily)

For more details, please find the notice and the additional information below:

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Jan 22 2014

Monthly Running Test on Generator – Interruption of Emergency Electricity Supply

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Composite Building, Library Building (New Wing and Old Wing), Chow Yei Ching Building, Haking Wong Building and Runme Shaw Buildng

25 Jan 2014 (Saturday) to 25 Jan 2014 (Saturday)
09:00a.m. to 05:00p.m. (Daily)

For more details, please find the notice and the additional information below:

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Jan 20 2014

Exhibition of “Szeto Wah Collection”

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You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition of “Szeto Wah Collection”. The exhibit will be held at Special Collections, 1/F Main Library, the University of Hong Kong, from 2 January to 23 February 2014.

The “Szeto Wah Collection” is permanently housed in the Libraries’

Special Collections since the turnover ceremony in January 2012. The University of Hong Kong Libraries is very fortunate to have been chosen by the family of Mr Szeto Wah as the recipient of this unique Collection.

This second biennale exhibition features Szeto Wah’s speech manuscripts relating to education, June Fourth Incident, democratic movement, and personal experience that he shared with students at schools and academic institutions.

For enquiries, please contact Special Collections at or 2859-2207

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Jan 20 2014

Resumption of Library Advisory Service at the Chi Wah Learning Commons

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Effective from 20 January 2014, the University Libraries has resumed the advisory service for students in the Chi Wah Learning Commons (智華館). The University Libraries will offer assistance to students in:

  • using the library services and facilities;
  • formulating search strategies;
  • searching the information resources, such as Dragon (the library catalogue) and the article databases; and
  • setting up personal consultations for in-depth information search.

The advisory service is available Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm in Zone R, i.e. the designated Student Advisory Services Zone shown in green in the following floor plan.


The Libraries aims to provide high quality advisory service to facilitate student learning experience at the Learning Commons which is developing into a campus hub for student-centered learning activities.

You are most welcome to share with us what you think about the Libraries’ advisory service at the Chi Wah Learning Commons by sending us an email to

Information Services Division

University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Jan 13 2014

Knowledge Exchange (KE) lunch meeting

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ORCiD to Make Your Research Unique & Findable and
SAGE Open: Open Access Publishing for You to Choose

by Mr David Palmer
Associate University Librarian (Digital Strategies & Technical Services), University Libraries

Date: January 22, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Venue: Room P6-03, Graduate House

Sandwiches will be provided. All are welcome.

ORCiD and SAGE Open are two new initiatives of the Libraries to support HKU researchers with a view to enhancing the visibility of their research to not only scholars but also potential collaborators in outside organizations, potential research postgraduate students, and interested members of the public.

ORCiD: This is an international initiative to create and use unique scholar identifiers for each scholar in the world. Universities, publishers, funding agencies, scholars, and anybody who search for them, can use ORCiDs to uniquely identify and retrieve data on scholars. This will be especially beneficial to authors with Chinese names that may be quite common. The Libraries will begin creating ORCiDs for HKU professoriate staff in December 2013.

SAGE Open: Agreement has been made with SAGE Open to publish 100 articles by HKU authors in SAGE Open. This peer reviewed journal is gold open access, which means the author, the institution or the funder pays an Article Processing Charge (APC), rather than readers paying subscriptions. HKU authors can now choose to publish in SAGE Open, as the APC for up to 100 articles will be covered under the aforementioned agreement. The resulting published peer reviewed article is available to everyone in open access. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. This is another initiative to promote open access (OA), following the Springer OA initiative done in the last triennium, which mainly covered the science and technology-related disciplines. OA journals can increase readership, enable readership amongst those who cannot afford subscriptions, and enable a faster cycle of, “research – publish – research”.

For further details, please visit the KE website:

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