4/F Main Library

Apr 03 2018

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 re-exhibit the 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 3 – 17 April 2018.

Two thousand and seventeen noted 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 re-exhibition of the Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong and an accompanying online 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 online booklet is available at http://lib.hku.hk/publications/paperandink.pdf.

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.

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 3 – 17 April 2018

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays [http://lib.hku.hk/general/hours.html]

For enquiries, please contact:  Mr Gary Chin, Tel: 2859 2211 / Ms Marina Yeung, Tel: 2859 8903

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Feb 07 2018

Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection

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Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection. The exhibition will be held at Special Collections, 1/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong, from 8 February to 11 March 2018.

The “Szeto Wah Collection” is permanently housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections since the handover 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 exhibition features Szeto Wah’s private book collection, illustrating his diverse interests in different genres through which visitors are offered a unique glimpse of his thoughts and ideals.

For enquiries, please contact Special Collections at libspeco@hku.hk or 2859-2207.

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Feb 07 2018

Library Opening Hours During the Chinese New Year Holidays

University Libraries Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

15 February 2018 (Lunar New Year’s Eve)
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CLOSE at 1pm

Borrowing service available until 12:30 pm

16-19 February 2018
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CLOSED

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.

Happy Chinese New Year
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Jan 30 2018

Research Seminar: Making Your Research Count

Published by at 10:21 am under Breaking News

You are cordially invited to attend the Research Seminar, Making Your Research Count, collaboratively offered by Springer Nature and the HKU Libraries.

This seminar will cover:

  • Differences between the journals we publish.
  • The increasing importance of open research to improve the quality and impact of your research.
  • How to write better papers that are clearer, more accessible, more likely to get published, and more likely to make a difference to the world.

Speaker: Ed Gerstner, Regional Scientific Director, China, Springer Nature

Date: 6 February 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Zone, Level 3, Main Library

Check details and register here.

For enquiries, please contact Information Services Division at libis@hku.hk.

Information Services Division
HKU Libraries​

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Dec 27 2017

System Maintenance – User Authentication of the Integrated Library System (ILS)

Published by at 9:52 am under Breaking News

Services affected: Sign-in to Find@HKUL, MyAccount@HKUL and MyLibrary via HKU Portal

Date & Time: 31st Dec 2017, 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Dec 08 2017

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

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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 → Compact shelves on G/F
  • 800 to 899 Literature → Compact shelves on G/F
  • B, BB, BC Leisure Reading → 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.

screen shots of software settings

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