Friday, October 23, 2009

CUHK Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2009

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2009 is opened today at 1/F, Teaching Complex at Western Campus, Central Campus. Please stop by and join the Expo. You can share your view son teaching and learning with professors, educational researcher and other experts in this Expo. CC Library will also have a poster presentation on "Teaching Information Literacy 2.0" at poster board number 14. Please come to say Hi to me if you pass by.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Seminar for Faculty of Education - Undergraduate

Today's PPT file is available here. Some recordings of search database and using Library catalogue is also available at Screenjelly. You are welcome to comment and ask questions here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Temporary suspension of air-conditioning and electricity supply in Chung Chi College Library

Due to system maintenance, the air-conditioning in Chung Chi College Library will be suspended on October 25, 2009 (Sunday).

In addition, the Late Reading Room will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 26, 2009 (Monday) due to suspension of electricity supply.

We are sorry for inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Congratulations to Professor Charles K. Kao

Yesterday, our former Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles K. Kao, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication".

Check this out to know about Professor Kao's success stories.
潮平岸闊 : 高錕自述 / 高錕著 ; 許廸鏘譯
高錕 [錄像資料]
掀起現代傳訊革命的中國人: 高錕 [錄像資料]
傑出華人系列: 高錕 [錄像資料]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Seminar on Library Services for Faculty of Education

Today's PPT file is available here. Some recordings show how to use Library resources can be found at Screenjelly.

Since some colleagues are interested in RefWorks and want to know more about how it works. UL has two sessions on "Introduction to RefWorks" in November. Please refer to this webpage for more details and register if you are interested. For an introduction of other bibliographic management software, please refer to this blog.

Monday, October 5, 2009

GEC0113 Online Exercise

Please complete the GEC 0113 online exercise on or before November 20, 2009.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Welcome to GEC0113

Welcome to the CC General Education GEC0113. I am happy to present different kinds of library services to you . Due to the time restriction I cannot go through all of them in 90 minutes. Therefore, you can find all the supplementary course materials on Library services here if you want to refresh yourselves or get some more ideas beyond today's lecture.

Please be informed that the online demo is available on Screenjelly and PowerPoint file on Slideshare. You are most welcome to comment and ask questions here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New homepage

CC Library has revamped it homepage. Most frequently used links will be shown on the homepage.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Opening hours when University is in session

All the Libraries have resumed the normal opening hours when University is in session. Chung Chi Library opens as follows:

Monday - Friday 8:20 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:20 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

The Late Reading Room at the G/F of CCL opens as follows:
Monday - Friday 9:30 pm -- 9:00 am (the next day)
Saturday 6:30 pm -- 9:00 am (the following Monday)

Please also note the opening hours in holidays.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Revamped Library Homepage

You may already notice that a new Library homepage is now released! All the info is arranged on one page so that it's easy to navigate. The catalogues will assist you to locate book and article info instantly. The event calendar is a new feature to allow you knowing what's going to happen in the Library.

Few months ago the Library had formed a focused group to give advice on the re-design of the Library homepage. Most of the suggestions are accommodated in this revamp exercise and hopefully you will find it useful. Should you have any comment on the new Library homepage please don't hesitate to let us know.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer reads - Mind Mapping

Do you have good memory? Or do you want to be more efficient? Try using mind map!

"A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories." from Wikipedia.

In other words, try to draw your ideas and connect with other points by using diagram. There are software or website to help you drawing mind map (such as MindMeister, FreeMind). You may also checkout the books written by Tony Buzan from the Library, who is a proponent of the techniques of mind mapping.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New features at Cat2

Rating and tagging is now available on Cat2! You can rate your favorite books and share with others.
After you search a book on Cat2, you will see the "stars" of the corresponding book where you can click the number of "start" for rating. Moreover, you can click "add a tag" next to the rating and add in your own tag for this book. You will be prompted to login by using your Library card number and password in order to proceed.

All the ratings and tags on Cat2 are visible to all users. You can share your favorite books with others. Let's start rating and tagging your favorite books!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Coming due notice

With immediate effect, the Coming Due Alert notice will be sent via email to users 3 days before the book is due instead of 2 days. Please register your email now if you didn't!

Increase of Loan Quota / Loan Period / maximum number of renewals

Good news! With immediate effect, the loan quota, loan period and maximum number of renewals will be increased. Please check your latest borrowing privileges from the following webpages:

For CUHK staff and students
For CUHK alumni

But please note that all library items on loan are subject to RECALL and the loan period may be shortened.

Save the planet: Add/Update your E-mail Address to receive Library Notices

Help to save the planet now! You can register your email address at the Library catalogue. Simply logon to your “My Library Record”, click Add/Update your E-mail Address and enter or update your email address.

By registering an updated email address with the Library, you will receive all important notifications from the Library, including Coming Due Alert, Hold Pickup, Recall or Overdue notices in a timely manner. In addition, an updated email address is required for eligible users to apply for online Library services such as Inter-Branch Book Delivery Online Requests and the JULAC Library Card Online Application.

With the launch of the online email registration/update service, in-person registration/update of email address at the University Library System circulation counters and via emails will be terminated after December 31st, 2009.

For inquiry, please send your email to ulcir@cuhk.edu.hk.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer reads - Twilight

"In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship." - from Amazon.com review.

Check out our catalogue and find these series of vampire novel now.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Manage your research papers - Zotero

Zotero is a Firefox free add-on that helpers users to manage and collect webpages and articles using the FireFox web browser. Unlike Mendeley, Zotero is attached to the web browser and detects when a book, article, or other resource is being viewed and with a mouse click finds and saves the full reference information to a local file. Other features like snapshot, add notes, import and export in varies formats are also available in Zotero. Try it out and start managing your research materials.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer reads - The Da Vini Code

"With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.

A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself.
" - from Amazon.com.

The novel and other related works are available at CC Library. Check the
Library catalogue for the details.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Power Sockets Installed

The minor works had been completed at CC Library. More power sockets are now installed at 1/F and 2/F of the Library and you may bring your own laptops to the Library. The User Area at the 2/F is re-opened now.

Manage your reseach papers - Mendeley

If you have used Endnote or RefWorks, you should know what a reference management tool is. It helps you to organize your research readings in systematic way and add the bibliographic citations in your essay. The Library has purchased a site license of RefWorks and all CUHK eligible users may create their own account at this website.

There is a freeware called Mendeley which you can download here. It allows your to synchronize your bibliographic database to their web serve. Moreover, you can highlight and add notes on the full-text file. It supports import and export of database in different formats including Endnote XML. Try this out and organize your research papers now!


Monday, July 20, 2009

CU Press Journals Online

Through a cooperative efforts between the CU press and the University Library System, five journal titles published by CU Press are now available online for CUHK users to use within CUHK network. They are

1. Asian Anthropology
2. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching
3. The China Review
4. Communication and Society
5. Hong Kong Drama Review

You may access the above journals via Library Catalogue.

香港書展2009

20屆香港書展將於2009722日至28日假香港灣仔會議展覽中心舉行。香港中文大學大學圖書館一直致力為讀者提供珍貴的研究資料,歷年出版了不少具參考價值的書籍和特刊,例如《香港中文大學圖書館古籍善本書錄》、《廣東文徵》、《蘇文擢教授詩詞朗誦會詩詞注釋》、《中國現代作家簽名本展覽特刊》、《書影留蹤》、《香港兒童文學作家書目》和《香港相思:余光中的文學生命》等。一年一度的香港書展乃香港的文化盛事,為優惠廣大讀者,大學圖書館將於書展期間在香港中文大學圖書館的書展攤位以八折優惠價發售逾十種香港中文大學圖書館出版的書籍,歡迎讀者惠顧。


此外,香港中文大學圖書館為了更有效地保存和提供各項珍貴的文獻資料,過去相繼建立了多個不同的電子資料庫,例如中國古籍庫香港文學資料庫中國現代文學研究網站等。為增加讀者使用電子資料庫的興趣和認識,本館將於書展期間安排多場簡單示範,講解資料庫的內容和使用方法,詳情如下,歡迎讀者參加。

示範項目

日期

時間

主持人

香港文學資料庫

24/7

第一場:230
第二場:330

香港中文大學圖書館主任
馬輝洪先生

中國古籍庫

25/7

第一場:1230
第二場: 130

香港中文大學圖書館助理館長
林進光先生

中國現代文學研究網站

26/7

第一場: 230
第二場: 330

香港中文大學圖書館副研究員
陳智德博士

地點:一號展覽廳,香港中文大學圖書館書展攤位:1D15-20

Friday, July 17, 2009

季羨林、任繼愈教授書展

崇基圖書館現正舉行季羨林、任繼愈教授書展,詳情如下:

地點:
崇基圖書館地下大堂
日期:7月16日至8月15日

歡迎所有人士參觀。

New features of Catalogue 2.0!

The Catalogue 2.0 (Beta) was upgraded! New features include:

- New look and feel
- Export list of “Add to cart” to email
- Wildcard searching support (e.g. environment* polic*)
- Improvements to "Did You Mean" suggestions to increase contexts
- Support for saving to My Lists
- Synonyms support (automatic query expansion)
- Improved pass through link to HKALL from Cat2 record details display

You are welcome to experience the new Cat2!

Monday, July 13, 2009

任繼愈教授

任繼愈教授於7月11日逝世,享年93歲。

任教授為著名哲學家、宗教學家、歷史學家,1938年北京大學哲學系畢業。任教授1964-1985年任中國科學院世界宗教研究所所長;1987年至2005年1月,任國家圖書館館長,兼北京大學教授;2005年至今擔任中國國家圖書館名譽館長。

任教授曾領導大規模的傳統文化的資料整理工作。1980年代開始,他領導了《中華大藏經(漢文部份)》的整理和編纂工作。同時,他又主持編纂《中華大典》,亦主持編寫《宗教大辭典》、《佛教大辭典》、新修《二十四史》。

任教授就任國家圖書館館長期間,積極推進圖書館建設,為繁榮發展國家圖書館事業作出了重大貢獻。國圖館藏圖書2500多萬冊,尤其是珍品特藏包括善本古籍、甲骨金石拓片、中國古舊輿圖、敦煌遺書、少數民族圖籍、名人手稿、中國少數民族文獻、革命歷史文獻、家譜、地方志和普通古籍等260萬冊(件)。

季羨林教授

國學大師季羨林教授於7月11日上午9時辭世,享年98歲。

季羨林教授是著名語言學家、文學家及翻譯
。他對印度語、原始佛教語言、吐火羅文、 梵文文學等研究均作出重大貢獻。他精通英語、德語、梵文、巴利文及吐火羅文。

季教授於1934年在北京清華大學外語系畢業,其後負笈德國,入讀著名的哥廷根大學,主修印度學,學習梵 文、巴利文、吐火羅文等語言及文化。1941年,季教授取得哲學博士學位;至1946年回國,受聘於北京大學任東方語言文學系教授兼系主任。

季教授的主要著作有《糖史》、《天竺心影》、《留德十年》、《原始佛教的語言問題》、《印度古代語言論集》、《中印文化關係史論文集》、《牛棚雜憶》,譯作有《羅摩衍那》、《沙恭達羅》、《優哩婆濕》、《大唐西域記校注》 等。季教授曾於1987及1988年訪問香港中文大學,出席文物館舉辦的國際敦煌吐魯番學術會議及文物展覽,並於2002榮獲中大頒授榮譽文學博士學位,表揚季教授在學術上的卓越成就。

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer reads - The Purpose-Driven Life

"Pastor of Saddleback Church, a Southern Baptist mega-church in southern California with weekly attendance of more than 15,000, Warren now applies his highly successful "purpose-driven" framework, developed in the best-seller The Purpose-Driven Church, to individual experience. The same principles Warren has taught to thousands of pastors to help churches be healthy and effective can also drive lives, he says. The book argues that discerning and living five God-ordained purposes-worship, community, discipleship, ministry and evangelism-is key to effective living. His 40 short chapters are intended to be read over 40 days' time, giving readers small pieces of his purpose-discovering program to chew on." - from Publishers Weekly review.

CC Library has a few copies of Chinese translation. The call number is
BV652.2 .W3712.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CC General Education

General education is always part of the core values in university education. There has been widespread recognition in international educational circles that a general education is a vital means of developing a holistic, quality education. In view of this, CC Library has housed CCGE collection at the G/F of the Library with great variety but also focused topics concerned by academics. No matter you are looking for technology, literature, religion, philosophy or science, you should find something interesting from the general education collection. This growing collection gives you insights of disciplines you are interested in and you are welcome to check the books out. Don't miss it and enjoy reading!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Additions

We will put all the new arrivals on display at the G/F. If you want to check the latest new addition list over last two weeks. Or you may want to register email alert or RSS feed. Moreover, we will post the new addition list on our Twitter. Keep yourself informed!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer reads - 高陽小說《胡雪巖》

高陽,著名歷史小說作家,尤以熟悉清代掌故著稱。一生所著作約90餘部,代表作品有《胡雪巖》三部曲、《慈禧全傳》、《紅樓夢斷》等。崇基圖書館藏有《胡雪巖》、《武則天燈火樓台》,另有其他作品藏於新亞及UL,索書號為PL2869.O167。

Outdoor reading area

Check out our outdoor reading area at the G/F and enjoy reading your books with sunshine. It's quite relaxing if you don't want to be surrounded by computers or people and it's the place for your own study. A vending machine with drinks is also located there.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer reads - The Partner

"Literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about-- surprise!--a lawyer in trouble. Patrick Lanigan had been a young partner in a prominent Southern law firm. He had a beautiful wife, a new baby girl, and a bright future. Then one winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car; the casket they buried held nothing but ashes.

A short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial then fled. A fortune was stolen from his ex-firm's offshore account. And Patrick ran, covering his tracks the whole way." -- from Amazon.com Reviews


Want an entertaining fiction and John Grisham's fictions never let you disappointed! Check out more Grisham's books at call no. PS3557.R5355.

Minor works at CC Library

Over last few weeks, the 1st floor was undergoing minor works and more power sockets are now installed at the floor under the reading tables. You may use it as power supply for your laptops.

The user area in the 2nd floor is now closed for minor works until July 26. Noise may be generated when the works in progress
.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Reads 2009

Any plan for this Summer? How about reading some books just for interest? The CC Library has more than 400,000 you can choose from. Too many? No problem! We can pick up some interesting titles for you to read in this Summer. Let's start our Summer Reads 2009!

If you want to learn Japanese language, the library has the whole set of みんなの日本語 which is most suitable for beginners. Please refer to the library catalogue or browse the titles at call no. PL539.3 M532 at the 2nd floor of the CC Library.


We are blogging

Hello there! This is the first post of this blog. No matter you are a new or experienced blogger, you are most welcome to share your ideas with us. This blog is one of the many means to reach us and we will update any information about the CC Library asap! Stay tune and please give us any feedback. This is a blog for you and those who use the library.

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