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!