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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 280 – Forever Diamonds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:56 +0000

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students MAGAZINE STORIES 1. Tarlach, Gemma. “20 things you didn’t know about … diamonds,” Discover (April 1, 2018) Though diamonds may not be forever, this mineral is the hardest we know of, manifests as rain inside some gas planets and, in Renaissance folklore, was considered an amulet to ward off madness. Discover is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991012524162203412 2. Aguirre, Claudia. “The effects of sleep deprivation,” TED (November, 2015) In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep. FEATURED BOOK Amazing interview answers : 44 tough interview questions with 88 winning answer Job interviews are less stressful than you think if you go well prepared. Look here for tips that help you stand out from other competing candidates. Interviewers may also learn how to ask probing questions and assess desirable traits from this Kindle ebook. Please ask for Kindle L at the Circulation counter. EXHIBITION IN THE CITY Porcelain and Painting (瓷緣‧畫意) Chao Shao-an (趙少昂) and Yang Shanshen (楊善深), both masters of the Lingnan School of painting, were close friends who created works of art together. You will see how the two masters carried out their artistic dialogue in these joint paintings on paper and porcelain, and how they brought their own signature style from one medium to another.   We welcome your feedback on this service. Archival issues | Set up RSS feeds | Unsubscribe from the “Library-Readers-Alert-list”. [...]



HKUST Library IWD Talk – Making Choices in Personal and Professional Life

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:37:41 +0000

You are cordially invited to a talk by Dr Sabrina Lin on “Making Choices in Personal and Professional Life”. Date: 23 April 2018 (Monday) Time: 12:45 – 2:00 pm Venue: Multi-function Room, LG4, Lee Shau Kee Library Moderator: Ms Diana Chan, University Librarian Language: English Registration: Library Event Registration Event Page: http://lbcone.ust.hk/booktalk/?p=147 The Talk Making choices in life has not been easy. When you choose one, you may need to give up another, whether they are personal or professional choices. How do you balance family and work life? Could you aim for career advancement without sacrificing personal and family commitments? Dr Sabrina Lin, the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, is constantly making choices in her life. With four children, she has still been very active in her IT career. Using her personal choices throughout her tertiary education in Stanford and professional life as examples, Sabrina will share her thoughts on making choices in personal and professional life. She will share some of her tools in making choices, suitable for people in different stages of life. Please bring your general or personal challenges into this discussion. The Speaker Dr Sabrina Lin is the Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at HKUST. Born in Hong Kong, much of her career has been in the US for Hewlett-Packard, along with two Silicon Valley start-ups. She had also taught at HKUST’s Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management from 2010-2016. Before joining HKUST as VPIA, she was the Corporate Vice President, Commercial Business for Greater China at Cisco Systems. She was nominated as one of Forbes China’s Top 50 Business Women for 2017. For enquiries, please contact Gabi Wong. HKUST Library     [...]



Library Workshops on Data Management

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:01 +0000

The Library will present two workshops on managing your own data, and using others’ data.

Data Discovery & Citation

Sharing and using research data is common across all disciplines. In this Library workshop you will learn:

  • Tips and methods for searching & finding data sets in your research area.
  • How to follow “terms of use” for data sets.
  • Basics of citing data.

1 hour will be counted toward the course requirement of CHEM6770, ENVS6770, IDPO6770, LIFS6770, MATH6770, PDEV6770A, PDEV6770D, PDEV6770E, PHYS6770, SBMT6770 & SHSS6770.

26 April Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
27 April Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Registration


Data Disaster Prevention

Careful management of your research data can prevent disasters. In this workshop, you will:

  • Look at data disasters scenarios & work out causes and solutions.
  • Learn and share tips on data disaster prevention.

1 hour will be counted toward the course requirement of CHEM6770, ENVS6770, IDPO6770, LIFS6770, MATH6770, PDEV6770A, PDEV6770D, PDEV6770E, PHYS6770, SBMT6770 & SHSS6770.

2 May Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Registration


Look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

HKUST Library

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Exhibition Opening and Activities – Crossing Boundaries

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:51:55 +0000

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LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 279 – Walking Louis

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:30 +0000

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students MAGAZINE STORIES 1. Dyer, Myles. “7 ways to have a better conversation,” YouTube (March 8, 2018) Busy with assignments and projects right now? Do you want to be a better listener and contributor in group discussions? This video offers excellent tips for you to embrace opposing viewpoints while putting your ideas and thoughts across. 2. Gibbens, Sarah. “Why this gorilla prefers to walk upright,” National Geographic (March 20, 2018) Gorillas commonly walk on all fours, using their knuckles to help support their weight, but Louis, a star gorilla in the Philadelphia Zoo, made headlines for walking upright. National Geographic is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991012509537503412 FEATURED BOOK The Danish girl : a novel / David Ebershoff Inspired by a real-life story, the key question asked and answered is: What do you do when the person you love has to change gender? This book was turned into an Oscar winning movie, available in our media collection.   MUSEUM CORNER Hong Kong Railway Museum Declared a historic monument in 1984, the open-air Hong Kong Railway Museum occupies some 6,500 square meters and sits on the location of the old Tai Po Market Railway Station. The station building from 1913 features pitched traditional Chinese roofs. Visit the exhibition gallery with various interactive displays or jump on any of the six historical coaches. Permanent displays include a narrow gauge steam locomotive and a diesel electric engine No.51. Have fun! We welcome your feedback on this service. Archival issues | Set up RSS feeds | Unsubscribe from the “Library-Readers-Alert-list”. [...]



Library Newsletter No. 108 (April 2018)

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:20:42 +0000

The new issue of “Notes from the Library” is available at http://library.ust.hk/newsletters/april-2018/ HKUST Library Newsletter | Issue No. 108 | April 2018 Business Process Re-engineering When the Library migrated the catalog to a cloud-based Shared Integrated Library System (ILS) last summer, we foresaw major changes in daily workflows.  Starting in October, we commenced three process re-engineering projects. More…   Celebrating Women’s Achievements In 1975 the United Nations declared 8 March to be International Women’s Day.  Since then this date is recognized by global communities coming together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. More…   Making Choices in Personal and Professional Life Making choices in life has not been easy. When you choose one, you may need to give up another, whether they are personal or professional choices. How do you balance family and work life? Could you aim for career advancement without sacrificing personal and family commitments? More…   ACS On Campus The Library is collaborating with ACS Publications to present ACS on Campus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 19 April 2018.  This is an initiative of the American Chemical Society dedicated to helping students and young researchers advance in their research and career in the sciences.  There will be a half-day event on publishing talks, a science communications session, and a career panel … More…   BrowZine/PowerSearch Integration Which journal platform best fits my selection? Embargo period? You don’t have to worry anymore! A new capability has been integrated to PowerSearch, so you can browse thousands of journal articles with a simple click. More…   Library Exhibitions – Old & New Thanks to all of you who visited the Exhibition Happiness in the Making and joined the talks, demonstration, and guided tours. With a strong sense of intimacy for local viewers, this exhibition has received overwhelmingly positive response from HKUST and beyond. More…   Scholarly Communications Seminars Effective academic publishing is always an important topic for early-career researchers. On 10 April an academic publisher, Cambridge University Press (CUP), will conduct a seminar on Promoting your scholarship for early career researchers. More…   Library Talks Highly Popular The Library has been busy for the last two months organizing a variety of talks to help enrich the cultural ambience of the campus. More…   Library Photo Contest! Whether you are a photo or Library enthusiast, we love seeing the Library through your eyes. Let your creativity shine and join the first HKUST Library Photo Contest now. All HKUST current staff and student members (excluding Library staff, adjudicators and their family members), are invited to submit photographs that capture “Day & Night @ the Library”. More… © 2018 HKUST Library [...]



HKUST Library Exhibitions – Crossing Boundaries

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 03:28:49 +0000

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$50 to Participate in Library Focus Group

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:07:22 +0000

Dear Students, Library Rovers in blue vest offer assistance to users. If you’ve ever gotten help from a Rover & are willing to share your experience, please join our Focus Group Discussion. This will help us to know how to help you better. For the 1 hour group discussion, each participant will receive HK$50. Quotas are very limited. Please sign up for one of the sessions now: April 10 (Tue) 3:30 pm-4:30 pm (Cantonese) April 12 (Thu) 3:30 pm-4:30 pm (English) April 16 (Mon) 3:30 pm-4:30 pm (Cantonese) Light refreshment will be served. If you have any queries, please email Ms. May Leung at lbmay@ust.hk. HKUST Library   [...]



Library Hours for Public Holidays

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:09:01 +0000

Library Learning Commons 30 Mar (Fri) Good Friday 1 – 5 pm 24 Hours 31 Mar (Sat) Day after Good Friday 1 – 5 pm 24 Hours 1 Apr (Sun) Easter Closed 24 Hours 2 Apr (Mon) Easter Monday 1 – 9 pm 24 Hours 5 Apr (Thu) Ching Ming Festival Closed 24 Hours 1 May (Tue) Labor Day Closed 24 Hours   [...]



LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 278 – Graphene

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:22 +0000

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students MAGAZINE STORIES 1. Barr, Robert. “Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76,” Time (March 14, 2018) Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died last Wednesday. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, “A Brief History of Time,” became an international bestseller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. Time is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991002876899703412 2. Gottsegen, Gordon & Colt, Josie. “How to make a clean break with the clingiest social networks,” Time Health (March 12, 2018) Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button is another story Wired is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991012519643503412 FEATURED BOOK A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes In this all-time bestseller, Hawking writes in non-technical terms about the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the universe, which is the object of study of astronomy and modern physics. He talks about basic concepts like space and time, fundamental building blocks that make up the universe and the forces that govern it.   EXHIBITION IN THE CITY Wonder Materials – Graphene and Beyond The exhibition takes you on a scientific journey of discovery through the past and present, and into the imagined future of graphene. It features over 100 objects and atomic models from scientists, collections of the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in London, and interactive exhibits and video programmes. You can discover the curious method that led to the isolation of graphene for the first time, learn more about the unique properties of graphene and cutting-edge research projects, and encounter both pioneering products incorporating graphene that are currently on the market and its potential applications. We welcome your feedback on this service. Archival issues | Set up RSS feeds | Unsubscribe from the “Library-Readers-Alert-list”. [...]



Library Workshops in March

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:01:17 +0000

  Managing References with Mendeley This session will introduce different functions of Mendeley and provide hands-on practice on: Import document references from different databases Upload PDF files Import/add online sources Edit references Organize & find references with folders and tags Cite while you write in MS Word 14 March Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Presentation Skills Tutorial Conducted in small groups, these tutorials help you make better academic presentations. You can learn alternative approaches to communicate with audience, bring up questions specific to your presentation context, and address individual weak points. Each session may go through 2 to 3 topics from areas including: Simple tips for preparing delivery Making visuals Building contents 21 March Wednesday 11:00 – 11:45 am 26 March Monday 12:00 – 12:45 pm Registration Maximizing Web of Science for Your Research Web of Science (WoS), a leading citation database, covers authoritative contents of over 18,000 high impact journals and more than 180,000 conference proceedings. This workshop will show how WoS can assist researcher’s workflow: Locate high impact articles and journals Analyze results to identify research trends and funding opportunities Trace the development of a topic and discover related works Setup Alert Promoting Your Work 21 March Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm Registration Digital Footprint & Online Identity: How Do You Manage? In this workshop, you will learn how to:: Assess your own presence on social media and the Internet as information creators Develop theories of useful and detrimental practices Create recommendations for how best to manage public identity in an inter-connected world Please bring your own tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Students may attain 1 hour attendance in the “Wellness and Personal Enrichment” of the “Activities” module in the HLTH1010 Course. Please show your Student ID Cards on arrival and leaving the workshop. 27 March Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm 11 April Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 pm Registration Euromonitor Passport Euromonitor Passport provides a wide range of data on business enterprise including consumer market sizes, consumer lifestyles analysis, company/brand analysis as well as market research reports, socio-economic statistics. This workshop will cover : Navigate through the platform and understanding the content Demonstrate sample searches and show what information is available Other analytical tools such as Brexit Scenario and Megatrends 28 March Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 pm Registration Look forward to seeing you at the workshops! HKUST Library [...]



LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 277 – Cryptojacking

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:53 +0000

  LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students MAGAZINE STORIES 1. Keats, Jonathon. “The problem with cryptojacking,” Wired (February 25, 2018) Doing currency mining on your own machine is perfectly legitimate. Basically, you’re solving gnarly math problems to verify transactions; in return, you get some new coins. But what are the hidden problems involved? Wired is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991012519643503412 2. Sifferlin, Alexandra. “1 in 4 teens say they’re sexting,” Time Health (February 26, 2018) 73% of teenagers today have a smartphone, giving them access to all types of communication over text or social media. For many kids, that includes sexting—the sharing of sexual messages, images or videos. The new report, published in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 39 studies with a total of about 10,300 young men and women under age 18. 15% of teens say they send sexts and 27% receive them. Time is available electronically at https://lbdiscover.ust.hk/bib/991002876899703412 FEATURED DVD Websex what’s the harm? Nathalie Emmanuel investigates the growing trend of young people initiating sexual relationships on the internet and mobile devices. What are they risking? What are the boundaries? TODAY IN HISTORY Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone On March 7, 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention – the telephone. Three days after filing the patent, the telephone carried its first intelligible message–the famous “Mr. Watson, come here, I need you”–from Bell to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson. Related Library materials We welcome your feedback on this service. Archival issues | Set up RSS feeds | Unsubscribe from the “Library-Readers-Alert-list”.   [...]



Exhibition Guided Tours – The Pearl River Delta before and after the Opium War

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:47:59 +0000

Dear Colleagues and Students, Due to overwhelming response, we will be offering more Guided Tours of the Exhibition “From Canton Trade to Colonial Hong Kong: The Pearl River Delta before and after the Opium War”. Details are as follows: Dates & Time: 6 Mar 2018 (Tue), 1-2 pm   21 Mar 2018 (Wed), 12-1 pm   11 Apr 2018 (Wed), 12-1 pm   (3 identical tours) Language: English Venue: The Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ko Pui Shuen Gallery, 1/F, Library Registration: Library Event Registration Students may attain 1 hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the guided tour. About the Tours The tours will be guided by Dr Marco Caboara, Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager in the Library. He is an Italian scholar with a background in history of East-West interactions and Classical Chinese linguistics. In the tours, Dr Caboara will introduce the exhibits, including the original maps, city views, and photos of Macao, Canton and Hong Kong from 1700 to 1870. They show the changes in trade and the impact of the Opium Wars on the region. Dr Caboara will discuss the background and the visual features of these valuable and fascinating images, and also explain the other theme of the exhibition, the different views of the world and the different technologies shown by Chinese and Western maps at the start of the European expansion in the region. More information about the exhibition: http://library.ust.hk/exhibitions/pearl-river-delta/ We look forward to seeing you! Regards, HKUST Library To get off the mailing list, “unsubscribe” from the “lib-exhibition-list” here. [...]



Library Photo Contest 2018

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:48:25 +0000

Dear Staff and Students, We love seeing the Library through your eyes! Join the Library Photo Contest now. Submit a photograph that captures your feelings about the Library. It can… Be inside or outside the Library Feature the Library itself Show how you, your friends, or your family connect or interact with the Library. Eligibility: All HKUST students and staff, excluding Library staff or their family members Adjudicators or their family members Prizes: Grand Prize HKD$1,250 1st Runner up HKD$750 2nd Runner up HKD$500 Most Facebook Likes HKD$500 Submission deadline: 18 April 2018 Submission Procedures & Terms Look forward to receiving your submission! HKUST Library [...]



Library Photo Contest

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:13 +0000

 

Dear Staff & Students,

We love seeing the Library through your eyes!

Join the Library Photo Contest now. Submit a photograph that captures your feelings about the Library. It can…

  • Be inside or outside the Library
  • Feature the Library itself
  • Show how you, your friends, or your family connect or interact with the Library.

Eligibility: All HKUST students and staff, excluding

  • Library staff or their family members
  • Adjudicators or their family members

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize HKD$1,250
  • 1st Runner up HKD$750
  • 2nd Runner up HKD$500
  • Most Facebook Likes HKD$500

Submission deadline: 18 April 2018

Submission Procedures & Terms

Look forward to receiving your submission!

HKUST Library

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