From left: Lo Tsun Wai, Lau Tat Li, Leung Chun Kit, Mr. Steve O'connor (University Librarian)
The new series of topical workshops will be held February -April 2012. Some highlighted topics are:
Accessing E-Book & E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library
OneSearch & Beyond: Discovery tool for Library materials
Basics of Using RefWorks to Handle References and Bibliographies
Web of Science Citation Databases
All PolyU students and staff are welcome to participate. Please watch out for our workshop announcements!
Click here to download workshop brochure.
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Subject Guides are useful resources compiled by your friendly Faculty/School librarians. You will be able to locate essential library resources and beyond on various disciplines via these Guides.
The undergraduate orientation sessions "Knowledge Discovery in the Library and Beyond 2011" were conducted between July and September 2011. A total of 944 students attended the sessions. Among the participants, 346 took a challenging library quiz and they automatically entered into a lucky draw for three iPod Shuffles. Three lucky winners received their iPod Shuffles from Mr. Steve O'Connor, the University Librarian, on 24 October 2011.
Sharing from the three winners:
Mr. Lo Tsun Wai (Year 1, School of Accounting and Finance)
"…It is really amazing! I did not intend to attend but somehow turned up for the session. I even won a prize!"
Mr. Lau Tat Li (Year 1, School of Design)
“I got to know various resources and learnt how to use the Library catalogue….”
Mr. Leung Chun Kit (Year 1, School of Optometry)
"The Library orientation showed me what I can make use of when preparing my assignment…as it has helped me to know various facilities in the Library …"
Publishing papers in academic journals is becoming increasingly important for all academics, and the Library understands researchers' need to keep up-to-date with the publishing world. We regularly invite speakers from renowned publishers to deliver workshops for PolyU researchers.
The latest workshop of this kind "Publishing in Academic Journals – Tips to help you succeed" was held on 26 October 2011 in the Library. It was well received and attracted more than 30 PolyU academic and research staff members as well as postgraduate students. Ms Lyndsey Dixon, Publisher at Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, gave an interesting presentation on academic publishing. Two PolyU editors Dr Ng Guat Tin (Assistant Professor, APSS) & Dr Kevin Li (Associate Professor, LMS) also shared tips on getting published and answered questions from participants.
Ms Dixon's presentation aimed at academics, researchers and postgraduate students who are new to the complex world of getting published in international peer-reviewed journals. How to submit a paper to a journal and peer review process were explained. Especially, participants shared valuable advice on these issues:
How to present a manuscript
How to select the correct journal for submission of a manuscript
How to obtain help with editing
How to submit a manuscript
How to promote an article
How to optimize citations to an article
For those who were unable to participate, please visit Taylor & Francis' website to view some resources for authors.
Jointly organized by ITS, EDC and the Library on 1 December 2011, two speakers from the Customs and Excise Department and the Intellectual Property Department were invited to give speeches on intellectual property rights enforcement in Hong Kong and how the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 applicable to the education sector.
For those who missed the talk, they can always access the Library Information Signposts: Understanding Intellectual Property: Patents and Copyright to locate relevant resources on this subject area.
|Souvenir Presentation to Ms. Michelle Chong, Senior Solicitor (Copyright), Intellectual Property Department||Souvenir Presentation to Mr. Vincent Lai, Group Head of Intellectual Property Investigation (Admin & Support), Customs & Excise Department|