Launch of Cheng Kok-kong's Lyric Manuscript Collection《鄭國江詞作手稿特藏》
The Library is honoured to announce the online release of the new manuscript collection - featuring Mr Cheng Kok-kong, a Hong Kong celebrated lyricist who has been writing over 2,000 Cantopop lyrics of various topics and themes since 1970s. This collection contains images of original or duplicated handwritten lyric manuscript written by Mr Cheng between 1974 and 2016, in which the Library digitised, transcribed, presented these valuable items for research and teaching purposes.
Prior to the launch of this Cantopop manuscript collection, Mr Cheng was the Artist-in-Residence 2017/18 of PolyU. It is hoped that through granting permission by Mr Cheng to digitise his handwritten manuscripts like “Need You in Every Minute (分分鐘需要你) 1979”, “When We Were Young (小時候) 1977”, and “A Little Candlelight (一點燭光) 1981”, the Library could preserve these valuable items in digital format for public viewing, teaching and research use.
MakerMindset@i-Space - Cultivating a Creative, Curious and Can-do Mindset
- Driving Social Impact with 3D Printed Prosthetic
A co-founder of a social venture shared his experiences of using 3D printing to create robust prosthetic arms with limited resources. Students not only had a chance to assemble a 3D printed prosthetics, but also learned how this voluntary service could drive social change and social impact.
- Stimulating Ideas with Line Follower Robot and Controllable LED Light
By using just a simple servo, sensors and toothbrush heads, student participants made a robot which could detect and walk along a black line drawn on the floor. Simple but amazing.
Have you ever tried to write your own Android APP and install it on your mobile phone? In this workshop, student participants created their own APP and used it to control the LED lights remotely.
- When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter
Chinese paper-cut is a popular folk art commonly used for decoration, embroidery, rituals and leisure. Many themes and patterns of ancient paper-cut are still widely used nowadays. In this hands-on workshop, students learned how to covert a paper-cut work to a digital artwork for laser cutting. More importantly, students learned the essentials of laser safety.
Stay tuned with us for the coming MakerMindset@i-Space events and workshops.
Library Website Wins Web Accessibility Gold Award
To attain the Gold Award, the Library website has to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard and met 24 judging criteria set for the web accessibility features.
The Scheme is organised by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) and co-organised by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), while the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) serves as the independent advisor.