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READ@PolyU: 科幻中的哲思—走進姜峰楠的幻想世界

2020-09-30 14:02 | News

日期:2020 年 10 月 15 日(星期四)
時間:下午 2:30 - 3:30
嘉賓講者:李偉才博士
網上講座:以廣東話主講,網址將於登記後以電郵發送

講座概要

美籍華裔作家姜峯楠(Ted Chiang)是極少數沒有寫過一本長篇小說而成名的科幻小說作家。他的短篇和中篇小說產量也不多。從1990至2001創作的,收錄在2002年出版的故事集《Story of Your Life and Others》,而從2005至2019創作的,則收錄在2019年出版的《Exhalation》之中。然而,兩本作品集皆獲得極高的評價,頭一本小說的主題故事,更於2016年改編拍成科幻大電影 《Arrival》。一些評論者更認為他的成就將可媲美著名作家,如愛倫坡(Edgar Allan Poe)、波赫斯(Jorge Luis Borges)甚至卡夫卡(Franz Kafka)等。

究竟姜峯楠的故事有什麼魅力?他的著作與一般的科幻小說有什麼分別?他的寫作特色和思想內涵又有什麼值得我們注意和欣賞的地方?在這次講座裡,香港著名科幻推手李偉才博士,將環繞著READ@PolyU年度小說《Exhalation》之中的故事,逐一回答上述的問題,從而帶大家進入科幻與哲思的奇妙世界。

講者簡介

李偉才博士,香港著名科普作家,曾任香港科幻會會長。早年於香港大學物理系以一級榮譽學位畢業,及後在澳洲新南威爾斯大學修畢博士學位。歷任太空館助理館長、天文台高級科學主任、澳洲悉尼大學兼職講師、港大附屬學院協理副校長及國際學位課程中心總監等職。因致力推動普及科學,於1985年獲選為香港十大傑出青年。至今發表著作超過四十本,其中《資本的衝動》於2015年被《亞洲周刊》選為「十大中文好書」、而《論盡宇宙》和《論盡科學》則榮獲2019年度的「香港出版雙年獎」。

李偉才博士

如有任何疑問,歡迎透過電郵(lbueo@polyu.edu.hk)或電話(2766-6873)與我們聯絡。

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[Library Webinars] Disciplinary Research Information in September and October – Join Now!

2020-09-11 10:18 | News

The Library will hold a series of interactive webinars on Learn@PolyU in September and October 2020. These webinars aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills specific to your disciplines that is crucial to progress academically and professionally in your chosen field.

All students and staff are welcome. More details of each webinar available HERE.

 

Library Webinars

Code Topic Date Time Instructor
LS073 Databases for Hotel and Tourism Management 21-Sep-2020 (Mon) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Eddie Ko
LS077 Specialized Information for Fashion Marketing and Textiles 23-Sep-2020 (Wed) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Jenny Lam
LS053 Resources for China Studies 29-Sep-2020 (Tue) 2:30 - 3:45 PM Iris Wai
LS060 Specialized Webinar for Health Sciences Subjects 8-Oct-2020 (Thu) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Lydia Ngai
LS042 Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases 13-Oct-2020 (Tue) 2:30 - 4:00 PM William Ho

Register Now!

Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.
The webinar will be delivered via Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra).

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us.

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Launching of Online Printing Submission System

2020-09-09 17:46 | News

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new Online Printing Submission System (OPSS).  From now on, PolyU students and staff have to submit their print requests of large-format poster through the OPSS. The print charge will be calculated immediately after selecting the preferred printing parameters such as page size, paper type and media.  When the printout is completed, you can collect the printed document and settle the payment at the Technical Support Desk in i-Space, 4/F North Wing.

Please refer to Large Format Printing and Scanning for more details. For enquiries, please contact Technical Support Desk (i-Space, 4/F) or call 2766-6909.

 

[Library Online Course] Using EndNote – Join Now!

2020-09-07 09:21 | Event

The Library has launched an online course for using EndNote, a reference management tool to help you cite and manage references in your assignment or research papers. Join the course to learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in Word document.

This online course consists of 8 modules and each takes about 20 mins to complete. You will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the first 5 mandatory modules.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Get started with EndNote
  • Module 3 – Add references to EndNote
  • Module 4 – Insert and edit citations in MS Word
  • Module 5 – Save your reference library

Optional Modules:

  • Module 6 – Group your references
  • Module 7 – Remove duplicate references
  • Module 8 – Share references

Register Now!
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

READ@PolyU: Get your FREE copy of the common book and join an Online Book Chat Group!

2020-09-05 09:34 | News

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. Each year, we select a common book and invite the whole campus to read along.

The 2020 common book is Exhalation, a collection of award-winning short stories by science fiction writer Ted Chiang.

Come to the Library to get your FREE copy!

Book Pick-Up

Date: 7 – 18 September 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Venue: Podium Floor, PolyU Library (Core L)

Hurry while supplies last. First-come, first-served! All PolyU students are eligible.

Online Book Chat Group: Registration

Why read alone? Share your reading experience in an online Book Chat Group! Membership is open to all PolyU students.

  • Make new friends
  • Share your responses to reading under the guidance of a Staff Facilitator
  • Attend all 3 meetings and get recognition on your Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT)!

Register now to reserve your spot!

Register

The Book Chat Groups will meet 3 times throughout Weeks 3 to 6 (21 September to 16 October 2020). Meetings will take place online this year.

What students say:

"Gave me the "university feeling" like I was starting a new life." –Student, Faculty of Engineering 

"The discussions were thought-provoking and helped me think more deeply about different issues." –Student, Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles 

"The chance to communicate and build relationships with students who are different from me was really valuable." –Student, Faculty of Construction and Environment 

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners and global citizens for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity. Learn more

[Library Online Course] Library Resources & Services for Undergraduate Students

2020-09-03 09:01 | News

Tailor-made for undergraduate students, this online course aims to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your study like when you have to complete a research assignment. The online setting provides you with flexible time and space to genuinely learn and master the skills of using library resources and services for your academic journey.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

The online course consists of 6 modules:

  • Module 1 – Get started with your research assignment!
  • Module 2 – Using OneSearch
  • Module 3 – Using Advanced Search
  • Module 4 – Library Databases
  • Module 5 – Find Related Articles
  • Module 6 – Citing References

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Online Course] Library Resources & Services for Postgraduate Students

2020-09-02 09:38 | News

This self-paced course on Learn@PolyU is designed to support the learning and research needs of postgraduate students. It aims to equip postgraduate students with skills and knowledge to conduct research for assignments and dissertation, with particular focus on the literature review process, database searching, and finding key research through researcher profiles and more.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

Course modules:

Module 1 – Using OneSearch

Find books and articles via OneSearch within and beyond the PolyU Library 

Module 2 – Using Advanced Search 

How advanced search would help in finding scholarly resources for your assignments and research topics 

Module 3 – Library Databases

How to use library databases for in-depth research  

Module 4 - Retrieve Related Articles

Find more similar articles on your research topic

Module 5 – Citing References

What is a citation, why do we cite, and how to cite? 

Module 6 – Researcher Profiles

What are researcher profiles? Why use them? 

 

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

 

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Webinar] Cochrane Library – Literature Searching and Tips to Support Systematic Reviews

2020-08-06 11:27 | News

The Cochrane Library is an electronic collection designed to supply high quality, independent evidence in health care.

In this webinar, you will be guided through the Cochrane Library platform to get familiar with its interface and essential features. Some latest enhancements and updates, including the new PICO search, will be introduced.

Topics will be covered:

  • Content available in Cochrane Library and its compositions
  • How to get around in the platform
  • What’s new in Cochrane
  • Using PICO Search to support EBM research
  • How to set up alerts and find help

Ms Lydia Ngai, the Faculty Librarian of Health and Social Sciences will also share tips on retrieving Systematic Reviews using other health-related databases subscribed by PolyU Library.

Students and staff who are interested in finding resources on Health Sciences are welcome!

Register Now
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.
The webinar will be delivered via Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra).

Date: 18 August 2020 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Alejandra Barciela (Associate Director, Customer Training of John Wiley and Sons)
Moderator: Lydia Ngai, Faculty Librarian (Health & Social Sciences)

About the speaker:

Alejandra Barciela is an Associate Director, Customer Training, for John Wiley and Sons. During her 10 years at Wiley, Alejandra also worked as an editor and project manager for textbooks and online courses. She currently manages the global training program for Wiley Research.

To learn more about Library Webinars and Online Courses, you can visit our website here.  

贏取往日本交流機會,參加「笹川杯品書知日本」 2020 徵文比賽!

2020-08-03 08:45 | News

A Chance to Win a Cultural Exchange Tour to Japan: Write a Reflection on a Japan-Themed Book

各位理大同學,拓展學習經歷,擴闊國際視野的機會又來了!只要投稿參加2020「笹川杯品書知日本」徵文比賽,以千五至二千字分享你的讀後感,你將有機會往日本作深度體驗及交流。比賽詳情如下:

「笹川杯品書知日本」2020徵文大獎賽

「笹川杯品書知日本」2020徵文比賽,旨在鼓勵全國包括港澳地區的大學生通過閱讀各類與日本相關的書籍,撰寫論文、感想、體會等形式的文章,激發大學生對日本社會、經濟、文化等各方面瞭解和研究的興趣。

為配合是項比賽,圖書館亦舉辦以日本為主題的網上書籍展覽,歡迎同學借閲好書,再踴躍投稿。

徵文要求

  1. 徵文內容
    閱讀各種、各類與日本相關的圖書,之後所撰寫的論文、感想文、體會文等文章。
  2. 截止時間
    各參賽者須於2020年8月28日或之前向本校投稿。學校將會選出兩篇徵文推薦參加全國決賽。
  3. 徵文對象
    所有理大學生
  4. 投稿方式
    1) 請通過電郵投稿,徵文稿須為word格式。
    2) 投稿接收郵箱: lbueo@polyu.edu.hk
    3) 投稿電郵主題請寫:《品書知日本2020》投稿
    4) 徵文稿件的檔案名格式為:姓名--學生証號碼--徵文的標題
       例如:張三--19123456D--京都漫步
    5) 本次比賽進入全國決賽階段後,將採用匿名審稿機制,請確定文章內沒有出現姓名和學校資料。
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文
    2) 字數限制:1500-2000字(不符合字數要求的徵文將被篩除)
    3) 文章體裁:自由(散文、詩歌除外)
    4) 格式要求:本次比賽以「書」為主題,請在文末以章節附註形式注明所閱圖書名稱及參考文獻。
  6. 徵文聲明:
    1) 參加過其他徵文活動並獲獎的作品不能參選。
    2) 獲獎作品的版權歸本活動主辦者所有,獲獎作品不能參加其他同類徵文活動。
    3) 應徵作品一律不予退稿,請參賽者自留底稿。
  7. 徵文獎勵
    1) 理大校內初選:
    本次徵文大獎賽將在全校投稿作品中,推薦兩篇參加全國決賽之評選。理大圖書館將為兩名被推薦學生各頒發證書及圖書禮券港幣500元。
    2) 全國決賽評選:
    一等獎5名;二等獎10名;最佳組織獎5個。
    所有獲獎者將獲得由主辦單位頒發的獲獎證書。其中,5名一等獎的得獎者將被邀請於2021年2月(暫定)進行為期8天的訪日交流。二等獎的得獎者及最佳組織獎之得獎者將獲得相應的獎品。
  8. 徵文官網
    http://activity.lib.sjtu.edu.cn/zhengwen/2020/
  9. 評審結果
    經評審委員會通過的決賽結果,將會於2020年10月底經由大會官方網站發佈。

大獎賽組織

  1. 主辦單位: 上海交通大學圖書館、日本科學協會、人民中國雜誌社
  2. 理大校內初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系

Read@PolyU commonbook annoucement

2020-07-24 10:52 | News

Announcing the common book for READ@PolyU 2020! Exhalation is the acclaimed collection of short stories by science fiction writer Ted Chiang. Now you can enjoy reading the e-version at https://polyu.hk/OdLUe, which is best viewed in PC or laptop. Stay tuned for announcements on the full program, including how to join a Book Chat Group, get a complimentary copy of the book, and attend the exciting webinars we have planned.

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