Past News & Events

[Library Seminar] Open Educational Resources

Event Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:39

This seminar will introduce to you what Open Educational Resources (OER) are and some possible ways to integrate OER into your programmes and lessons.

Date: 5 June 2019 (Wed)
Time: 11 am – 12nn
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Pao Yue-kong Library
Speakers: Prof. Eric Tsui (ISE) and Dr Johnny Yuen (LIB)

This seminar covers:

  • What is OER? In what ways could OER enhance the effectiveness of teaching & learning activities? How can OER save time and resources?
  • Introducing PolyU OER Portal – A portal that conveys quality OER around the world and PolyU-produced OER to you.
  • Effective integration of OER into programme/subject/lesson/online sessions.
  • Experience sharing on integrating OER into courses by Prof. Eric Tsui (ISE).

For inquiries, please email

Library Workshops in June Open for Registration!

News Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 09:04

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in June 2019. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.

 Register Now!

PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal

News Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 09:13

About PolyU OER Portal

PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal, recently launched and managed by Pao Yue-kong Library, aims at facilitating the discovery, sharing, and integration of public domain open educational resources around the world to address the different goals and needs of PolyU teaching and learning activities, so that students' learning experience could be further enhanced. It is also the perfect venue to archive effective OER created by PolyU staff, thus the pedagogy-related details of these OER, for the benefit of the PolyU community.

Try and learn more here:



Temporary closure of Learning Lab 1, Learning Lab 2 and Seminar Room (23 and 24 May 2019)

Notice Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 09:13

The Learning Lab 1, Learning Lab 2 and Seminar Room (3/F) will be temporarily unavailable at the following timeslots for facility upgrade:

Date LL1 LL2 Seminar Room
23 May (Thu) Closed Closed 8:30am – 14:45pm
24 May (Fri) 8:30am – 14:15pm Closed Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Book Exhibition – Cultural Exploration of Xinjiang

Event Monday, May 20, 2019 - 17:04

The Book Exhibition will be held on P/F of the library from 20 May to 28 June 2019. This Library book display features titles on Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu in China. Scan the QR Code to open the e-books and videos, or borrow the printed books at the Circulation Counter.

[Publishing Seminar] Peer Review 101: Improve your own manuscript by understanding the peer review process

News Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 09:17

Peer review is an essential bulwark in maintaining accuracy and trust in scholarly communication. As an author, your manuscript needs to be reviewed by other researchers before publication, and you may also have the chance to be a reviewer.

This seminar will bring you into the peer review journey and help you understand how reviews are usually done. From there you will learn what reviewers consider important so that you can take note when writing your own manuscripts. You will also learn tips for structuring a peer review which could be helpful when you get a chance to review others’ works.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Introducing Publons Academy
  • Peer Review & publishing
  • Providing feedback
  • Peer review ethics
  • Structuring reviews
Date: 17 May 2019 (Fri)
Time: 10:00 - 12:00pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker: Dr. Kun Yu (China Market Development Manager, Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics)
Panelist: Prof. Rob Law (School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU)
Registration: Please click on this link for registration.

Participants are recommended to register on Publons Academy and take a look at the course structure prior to coming to the seminar.

About the speaker:

Dr. Kun Yu is the China Market Development Manager of Publons (part of Clarivate Analytics), leading the overall development of Publons in China. Before joining Clarivate Analytics, he worked for Springer Nature as an Acquisition and Development Editor in the life science division and for Chongqing University as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. Kun got his PhD and BSc in Chemistry from State University of New York at Binghamton and Lanzhou University respectively. Kun has been actively working with Chinese research community and STM publishing community for many years and delivered several presentations in universities and research institutions in China and many other countries, focusing on academic publishing, peer review and scientific information.

About Publons:

Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. Publons became a member of the Web of Science Group in 2017. The world's researchers now use Publons to keep track of their publications, citation metrics, peer reviews and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-use profile.

Wall Painting Work at G/F and 1/F (15 May – 21 May 2019)

Notice Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 13:55

Wall painting work will be carried out as scheduled below:

Work Period Location
15 May – 18 May 2019 G/F Lobby and Corridor areas
20 May – 21 May 2019 L115 near entrance at back staircase
L114 near goods lift
L114 near Core E exit

Paint smell may be emitted during the work period.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

NoveList (Trial)

News Friday, May 10, 2019 - 09:03

NoveList provides information and reading recommendations on fictions for all ages.

Expiry date: 15 June 2019

Temporary Closure of 24-hour Study Centre and Quiet Study Zone (8:30am-4:00pm on 15 May)

News Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:38

24-hour Study Centre (Room L001) and Quiet Study Zone (Room L003) will be temporarily closed for carpet cleaning from 8:30am-4:00pm on 15 May 2019 (Wed).

Please use other areas of the Library.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Bloomsbury Design Library (Trial)

News Monday, May 6, 2019 - 14:01

This database provides global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day, it mainly includes ~90 ebooks with some designer biographies and a few reference works.

Expiry date: 31 May 2019