Past Notices

Use Resource List to improve quality of online teaching

2020-02-05 09:00 | Notice

To facilitate online teaching and learning, instructors can make use of Library’s Resource List to seamlessly connect your students to lists of mandatory and supplementary teaching resources directly from Learn@PolyU.

  • Resource List is a platform that lets Instructors personally manage suggested readings and other resources, such as e-books and e-journals and Open Educational Resources (OERs) so as to better support online teaching and student’s learning. 
  • The Library’s OER portal pulls together open-licensed teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain so that PolyU Instructors can discover and share them to supplement their teaching.

 

How to add supplementary materials and Open Educational Resources into your Resource List?

 

Instructors can easily add mandatory and additional teaching materials, including relevant Open Educational Resources (OERs) into the Resource List of their courses.   

 

HSS2011 Human Anatomy is an example of a resource list where the Course Instructor embedded his own OER into the Resource list.

 

Steps to add materials into Resource List can be found in this Guide.

 


For further assistance, contact your Faculty Librarian  or call us at  2766-6863  (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

Library opening hours - Lunar New Year holidays

2020-01-23 00:00 | Notice
Please note the special opening hours of the Library as follows:
 
Date   Lib Opening Hours
24 Jan 2020     The day preceding Lunar New Year     8:30am - 7:00pm
25 – 28 Jan 2020     Lunar New Year holidays     Closed

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact in 2020

2020-01-07 09:14 | Notice

Increasing the visibility of researcher profiles and research works has become an essential skill for early career researchers. Take this chance to learn more about the latest developments on author profiles and research impact to boost your research visibility in the scholarly community.

Here are some useful updates to author profiles in Web of Science, ORCID, journal impact factor and open access.

  • Author profile in Web of Science [New]

    Web of Science has recently made available an Author Record page for authors to easily maintain their publications in Web of Science Core Collection thus allowing more accurate citation metrics. As an author, you can claim the ownership of your Author Record and sync the publications to Publons to make them more visible. Learn more through our guide Web of Science Author Record.
  • ORCID profile

    Have you added your latest publications to ORCID? ORCID now also allows adding works by DOI and PubMed ID. Making sure that your publication list in your ORCID is up to date will allow others to read your new works. Revisit the ways of adding works to ORCID or create a new ORCID account if you do not have one yet.
  • Journal Impact

    Publishing in known journals in a subject field makes your publications more visible to the right audience and journal Impact Factor (IF) is one established metric to identify known journals in a research area. The 2018 journal Impact Factor has been released in this June. Check the latest IF for your favourite journals via Journal Citation Reports and learn more about journal metrics on different platforms.
  • Open Access

    In 2018, 19% of publications by PolyU authors were published in Open Access (OA) journals*. Making your publications open access increases the visibility of your works. As an author you may come across questions like how to identify “good” OA journals and how to deal with the licensing issues. Learn more about publishing in OA journals and Creative Commons licenses.
    * Based on Scopus data as of Nov 2019.

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email or phone calls at  2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Opening Hours of Library Temporary Book Pick-up and Return Service Point (24 & 31 Dec 2019)

2019-12-20 10:34 | Notice

Dear colleagues and students

The Library Temporary Book Pick-up and Return Service Point at Homantin Halls of Residence will remain open from 9am to 5pm on 24 and 31 Dec 2019. 

For details of the temporary service point, please click here.

In this festive season, the Library would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.

May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you all through the year!

Pao Yue-kong Library

Resource List: Understanding Students’ Engagement

2019-12-20 10:24 | Notice

As the semester draws to a close, we can make use of analytics and data from the Resource List platform to better understand how our students are making use of the reading lists for your courses.

Resource List, a tool launched in July 2019, aims to connect your students with your course readings right inside Learn@PolyU. This platform allows Instructors and Librarians to collaborate and manage suggested readings and other resources to support students’ learning.

Log on to Learn@PolyU, access the Resource List platform and see usage analytics under “Reports” in the left sidebar. Here are some useful usage analytics you can use to better understand how your reading lists are used:

  • Total number of Active Students
  • Total number of Full Text Access
  • Total number of Likes

These analytics can be exported into an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis.

Do check out our guide for Resource List to learn more!

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian or call us at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period. 

Reminder for Returning or Renewing Term Loans

2019-12-20 07:41 | Notice

This message is a gentle reminder to all academic, administrative equivalent staff and postgraduate students that all library books on loan to them are due on 20 January 2020. Please return the books to Library when it reopens. The reopening date will be announced in due course. In case you will not return to campus in the first two weeks of Semester 2 which will commence on 13 January 2020, you are recommended to renew your loans first and return the books not in need any more to Library later.

 

Books borrowed or renewed from now on will be due for return on 25 May 2020.

 

A loan may be recalled once the item has been on loan to you for four weeks if required by another user. Notice of “Shortened due date / No further renewal of your Library items(s)” will be emailed to you. Please remember to check your PolyU or CPCE official email account regularly, including the Clutter and Junk Email folders.

 

Please return all loans before leaving Hong Kong on long leave so that other users can have access to the books. To view your borrowing record or to renew your loans online, please visit https://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/my-record.

 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email or phone calls at 2766-6864 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

 

Best wishes for your success in the coming academic year.

 

Pao Yue-kong Library

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Online Resources for English Language Learning

2019-12-19 07:41 | Notice

The Library has a variety of online resources for self-directed English language learning. We have put together a guide of featured resources with

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email or phone calls at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period. 

Student Survival Guide: Find e-Resources

2019-12-18 11:12 | Notice

To help you quickly find e-resources and tools for preparing assignments and exams during the period of online learning and assessment, the Library has compiled a one-page survival guide highlighting:

  • Find e-Books and Articles
  • Find Exam Papers
  • Find Other e-Resources – Subject related databases and guides
  • Find Tools for Assignment

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment.
 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email or phone calls at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period. 

Library's Online AV Resources - Learn through Watching & Listening

2019-12-16 11:16 | Notice

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Listening to audiobooks and watching videos for formal and informal learning have become more and more popular with the proliferation of digital and mobile technologies. Online AV resources also provide useful materials for research and teaching, in addition to other materials.

 

The Library has subscribed to a wide range of online audio and video resources in different disciplines and you may access to them even you are off-campus simply with your NetID and NetPassword: 

Featured Online Audiobook Collections:

 

  • HyRead
    This collection provides around 200 audiobooks in a variety of subjects, including language learning books for English, Japanese and Korean. This guide provides steps on how to check out audiobooks on this platform.

     
  • iRead eBook
    This collection provides over 200 audiobooks for learning languages like English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

 

Featured Online Video Resources:

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by  email  or phone calls at  2766-6863  (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

Locating Library Resources from Off Campus

2019-12-13 09:49 | Notice

Most of the Library’s e-resources are easily accessible while you are off-campus with your NetID and NetPassword. Here are some tips to help you access them during this period of Library closure: 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by  email  or phone calls at  2766-6863  (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

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