JULAC Libraries Forum 2013 – Programme

Living in the 334 Era: Engaging Our Communities

Friday, 29th November 2013
Room AAB 201, Academic and Administration Building,
Baptist University Road Campus,
Hong Kong Baptist University

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research & Development), HKBU
Mr. Li Haipeng, University Librarian, HKBU
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote Address
“The Challenges Facing Higher Education in Hong Kong Today”
Hon IP Kin-yuen, Legislative Council Member, Functional Constituency – Education

09:45 – 10:15 Overview of JULAC Activities
Ms. Rachel Cheng, JULAC Chair 2013/14 and University Librarian, LU

10:15 – 10:45 Morning Tea and Group Photograph
Presentations by JULAC Committees:
Moderator: Dr. Hong Xu, Associate Librarian, CityU
10:45 – 11:15 Access Services Committee and Systems Committee
“JULAC Common Card Project”
Mr. K.T. Lam, HKUST and Mr. Yiu On Li, HKBU

  • This presentation will report on the latest development of the JULAC Common Card Project which was approved by JULAC in its meeting in March 2013. It is a continuing initiative of several previous attempts to replace the paper-based JULAC Library Card and to streamline the card application and registration workflow. A Task Force consisting access services and systems colleagues was established to oversee the implementation. A new form of plastic card with common barcode will replace the existing paper card; and an onsite registration system will be implemented to facilitate the transmit of patron record electronically to the host library during registration.
  • PPT
  • Video
11:15 – 11:30 Consortiall
“JULAC Joint PDA eBooks”
Ms. Louise Jones, University Librarian, CUHK

  • A Consortiall Joint PDA eBooks Taskforce was formed to investigate different PDA models and to identify the possible benefits and problems of a joint PDA e-book consortium for JULAC libraries. Currently, HKU, HKBU, LU, HKUST, PolyU and CUHK are libraries participating in the PDA/DDA ebook acquisitions on individual basis, not as a joint shared access ePDA model. The presentation will focus on why JULAC is looking at shared PDA for eBooks, and how JULAC libraries might adopt a proposed model to benefit all JULAC libraries.
  • PPT (Access restricted to JULAC Intranet)
11:30 – 11:45 Copyright Committee
“RAE 2014, Licensing, & Copyright Issues”
Ms. Victoria F. Caplan, HKUST

  • This presentation will give an update on the JULAC Copyright Committee’s work in the past year. It will cover the negotiation with HKRRLS for course pack licensing for 2013-2014. It will outline the development of procedures relating to Copyright and the RAE 2014 Exercise. It will also take a brief look at some other copyright issues that may be coming up: data sharing, MOOCs, etc.
  • PPT
  • Video
11:45 – 12:15 Learning Strategies Committee
“Chatting up a Storm – Collaborating on Chat Reference”

Mr. Chris Chan, HKBU, Mr. Terence Cheung, Ms. Phoebe Leung, LU

  • In late 2011, reference librarians from Lingnan University and HKBU worked to set up a joint chat reference service. While it took time for those involved to become comfortable answering questions from another institution, the service has now reached a point where the partnership can be leveraged to achieve greater efficiencies without sacrificing service quality. This presentation will give an overview of the technology and service models used and an analysis of how well the service has been received by our users.
  • PPT
  • Video
“Student Rover Service: The Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Perspective ”
Ms. Susanna Tsang, Mr. Anthony Ho, Ms. Celia Chow, Ms. Tracy Lau, Mr. Leung Wai Keung, PolyU

  • In order to cater for users’ increasing information needs as a result of the changes in educational design and delivery in recent years, a student rover service was initiated at the Pao Yue-kong Library of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University at the beginning of the academic year 2012/13. The aim of the student rover service is to improve user service by providing peer-to-peer and point of need information assistance regardless of where users are located in the Library.This presentation will share with the audience our Library’s experience on the development and running of the service.
  • PPT
  • Video
12:15 – 12:30 Statistics Committee
“JULAC Statistics as Performance Indicators: What We can Learn from the Figures”
Dr. Sidney Cheng, Librarian, HKIEd

  • With reference to ISO 11620:2008 Information and documentation – library performance indicators, data collected annually by JULAC will be categorized, analyzed and benchmarked.  The Committee will explore how we can make use of the figures to understand better the background and current trends of library services among JULAC Libraries, and how they can help us to plan more effectively for our future development
  • PPT
12:30 – 12:45 Q & A
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Library Tour
Presentations by JULAC Libraries:
(I) Emerging Technologies and Digital Services
Moderator: Ms. Diana Chan, University Librarian, HKUST
14:30 – 14:45 CityU
“New Pedagogies with Innovative e-Learning Tools in Library Learning Commons – Experience Sharing from CityU”
Dr. Crusher Wong*, Mr. Michael Cheng
* Office of the Chief Information Officer

  • New pedagogies, such as flipped classrooms, have avidly engaged the students in the learning processes by inverting the traditional teaching methods. CityU implemented these new pedagogies by deploying suitable e-Learning tools through different channels such as Library, DEC labs, etc. The group study rooms of Humanities Academy where collaborative learning and presentation are the popular activities of students are selected to be equipped with the e-learning tools. What is the experience of deploying e-Learning tools in CityU Library Learning Commons? What tutorial courses were held in the CityU Library Learning Commons with usage of the e-Learning tools? And more…
  • PPT
  • Video
14:45 – 15:00 HKBU
“Chinese Medicine Digital Project: Emerging Services for Teaching and Learning”
Ms. Lisa Song, Mr. Yiu On Li, Dr. Hubiao Chen*
* School of Chinese Medicine

  • The award winning Chinese Medicine (CM) Digital Project aims to support teaching & learning, and promote open access of CM resources to the world. The project was developed by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library in close collaboration with the CM faculty members to integrate knowledge and expertise of the multidisciplinary team. The project contains a series of CM related subject databases. The innovative digital service enhanced the teaching pedagogy and provided more flexibility to instructors and students, was highly appraised and used by HKBU community and beyond.
  • PPT
  • Video
15:00 – 15:15 PolyU
“e-Learning Support: Connecting Library Resources to Learning Management System”
Ms. Lisa Kwan, Mr. William Ho

  • The PolyU Library has developed a Primo-Blackboard Connector to facilitate easy export of searched items from the Library’s OneSearch discovery platform to Blackboard. The search items can be printed books, e-books, audiovisual materials, journal articles and more. Users can view their OneSearch records as well as full text, if available, through the hyperlinks. The Connector mechanism is also applied to the Library’s Course Reading website, allowing faculties to export all or selected titles from particular course reading lists to Blackboard. In this presentation, we will highlight the implementations, the lessons learned and the further development of the Connector.
  • PPT
  • Video
15:15 – 15:30 LU
“Different Strokes for Different Folks? Lingnan’s Experience with the New Sierra Library System”
Mr. Martin So, Mr. Bill Tang, Mr. Owen Tam

  • Lingnan University Library became the first library in Asia to implement the new Sierra Services Platform when we upgraded our library system to Sierra from the Millennium ILS in July 2013. This presentation will give a detail account of Lingnan’s path to Sierra by discussing our plan, journey, and eventual arrival to the successful migration. The enhancements brought by Sierra to our workflow management and system administration will also be discussed.
  • PPT
  • Video
15:30 – 15:45 Q & A for (I)
15:45 – 16:15 Afternoon Tea
(II) Learning Strategies and Learning Spaces
Moderator: Mr. Li Haipeng, University Librarian, HKBU
16:15 – 16:30  CUHK
“The CUHK Learning Garden: It is MORE than a Learning Space!”
Mr. Ivan Chan

  • The new 2,500 sq. m Learning Garden of CUHK University Library opened 24/7 in November 2012. The Learning Garden is equipped with modern learning facilities that facilitate individual and collaborative study. These 24/7 facilities are widely welcomed by students. Nearly 500 users are found staying during peak hours, and amazingly, an average of over 2,700 canned drinks sold per month. The presentation shares the challenges in the first year of operations and the way forward in sustaining the Learning Garden as a welcoming space for students to enjoy the funs of learning and sharing throughout their student journeys at CUHK.
  • PPT
  • Video
16:30 – 16:45 HKIEd
“Provision of Library Services at an Off-campus Study Centre”
Ms. Belinda Kwok, Dr. Francis Chan

  • HKIEd’s Tseung Kwan O Study Centre (TKOSC) opened in 2012 is an off-campus study and teaching facility supporting part-time programmes and sub-degree programmes of the Institute.  In this presentation, HKIEd Library will share their experience in providing library and information services at an off-campus site with limited space and absence of full-time permanent staff.
  • PPT
  • Video
16:45 – 17:00 HKUST
“Engaging Students via E-learning: Joy, Challenges, & Opportunities”
Mr. Lewis Li, Ms. Celia Cheung, Ms. Victoria Caplan

  • In the past year, HKUST Library’s E-Learning Team created more than 30 e-learning objects as part of its information literacy teaching and learning effort. These objects were mainly short videos on how to use databases, library facilities and equipment, and citation styles. A few had interactive elements, such as games and quizzes. This presentation will share our stories: the opportunities we seized, the challenges we faced, and the joy we got out of creating e-learning objects that engage students.
  • PPT
  • Video
17:00 – 17:15 HKU
“New Premises: A Renewed, Collaborative HKU Education Library Experience”
Ms. Irene Fung

  • Libraries are going through the transformation from a place of collection to connection. Upon relocating to its new premises in early 2013, the Education Library at the University of Hong Kong has embarked on a “shared learning space” to stay in closer-than-ever proximity with the Faculty of Education. This presentation will introduce the background for the shared learning space at the Education Library, the challenges and advantages in the making of such shared space, as well as the user experience towards this renewed collaboration.
  • PPT
17:15 – 17:30 Q & A for (II)
17:30 – 17:45 Concluding Remarks
Mr. Peter Sidorko, JULAC Chair 2014/15 and University Librarian, HKU