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If We Build it , They Will Come: Utilizing Digital Technologies to Supporting Learning, Teaching and Research

Haipeng Li——University Librarian,HongKong Baptist University Presentation[PDF]


Deciding on a Discovery Tool: Making Wise Choices in a Digital Age

Shi Weihua(史卫华)-Head of Librarian’s Office,Fudan University Library The tools for research in libraries have changed dramatically in the last decades- from card catalogs, to building databases, to online searching, then onto products like federated searching. The next step in this evolution is being called “discovery service.” A Discovery Service is a search interface for pre-indexed […]


A Mission-Critical Hub; HKU’s IR Aligned with Mission & Vision

Proponents of IRs now find that by aligning the goals of the IR with those of the underlying institution, there is no more battle to be fought. At HKU, the Senior Management Team has recently re-articulated the institution’s mission and vision statements, to focus on three themes; 1) Teaching & Learning, 2) Research, and 3) Knowledge Exchange (KE). The HKU definition of KE includes the act of making HKU generated knowledge and skill sets accessible to business, government and the community.


Landscaping Taiwan’s Cultural Commonwealth: The Making of TELDAP Collection Level Descriptions

The “Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program” (TELDAP) was officially launched on January 1, 2008. TELDAP is aimed to digitize national cultural treasures, including archaeology, archives, artifacts, calligraphy and paintings, flora and fauna, rare books, and other cultural assets, to cultivate popular e-learning culture, to encourage innovation in e-learning research, and to lay a cornerstone for Taiwan’s e-learning and digital content industries


Challenges and Practical Issues of Transition from Analog Slides to the Digital Collection

A new digital library for medical students is established by digitizing analog slides from the personal teaching collection of the medical school faculty. More than 132,000 slides from 15 professors in medical school were collected and transformed into digital contents from July 2002 to 2004. Metadata of those slides were built by professors and medical students. An initial set of 57,000 slides is considered to have a reasonable quality of metadata and used for service now.