Friday, March 17, 2017

1st anniversary of the CUHK Digital Repository πŸ˜€πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

Today is the 1st anniversary of the CUHK Digital Repository ( http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk ). Over the past year, we have ingested over... thumbnail 1 summary
Today is the 1st anniversary of the CUHK Digital Repository (http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk). Over the past year, we have ingested over 1 million objects into the system. The objects include those items migrated from our legacy digital collections and also new items for our newly built digital collections.
Meanwhile, in this month, the repository platform also recorded more than 1 million access to our objects.

We will highlight some of our collections and their items in the next blog posts.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb to May 2017)

The Library is pleased to arrange a series of AIMS and Research Portal workshops for researchers and postgraduate students. CUHK researchers... thumbnail 1 summary
The Library is pleased to arrange a series of AIMS and Research Portal workshops for researchers and postgraduate students. CUHK researchers and staff are all welcome to join the workshops. Interested postgraduate students are also welcome to attend.
Managing your Research Output in AIMS
AIMS is the new Academic Information Management System of CUHK. This workshop aims at demonstrating to you:
  • What is AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • The easy way to use AIMS for managing your research outputs
  • Significant features of Research Portal
Date Time Medium of Instruction Registration
20 Feb (Mon) 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
7 Apr (Fri) 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
26 Apr (Wed) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. English Click here to register
Venue: ITSC Training Room 2, Pi Ch’iu Building (Room 103 + 105)
Archiving Research Outputs in AIMS’ Research Portal
There are lots of benefits in depositing the full text of your research outputs in AIMS that can be openly accessed in Research Portal. These include showcasing excellence of your research, increasing the chance of getting more citations for your output, more discoverable in the research community, etc. This workshop is to demonstrate:
  • The easy way of depositing the full text of your output
  • The right copy of full text that should be used for depositing
  • Ways of handling copyright issues that may arise
Date Time Medium of Instruction Registration
20 Feb (Mon) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
7 Apr (Fri) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
26 Apr (Wed) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. English Click here to register
Venue: ITSC Training Room 2, Pi Ch’iu Building (Room 103 + 105)
Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
As a new model of scholarly publishing, open access (OA) is widely discussed in the academic community. This workshop will introduce to you:
  • Concepts, types and importance of OA publishing model
  • Pros and cons of OA
  • OA and AIMS
  • Publishing in OA journals
Date Time Medium of Instruction Registration
28 Mar (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cantonese
(English might be used if users require.)
Click here to register
Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library
Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb to May 2017)
Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb to May 2017)

Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb to May 2017)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Digital Scholarship: Applications of GIS in Society II

Last week we have introduced some use of GIS in visualizing different types of data.  In CUHK there are some researchers having used GI... thumbnail 1 summary


Last week we have introduced some use of GIS in visualizing different types of data.  In CUHK there are some researchers having used GIS in visualizing their research projects.  Here we will introduce a few examples.

SpatioEpi

Launched in 2006, this project was initiated by SPH Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases and students from the Department of Geography and Resource Management.

The aim of SpatioEpi is to popularize the study of geographic distribution of health conditions, disease and environmental factors as they relate to the human population.  In fact they have produced many maps displaying spatial data on current issues, e.g. the recent (Dec 2016) smog in China: Smog the silent killer.


Walking Through Sheung Wan

The project is done by Prof. Sidney Cheung from Department of Anthropology.  It is a "knowledge transfer project" in which an anthropological perspective was used to show how the knowledge of  the local community about Sheung Wan is "transferred" to visitors "for a better understanding of Hong Kong".  It made use of 3 "vitural tours" to show people how the streets looked like with the scenes of all the shops in the street: Wing Lok Street, Ko Shing Street (selling Ginseng, dried seafood, etc.) and Bonham Strand West (selling Chinese herbs).


Daoist Digital Museum

Developed by Prof. LAI Chi-tim and his research team from Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture, the website is the first “Daoist Digital Museum” in the world.  They used WebGIS to display the geographical locations of the Daoist temples in Guangzhou, no matter they still exist or not, and embed them with images, videos, digital texts about the temples.  Their aim is to help "scholars of Daoism, Chinese religion and even historians interested in the city of Guangzhou to perform quantitative analyses of the geographic distribution of temples in Guangzhou and on their relationship with the surrounding socio-economic environment, changes in population and environment, by tracing the development of particular temples."



Sometimes when no GIS application can be used, spatial data can still be visualized in an interesting way.  A project from the I.CARE of CUHK used hand-drawing map to display the Sha Tau Kok town and its community facilities: 「η€Ύε€ζŽ’η΄’ - εšηΎ€ζ²™ι ­θ§’ι•·θ€…ζœε‹™θ¨ˆεŠƒ」(in Chinese only).

Although it does not involve the use of GIS software and application, and as a matter of fact,  Sha Tau Kok town is frontier closed area (FCA) and there is no street view available yet in Google map, the hand-drawing map will also enable people who have not been to the area before to have a basic impression about the town.  


GIS can be used in all subject areas, as it helps visualizing data with spatial aspect, and some powerful software can help performing analysis, which helps researchers in digging out important trends behind the data.