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Sep 05 2006

Database on trial: www.rarebooks.info

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www.rarebooks.info

www.rarebooks.info is a unique online database that offers the largest bibliography of rare books in the world on the web. The database allows users to search nearly 70 bibliographies on a wide range of topics including literature, art, mathematics, theology, medicine, history, costumes, philosophy, architecture, and early printing.

To access, point your web browser to the Libraries Homepage at http://lib.hku.hk > Electronic Resources > E-resources on Trial.

Members of the University are encouraged to try out this database and forward their comments to Janny Lai, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator (jklai@hkucc.hku.hk), the Reference Department (hkulref@hkucc.hku.hk), or to their subject librarians libcd@hkucc.hku.hk).  The comments will be valuable to the Libraries'
subscription consideration.

It is important to note that for the above database, the licensing agreements between HKU Libraries and the vendor require that users be HKU faculty, staff or students. Remote access requires authentication through a valid HKUPPP account or using EZproxy or VPN. More information on authentication for remote access is provided at http://www.lib.hku.hk/general/faq/faq_oca.html#1.

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Jul 06 2006

New Acquisitions List as at 6 July 2006

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           Architecture

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           Real estate & construction

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CJK

           Surveying

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           Urban Planning

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Jul 03 2006

Biophilia in Practice - a feature article from Environmental Building News

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The Environmental Building News July 2006 issue has published a feature article entitled: Biophilia in Practice: Buildings that Connect People with Nature.  This article takes a look at biophilia—literally a love for nature—and how this concept can inform building design.  Please click here to read the full article.

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Jun 28 2006

New Acquisitions List as at 28 June 2006

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           Architecture

 English

           Real estate & construction

 English

           Surveying

  English

           Urban planning

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Jun 21 2006

New Acquisitions List as at 21 June 2006

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           Architecture

 English

           Real estate & construction

 English

CJK

           Urban planning

  English

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Jun 14 2006

Online sustainable design courses

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The Boston Architectural College (BAC), in association with BuildingGreen, Inc., is currently offering online sustainable design courses. Registration is still open.

— High Performance Design and the LEED Rating System — This course presents the LEED Rating System within the context of its role in professional practice and larger issues of human and environmental health; it teaches students effective use of LEED and the principles it encompasses.

For more information about this and other courses in the BAC's Sustainable Design Certificate Program, visit http://green.the-bac.edu/.

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Jun 14 2006

New Acquisitions List as at 14 June 2006

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           Architecture

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           Real estate & construction

 English

CJK

           Urban planning

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Jun 09 2006

Exhibitions at the University Museum and Art Gallery

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The University Museum and Art Gallery is currently holding several exciting exhibitions including:

A Brush with Irony: Paintings by Wan Qingli
7 June to 30 July 2006

This is an exhibition of paintings by the Chinese art historian and artist, Professor Wan Qingli of the Fine Arts Dept. The exhibition features 28 of his recent works in brush and ink, including a 15-panel piece entitled In the Middle of the Song No One is in Sight (2003).

Books and Their Stories Gems from the University of Hong Kong Libraries Collection
9 June to 30 July 2006 

This exhibition is jointly presented by the Libraries and the University Museum and Art Gallery in celebration of the launching of the University Libraries' one millionth e-book. It will feature a number of valuable books from the rare book collection of the Libraries.

 Animal Magic: Ancient Art from Jingzhou, Hubei Province
7 June to 10 September 2006

The Jingzhou Museum, Hubei province and the University Museum and Art Gallery are pleased to present an exhibition of excavated relics from the Jingzhou area of Hubei province, including Neolithic pottery sculptures and jades, and bronzes and lacquers of the Chu and Han cultures featuring the theme of humans and animals expressed in a harmonious relation.

Engraving the World: The Chalcography of the Louvre Museum
15 June to 30 July 2006

As part of Le French May, The Louvre Museum, the Reunion des Musees Nationaux, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and the University Museum and Art Gallery are pleased to present an exhibition of prints from the chalcography collection of the Louvre Museum. 

Please read details of the exhibitions here.

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Jun 07 2006

New Acquisitions List as at 7 June 2006

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           Architecture

 English

           Real estate & construction

 English

           Urban planning

  English

CJK

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Jun 06 2006

Physics - eConf: Electronic Conference Proceedings Archive

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Maintained by the Technical Information Services at SLAC, this site provides a fully electronic, Web-accessible archive for the proceedings of scientific conferences in High-Energy Physics and related fields.  [Source: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center]

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