Friday, November 16, 2018

《中國現代戲劇館藏》分享及發布會 Sharing Session and Launch of Modern Chinese Drama Collection

香港中文大學圖書館推出全文圖像《中國現代戲劇館藏》( http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/collection/drama ),此批戲劇書籍原購於六十年代中期,是研究現代中國戲劇的寶庫。已掃描並完成上載的書籍共1700餘冊,主要包括三十及四十... thumbnail 1 summary
香港中文大學圖書館推出全文圖像《中國現代戲劇館藏》(http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/collection/drama),此批戲劇書籍原購於六十年代中期,是研究現代中國戲劇的寶庫。已掃描並完成上載的書籍共1700餘冊,主要包括三十及四十年代著作,絕版戲劇書、初版和油印的劇本和戲劇理論、技術書等。在新的《中國現代戲劇館藏》平臺還嵌入中國現代劇本提要及評論。

《中國現代戲劇館藏》分享及發布會將由崔文東教授講述當年聯合書院姚克教授從戲劇書籍收藏家胡振先生購入該批書籍的故事,并由張秉權博士介紹其早年與何杏楓教授合撰之《「中國現代戲劇特藏」抗戰前中國現代劇本提要及評論》。此外,他們亦會講述至五十多年後的今天將部份精選館藏掃瞄及上載至「香港中文大學數碼典藏」的建庫過程。兩位講者亦會分享此數碼館藏對相關研究的幫助。

活動登記: https://goo.gl/forms/xhIhEbyiRJn78Yar2



Monday, July 30, 2018

The 10th IP Seminar in Hong Kong: Intellectual Capital and Intangibles in an Innovation Century (2-4 Aug 2018)

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In the knowledge-based economy, coupled with the technological advancement, innovation happens in every sector and becomes an essential part of business operation. Therefore, the protection of intellectual property is of paramount importance. This IP seminar is co-organised by CUHK Faculty of Law, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute (USCIPI) and Asia Innovation and IP Society (AIIPS). The seminar has invited renowned IP experts to explore what IP landscape will look like in the next century of innovation. Especially, it covers such themes as intellectual property and emerging technologies, managing and commercializing IP with innovative technologies, trademark & brand protection in the New Era, innovative business, IP in China, and technology, IP and global economy. 

Attendance is free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. More details can be found at http://webapp1.law.cuhk.edu.hk/2018conference/0803/conf/index.php


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Unlocking the Value of Open Data

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As a launch event of the Open Data Initiative of Social Science Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong, this Open Data Conference brings together data owners from public and private sectors, as well as open data practitioners to share best practices and quick-wins of using open data to diagnose problems and raise competitiveness of Hong Kong.


Date: 9 June 2018 (Sat)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hall ll, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU
Registration and Conference information: http://www.ssrc.hku.hk/open_data.php




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Launch of “The Cultural Revolution in Images: Caricature-Posters from Guangzhou 1966-1977”

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The Library is proud to partner with Dr. Laura Pozzi, Lecturer of the Centre for China Studies, to launch this new digital collection, “The Cultural Revolution in Images: Caricature-Posters from Guangzhou 1966-1977”. Through high-definition digitization, the collection showcasing 216 original posters from the Library on the Cultural Revolution is now available online to the academic community throughout the world. With the curation effort of Dr. Pozzi, all the posters were meticulously classified and the collection is organized into two sections: the first entitled “Caricature Posters of the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou” showcases posters dated between 1966 and 1967; the second section entitled “The End of the Gang of Four” presents posters dated between 1976 and 1977. The posters are then divided according to their content, mostly the identity of the politician they targeted. All the information about each image (author and date of production) together with a translation of texts and slogans contained in the posters are accessible by either clicking the individual poster or mouse over an individual poster in each section. 
According to Dr. Pozzi, most of the pieces showcased in this collection are satirical caricatures against party leaders drawn in Guangzhou during the Cultural Revolution. This satirical content sets them apart from most known images of the Cultural Revolution, which are mainly propagandistic. It is hoped that this unique and valuable collection will be helpful to scholars in their research and teaching.
The digital collection can be accessed at: http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/collection/crposter
For enquiries, please contact us at digitization@lib.cuhk.edu.hk
香港中文大學圖書館很榮幸與中國研究中心講師 Laura Pozzi博士合作推出新的圖書館數碼館藏:”漫畫中的文化大革命:廣州的諷刺宣傳畫 1966-1977”。216幅文化大革命期間的政治諷刺宣傳畫全部由圖書館收藏,透過高清掃瞄將此數碼館藏呈現給全世界。館藏中所有海報均由Pozzi博士精心分類為兩部分:第一部分“文革期間的廣州諷刺宣傳畫”收錄了1966至1967年的宣傳畫;第二部分“粉碎四人幫”則收錄1967至1977年的作品。除了以年份為主要區分,宣傳畫亦依照內容,尤其是作品中政治人物再作分類。讀者可將鼠標移至宣傳畫海報及點擊海報以了解更多相關資料,當中包括作者及創作年份及宣傳畫中所使用中文文本及口號的英譯版本。
根據Pozzi博士介紹,此數碼館藏的大部分作品都是文革期間廣州民眾針對各黨派領袖所繪畫的諷刺漫畫。當中內容與黨派領袖在文化大革命中所宣傳的形像大相徑庭。本館衷心希望此獨特而有價值的藏品有助於學者進行研究及教學。
如有查詢,可電郵至 digitization@lib.cuhk.edu.hk 與我們聯絡。



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Innovation Skills Workshops: Applying Digital Tools in Telling Stories with DATA (First Workshop on 23-24 March 2018)

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The Library is pleased to collaborate with Centre for Entrepreneurship in arranging a series of workshops - Innovation Skills Workshops: Applying Digital Tools in Telling Stories with DATA from March to October 2018. The series consists of 3 workshops well-structured for equipping participants with the skills to combine computational methods with narrative approaches using data to develop web applications for scholarly and creative works. Popular digital tools like Python will be covered. Each workshop consists of 9 hours with theories and practices, starting on Friday night and end on Saturday afternoon:
  • Workshop 1: Design Thinking Meets Computational Thinking - Digital Literacy in the Network Age
  • Workshop 2: Preparing and Exploring Your Data in Python
  • Workshop 3: Visualizing and Publishing Your Data in Python
Welcome CUHK Faculty members, researchers and all students to join this workshop to equip yourself to tell impactful stories with data. Please also keep an eye on the other two workshops. Certificate of Attendance will be issued for participants who have attended ALL THREE workshops.
Workshop 1: Design Thinking Meets Computational Thinking - Digital Literacy in the Network Age (9 hrs) (will be held on 23-24 March 2018 (Fri–Sat)) 
a. T-shaped Talent and Digital Literacy
  1. From I-shaped to T-shaped: Talent development for the network age
  2. Design Thinking meets Computational Thinking: A STEAM approach to digital literacy
  3. Lessons from “Digital Humanities”: C.P. Snow, Nicholas Negroponte, and Lev Manovich revisited
  4. Telling story with data: From data scraping to data visualisation and interaction
Date & Time: 23 March 2018 (Fri), 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
b. The Big 3 of web publishing
  1. HTML - the noun in web publishing
  2. CSS - the adjective in web publishing
  3. JavaScript - the verb in web publishing
  4. Using Git, Bootstrap library and Pingendo Builder for web development and publishing
Date & Time: 24 March 2018 (Sat), 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Workshop 2: Preparing and Exploring Your Data in Python (9 hrs) (tentatively in mid-May to early June 2018) 
a. Preparing (pre-processing) your data for growth (3 hrs)
  1. Know your sources: interviews, field studies, open data, API, websites, IoT, and digital archives
  2. ETL (extraction, transformation, and loading) in CSV, XML, and JSON formats for data preparation
  3. Finding a home for your data - cloud computing and its infrastructure for growth and support
  4. Popular tools for data preparation (e.g. Knime, Open Refine, Google Sheet/Xpath, Scrapinghub, Beautiful Soap, and Scrapy)
b. Exploring your data in Python (6 hrs)
  1. Using Anaconda Jupyter Notebook for data exploration in Python
  2. Introduction to Python operations (operator and operand), control structure, data structure, and function
  3. Useful Python modules for data exploration, analysis and mining (Mathpotlib, Numpy, Pandas, etc.)
  4. Free online resources for self-paced learning in Python (codeacademy.com, coursera.org, udacity.com, cognitiveclass.ai, etc.)
Workshop 3: Visualizing and Publishing Your Data in Python (9 hrs) (tentatively in mid-September to early October 2018) 
a. Growing your data in the cloud: From Google Sheet to Airtable (3 hrs)
  1. Beyond Google Sheet — Building relational database in Airtable for storing and managing your data
  2. The power of views — Displaying and filtering data in form, grid, calendar, kanban, and gallery views
  3. Functions and API for more advanced data modelling and application development
  4. Integration with other web applications for team collaboration and project management
b. Data Visualisation in JavaScript (3 hrs)
  1. Front-end vs. back-end programming: interface with the user and interface with the data using the Python Flask framework
  2. Useful JavaScript libraries (jQuery, D3, Mpld3, Leaflet, etc.) for data visualization and front-end interactions
  3. Create your first interactive chart in Matpotlib and Mpld3 
  4. Create your first interactive map in Leaflet
c. Publishing Your Project on the Web (3 hrs)
  1. The elements of user experience in web design
  2. The narrative components in user journey within a web design
  3. Combining Airtable and Bootstrap library for web publishing
  4. Use of Google Optimize and Google Analytics to track your web project
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Registration: Click to register (for workshop 1)
Remarks: Users are required to bring their own devices to the workshop.
Enquiries: dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk.
Innovation Skills Workshop: Applying Digital Tools in Telling Stories with DATA

Monday, January 22, 2018

First Collaborative Digital Scholarship Project Launched

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The first Digital Scholarship Project in collaboration with Prof Celine Lai of Faculty of Arts has been soft launched together with the Digital Scholarship Projects website in early January 2018.

The project "GIS Mapping and Archaeology of Early China" was collaborated with Prof. Celine Lai of Faculty of Arts in using GIS for mapping archaeological sites embedded with unearthed bronzes details. The data originally in excel files was collected from her doctoral study on the topic and at the initiation of Prof. Lai, dynamic maps are employed to visualise the distribution of the archaeological sites for people who are interested to the topic to further study.

To enable researchers to make use of the research data of Prof. Lai and to avoid re-inventing the wheel, the project web site also provides downloadable files in three different formats with the full list of information and references on the bronzes and archaeological sites for producing the map.  
  • PDF file of the table for full references and quotes of information
  • Files for visualising the maps and for further analysis:
    • Shapefile for use in GIS software
    • kmz file for use in Google Map / Google Earth
Please visit the project website: http://dsprojects.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/projects/gis-nao/ for these files and more information.  The project will continue as more data are provided by Prof. Lai.

Apart from this collaborative project, the DS Service Team has also released another small project: Text Data Preparation: A Practice in R using the Sheng Xuanhuai Collection in demonstrating the use of R in preparing data for Chinese text-mining and analysis.  Future Digital Scholarship Projects will all be available in this Digital Scholarship Projects website.


About Digital Scholarship Service in CUHK Library
The Digital Scholarship Service Team aims on collaborating with CUHK Faculty members, researchers and postgraduates in facilitating digital scholarship research.  CUHK community are welcome to visit our Digital Scholarship Services website or email us at dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk if your are interested to know more.

Conference: IP Protection and Enforcement: from Policy to Strategy to Practice

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Faculty members and postgraduate students are increasingly aware of the copyright issues in teaching, learning, and research. Copyright is only part of Intellectual Property that also covers other intangible property right such as trade marks, patents, designs, plant varieties and the layout design of integrated circuits. Intellectual property protection is important to Hong Kong being an international trading centre. If you want to know more about the IP policy and current practices, you are welcome to join the conference on IP Protection and Enforcement: from Policy to Strategy to Practice organized by Faculty of Law, CUHK

The conference has two major focuses. The first session focuses on the enforcement practices and IP initiatives by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. The speakers are top officials from the Intellectual Property Department, Customs and Excise Department, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The second session focuses on the best enforcement practices in the business sector. The speakers are industry leaders and top IP lawyers. 



Date: 26 Jan 2018 (Fri)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Venue: The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F Bank of America Tower, Central
Conference programme: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/en/event-page/file/20180126_Event_agenda.pdf

Digital Scholarship Consultation Hours in University Library Continues From 16 January, 2018

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Digital Scholarship Consultation Hours service has been commenced since October 2017 to provide instant discussion and advice to any walk-in users with questions on:

  • Using the facilities of the Digital Scholarship Lab
  • Software and tools in the Lab such as ArcGIS, Gephi, Omeka and Voyant Tools
  • Locating data sources
  • Applying digital scholarship research methodologies and visualising data
  • Copyright issues on the use of research data and materials.
On every alternate Tuesday, the Digital Scholarship team does have interesting in-depth discussion and demonstration with academics and postgraduates that come to the Lab. The service will continue in this second semester starting from 16 January 2018 (Tue) on every alternate Tuesday during term time:

Date: 16 & 30 January
        13 & 27 February
        13 & 27 March
        10 & 24 April

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

CUHK colleagues and students are welcome to visit us for an instant discussion of your research, or email to dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk your question for help!