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Library and Information Science

Novel careers at HK libraries

Public libraries hold a special place in the heart of the Hong Kong community, where over four million regular users borrow more than 58 million items a year.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Law-firm librarians raising the bar

The image of law-firm librarians stacking bulky legal tomes on shelves has changed beyond all recognition in recent years as their areas of responsibility widen and the ubiquitous march of technology makes its inevitable impact.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Rethink copyright bill, say artists

Hong Kong's creative minds have joined forces to demand that the government rethink the controversial copyright amendment bill and listen to the needs of artists in drafting the law.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Musicians blast new copyright changes

Mainland musicians and music associations have criticised a draft amendment to a copyright law, saying it will harm their interests and stifle originality.

Their response comes after the proposed amendment was issued last week for public consultation.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

TV viewing from your handset, not your couch

Couch potatoes need no longer be confined to the living room. A new device will allow viewers to watch free and pay TV on mobile phones and tablets anywhere, anytime.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Copyright bill aims for balance

I refer to your editorial ('Bill puts internet freedom to the test', June 7), which quite rightly highlighted the importance of striking a reasonable balance between protecting copyright and promoting creativity on the one hand, and safeguarding the free flow of information in the digital environment on the other hand.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

An NGO that looks at spiritual development, not just exams

Li Yingqiang (pictured), 31, is co-founder of the Transition Institute in Beijing and co-founder of the China Rural Library, a grass-roots non-governmental organisation that has promoted civic education in rural areas since 2007. With its nine rural libraries across the mainland, the group provides opportunities to children in the countryside struggling in an exam-oriented education system.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Keeping updated

The master of science degree in library and information management is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong. It is taught at the University of Hong Kong's faculty of education. The programme is designed to keep information professionals updated on the latest developments in information technology and the internet.

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

Seven arrested after customs seize books

Seven people were arrested after customs officers seized fortune-telling books, suspected to be pirated, from vendors on Wednesday.

A total of 140 books worth about HK$6,200 were confiscated.

They were books by fung shui masters Mak Ling-ling, Peter So Man-fung, Edward Li Kui-ming and Lam Kwok-hung.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Google scraps meeting over online books

Google has pulled out of talks with a government-affiliated writers' group in which the US firm was supposed to produce a complete list of the Chinese books it had scanned for its online library without authorisation.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Focus on critical, independent thought

Liberal studies is the centrepiece of the new senior secondary curriculum and will take up at least 10 per cent of the school timetable.

But unlike other academic subjects, it does not involve the study of specialist knowledge. Instead, teachers draw on knowledge and ideas from across the curriculum to help students explore contemporary issues.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Seagate FreeAgent drives

In case you're confused, going digital doesn't just mean buying the latest gadgets and gizmos.

'Digital' is actually a version of everyday information, such as music, photos, video and so on, which has been translated into binary code, the language of zeroes and ones that computers understand.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Club under a big backyard tree goes global

Sometimes the most innocuous acts can have life-changing consequences. For Kathy Knowles, that moment came when she invited the kids next door over to enjoy 'story time' in the garden with her own children.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Canadian, Chinese internationals book trophies

They came, they read, they conquered. Canadian International School was celebrating this week after winning the secondary schools division of the Battle of the Books contest.

Chinese International School edged past Kennedy School to claim the top prize in the primary school category.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Booking a place at librarian Oscars

The librarian from a local international school has been shortlisted for a British award for the best in her profession.

Amanda Gough, librarian at Kellet School in Pok Fu Lam, is the first teacher from outside the British Isles to be given a shot at winning the School Librarian of the Year award.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

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