Archive for December, 2010

Libraries’ Closure

The HKAPA Libraries will close on January 1 (Sat) for the first day of January but the Learning Resources Room of the Academy Library and the Learning Resources Area of the F/TV Library will remain open from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 p.m.

December 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Early Closing

The Academy Library, F/TV Library and Music Library will resume non-teaching hours from 19 Dec 2010 to 2 Jan 2011 and the Academy Library and F/TV Library will close early at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

22 Dec 2010 (Wed) Winter Solstice
24 Dec 2010 (Fri) Christmas Eve
31 Dec 2010 (Fri) New Year’s Eve

Please check Library webpage for latest information about opening hours.  As usual, the Learning Resources Room of the Academy Library and the Learning Resources Area of the F/TV Library will remain open from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

December 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Project on Automatic Access Control

With joint efforts from the Estates Department, the project automating access control to the Academy Library will take place during the Christmas non-teaching period.  Works include installing an automatic sliding door and a sensor-controlled passageway at the entrance to the Library.  Automatic sliding doors allow easy access into the Library and the sensor-controlled passageway helps to limit access to staff and students with the presentation of Academy ID cards. This will also help to restrict non members from taking up seats and using the computers and other facilities.

The Circulation Counter will be relocated to a temporary place in the Academy Library starting from 20 Dec 2010. Major constructor works will take place during the public holidays but minor works will continue until mid January 2011. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

December 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Additional Notebooks for Master Students

2 more notebooks and 1 more Macbook have been transferred from the Graduate Education Centre to the Library.  Altogether there are now 3 notebooks and 2 MacBooks reserved exclusively for Master Students to use.  Loan period will be 3-hour or overnight depending on the time of checkout.

December 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online has now been relaunched with a new platform.  The OED is generally accepted as the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world.  It is a historical dictionary, covering changes in meaning and the development of English.  It includes:

  • entries on the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years
  • 2.5 million quotations from classic literature, periodicals, film scripts and pop songs and more
  • find the first recorded use of words such as ‘mobile phone’.

Any bookmarks should be updated to the new website as the old one will not available starting from April 2011.

December 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Dance in Video (Update)

8 new videos have been added to Dance in Video from the Balanchine Foundation and the Royal Ballet.

New material includes coaching sessions and interviews with Alicia Alonso, Arthur Mitchell, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden and Todd Bolender, along with performances of Ondine, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake with the Royal Ballet.

Dance in Video now includes 286 videos, equaling 239 hours.

December 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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