Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Library

Abstract

This article introduces the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Heritage project (http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/), a multi-disciplinary online showcase for curriculum-related creative outputs that were produced by faculty and students of the university. Initiated and led by the University Library, this project was a collaborative effort with six academic departments, synthesizing technology and creativity and bringing great benefits to the institution. The article introduces the project and discusses three major challenges, namely technology, staff motivation, and librarian stereotype. It also presents statistics to show how this project enhanced teaching and learning, encouraged inter-departmental collaboration, enhanced library visibility, contributed to institutional reputation, among other benefits.

Publication Year

2015

Journal Title

New Review of Academic Librarianship

Volume number

21

Issue number

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

206

Last Page (page number)

215

Referreed

1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2015.1031257

ISSN (electronic)

1740-7834

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13614533.2015.1031257?journalCode=racl20

Keywords

Inter-departmental collaboration; multi-disciplinary platform; online showcase for capstone projects; 3D and HTML 5 technology, staff motivation, librarian stereotype, library visibility, institutional reputation, teaching and learning enhancement

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