Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Library

Language

English

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.

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

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

New Review of Academic Librarianship

Volume

21

Issue

2

Start Page

206

End Page

215

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1080/13614533.2015.1031257

Link to Publisher's Edition

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

ISSN (electronic)

17407834

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