From collaborative library support to lifelong learning
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This win-win arrangement follows the Memorandum of Understanding between CityU and the RUC signed in September 2004 by the institutions' Presidents, Professor H K Chang and Professor Ji Baocheng, respectively -- an important landmark in the University’s “strength to strength collaboration” initiative with institutions on the mainland.
“Guaranteed access to information resources and facilities whenever and wherever needed is of paramount importance to our students and researchers who venture outside Hong Kong for various academic activities such as study tours, student exchanges and international conferences,” Professor Ching said. "We believe in lifelong learning and have confidence that academic exchange programmes bundled with good library support lay a very good foundation for our students' future academic endeavours." As well as negotiating with vendors to ensure remote access to more library-subscribed electronic resources, Professor Ching is actively looking into opportunities to partner with the libraries of collaborating institutions to provide the necessary support to students and academics. His first attempt to establish a mutual supportive relationtionship with the RUC Library has turned out to be a highly successful one.
“Partnership opportunities always exist,” Professor Ching said, “and the University’s closer ties with the mainland can only help our students and staff to excel. While academic departments develop their collaboration routes, it’s our responsibility to provide the necessary support. Our next partnering library could be in