Touching History : Activating historical materials and enhancing inclusivity in the library

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  • Steve Ching
  • Brad New

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65, 69 & 79
Number of pages6
Journal / PublicationCollege and Research Libraries News
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


In recent decades there have been great efforts by librarians to integrate digital infrastructure and resources within academic libraries. Over the past two decades, important steps have been taken in Hong Kong towards historical and cultural preservation. However, it is crucial that users engage with these resources. When compared with contemporary tools and platforms of research favored by student nowadays, such as Google or Wikipedia, accessing and analyzing primary resources, whether digital or physical, is not a particularly easy or convenient task for students who have not been trained to do so.

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  • LHRC, Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections, Inclusivity