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Mr. Joe CHOW


Mr. Joe CHOW (周偉明)
Assistant Librarian I (Systems Development and Support)
Telephone: 2616-8576
Fax: 2838-6231

As the head of the Library’s Systems Development and Support team, he is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of all library systems including Alma integrated library system, Library web services and other departmental systems. His major duties include the selection and acquisition of IT equipment, and programming support to Library operations, as well as managing the Library systems budget.       

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc Hons (London Guildhall University, U.K.)
  • MITM (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • MAppSc (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

Professional Affiliation:

  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Library Association

Research Interests:

  • Using mobile technology to deliver library services; integration of library services and workflows to the new generation integrated library system.

Recent Publications:

  1. “Moving from Local System to a Shared Cloud Based System: one library’s perspective on the pains and gains of working with the Consortium” (with Owen Tam), presented at Meeting at the Crossroads: Collaboration across Departments and Institutions - A Joint Conference Presented by the Library and ITSC, Hong Kong, China, Nov 2017.
  2. “Developing the Public Online Catalogue into a Resources Portal – Lingnan University Library’s Experience” (with Owen Tam, Patrick Lo, Bill Tang), presented at 2007 Digital Library Development and Application Conference, Shenzhen, China, Nov 2007.
  3. “How to introduce Naxos Music Library titles to OPAC – the Lingnan University Library Experience”, Journal of East Asian Libraries, Number 137, October 2005
  4. “How to introduce Naxos Spoken Word Library titles to OPAC – the Lingnan University Library Experience”, Journal of East Asian Libraries, Number 136, June 2005
  5. “How to Introduce Naxos Online Library Titles to the OPAC - Lingnan University Library's Experience” (with Patrick Lo), presented at 5th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting, Dec. 2004.
  6. “Enhancing Bibliographic Records with Value Added Information From Online Bookstores” (with Owen Tam, Patrick Lo), presented at the INNOPAC Users Group (International) Annual General Meeting, Boston, US, Apr. 2004
  7. “Enhancing bibliographical records by adding Amazon URL links: Lingnan University library's experience” (with Patrick Lo), Journal of East Asian Libraries, Number 129, February 2003
  8. “Enhancing Online Library Catalogue for the WWW Age: Project” (with Owen Tam, Patrick Lo), presented at the Annual Academic Conference of the Guangdong Library Association, Guangzhou, Dec. 2002.