Owen Tam

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   Owen TAM (譚文力)

   Associate Librarian 

   (Reader Services)

   Email: owent@ln.edu.hk

   Telephone: 2616-8574

   Fax: 2616-5493

Responsible for the overall planning, development, and delivery of the full range of user services at the University Library. He also serves as the library liaison officer for the Department of Economics, and the Department of Finance and Insurance.                            

 

Professional Qualifications:

BBus Hons with majors in Information and Library Management, and Business Information Systems (RMIT, Australia)

MBA (Southern Cross, Australia)

AALIA (Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association)

 

Professional Affiliation:

Hong Kong Library Association

 

Research Interests:

The evolving role of academic libraries in the digital and Internet era; inter-institutional collaboration among university libraries in Hong Kong.
 
Presentations and Publications:
 
Conference Papers:

  1. TAM M.L.O., SO, M., TANG, B., "Different Strokes for Different Folks? Lingnan’s Experience with the New Sierra Library System", JULAC Libraries Forum 2013 - Living in the 334 Era: Engaging Our Communities, Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee, Hong Kong, Nov 2013.
  2. TAM M.L.O., NESTA, F., TANG, B., "From E-Journal Portal to 1-Search: developing an electronic library collection that moves forward with times", Moving Forward with JULAC: JULAC Libraries Forum, Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (Hong Kong), Hong Kong, Feb 2009.
  3. TAM M.L.O., NESTA, F., TANG, B., "Millennium@SUMAS: Making e-resource subscription management a mission possible?", 16th Innovative Users Group Annual Meeting, Innovative Users Group, Washington, DC, USA, Apr 2008.
  4. TAM M.L.O., CHOW, J., LO, P., TANG, B., "香港岭南大学图书馆把联机目录提升成图书馆资源门户网站的实践 - Developing the Online Public Access Catalogue into a Library Resources Portal – Lingnan University Library’s Experience", 2007数字图书馆建设与应用研讨会:中国数字图书馆十年回顾与展望 - 2007 Digital Library Conference: Review and Look Forward, 中国高等教育数字化图书馆(CADLIS)、国家数字图书馆(NDL)、国家科学数字图书馆(CSDL)、国家科技图书文献中心(NSTL)、中国图书馆学会(LSC), Shenzhen, China, Nov 2007.
  5. TAM M.L.O., NESTA, F., TANG, B., "改革管理、创新服务—香港岭南大学图书馆建立信息共享空间的实践经验 - Building an Information Commons: Lingnan University Library’s Experience in Managing Reform and Innovation", Joint Conference on Innovation, Development and Transformation in Libraries, Hong Kong Library Association, Library Society of Guangdong Province, Library Society of Fujian Province, Wuyishan, China, Oct 2007.
  6. TAM M.L.O., TANG, B., "Managing a Constantly Changing E+P Serials Collection: Is What You See Really What You Have?", 15th Innovative Users Group Meeting, Innovative Users Group Meeting, San Jose, USA, May 2007.
  7. TAM M.L.O., LO, P., "How to Introduce Naxos Music Library Titles to Online Public Access Catalogues: the Lingnan University Library's Experience", 2006 International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Annual Conference, International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centres, Göteborg, Sweden, Jun 2006.
  8. TAM M.L.O., "香港图书馆数字化多媒体资源的发展与共建 - Digital Multimedia Resources in Hong Kong Libraries: Developmental and Collaborative Efforts", 浙江省图书馆学会第9次学术研讨会 - 9th Symposium of the Zhejiang Library Society, 浙江省图书馆学会, Jiaxing, China, Nov 2004.
  9. TAM M.L.O., HU, L., LO, P., "中文名称规范数据库的建置与发展概况 - Recent Developments in Chinese Name Authority Databases", 第四次中文文献资源共建共享合作会议 - The 4th Conference of Chinese Resources Cooperation and Development, Nanjing Library, Nanjing, China, Nov 2004.
  10. TAM M.L.O., CHANG, C., YEUNG, T., "The Hong Kong Innovative Users Group: A Successful Story of Library Development through Collaboration", ASAIHL Conference 2004 on Regional Cooperation in Higher Education, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, May 2004.
  11. TAM M.L.O., CHOW, J., LO, P., "Enhancing Bibliographic Records with Value Added Information from Online Bookstores", 12th Annual Innovative Users Group Meeting, Innovative Users Group, Boston, USA, Apr 2004.
  12. TAM M.L.O., WOO, W., "Developing an Online System for Book Selection and Ordering", 4th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting, Hong Kong Innovative Users Group, Hong Kong, Dec 2003.
  13. TAM M.L.O., TANG, B., "如何用數碼多媒體豐富參考服務資源 - Developing Digital Multimedia Resources for Information Services", Library Reference Services for the 21st Century cum Annual Academic Conference of the Macau Information and Library Management Association, Macau Information and Library Management Association, Macau, Dec 2002.
  14. TAM M.L.O., CHOW, J., LO, P., "互联网时代馆藏目录与信息检索服务的新貌: 岭南–亚马逊联盟方案 - OPAC and Bibliographic Records in the Internet Era – Lingnan – Amazon.com Project", Annual Academic Conference of Guangdong Library Society, Guangdong Library Society, Guangzhou, Nov 2002.
  15. TAM M.L.O., LIU, A., "視頻點播系統: 嶺南大學鄺森活圖書館的經驗 - Video on Demand System: Practical Experience of the Lingnan University Fong Sum Wood Library", Annual Academic Conference of the Guangdong Library Society, Guangdong Library Society, Shenzhen, Oct 2001.
  16. TAM M.L.O., CHAN, F., "The Impact of Internet on Reference Services and Regional Cooperation", Joint Symposium on Library and Information Services, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Jun 1998.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. TAM M.L.O., NESTA, F., TANG, B., "It Takes More Than Changing the Letter from P to E: A Hong Kong Library’s Perspective in Adopting E-books", Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Milan, Italy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Jun 2009.
  2. TAM M.L.O., TANG, B., LAM, A., "New Wine in New Bottles: A Hong Kong Library’s Perspective in E-books and 21st Century Serials Management", Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Milan, Italy, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Jun 2009, Refereed.
  3. TAM M.L.O., LAM, A., TANG, B., "Flapping Wings Might Create Changes in the Atmosphere: Embracing the Butterfly Effect Created by E-book Acquisitions", Proceedings of the Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, City University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp. 57 -60, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong, Jun 2008.
  4. TAM M.L.O., LO, P., "Using Outsource Data of Digital Resources in Creating Our Own Bibliographic Records: Lingnan University Library's Experience in Converting Naxos Music Library and Spoken Word Library Online Titles to MARC Records", Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 72th IFLA General Conference and Council, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Seoul, South Korea, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Aug 2006, (Paper in English, and also translated into Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.)
  5. TAM M.L.O., HU, L., "Developing Digital Libraries with Multimedia on Demand", Proceedings of the International Conference of Digital Library – IT Opportunities and Challenges in the new Millennium, National Library of China, Beijing, China, pp. 245 -258, Beijing Library Press, 2002.
  6. TAM M.L.O., CHAN, K., HU, L., "中文圖書目次表與資訊檢索 - Chinese Table of Contents and Information Retrieval", Proceedings of the 華文書目資料庫合作發展研討會 - Conference on Cooperative Development of Chinese Bibliographic Databases, 中央圖書館, Taiwan, pp. 273 -296, 中央圖書館, Mar 2000.

Journal Articles:

  1. TAM M.L.O., LO, P., "Making the Library OPAC Sing: How to Introduce Naxos Music Library Titles to Online Public Access Catalogues – the Lingnan University Library Experience", Fontes Artis Musicae, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 570 -595, Kassel und Bärenreiter-verlag, Winter 2007.
  2. TAM M.L.O., LO, P., NG, E., "Web-OPAC and Selected Databases: a Comparative Study of the Searching Effectiveness and Efficiency", Journal of East Asian Libraries, Issue 139, pp. 65 -85, Council on East Asian Libraries, Association for Asian Studies, Jun 2006.
  3. TAM M.L.O., LO, P., "To Extend Functionalities of WebPAC by Developing the Library Online Catalogue into a Library Resources Portal – the Lingnan University Experience", Journal of East Asian Libraries, Issue 138, pp. 17 -44, Council on East Asian Libraries, Association for Asian Studies, Feb 2006.
  4. TAM M.L.O., LAU, M., LO, P., "Learning the Ropes: Cooperation in Chinese Authority Work", Journal of East Asian Libraries, Issue 137, pp. 23 -46, Council on East Asian Libraries, Association for Asian Studies, Oct 2005.
  5. TAM M.L.O., HU, L., LO, P., "中文名称规范资料库建置与发展概况 - Recent Developments in Chinese Name Authority Databases", 新世纪图书馆 - New Century Library, Issue 13, pp. 6 -10, 江苏省图书馆学会, 南京图书馆, Jan 2005.
  6. TAM M.L.O., HU, L., LO, P., "Chinese Authority Control Works in Asia: an Overview", Cataloguing & Classification Quarterly, Vol. 39, Issue 1/2, pp. 465 -488, Haworth Press, Oct 2004.
  7. TAM M.L.O., LIU, L.J., LO, P., "Hong Kong versus Beijing: a Comparative Studies of Their Authority Control Work", Journal of East Asian Libraries, Issue 133, pp. 23 -46, Council on East Asian Libraries, Association for Asian Studies, Jun 2004.
  8. TAM M.L.O., HU, L., "数字图书馆中多媒体馆藏与服务的建立 - Developing Online Multimedia Collections and Services for Digital Libraries", 图书情报工作 - Library and Information Service, Issue 302, pp. 60 -64, 科學出版社, Jan 2003.
  9. TAM M.L.O., LIU, A., "隨選視訊的製作與傳播:嶺南大學鄺森活圖書館的經驗 - Design and Implementation of Video on Demand Service at the Lingnan University Library", Bulletin of Library & Information Science, Issue 42, pp. 29 -40, National Chengchi University Library, Aug 2002.
  10. TAM M.L.O., "Building a Web-based Chinese Information Retrieval System Using Optical Character Recognition Technology", Journal of the Hong Kong Library Association, Vol. 19, pp. 101 -121, Hong Kong Library Association, 1999.

Book Chapters:

  1. TAM M.L.O., YEUNG, T., "Case study on “Enhancing the Library Online Catalogue with Value-added Information from Online Bookstores”", Computers for Librarians: An introduction to the electronic library, Ferguson, S. and Hebels, R. (ed.), pp. 258 -262, Centre for Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, 2003.
  2. TAM M.L.O., YEUNG, T., "Case study on “Developing Online Multimedia Collections and Services”", Computers for Librarians: An introduction to the electronic library, Ferguson, S. and Hebels, R. (ed.), pp. 267 -272, Centre for Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, 2003.

Other Presentations:

  1. TAM M.L.O., "Careers in Academic Libraries", presented at the Hong Kong Library Education & Career Forum held at the Hong Kong Central Library, on 28th, Jul 2012.
  2. TAM M.L.O., "Libraries in the Changing Times", conducted a talk session on the captioned topic during the induction training programme for the newly recruited assistant librarians of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of HKASR Government, Oct 2008.
  3. TAM M.L.O., "Information Commons: Enhancing Library's Role as the Central Point of Access for Information Services on Campus", presented at the Library of Vienna University in Vienna, Austria, on 13th, Jun 2006.
  4. TAM M.L.O., LO P., "The Latest Developments of the Digital Library of Lingnan University", presented at the Library of Vienna University in Vienna, Austria, on 13th, Jun 2006.
  5. TAM M.L.O., "Lingnan University's Information Commons", presented at the National Library of France in Paris, France, on 6th, Jun 2006.
  6. TAM M.L.O., "Developing Online Multimedia Resources and Services – Lingnan University’s Experience", presented at the Cataloguing Policy & Support Office of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA, on 1st, Apr 2005.