Office of Information and Library
The Office of Information and Library, LungHwa University of Science and Technology, is aimed to provide various information and library services to meet the needs of teaching, learning and academic research. Since the beginning of the establishment of the University in 1969, the office has kept expanding for campus computer networks, academic information systems, and books & electronic journals.
The services of the office consist of two parts, information services and library services. For the information services, the goal of information services is to build and to support the campus computer network infrastructure, academic information systems, basic information education and research needs, and other information services. The services include to provide good-quality campus network and to ensure the stability of the connection between TANET and campus network, and online administration operation. We are now engaged in software research, planning to make the office to be the software R and D center on campus. Therefore, we update network bandwidth to Gigabit Ethernet, and set up facilities for distance learning and wireless LAN such that a networked, computerized, wireless campus can be completed. Furthermore, we set up the ISMS mechanism and obtained the ISO27001 certification to enhance our campus information security infrastructure.
Currently, the responsibilities of the information services：
- providing consulting services on WWW, E-mail, FTP and BBS for the faculty and the students；
- supporting basic computer courses and academic research；
- developing and supporting online administration on campus；
- offering integrated information services and maintaining normal functioning of the database, hardware and software for campus networking；
- providing high-quality network services and enhancing the functioning of the network；
- building up the campus computer network infrastructure of Lunghwa University and maintaining the system.
For the library services, there are two sections, reader service and technical service. In addition, the office also has a Library Consultant Committee with the University level to assist it in planning the usage of budget and future development. To have sustainable development of the library, the office aims to improve the collection not only in quantity, but also in quality.
The library building of the Lung-Hwa University of Science and Technology was completed in April 2000. It’s a 7-story modernized building with floor space of 5,892 square meters, which located besides Lung-Hwa Slope. It has wide vision of magnificent mountain view and its decoration is bright, clear and humanized. As being very well equipped, it is comfortable and delightful for every user. The collection is primarily in subject areas of the University's departments and humanity-related. Currently, there are above 420,000 books (include electronic books), 400 journals, 30,000 electronic journals, 200 electronic databases to supply various information services to meet the needs of teaching, learning and academic research. To provide high-quality services, the library's automatic systems can support the needs of readers with new, rapid, substantive, and simplified functions.
Readers can use WLAN in every corner of the library building. The service of Remote Patron Authentication (RPA) gives readers freedom to access the library anytime and anywhere. The system of digitalized dissertation and thesis can promote the visibility and cited rate of the University’s degree thesis. And actively participate in various consortiums and expand domestic and international interlibrary cooperation.
In the future, the library information service will aim to improve the collection not only in quantity but also in quality. We will create enormous collection and comfortable reading environment. Our every effort will aim to attract more people to come to the library. The service will be more sophisticated, while keeps its diversification. The most important is the idea of “reader-oriented” will be kept in mind forever.