The Macau Public Library launched the 16th issue of “Books and the City.” The issue addresses a study on the balanced application of intelligence and manpower in smart libraries, exploring ways of integrating both elements to optimize library services and create a favorable reading environment.
The issue includes the column “Library Portrait,” where two staff members from the Department of Information Technology of the Macau Public Library discuss the current and future application of information technology in public libraries in the region. The column “Library Handbook” introduces the highly sought-after program “Library e-lesson” and the column “Author’s Say” invites Macau illustrator Yolanda Kog to introduce her first individual publication, “Home.” The column “Library Wonder Why” continues to answer readers’ enquiries about libraries, while the column “New Launch” gives readers information about a rich variety of new arrivals, including books, movies, music and magazines. This issue also features ten brief yet insightful book reviews in Chinese, Portuguese and English.
A total of 3,000 copies of “Books and the City” are available free of charge at all libraries under the Cultural Affairs Bureau, tertiary institutions, Tap Seac Gallery and several bookstores.