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Title:The Role of Information Technology in Academic Libraries' Resource Sharing in Western China
Author(s):Ruan, Lian; Zhu, Qiang
Subject(s):Community Informatics
Academic Libraries
Library Resource Sharing
Information Technology
Abstract:This essay examines the work of China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), an academic library community that has established resource sharing in a network environment. More specifically, it examines CALIS’s work in the developed Eastern and the underdeveloped Western regions in China and considers how CALIS has used information technology to narrow the gap between academic library communities in these distinct regions. It also attempts to promote professional understanding about academic libraries in China’s Western region, especially around the ways in which these libraries have used information technology and digital databases of local culture to help transform communities across their regions.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press
Citation Info:LIBRARY TRENDS, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2013 (“Community Informatics in China,” edited by Kate Williams), pp. 180–204.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. This article first appeared in Library Trends, Volume 62, Issue 1, Summer 2013, pages 180-204.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-15

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