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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):Academic libraries
Resource sharing
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:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library trends 62(1) Summer 2013: 180-204
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-21

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