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Academic Libraries in the US and China

Comparative Studies of Instruction, Government Documents, and Outreach

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2013

Edited by:

Hanrong Wang and Bethany Latham

Academic Libraries in the US and China

Comparative Studies of Instruction, Government Documents, and Outreach

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2013

 

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Edited by:

Hanrong Wang and Bethany Latham

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    Introduction

    Pages 1-2

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    Instruction in American academic libraries

    Hanrong Wang

    Pages 3-49

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    2 - Instruction in Chinese academic libraries

    Zhengjun Wang

    Pages 51-85

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    3 - Government publications in American academic libraries

    Bethany Latham

    Pages 87-129

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    4 - Government publications in Chinese academic libraries

    Xuan Xu

    Pages 131-164

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    5 - Outreach in American academic libraries

    Charlcie Pettway Vann

    Pages 165-197

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    6 - Outreach in Chinese academic libraries

    Shaorong Liu

    Pages 199-230

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    7 - Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries

    Hanrong Wang, Bethany Latham and Charlcie Pettway Vann

    Pages 231-250

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    Index

    Pages 251-261

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    Colleges and universities listed

    Pages 263-264

About the book

Description

Academic libraries have a long history both in the USA and China, with institutions developing along different trajectories, and responding to the rapidly changing library environment globally. Academic Libraries in the US and China compares current practices within Library and Information Science (LIS) in the USA and China, giving an historical overview of instruction, government documents, and outreach in academic libraries, as well as discussion and comparative analysis.An introduction leads to chapters on instruction, government publications, and outreach. Each topic is covered both for American and Chinese academic libraries. A conclusion then gives comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries.

Academic libraries have a long history both in the USA and China, with institutions developing along different trajectories, and responding to the rapidly changing library environment globally. Academic Libraries in the US and China compares current practices within Library and Information Science (LIS) in the USA and China, giving an historical overview of instruction, government documents, and outreach in academic libraries, as well as discussion and comparative analysis.An introduction leads to chapters on instruction, government publications, and outreach. Each topic is covered both for American and Chinese academic libraries. A conclusion then gives comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries.

Key Features

  • Provides a clear examination of the historical foundations of three key areas within the academic library
  • Includes examples of easy-to-implement current practices
  • Anticipates future trends
  • Provides a clear examination of the historical foundations of three key areas within the academic library
  • Includes examples of easy-to-implement current practices
  • Anticipates future trends

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ISBN

978-1-84334-691-3

Language

English

Published

2013

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

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Chandos Publishing

Editors

Hanrong Wang

Bethany Latham