Academic Libraries in the US and China. Comparative Studies of Instruction, Government Documents, and Outreach

Academic Libraries in the US and China. Comparative Studies of Instruction, Government Documents, and Outreach

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.
  • 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

Table of contents

Content:
Front matter, Pages i-iii
Copyright, Page iv
List of figures and tables, Page ix
About the authors, Pages xi-xii
Introduction, Pages 1-2
Instruction in American academic libraries, Pages 3-49
2 - Instruction in Chinese academic libraries, Pages 51-85
3 - Government publications in American academic libraries, Pages 87-129
4 - Government publications in Chinese academic libraries, Pages 131-164
5 - Outreach in American academic libraries, Pages 165-197
6 - Outreach in Chinese academic libraries, Pages 199-230
7 - Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries, Pages 231-250
Index, Pages 251-261
Colleges and universities listed, Pages 263-264

Details

  • Author: Hanrong Wang and Bethany Latham (Auth.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 9781843346913
  • Pages: 266
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 2.5M
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