Chinese Academic Library Services: A Web Survey
AbstractChinese students form a significant population on Canadian university campuses. Literature indicates that these students face various challenges when using library services to meet their information needs. Canadian academic libraries need to better understand this group’s previous library experiences in China to help them address these challenges. A survey was conducted on the main library websites of all thirty- nine Chinese universities of the Project 985, a project initiated by Chinese government to found world class universities in China. It reveals that certain services reported as challenges for Chinese students by previous studies, such as: interlibrary loan, document delivery, reference services, and library instructions are popular in Chinese academic libraries; however, subject services, data services, and some other services are not as well established compared to their counterparts in Canada.
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LIU, Guoying. Chinese Academic Library Services: A Web Survey. International Journal of Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 38-54, dec. 2016. ISSN 2474-3542. Available at: <http://calaijol.org/index.php/ijol/article/view/14>. Date accessed: 21 feb. 2018.
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