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Title Academic libraries in the U.S. and China : comparative studies of instruction, government documents, and outreach / edited by Hanrond Wang and Bethany Latham ; with contributions by Charlcie Pettway Vann [and others]
Published Cambridge : Chandos Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series Chandos information professional series
Chandos information professional series.
Contents 1. Instruction in American academic libraries / Hanrong Wang -- 2. Instruction in Chinese academic libraries / Zhengjun Wang -- 3. Government publications in American academic libraries / Bethany Latham -- 4. Government publications in Chinese academic libraries / Xuan Xu -- 5. Outreach in American academic libraries / Charlcie Pettway Vann -- 6. Outreach in Chinese academic libraries / Shaorong Liu -- 7. Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries / Hanrong Wang, Bethany Latham, and Charlcie Pettway Vann
Summary 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 libraryIncludes examples of easy-to-implement current practicesAnticipates future trends
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Academic libraries -- China.
Academic libraries -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Hanrong, Wang
Latham, Bethany, 1979-
ISBN 1780633564 (electronic bk.)
9781780633565 (electronic bk.)