Academic Libraries in the US and China

Comparative Studies of Instruction, Government Documents, and Outreach

By

  • Hanrong Wang
  • Bethany Latham, Jacksonville State University, USA

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.
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Audience

Academic library professionals and LIS students at graduate and post-graduate level

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-691-3


Table of Contents

Instruction in American academic libraries; Instruction in Chinese academic libraries; Government publications in American academic libraries; Government publications in Chinese academic libraries; Outreach in American academic libraries; Outreach in Chinese academic libraries; Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries.