E-Resources in Taiwan

by Jing Liu ~ July 28th, 2008. Filed under: Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librariship.


Like in Mainland, academic libraries in Taiwan purchase e-resources collaboratively. National Library and Taichung Library look after public libraries’ digital materials. ConCERT is responsible for networked acquistion and make sure that digital resources cover the entire island. Prof. Chen used Qing contracts and Canadian TumbleBooks as samples.

Union Catalogs for different formats of materials are pretty impressive. Users don’t have to search individual libraries. Students are required to submit their dissertaion citations, TOCs and abstracts, half of the students submit their full-text dissertations as well. National Library’s document delivery is rather reliable and can be requested online. National New Books Network can serve us for selection and ordering, even marc records.

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