Archive for the 'Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librariship' Category

Virtual Reference

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

UW worked with Cornell for a few years serving users on both campuses, until they both joined the national program. Now virtual reference is marketed on all subject web pages. UW is assigned 10 hours a day for the national virtual reference work and UW users get help 24/7. QuestionPoint has Chinese interface now, but […]

Some Pricing Models: Individual Libraries

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

FTE/Head Count UW has 42,000, but for Chinese e-resources, Size, nature of programs should be the right model. Concurrent User is another one, and may save some money, but not good for course reserves. Tiers, Carnegie classification, works for resources on broad subjects such as JStore and Mute. Budget or Resource Budget and Custom quote […]

Digital Projects in Taiwan

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Very impressive! Taiwan U’s 淡新档案,National History Museum’s art works can be searched by image (content-based retrieval). Prof. Chen used searching butterflies as an example. National Repository of Cultural Heritage has tons of old photos, ancient contracts and multi-media resources. Yunshan was telling me how difficult to find anything like this from the Mainland, such as […]

Licensing and Managing E-Resources

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Diane emphasized the importance of license as that “Contract or license is over the copyright.” The license needs to request for perpetual access, but how the vendor delivers the access may change over time. The six “terms of death” are practical: Indemnification, Don’t indemnify a provider Don’t take responsibility for user behavior Unreasonable termination Jurisdiction: […]

E-Resources in Taiwan

Monday, July 28th, 2008

陈昭珍教授准时开启了研习班的第二周。人在西雅图还关注台湾业界并投稿中时让我钦佩。她就圖書館館長向郭台銘要錢被拒一事发表己见,将上周课堂上的收获运用到台湾的现实。 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 […]

Suzzallo and Allen Libraries

Friday, July 25th, 2008

The first week of the Summer Institute ended with a tour of the libraries where we came for classes everyday. I didn’t really like this building when I was a library school student. Whenever I walked in, I felt like going into a cathedral where I was supposed to pray not study. Whenever I walked […]

Summer Institute Day 5

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Ms. Xiao showed us the user survey, 3,000 responses, about 10% of Peking U. The libraries’ circulation is over 1 million per year, and doubled online downloads. ILL has 7 FTEs and 40,000 items. Chinese students ARE reading books! CALIS, CASHL, NSTL and NLC are the 4 large document delivery networks. Chengzhi’s question on large […]

Summer Institute Day 4

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Ms. Xiao Long is talking about integration of Chinese digital resources, 中文电子资源整合。She showed us Peking U library’s Subject Gateway which leads to different databases according to a rough Chinese classification, and can be searched by names as well. E-books and dissertations have both marc and metadata, they are converted and linked. The 2002 national standard […]

Summer Institute Day 3

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

肖珑接着讲评估。 Xiao continued her talk on assessment. She mentioned CNKI’s embargo issue, which cleared my mind about Dushu, whose 2008 issues are already in, but not the late 2007 ones. She used 中国图书馆学报 as a sample, which has already completely stopped with CNKI?! We have no clue. It’s really annoying for CNKI’s lack of transparency! […]

Summer Institute Day 2

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Xiao Long, AUL of Peking U, gave a practical and open lecture in the morning on e-resources and their usage at academic libraries in China. I found it very useful and will go through those that we don’t have, such as 新华在线、时代圣典, etc. My group is more interested in the comparison among the same type […]

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