Tag Archives: China

Continuing the Partnership: IGI Global representatives visit China

(10 April 2018) For over 30 years, IGI Global has partnered with industry-leading Chinese researchers and prominent institutions to provide more than 8,500 contributions to IGI Global publications. As a part of IGI Global’s commitment to its valuable Chinese stakeholders, Nick Newcomer, Director of Marketing, and Josh Witman, Business Manager, visited China to meet with […]


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Relics are ‘returned’ as digital resources

(12 March 2018) China Daily reports that more than 5,300 pieces of ancient Chinese manuscripts have been “returned” from France in digital form and are available online, according to the National Library of China. The online resources have been provided by France’s national library, which holds more than 7,000 original copies of the Dunhuang manuscripts. […]


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Should campus libraries open to the public?

(11 January 2018) A recent regulation encouraging China’s libraries in universities and research institutes to open to the public stirred up heated debate among the public. The regulation is part of China’s newly adopted law on public libra­ries, which took effect on January 1, 2018. According to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Education, […]


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Relish cultural treasure at National Library of China

(3 January 2018) Responding to China’s first library law which guarantees libraries’ cultural service function for the public, the National Library takes the lead in bringing traditional cultural gems closer to people in Beijing. On Jan 1, the library opened an exhibition on Siku Quanshu, also known as the Imperial Collection of Four. It is […]


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China’s first 24-hour hospital library opens in Beijing

(28 December 2017) China’s first 24-hour hospital library officially opened to the public at Beijing Children’s Hospital East Branch on 27 December 2017, becoming the eighth Chaoyang Urban Library. The library prepares 2,000 books for children and parents to read which can be  freely borrowed and returned to the library with a Beijing public library […]


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Ministry of Culture introduces details of China’s new national library law

(18 December 2017) Public libraries in China will no longer be able to charge fees for borrowing books starting 1 January 2018, according to a new law concerning public libraries introduced on 4 November. During the Ministry of Culture’s fourth quarter news conference on Thursday, Vice Minister Yang Zhijin said that the focus of the […]


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Library in China offers ‘blind dates’ with books

(13 December 2017) Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing provides ‘blind dates’ with books for readers looking for something unexpected, Yang Yang reports. Life is like a box of chocolates, so they say, or perhaps a box of books sent from Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. “Just leave us a message, whatever you want to say, […]


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China tops patent, trademark, design filings in 2016

(6 December 2017, Geneva) Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office. Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent […]


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Large-scale implementation of open access in China

(24 November 2017) At the end of October, the National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSL, CAS), the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and ShanghaiTech University Library signed the Open Access 2020 Initiative. The Director of NSL, CAS, Mr. LIU Huizhou, said that open access is beneficial to scientific research, scientific communication […]


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MVRDV completes Tianjin Binhai Public Library

(2 November 2017) MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device, and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling […]


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2017 PRRLA meeting presentations published

(26 October 2017)  Presentations from the 2017 Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance annual meeting, Challenges and Opportunities: PRRLA Libraries as Strategic Assets for Research, which took place in Zhejiang University, China, 17-20 October 2017, are now available. The announcement is here.


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Collective history of China’s libraries

(24 October 2017) After seven years’ preparation, the first comprehensive history of the nation’s libraries was published by the National Library of China earlier this month. The 2-million-character-long A History of Chinese Libraries travels back more than 3,000 years to discover the origins of Chinese book collections and follows the development of libraries throughout the […]


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British Library hiring Digital Content Manager – China Project

(24 October 2017) As part of an ambitious programme of cultural exchange with partner institutions across China, the British Library has recently launched its first Chinese language website. Presented in traditional and simplified Chinese, the site introduces users to over 30 iconic works of English literature from the medieval period to the present day and […]


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Be a school librarian in Asia

(23 October 2017) International schools always need librarians. Currently, schools in Taiwan, China, Japan, Vietnam and Myanmar are hiring. TIE Online has the list of vacancies here.


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Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is established at Cangqian

(20 October 2017) Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is the first special library in China focusing on urbanology. With a collection of 130,000 books, it provides a series of services, including literature search, selection, collection, exhibition, borrowing and retrieval, for books with the theme of “city and urbanology”. Hangzhou.com.cn has the story.


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