Tag Archives: China

Amazon sold several million Kindle e-readers in China

(15 August 2018) Amazon Kindle e-book sales have jumped 12% last year in China and the company now has a library of over 700,000 titles that are available.  Amazon also announced that it has sold several million Kindle e-readers since it first launched in China in 2012 and China has become the world’s biggest regional market […]


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Old Chinese airport terminal to become library

(10 August 2018) Part of Shanghai’s first airport will be converted into a public library along the Huangpu River in Xuhui District. The West Bund Library will be built in the terminal building of the old Longhua Airport, and become part of a ‘reading park’ planned for Xuhui’s riverfront, said Lu Xiaohui, director of the […]


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2018 Chinese Library Annual Conference held in Langfang

(8 August 2018) The 2018 Annual Conference for the Library Society of China and Chinese Library Exhibition was held in Langfang, Hebei province on 31 May and 1 June. The annual conference was organized by the Library Society of China and the People’s Government of Langfang Municipal under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture […]


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Shenzhen library triggers debate after banning children under-14

(2 August 2018, ECNS) A library in Shenzhen, one of China’s booming modern metropolises and a technology hub, has become the focus of discussion after it closed its doors to children under-14. University Town Library of Shenzhen, also known as the Shenzhen Science and Technology Library, is the first library that functions as both a […]


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Open access opportunities for China through NSTL and IGI Global

(21 July 2018) Since 2008, IGI Global has partnered with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) to provide scholarly journals to prestigious Chinese institutions through its award-winning InfoSci-Journals database. With NSTL’s renewal of this content for the 2019 copyright year, the consortia is taking advantage of IGI Global’s new open access fee waiver initiative to […]


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Beijing subsidizes brick-and-mortar bookstores in digital era

(19 July 2018) Beijing municipal government will hand out 50 million yuan (7.46 million U.S. dollars) in subsidies every year to help brick-and-mortar bookstores survive in downtown areas. The government’s information office said on Tuesday that from 2018, the yearly budget will be appropriated to support 150 brick-and-mortar bookstores. According to the subsidy plan, each […]


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And the winner of the 3rd IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is…

(17 July 2018) The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is Foshan Library for the project submission “Foshan Library’s Green Practice”, located in Foshan new city, which is a key area for the construction of a sponge city [cities designed to soak up floodwater] in the province of Guangdong, China. One reviewer found: “The Foshan Library is a culturally significant building in […]


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China SARA launches Digital Religious Library

(18 July 2018) On July 10, 2018,  China Religious Culture Publisher, subordinate to the State Administration for Religious Affairs, held a launching ceremony of its religious professional repository and digital library in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. The publisher has constructed an authoritative and professional religious resource pool where content is presented through the Internet and new media […]


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China and Asia Leading the Way in Information Science and Technology

        (26 June 2018)  In today’s technologically advanced world, information science has proven to be an essential, far-reaching field of study, playing a role in numerous disciplines. China in particular has become a technological powerhouse in Asia, leading the way in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, mobile communication, cryptocurrency, and e-commerce. As an important […]


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Ancient Buddhist collection reprinted

(25 June 2018) A Song Dynasty (960-1279) Tripitaka, a precious collection of ancient Buddhist classics, has been reprinted through the joint efforts of Chinese and Japanese scholars. The reprinted collection contains 5,500 volumes, weighs a metric ton and is priced at 2.66 million yuan ($413,000). First compiled at the Sixi Yuanjue Monastery in Huzhou during […]


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Chinese library opens world to the blind with music, books and smartphone classes

(6 June 2018) In a small library in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, you will find a group of people huddling over tables, running their fingers over Braille pages and discovering the world through their fingers. The library, opened by a private bookstore, is the first of its kind in the province […]


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Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]


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China cracks down on academic misconduct, issues tough guidelines for authors and institutions

(31 May 2019) China, one of the leading countries in scientific research, is working proactively to ensure that the researchers in the country abide by the highest standards of academic integrity. On May 30, 2018, the ruling Communist Party and the State Council issued new guidelines according to which the conduct of scientists and institutions […]


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AAAS and Chinese science organization explore new collaboration

(16 May 2018) Leaders of the China Association for Science and Technology and counterparts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science explored on Wednesday ways to build on a longstanding collaboration between the two scientific organizations through science communication and education partnerships. During a meeting at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., six CAST […]


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CUHK hiring Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of ‘Associate Librarian’) – (180000UW) (11 May 2018 to 10 June 2018)

(11 May 2018) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library, a leading research library in East Asia, is seeking a senior academic librarian with the personal drive, track record and professional expertise to play a leading part in the development and implementation of the Library’s strategy to meet the present and future needs of […]


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