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Technology Innovations in Academic Libraries in China

Technology Innovations in Academic Libraries in China
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Author(s): Wu Chen (Tsinghua University Library, China), Fei Yao (Tsinghua University Library, China) and Airong Jiang (Tsinghua University Library, China)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 21
Source title: Academic Library Development and Administration in China
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lian Ruan (Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Qiang Zhu (Peking University, China) and Ying Ye (Nanjing University, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0550-1.ch012


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This chapter summarizes the application of new technologies to promote development and innovation in academic libraries in China. It is composed of four parts: 1) an introduction to the system platforms used to realize the new services; 2) an introduction to the progress made in constructing digital library (D-Lib) systems in recent years; 3) a summary showing how library space management and self-service burgeoned in recent years, such as with entrance guard and access systems, self-help circulation systems, RFID application, self-help printing and payment services, and library space and facility management; and 4) an example of the application of mobile technologies, including SMS (short message service), mobile library websites, etc., in libraries. Through analyzing the wide range of the application of information technology in library resources management, user services, and the library business process, the authors reveal that libraries have been advancing and how they keep pursuing innovative development to meet user demands in the new information environment.

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