ERIC Number: ED459724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Bridging the Information Gap between China and Developed Countries: Compare Library Information Services in China and in Sweden.
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of information service provided in Swedish and Chinese medical libraries and to judge the information gap between China and Sweden. Two libraries of key Chinese medical universities and a Swedish medical library were selected for the study. Based on the number of databases, print journals, electronic journals, user education courses, level of library research activities, and other services such as navigation systems and biomedical links, an evaluation of information service quality was given. Results are presented in the following areas: (1) differences in library collections, including a comparison of the latest shelved journal issues in the libraries; (2) information services in library management, professional promotion, knowledge sharing, user-centered library service, and contents of library services; (3) research activities; (4) extensive services in information technology; (5) continuing education for librarians; (6) the ability for library development; and (7) the future of medical libraries in China. The conclusion was that a large information gap exits between China and other developed countries. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Services, Library Collections, Medical Libraries
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Ministry of Education (Republic of China).
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Identifiers - Location: China; Sweden