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Xi, Qingkui; Zhang, Yong; Li, Xinquan; Wu, Weiming – Education for Information, 2017
This study is aimed at describing and analyzing WeChat services at the libraries of the top 50 universities in China. It first describes the services offered by WeChat and then provides an analysis of the WeChat services through three pathways--menu service, real-time reference, and message sending--and provides suggestions for improvement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Synchronous Communication
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Zhang, Liyi; Ye, Pinghao; Liu, Qihua – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on users' information behaviour in China, a topic which has not been researched extensively. The aim is to help producers and providers collect and develop more electronic resources. Design/methodology/approach: The study investigates users' information behaviour at seven "211 Project"…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Publications
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Liu, Ziming; Luo, Lili – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
This study explores the extent to which undergraduate and graduate students in China differ in their digital library use. Unlike the factors promoting digital library use, non-use factors, perceived influences, and degree of satisfaction are quite different between undergraduate and graduate students due to their differing emphases and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Use Studies, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Cho, Allan – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Through the power of easily accessible and engaging new digital media technologies, family and oral histories can give voice to the unknown and overlooked stories of immigrants and their families--stories that often never make it beyond the children or the grandchildren. The academic library can be a natural focal point for this interaction and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries