Bridges to China: Developing partnerships between serials librarians in the U.S. and China

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Cramer, Associate Professor & Lead Cataloging Librarian (Creator)
Allan G. Scherlen, Professor and Social Sciences Librarian (Creator)
Xiaorong Shao, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: University librarians in China face many of the same challenges related to serials management that confront librarians in the United States. The authors discuss the importance for librarians in the United States, especially those working with serials, to establish and build ties with librarians in other countries, such as China. Benefits of an exchange could include sharing information about best practices, exchange of serial materials, and working together on mutually advantageous projects. Acknowledging the growing interest in international library exchange programs, the authors relate their own institution's efforts to build international ties with Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China. In establishing these ties, the authors have traveled to China and interviewed librarians about serials acquisition, processing, and management.

Additional Information

Publication
Scherlen, Allan G., Xiaorong Shao, and Elizabeth Cramer.“Bridges to China: Developing Partnerships between Serials Librarians in the U.S. and China." Serials Review, 35:2 (June 2009). doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2009.02.002
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Librarian exchange programs, Educational exchanges, Academic libraries, Serials librarians, Intellectual cooperation, China, United States