A case study of collaboration in the building of China's library and information infrastructure

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Abstract

The building of a nation's library and information infrastructure relies upon more than books and computers, libraries, and other information centers. Although literacy and information technologies have long existed as part of China's infrastructure, the social ideal of widespread access to information is remarkably recent and has largely been influenced by library collaboration and cooperation with other nations. Using a tripartite information access model, this paper explores the role international collaborations played in building the foundations of physical, intellectual, and social infrastructures of libraries in China during the 20th century and recommends future actions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-69
Number of pages19
JournalInformation & Culture: A Journal of History
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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