VALA2006 Session 16 Gao

VALA2006Accessing and using Australian university libraries’ online information services – offshore experience

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 16: Application Customisation and Open Source
Friday 10 February 2006, 14:35 – 15:05
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperLily Gao

Librarian, National Meteorological Library, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne

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Rapid growth of offshore programs offered by Australian universities in the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China) has presented challenges to the university libraries’ online information services, an important means of supporting offshore programs. To gain some baseline information in this area, the author conducted a pilot study and visited some of the Australian offshore programs’ host institutions and libraries in P.R. China. This paper will present some of the useful information and data collected during the visit. Discussion will focus on offshore students’ experience with their home library online services and their implications for the Australian university libraries’ services.