Date of this Version
Journal of Southeastern Academic and Special Librarianship (Fall 2000) 2(1-2). ISSN: 1525-321X. Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v02n01/li_j01.html.
As of 2000, over the last fifteen years, in a major effort at modernization and with an increasing investment by the Chinese government, China established more than twenty national information systems. The libraries we visited were member of some of those national information systems. These national information systems have been charged with setting up the basic foundations of an information industry. They belong to, respectively, the Education System, the Cultural Ministry, the Science and Technology Committee System, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.