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Sharing digital resources globally: the China‐North America Library Conference

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to report on the China‐North America Library Conference held in Beijing, China. The conference theme is Sharing Digital Resources: Challenges and Opportunities. Six sub‐themes are also intertwined with the conference theme: Resource sharing policies and perspectives; Digital infrastructure and repository technology; Research data sharing; Sharing digital preservation methods; and Shared digital access, retrieval and use.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper summarizes several important presentations at the conference.

Findings

The shared projects in this report include: National Cultural Information Resource Sharing Project; Multicultural Canada Project; Data Conservancy; National Library Digital Exchange Services; and Digital Museum Platform.

Originality/value

This is an original conference report which would help those who are interested in sharing digital resources on a global scale to understand the challenges, issues, and opportunities on that aspect.

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Citation

Li Zhang, S. (2011), "Sharing digital resources globally: the China‐North America Library Conference", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419051111173865

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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