This study aims to discuss the creation and development of China’s National Science and Technology Library (NSTL), provide an overview of the information services it provides for sci-tech researchers throughout the People’s Republic of China, and highlight the leading role it plays in fostering scientific innovation in China.
The author uses a case study approach based on his own professional experience at the NSTL.
The NSTL offers a wide variety of information, reference and document delivery services for sci-tech researchers in China.
The NSTL plays a leading role in the provision and innovation of such services, and as such has a direct and positive impact on the quality of scientific research and innovation in China.
© Meng Liansheng, 2014. This paper was originally presented at the 13th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference, in Beijing, China, 16-18 October 2013, published with the kind permission of IFLA. www.ifla.org/. Articles published by Emerald which have their origins in an IFLA project are made freely accessible nine months after official publication. For permission to reuse this article, please contact the copyright holder.
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