Awarded a Travelling Scholarship to Asia which was funded by the Ministry of Education and ACENZ, Ailsa Parker, a librarian from Whitireia Community Polytechnic, visited twenty-one libraries in Japan, Korea and China in the space of 23 days in November / December, 2002. These included national, university, high school and public libraries. Access to the libraries was gained through sister-city contacts, ACENZ links, Proquest International and National Library Associations. The importance of correct protocol, especially in Japan, became apparent when setting up appointments. The aim of the trip was to compare and contrast library conditions in those countries with those in New Zealand. Library literature indicated many differences and the literature and personal experience were used to develop criteria for observation. By dissemination of the results of the trip, it is hoped to improve the effectiveness and relevance of the library experiences offered to international students.
- international students,
- tertiary libraries,
- New Zealand
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