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A comparative study of library and information science education: China and the United States
International Information & Library Review (1992)
  • Ziming Liu, San Jose State University
Abstract
This paper delineates the historical retrospective and current status of library and information science education in China. Emphases are on analysing the similarities and differences in origin, evolution, scale, structure, curriculum, faculty and students in library and information science education between China and the United States. Possible causes are also explored. The golden age of China's library education in the 1980s and the disastrous Great Cultural Revolution, both clearly show that China's political situation has a greater influence on its library education than does the US political situation on American library education. On the other hand, it seems that the impact of financial resources and job market for librarians on American library education is more influential than on China's. It has become clear that China's substantial progress in the 1980s has reduced the gap between the two countries.
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1992
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Citation Information
Ziming Liu. "A comparative study of library and information science education: China and the United States" International Information & Library Review Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ziming_liu/20/