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Friday, 28th May 2010

Access Material from the National Library of China via OCLC

From an OCLC Announcement:

The National Library of China will share its rich collections with libraries and researchers around the world as a new participant in the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing service.

Since November 2009, 2.4 million records from the National Library of China have been added to WorldCat, the world’s largest online resource for finding library materials. With those records in WorldCat, resources from the National Library of China are more visible worldwide through the Web. Once records from the National Library of China are discovered in WorldCat, researchers and scholars will be able to access and obtain these important Chinese materials through WorldCat Resource Sharing.


The National Library of China, which celebrated its centennial in September 2009, is the largest library in Asia with a collection of 30 million volumes and articles.


According to Andrew H. Wang, Vice President, OCLC Asia Pacific, OCLC’s partnership with the National Library of China began in 1986 when OCLC introduced its CJK system to support cataloging in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts. The National Library of China and OCLC formed a partnership at that time to create in WorldCat the National Bibliography of the Republic Era, 1911-1949. The library now uses the OCLC Connexion service to catalog its newly acquired titles, and participates in OCLC Worldcat.org for exposure of its holdings on the Web.

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