Comparative study of staff development in academic libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kong

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106029
Title:
Comparative study of staff development in academic libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kong
Author:
Woo, Mei Wa Esther
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Comparative study of staff development in academic libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kong 2006, :230-238
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106029
Submitted date:
2007-05-24
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to conduct a comparison between the staff training and development (T & D) of academic libraries in Mainland China and Hong Kong -- two systems developed under fast-changing cultural, political and socio-economic environments in the past century. This paper argues that socio-economic, cultural and technological changes are pushing the development of academic library systems in the two regions towards convergence. The comparison identifies differences and similarities in staff T & D policies and practices of academic libraries in the two regions, as well as the contributing factors. The analysis is supported by the results of a survey conducted by the author in 2005. It concluded that the two systems share similar concerns and problems in many aspects, and one of the major contributing factors may be the size of the library.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Academic Libraries; Training
Local subject classification:
Staff development; China; Hong Kong

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Mei Wa Estheren_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:38:27Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationComparative study of staff development in academic libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kong 2006, :230-238en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106029-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to conduct a comparison between the staff training and development (T & D) of academic libraries in Mainland China and Hong Kong -- two systems developed under fast-changing cultural, political and socio-economic environments in the past century. This paper argues that socio-economic, cultural and technological changes are pushing the development of academic library systems in the two regions towards convergence. The comparison identifies differences and similarities in staff T & D policies and practices of academic libraries in the two regions, as well as the contributing factors. The analysis is supported by the results of a survey conducted by the author in 2005. It concluded that the two systems share similar concerns and problems in many aspects, and one of the major contributing factors may be the size of the library.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subjectTrainingen_US
dc.subject.otherStaff developmenten_US
dc.subject.otherChinaen_US
dc.subject.otherHong Kongen_US
dc.titleComparative study of staff development in academic libraries of Mainland China and Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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