China Academic Library and Information System: an academic library consortium in China
Information technology and libraries
Dai, Longji~Chen, Ling~Zhang, Hongyang
Copyright (c) 2000 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: Since its inception in 1998, China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS) has become the most important academic library consortium in China. CALIS is centrally funded and organized in a tiered structure. It currently consists of thirteen management or information centers and seventy member libraries'' 700,000 students. After more than a year of development in information infrastructure, a CALIS resource-sharing network is gradually taking shape.