Regional document supply networks and their influence on national document supply networks in China
Wei Yang, 杨薇
Yongxin Gao, 高永欣
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Purpose - This paper aims to describe typical regional document supply networks in China through detailed discussion of their framework, service mode and influence on the nationwide document supply networks. Design/methodology/approach - This paper highlights various kinds of regional document supply networks in China that serve as document resource sharing cooperation networks within provinces, cities and university towns. Their framework, service mode and influence on the nationwide document supply networks are discussed, followed by suggestions for improvement. Findings - Regional document supply networks have their natural advantages in local financial support and extensive local coverage and are capable of providing fine service to meet various user needs timely and economically. They become an important part and beneficial supplement to nationwide document supply networks. Originality/value - This paper studies regional document supply networks in China which has rarely been addressed in the international library literature.