College and University Mergers: Impact on Academic Libraries in China

Hong-Wei Huang, Sha Li Zhang

Abstract

Since the early 1990s, under a state-planning program, individual colleges and universities in China began to merge with much larger universities. Such mergers have been a part of China’s higher education reform. The wave of mergers among colleges and universities will have a far-reaching influence on China’s academic libraries. In this paper, the author attempts to explore positive outcomes for academic libraries, present anticipated challenges, and offer possible solutions in the library merging process.

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