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Dear Lirarian,
Thanks for your kind work, I would like to do a questionnaire survey about the 
Chinese Library of UTS library. Could you help me response the following question?
1. Do students often go to the Chinese Library of UTS library?
2. How about the user experience?
3. Are the equipments and books often updated?
4. Are there schools or societies activities held regularly about China?
5. Any suggestions on the function and future construction of Chinese Library?
Thanks very much again, looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Best regards
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D Litting, 1 week ago

Thanks for these questions Jingyang, let me attempt to answer these as best I can:

First a bit of background - the China library was donated to the Library by the Chinese government in 2016 or thereabouts, including the computers, the artwork and all of the books.

1. From anecdotal experience people are always in the area of the Chinese library but sometimes they are just using the space there to study and are not necessarily using the resources there. We do have some statistics about borrowing from the China library – the collection contains 1640 books and 32 videos. In 2017 567 items were loaned, representing 33.91% of the collection. From within the collection the most popular subjects were history and literature . Of the items loaned 63% were in Chinese and 37% were in English. We don't have stats on the electronic resources terminals there but I've never seen them being used personally.

2. I don't think we've specifically tried to assess user experience in the China Library. There was initially a projection screen with a console that included a calligraphy brush (the console and screen are still there but they are broken now) - so in terms of user experience that probably isn't ideal. 

3. As far as I know we haven't added a whole lot to the China library after the initial donation. We do have other Chinese language titles in our collection but I think for space reasons we put most of them into the regular collection. 

4. The library itself doesn't run a lot of Chinese specific activities in the library outside of some classes that are presented in Chinese. The Chinese classes are run for EndNote, RefWorks, Referencing in the Harvard UTS Style and we also run tours and introductory workshops in Chinese during orientation.

We do get delegations of Chinese scholars and librarians too from time to time and often show these delegations around the library 

5. I don't think there are any plans to further extend or refurbish the China library, and I think it's role in the future library in building 2 is uncertain.

Again, Jemima.McDonald@uts.edu.au might be able to supply you with further information.

Thanks,

David

Hi David,

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Jingyang, 6 days ago

Hi David,

Hope all is good for you. Thanks so much for your kind help, I have got all the info that I need, actually, you solve all my problem. Thanks very much again. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Jingyang

Thanks for the question

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D Litting, 1 week ago

Thanks for the question Jingyang, I'm going to see if I can get some borrowing figures for you for the China Library. When I get them I'll write back and attempt to answer your questions as best I can. What might also be good is to email jemima.mcdonald@uts.edu.au and see if she has any answers that might assist you in answering these questions. 

As soon as I get the statistics I'm looking for I'll write back.

Regards,

David

Hi David,

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Jingyang, 6 days ago

Hi David,

Thanks so much for your kind help, I am looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Best Regards,

 

Jingyang

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