Search and Practice of the Network Library
-- ‘Network Library of Colleges & Universities of Shanghai’
Zhuang Qi associate prof. secretary-gene
(Shanghai Library & Information Committee for Colleges & Universities)
Liu Qingfen Zhang Xuean associate prof.
The Library, Shanghai Second Medical University
Library is the treasure-house of knowledge and one of the three main stays in running colleges and universities. A library is not only closely related with the teaching quality of universities, but also with the development of moral education and intelligence education of young students. Therefore, the problem is so important that it can't be ignored any more.
With a view to enhance information exchange among colleges and universities in Shanghai (later referred to as universities in Shanghai), achieve resource sharing, bring about more social and economic benefits from libraries in universities, the project of ‘Network Library of
Colleges and Universities of Shanghai’ was formally established under the
leadership of the Education Bureau of Shanghai. In this project, the Fudan University was in charge of developing the ‘Computer Management System
of Network Library of Colleges & Universities of Shanghai’, the Bank of
FuJian Xing Ye, Shanghai Branch provided all the necessary funding and Xing Ye campus cards to ensure its implementation. With over a year joint efforts from the Shanghai JiaoTong University, the Fudan University, the East China University of Science & Technology, and the East China Normal University, the ‘Network Library of Colleges and Universities of
Shanghai’ was opened and began to run on December 25, 2000. That is to say, from that day a virtual library system has come into being among colleges and universities in Shanghai. It indicates that education in Shanghai is developing in the trend of resource sharing, high level of
mobility and practicality, thus initiating a brand-new mode of joint
construction and sharing of literature resources in China.
The project of ‘Network Library of Colleges and Universities of
This project is an essential part of the ‘Shanghai Education
Information Resource Data Port’, which has the three following functions:
interlibrary loan, information resource transfer and information resource navigation. It is planned that the library-data-sharing platform for colleges and universities in Shanghai will be completed in 2001. The Network Digital Library Management System will be finished in 2002, so as to offer interlibrary loan service to readers in time. The whole system will be completed in 2003.
To accelerate the construction of Network Library of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai, the Shanghai Education Committee issued a special document, which called for the establishment of ‘Management
Center of Network Library of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai, Education and Technology Network. With the library of the JiaoTong University as an important partner in its joint construction, the center is located in the Shanghai JiaoTong University and led by the Information Center of Shanghai Education Committee and Library Committee of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai. The ‘Management Center’ is mainly
responsible for the construction of platform of Network Library of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai and Technology Network, maintenance of system, and management of the campus cards, and aggressively explores a new mode for the running and management of the network library.
The Network Library System of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai
The Network Library System, in its logical structure, consists of three centers (i.e. the library management center, the IC card management center and the accounting center) and branch centers that scatter in all the colleges and universities in Shanghai. The library management center and the IC card management center that come up together are called the network library management center of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai, and the accounting center is run by the bank itself.
The three corresponding software systems of the Network Library of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai are: 1. The sub-management system of the network library management center, which helps to realize the management of centralized bibliography database, IC card and interlibrary circulation within universities; 2. The sub-management system of branch centers in universities, which focuses on data retrieval, circulation and squaring; 3. The sub-system of the accounting center, which is responsible for settling accounts.
The goals of the unified borrower’s IC card of this system include
five aspects: 1. The owner can use this unified IC card instead of traditional borrower’s card issued by any university library, and with the unified IC card he can borrow any literature in any university library in Shanghai; 2. Network retrieval service is available to anyone for gaining access to a virtual library through established literature database of universities in Shanghai, and the database will be updated regularly; 3. A network library management center will be established to collect and distribute data among all the related libraries; 4. An unified IC card distribution center will also established to serve better all the teachers and students and to realize practical management of reader information production and issuing of IC cards; 5. Literature borrowing, paying of information service fees, financial accounting and account transfer can be realized through the bank network, the IC card and the unified management by the accounting center of the Shanghai Education Bureau.
Welcome you to visit ‘Network Library of Colleges and Universities
of Shanghai (http://www.lib.sh.edu.cn IP http://184.108.40.206), which shows you its homepage, introduction to the libraries, the trend of universities, retrieval of bibliography, IC card system, journal inquiring system, transfer system of literature, resources navigation, special database and journal full-text database, etc. At present, the inquiring testing units exist in: the Shanghai JiaoTong University, the Fudan University, the East China Normal University and the East China University of Science and Technology, with more than 600 thousand Chinese literature data available on the network. Visible skimming literature retrieval service for book storage rooms can also be provided on the network. Journal retrieval is another service offered to readers through access to the database of original journals kept in libraries of universities in Shanghai, the database of core journals for key disciplines established in colleges and universities in Shanghai, and
network station resource navigation system for 12000 kinds of foreign
The completion of the above system has totally changed our ways for traditional library information processing and information transfer, and laid a good foundation for union literature acquisition, centralized cataloguing, uniform data form and literature transfer digitalization of all libraries in the colleges and universities.
Appendix I: Introduction to Xing Ye Campus Card
The construction of this system is supported by the Bank of FuJian Xing Ye, Shanghai Branch. The ‘Xing Ye Campus Card’, co-issued by the
Information Center of the Shanghai Education Committee and the Bank of FuJian Xing, Shanghai Branch, can be used as a borrower's card for members of the network library. It is a multiple-purpose smart card which integrates an intelligent chip with a magnetic strip. The card, which has both the functions of a bank card and campus management is intended for teachers and students of all colleges and universities in Shanghai. Its owners can use it for the following purposes: search of information in any library through the access of the homepage of network library, borrowing of literature in any university libraries in Shanghai, and also other purposes. Card owners can also enjoy services provided by the Bank of FuJian Xing Ye, such as depositing and drawing of money, accounting, bank transferring, mortgage, paying for small consumptions in the campus and so on. This kind of card is first issued in the Shanghai JiaoTong University, the Fudan University, the East China Normal University, the Shanghai University, the Shanghai Second Medical University, and then will be expanded to all universities in Shanghai. Everyone in any university will be a borrower of the network library.
Appendix II: Topology of Network Library Management Center of Colleges and Universities of Shanghai.
庄 琦？ 副研究馆员；上海图工委秘书长。
该文发表在Eight International Conference “Crimea 2001 “ Conference Proceedings(2001.6) ISBN:5-85638-062-2