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Universities found huge online library

線上圖書館在國內大學正式啟用

Universities found huge online library

A total of 48 Taiwanese and Hong Kong universities yesterday cooperated with the Online Computer Library Center to set up the biggest English-language net-based library in the Asia Pacific area with a total collection of 52,000 English books.

昨天,台港四十八所大學與美國線上電腦圖書中心(OCLC)合作,建立亞太地區最大的英語線上圖書館,總計有五萬兩千冊英文電子書。

The digital library was launched yesterday and Feng Chia University President Liu An-chi, City University of Hong Kong Librarian Steve Ching, OCLC Vice President Richard L. Rosy and the Deputy Minister of the Education Ministry Fan Sun-lu attended the launching ceremony.

電子圖書館於昨天正式啟用,逢甲大學校長劉安之、香港城市大學圖書館館長景祥祐、OCLC副總裁李察.羅斯與教育部次長范巽綠,一同出席啟用儀式。

According to Fan, the successful establishment of the online library shows that the cooperative acquisition program for English books among the 42 domestic universities and six Hong Kong掇 universities had been highly successful and she believed that more universities would participate in the program next year. An added incentive to do so is the fact that all affiliated universities have access to the resource material.

根據范巽綠表示,線上圖書館的成立,顯示國內四十二所大學與香港六所大學在英文書籍合作計劃方面的成功,她相信明年將有更多大學加入,她也鼓勵大家這麼作,因為所有合作的相關大學都能獲取資源。

Liu continued that the funds allowed the alliance to buy a great deal of English books at one time affording the OCLC the opportunity to give a special discount of 40 percent to the alliance. According to Feng Chia University, the alliance spent about US$330 buying 52,000 English books and the market value of the 52,000 English books is about US$550.

劉安之繼續說道,這些基金可讓合作的聯盟學校一次大量購買英文書,OCLC會給予六折優惠。逢甲大學表示,此合作聯盟花費三百三十萬美元購買五萬兩千本書籍,這些書市價值五百五十萬美元。

Liu pointed out that generally speaking a university has to spend five to ten years to accumulate such a huge collection because English books are not cheap and university budgets can be highly restrictive.

劉安之指出,一所大學平均要花五到十年才能累積如此大量的藏書,因為英文書籍不便宜,而大學預算有限。

Liu added that there are 23 university libraries in Taiwan and the total collection of all their English books is nearly 50,000 books while the net-based library already has 52,000 English books. About 300,000 students will benefit from the net library, she said.

劉安之補充,全台二十三所大學圖書館其英文書籍總數將近五萬本,而線上圖書館已經有五萬兩千本書籍,大約有三十萬名學生從中受益。

Richard L. Rosy stressed that despite the large size of the collection,“quality”had not been sacrificed, pointing out that popular search engines only provided common and general information, but the OCLC offered academic resources.

李察.羅斯強調,儘管書籍眾多,但品質絲毫不受影響,他指出一般的搜尋引擎只提供非專業性的資源,但OCLC則提供專業學術資源。

Fan hoped that half of all domestic universities would become alliance members before the end of next year and stressed that the net library should be regarded as the foundation stone of the age of digital learning. Ching reminded students and teachers that although such a library was indeed a great boon, intellectual property rights should not be infringed upon.

范巽綠希望明年底前國內一半的大學能加入聯盟,她也強調線上圖書館是數位化學習時代的基石。景祥祐提醒師生,雖然線上圖書館帶來許多好處,但是智慧財產權不容許被侵犯。


Updated : 2021-08-02 17:15 GMT+08:00