Research on the Status Que and Tendency of Library Outsourcing in China
Library of Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan523808
〔Abstract〕By investigating the researches on library outsourcing from 1999 to 2006 in China, this paper analyzes the research status quo of library outsourcing, summarizes the characteristics of studies on library outsourcing therory, acquisition and cataloguing outsourcing, database development outsourcing, information technology outsourcing, information services outsourcing, etc. The paper points out that there are lack of researches on methods, scope and levels of library outsourcing. In order to improve the study level of library outsourcing, this paper also presents some corresponding opinions and suggestions, including using the comprehensive method combined with qualitative and quantitative methods, extending research range, strengthening systematical researches, and so on.