New Book: Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Chandos publishing recently released a new mongraph: “Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.” This work is edited by Xia Jingfeng, a reference librarian at Rutgers. It will be interesting to see if any regional repositories, open source platforms, or informal exchanges are emerging in these East Asian jursidictions.  Hat tip to the Tao Yang at Rutgers for alerting us to this interesting new title.

Summary from the Publisher’s Website:

This is one of the very few books that systematically explores the characteristics of scholarly communication outside the West. Over the last decade the advances in information technology have remodelled the foundation of scholarly communication. This book examines how countries/regions in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan) have reacted to the innovations in the conduct of research and in the exchange of ideas. It outlines the traditional systems of scholarly exchange in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and then concentrates on the efforts of these countries/regions to provide revolutionary ways of writing, publishing, and reading of information produced by members of the academic community. It also discusses the achievements as well as challenges in the process of technology innovations, highlighting the uniqueness of practices in scholarly communication in this part of the world. 

This is the final post from the Rocky Mountain branch of Legal Research Plus. Many thanks to our friends at the University of Denver Westminster Law Library for their help these past weeks. I look forward to joining my colleagues in Palo Alto for future postings.