The Scholarly and Research Information Arena in China. Caitlin Meadows The Charlesworth Group [email protected] Presentation Overview. Summary of main Chinese academic institutions; consortia; and some recent changes (CALIS > DRAA) Strategy – your China Footprint
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Top 10 countries submitting manuscripts
38% non-native English countries
5% China, 42% USA, 10% UK
63% non-native English countries
32% China, 21% USA, 6% UK
Source: Thomson Reuters
Print Acquisition Online Content Acquisition
Increase since WTO,
(Beijing Book Co)
70% market share
100k titles imported,
25+ smaller agents
Now DRAA; CASHL
National Science &
CAS, Chinese Academy of Science, Research centers
NSTL, National Science & Technology Library
CALIS/DRAA, China Academic Library & Information Systems,
Digital Resource Acquisition Alliance of Chinese Academic Libraries
Issued a joint statement to international publishers to protest the planned unreasonable price increases by a few international journal publishers, and to announce joint actions in negotiation with those publishers to keep down the price inflation rate.
Look at the geographical bias...
1 Peking University2 Tsinghua University3 Fudan University4 Zhejiang University5 Nanjing University6 Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ7 Wuhan Univ8 Renmin Uni of China9 Jilin Univ10 Sichuan UnivSource: Chinese University
Alumni Association 2009 (slides prepared by Adrian Stanley
Your impact on and with China
China’s top universities could soon rival Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League, the president of Yale University has warned.
Professor Richard Levin... said Chinese institutions would rank in the world's top 10 universities in 25 years' time, squeezing out some of the west's elite campuses... At the moment, British universities dominate the top 10 rankings... The rest of the top 15 are US universities. China's highest-ranking institution is Tsinghua, at 49.
But the Chinese government now spends billions of yuan – at least 1.5% of its gross domestic product – on higher education with the aim of propelling its best institutions, such as the universities of Tsinghua and Peking, into the top slots, Levin said.
"In 25 years, only a generation's time, these universities could rival the Ivy League," said Levin.
China has more than doubled the number of its higher education institutions in the last decade from 1,022 to 2,263. More than 5 million Chinese students enrol on degree courses now, compared to 1 million in 1997.
Source: guardian.co.uk (2 February 2010)