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The library was established in September 1979. Its main collections include documents on distance education, open education, adult education, continuing education and educational technology. It is also a professional library specializing in open and distance education, housing textbooks, teaching reference materials, core journals and other multimedia resources that are needed by members of the University. In recent years, while keeping up with conventional construction, the library has also accelerated the digitization of its collections, bringing in full-text journal and e-book databases that are suitable for open and distance education, highlighting the distance service characteristics of a digital library, and establishing collections and service systems supporting the OUC's distance education.
According to the 11th Five-Year Plan of the CCRTVU Library, the OUC library will become China's first-class center for materials on distance education and for relevant study and communication. OUC is striving to build its library into an information resource system meeting the needs of open and distance education.
The current leaders of the library are Director Zhang Ruilin and Vice Director Cao Gang. The library has four offices, including the Collecting and Compiling Office, the Logistics Office, the Technology Development Office, and the Administrative Office. There are currently 12 full-time staff members.
By the end of 2008, the library's general collection had amounted to 77,817 volumes, including 72,978 in Chinese, 2,494 in foreign languages and 2,345 other items besides books.
All of the collections are accessible to the public. The library also provides various services such as lending out books and magazines, making reservations, renewals, information counseling, bulletin on new arrivals, subject navigation, recommendations of resources, training users and photocopying of documents.
According to the needs of teaching and research of OUC, the library has built up an e-resources system to support teaching and research through subscribing, self-construction and other means. The electronic system includes e-journals, e-books, reference books and teaching and research support system.
E-journals mainly consist of CNKI series databases and Longyuan Periodical Site, covering literature, history, philosophy, politics, law, education, economics, agriculture, science and engineering, and management, as well as electronic technology, information science, and other popular journals.E-books mainly consist of Superstar, Duxiu, Fangzheng Apabi e-books, covering almost all disciplines of the OUC's distance education.Reference Books mainly consist of CNKI, year-book database and others. The library also provides on-line services of yearbook resource system through mirror style and packet library.Teaching and Research Support System includes academic and research resources that mainly consist of adopted MacroChina Database and self-built Wenbo Net, Quality Education Net, and Information on Philosophical Education.
Ⅰ. Notes to the Library
Add: Room A0410, 75 Fuxing Road, Beijing, 100039, P.R.China
Tel: (+86)10 57519275