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Northeastern University Library

The Northeastern University Library was founded in 1923. After about 90 years¡¯ development, it has become a new-type library with rich collection of books and advanced equipments, which can meet the needs for the development of teaching and scientific research. Ning En-Cheng Library lies on main campus of Northeastern University with an area of 16,000 square meters and nearly 90 staff members and it was put into use in 1985. And the branch library in the School of General Education of Northeastern University with an area of 4,510 square meters was established in 1990. The library consists of Acquisition and Processing Department, Circulation Department, Reading Department, Information Consultation Department, Technical Service Department and Administration Office.

The Northeastern University Library is holding 2.63 million volumes, 2,048 Chinese current periodicals and 367 foreign current periodicals. Its collection is emphasized on mining and metallurgy science, and also covers broad disciplines of materials, mechanical engineering, automation engineering, management engineering, social science and other disciplines. In the last decade, we have been devoting the effort to restruct the literature resources and already bought many databases, like SCI, IEL, Elsevier, Ei, Village, Springer Link, CNKI, Chaoxing, Wanfang and many other domestic and international databases, which contributes to form a composite of resource system that combining printed collections and electronic resources.

Apart from the Chinese collection, we also hold significant volumes in English, Russian, and Japanese, and a small number of volumes in German, French, and Korean. The library is one of 100 libraries in China holding ¡°Chinese Reengineering Rare Books¡±. Moreover, it holds many great classical culture works, such as ¡°Si Ku Quan Shu¡±.

As one node of CERNET (China Education and Research Network),we began to make network construction quite early. In 1995, OPAC was connected to internet, since then we have been updating and restructing the library LAN depending on the technology development. So we can ensure the stable and fast operation of the Ethernet from the trunk gigabit to the desktop. Relying on our excellent online environment and the technical infrastructure, and now we have realized the possibility of providing 7¡Á24 hours non-stop network information service through the campus network.

Believing in the faith "all for the readers", we never give up innovation nor improvement of the reader service, and we have built up an open reader service pattern also. The library entrance guard management system has realized service mechanisms and intelligence services in borrowing, collecting and reading, which is highly praised by the readers.

The library has been always placing emphasis on the information service and making efforts to exert information functions of the library. We actively explore the theory and practice of information service, and provide information retrieval and information consulting services for the readers. The library has set up a curriculum of ¡°Document Retrieval and Utilization¡± for undergraduates and graduate students over the years.

As one of the first batch of 29 qualified Sci-tech Novelty Retrieval Work Stations certificated by the Ministry of Education, Northeastern University Library Novelty Search Station provides massive advanced information service, such as science and technology novelty searching, information consulting, etc, which is not only an important part of teaching and scientific research work of the university, but also an important window to the society.

Jan 7th,2013

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