January 16, 2022

"China to Promote Building of National Digital Library Network"

From Xinhua (State Run News Agency)

China will launch a national project to promote the building of a digital library network in the next five years.

The project aims to build a nationwide digital library network with the National Digital Library of China at the center, integrating local libraries, said a statement jointly issued by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday.

The focus of the project will be promoting the construction of an interconnected digital library platform and a group of widely-spread resource libraries that provide multi-media library services for the public, the statement said.

The services will be available in public libraries and through the Internet, mobile phones and mobile televisions.


As of September last year, the digital resources maintained by the National Digital Library of China had reached 460 TB, with over 76 percent accessible across the country.

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