The development of digital libraries in Taiwan

Hao Ren Ke*, Ming Jiu Hwang

*Corresponding author for this work

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At the opening of the twenty-first century, developments of digital libraries have been attracting the attention of many countries and Taiwan is no exception. The purpose of this article lies in delineating recent developments of digital libraries in Taiwan. This article first quotes a definition of a digital library, and based on this definition, an overview of some of the digital library programs in Taiwan is presented. These programs are divided into four categories: preservation of Chinese and Taiwanese culture; establishment of domestic research digital libraries; provision of foreign research digital libraries and integration of conventional and digital libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-346
Number of pages11
JournalElectronic Library
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic publishing
  • Interlending
  • Internet
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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