XJTLU Library is playing the role as Research Support and Learning Centre in XJTLU by following the latest development trends of other top university libraries around the world. The Library develops its collection by focusing on subject development and research requirements. With over 90% of the printed collection being academic books in English. Besides the physical library, XJTLU Library is strategically on its way to becoming a Digital Library, emphasizing on digital resources produced domestically and overseas. With a growing number of databases, the library well serves the existing and prospective subjects of XJTLU.
UNIQUE PRINTRED COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT MODE
– PATRON DRIVEN PURCHASE
XJTLU Library uses the method of Patron Driven Purchase to let our users could participate in our collection development.
In AY 2014/15, the XJTLU Library had proposed a patron driven acquisition model. In this model, Library strengthens the collaboration with departments, and develops the high quality collection to support the teaching, learning and research of the University. Academic staff could subscribe the purchase request form to the library liaison officers. All purchase requests will be sent to get approved by the department’s HoD before formally ordering.
Beside printed resources, our users also could take part in the purchasing of our digital resources.
Guided by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s vision to be a research-led international university for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service and education management, the University Library enriches the intellectual and creative life of our communities by facilitating information discovery and the creation and dissemination of research. The Library will cooperate with academic departments to analyses the gap between the existing digital resources and their future demands and construct strategic plans for digital collection development. You can find the detailed guidelines and procedures in Digital Collection Development Policy.
Priority Cataloguing Service can be requested for library materials which have been ordered and arrived in the library yet not processed for borrowing. Requestors may check the Library Catalogue for the current status of their wanted titles. To initiate a Priority Cataloguing Request, the users should print and fill out the Priority Cataloguing Request Form, then submit it in person to the Service Counter on Level 3 of the Central Building. The form is available at the Service Counter.
A requestor can normally request Priority Cataloguing for up to 5 items. Items will be processed by library staff within 2 working days after the receipt of the Library Priority Cataloguing Request Form. The user will be notified when the items are ready for borrowing.