Celebrating diversity, welcoming the world: Developing a Chinese webpage at Rutgers University Libraries

Title

Celebrating diversity, welcoming the world: Developing a Chinese webpage at Rutgers University Libraries

Subject

Multiculturalism; Library Web sites--Design

Description

Growing out of a recent project to create multilingual online Welcome pages at Rutgers University Libraries, this paper describes the project, from its origin to the public release of the first group of webpages, with a special emphasis on the development of the Chinese document. To provide a theoretical background, existing library science studies regarding international students are reviewed selectively. A number of relevant linguistic and technological issues encountered in the project are discussed in detail, which may be helpful to librarians undertaking similar projects. As the trend of multiculturalism and internationalization continues in the U.S. higher education institutions and academic libraries, this project can be considered as a new way to provide practical help to international students and scholars, as well as a significant step forward to engage local and global communities.

Creator

Lo, Mei Ling
Sun, Li
Womack, Ryan
Wu, Connie
Yang, Tao

Publisher

CALA Occasional Paper Series

Rights

This resource may be copyright-protected. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses only. Please contact the author for permission to reproduce.

Language

English

Type

text; journal article

Date Available

12/12/2017

Date Issued

7/1/2009

Extent

11 pages

Bibliographic Citation

Lo, M. L., Sun, L., Womack, R., Wu, C. & Yang, T. (2009). Celebrating diversity, welcoming the world: Developing a Chinese webpage at Rutgers University Libraries. CALA Occasional Paper Series, No. 5 (July), 1-11.

Citation

Lo, Mei Ling et al., “Celebrating diversity, welcoming the world: Developing a Chinese webpage at Rutgers University Libraries,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed August 19, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/343.