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ScienceDirect Launches Consortium in China.

Elsevier Science's ScienceDirect unit, the provider of a full-text electronic database of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced the creation of the Elsevier ScienceDirect OnSite China Consortium, China's first partnership with a commercial publisher to deliver full-text electronic journals. The 3-year contract will enable the consortium's 11 top Chinese educational and research institutions to expand their digital libraries, providing users with access to over 1,100 full-text scientific journals through the major information hubs of Tsinghua University in Beijing and Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai.

The consortium will be based on CERNET, China's nationwide education and research computer network. Funded by the Chinese government and managed by the Chinese Ministry of Education, CERNET broadens the ScienceDirect OnSite market to potentially include 266 universities and 160 educational institutes.

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Publication:Computers in Libraries
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Date:Jun 1, 2000
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