Chinese Leader Gives 200,000 E-Books to U. of Cambridge

The donation of 200,000 electronic books by Premier Wen Jiabao of China has made the University of Cambridge’s library home to one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese monographs.
Mr. Wen’s “gift is one of the largest single donations received in the University Library’s 650-year history and almost doubles the number of electronic books at its disposal,” the university said in a statement.
Officials say that the e-book system used for the donated volumes was developed by Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd. According to the company’s Web site, it was established at Peking University in 1986 and is one of China’s leading publishers of electronic works. —Aisha Labi
From: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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