The Library and Information Office was founded in August 1981, and directly under the leadership of director of the Institute. At that time, the whole office is divided into four groups: books, information and intelligence editing, with a total of 15 workers. After restructured in 2001, the Library and Information Office consists of two main parts, namely library and Journal of Lake Sciences. 2 workers are responsible for information editing, and 2 workers are responsible for the editorial office.
Staff Introduction: the library has a total of two staff members,of whom one is Hu Jianhong, a female born in 1968, graduated from the Department of Library and Information, Wuhan University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree, who is an associate research librarian and deputy director of the Library and Information Office, standing director of the Library Association of Jiangsu Province, and deputy director of the Professional Committee of Science and Technology, and the other one is Xu Guihong, born in 1955, graduated from graduated from the China University of Technology with the speciality of Automation in 1980, who is an associate research librarian.
The library is divided into several groups: Library of Books in Chinese and Western Languages, Library of Gazetteers, Library of Periodicals and Data and File Room. The office has a library collection of more than 110,000 books, of which there are more than 40,000 books in Chinese and Western languages, such as English, German, Japanese, French, Russian and other languages. Fields involved in these books cover physical geography, regional geography, lake science, global change, environmental science and others. There are more than 44,000 gazetteers and classical literatures. Local history collection is a major feature of our library. Our institute’s started the collection of gazetteers at the very beginning of the liberation of the People’s Republic of China, and so far, our institute’s collection of gazetteers has already reached 4262 types，with a total of 44300 volumes(including gazetteers of mountains, waters, each province, place of interest, etc. in each province). There are more than 10,000 bound volumes of journals, more than 63,000 pieces of a variety of topographic maps, and more than 77,000 aerialphotos and satellite images.Now there are 180 kinds of Chinese periodicals and 34 kinds of foreign journals in original editions.
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