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Public Communication of Science and Technology


Community libraries
The unbarriered communication of science

Jiao Li   College of Humanities

Without government financial support, the first private library named the “Scientific Education Library” achieved sustainable development. In order to provide more libraries for the public in communities within cities and to advance public understanding of science, the “Scientific Education Library” has spread member-libraries all over the country and holds all kinds of activities for the communication of science in these libraries. Now the public in the community in which the “Scientific Education Library” is located has the opportunity to go to the library whenever they want and to take part in the activities of science communication usually which helps them to understand science more deeply. The library has probed a way of developing by the private library itself without the government’s financial support and has explored the successful model of science communication in local areas of the city.

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