Introduction

    Under the joint leadership of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the Government of Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) has been a comprehensive institution of higher education specialized in economics and management with other disciplines such as law, engineering, humanities, science, and arts developing in a coordinated way. It can be traced back to Jiangxi Provincial Commercial School founded in 1923, and had been consolidated with other schools and developed into Jiangxi College of Finance and Economics in 1958. It was renamed and suspended during the Cultural Revolution and finally restored in 1978. The year 1980 witnessed JUFE’ s administration under the Ministry of Finance since. In 1996, it was renamed Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. In 2000, JUFE commenced to be supervised by the Government of Jiangxi Province instead of the Ministry of Finance. In 2012, it became the institution jointly sponsored and governed by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the Government of Jiangxi Province.

    The Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics Library was officially established in 1978, preceded by the small-sized library of Jiangxi College of Finance and Economics in 1958. The year 1993 saw the erection of the new library. In 2006, the Graphic Information Center Building of the Mailuyuan Campus was completed; and the new Graphic Information Building of Jiaoqiaoyuan Campus has been put into use since 2017.

The library has multiple departments including standing office, acquisition department, cataloging department, technical department, information consultancy department, circulation department, journal department, foreign languages department, special collection department, and Mailuyuan Campus branch. The library has an enrollment of 94 employees with 3.6 million paper books, 2.64 million e-books and 84 databases at present.

In terms of resource construction, the existing collection system has been optimized by selecting fine and high-end literature resources on the basis of ensuring the demand for key disciplines, preponderant subjects and the unique storage featuring economic management. Continue to increase the procurement of digital resources, especially high-end foreign language databases, and explore the operation mode to introduce the database with the schools.

    In terms of reader service, motivated by meeting the demands of teachers and students, we enhance the awareness of perfecting our service to excellence, and deepen the systematization, specialization and diversification of services. Give full play to the indispensible role of the library in school’s talent training, teaching and research and cultural inheritance as well as the "second classroom" of university study.

    In the construction of digital library, we make full use of channels like Mobile Library, library WeChat platform, library software in cell phones, and Smart Campus to build the exchange of library literature information resources under the big data network environment and improve the utilization of resources.

    In the future, the library will further optimize the collection resource system, highlight the construction of special resources, leverage modern electronic technology, increase the publicity of various resources and services, innovate service means, fulfill the role of library-assisted teaching and scientific research to the best, and provide comprehensive and high-quality documentation resources, so as to better serve JUFE's discipline construction and development, as well as teaching, scientific research and internationalization. We are committed to support local economic construction by providing literature resources information service. It is our goal to make the library distinctive and satisfying, to move toward a domestic first-class university library and to exert unremitting efforts for JUFE’s stride from "China's well-known universities" to "China's top universities", achieving the goal of building a "high-level financial university with distinctive characteristics”.