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SAGE and National Library of China make agreement for access to SAGE backfile collection

London (April 6, 2010) - SAGE today announced a new agreement with the National Library of China which enables access to SAGE's deep backfiles for over 1425 libraries in China.

The SAGE Deep Backfile Package provides access to 380+ journals in the fields of business, humanities, social science, and science, technology, and medicine. Dating back to volume 1, issue 1 for all journals to the last issue of 1998, the Backfile contains more than 32,000+ issues; 418,000+ articles; and over 4.6 million pages. The national licence enables perpetual access to this content from all public libraries in China.

The SAGE Backfile Package will be available via SAGE's award-winning journals platform, SAGE Journals Online (SJO). In 2010, the platform will be undergoing a major upgrade, moving to a next generation platform, supported by HighWire Press' "2.0" technology (H2O). With most readers now accessing content directly at the article level, this advanced technology brings SJO new functionality designed to keep readers in context as they conduct their research.

"Research output from Chinese scholars has continued to grow dramatically in recent years," said Stephen Barr, President, SAGE International. "This new access deal enables these scholars the opportunity to consult SAGE's rich heritage of quality scholarship. Across many disciplines, and particularly in the social sciences and humanities, the content in our deep backfiles remains highly relevant to scholars today."

"Through the national license of electronic resources, we hope to involve more libraries to access the content,"said Ms. Gao Hong, Director of Department of Foreign Acquisitions & Cataloging, National Library of China.

The National Library of China helps to support the country's research community with more than 241,100,000 volumes/items, including both Chinese and foreign language publications.


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. For 45 years, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

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