The University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) began its Chinese collection in 1960 after PITT was selected as one of the 20 National Defense Education Act centers for Chinese studies. Five years later, the East Asian Library (EAL) was established to include also the Japanese collection. The Korean materials were added to the collection from the year 2000.
The East Asian Gateway Service, which is administered by the East Asian Library of the University of Pittsburgh Library System, focuses on free delivery of full-text Chinese and Korean language academic publications to researchers. They will deliver documents to any individual researchers or non-profit institutions who cannot find the needed item in any U.S. libraries.
Full-text articles are transmitted electronically via the Internet from the participating libraries in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Korea which hold the titles, to Pittsburgh, where they are, then, sent to requesters via the Internet. Two Online Request Forms are provided to send your requests to the Center.
Related titles: Previously called Gateway Service Center of Chinese Academic Journal Publications