The Origin, Controversy and Evaluation of Chinese Library’s Paid Service in the Initial Stage of Reform and Opening-up
Abstract This paper divides the practice and research on the thought of paid service into three periods, the original and basic discussion period from 1980 to 1984, the warm debate period from 1985 to 1987, the fully development period from 1988 to 1991, and discusses the development of each periods. It states that the idea of paid service is contrary to the idea of equal service of library, which deviates from the original intention of the library as a public welfare organization and provides free service for the users.
Keywords Initial stage of reform and opening-up. Paid service. Library.