Friday, November 11, 2016

FRBR / LRM Lectures in China

FRBR / LRM Lectures in China

Ben Gu
National Library of China

Pat Riva, Associate University Librarian, Collection Services at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, gave a lecture with the title "IFLA Library Reference Model: Overview" in the National Library of China (NLC), Beijing, China, October 21, 2016. As the chair of the FRBR Consolidation Editorial Group since 2013, Pat Riva spoke about the evolution of the IFLA models, describing the user tasks, modeling decisions, entities, properties, attributes, relationships, aggregates, seriality, and the plans for the next steps. About 120 librarians from NLC and other libraries in Beijing attended the lecture, and they asked many questions about the conception, the details and the future of the IFLA LRM.

Before the lecture in Beijing, Pat Riva gave the plenary session "Resource Discovery in the Internet Age" at the Zhejiang Forum on Public Digital Culture, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, October 17-19, 2016, and also talked about the library models in the Semantic Web and the relationships among library, museum and archives models.

Prior to that, the Shanghai Library had invited Pat Riva to present a Workshop on the FRBRoo Model and its Environment, Shanghai, October 14. During the workshop, Pat Riva introduced FRBRoo and its relationships with FRBR(ER), CIDOC CRM and IFLA LRM to the colleagues from the Shanghai Library and other librarians in Shanghai.

Since the publication of FRBR in 1998, there had been little attention from the Chinese library community until September 2002, when Barbara Tillett visited Beijing and introduced it to colleagues in China. During the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, there were quite a lot of articles on FRBR published in Chinese journals in library science, and there were also some experimental projects for the application of FRBR to Chinese library catalogs. The Chinese version of the FRBR (jointly by librarians from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library, the Shanghai Library, Peking University Library and the National Library of China) was finally released on the IFLA website in 2008. However, FRBRoo and LRM had not received much attention from China. Pat Riva's lectures in Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing will have a special importance in this aspect. I hope more Chinese colleagues will pay attention to the future development of FRBR/LRM.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sixth National Conference on Library Acquisitions held in Wuhan

The Sixth National Conference on Library Acquisitions was successfully held in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, May 12-13, 2016.
The conference was jointly sponsored by the National Library of China (NLC) and China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC), and also supported by China Publishing & Media JournalLibrary Society of ChinaHubei Provincial Library and Library Society of Hubei Province.
The conference included Opening Session, Expert Speeches, Forum, Discussion, Lecture and Closing Session.
Experts from Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Nanjing Library and Chinese Academy of Sciences gave their speeches on different aspects of library acquisitions, and guests from Peking University, Digital Media Company of the China Publishing Group, National Library of China, Shanghai Library, Wuhan University, Gale, The Commercial Press and CNPIEC attended the forum between the library community and the publishing community.
The conference was firstly held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, in 2005, and has become an important conference for the exchange of information among acquisitions librarians, publishers and booksellers.
The conference was also suported by ElsevierJohn Wiley & SonsCengage Learning Gale, Oxford University PressOverDriveCambridge University PressBrillSpringer Nature and ProQuest.
Reports about the conference was published by more than 10 media, and has been republished by more than 50 media.
For video clips:http://dwz.cn/wuhan2016v
Please see CNTV site for text and video report: http://kejiao.cntv.cn/2016/04/26/ARTIztukcSTXldiwOC4usXul160426.shtml

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sixth National Conference on Library Acquisitions held in Wuhan

The Sixth National Conference on Library Acquisitions was successfully held in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, May 12-13, 2016.
The conference was jointly sponsored by the National Library of China (NLC) and China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC), and also supported by China Publishing & Media JournalLibrary Society of ChinaHubei Provincial Library and Library Society of Hubei Province.
The conference included Opening Session, Expert Speeches, Forum, Discussion, Lecture and Closing Session.
Experts from Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Nanjing Library and Chinese Academy of Sciences gave their speeches on different aspects of library acquisitions, and guests from Peking University, Digital Media Company of the China Publishing Group, National Library of China, Shanghai Library, Wuhan University, Gale, The Commercial Press and CNPIEC attended the forum between the library community and the publishing community.
The conference was firstly held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, in 2005, and has become an important conference for the exchange of information among acquisitions librarians, publishers and booksellers.
The conference was also suported by ElsevierJohn Wiley & SonsCengage Learning Gale, Oxford University PressOverDriveCambridge University PressBrillSpringer Nature and ProQuest.
Reports about the conference was published by more than 10 media, and has been republished by more than 50 media.
For video clips:http://dwz.cn/wuhan2016v
Please see CNTV site for text and video report: http://kejiao.cntv.cn/2016/04/26/ARTIztukcSTXldiwOC4usXul160426.shtml

Friday, April 8, 2016

NLC Open Course: Lost in the Titanic

National Library of China Open Course:
Lost on the Titanic by Rob Shepherd, who talked about book production and book binding arts in U.K.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beat Diabetes

"Beat Diabetes", a WHO Health Dialogue, was held by the World Health Organization in partnership with the National Library of China, on the World Health Day, April 7, 2016.
My colleagues responsible for the depository library of WHO have been busy with the preparation of the event. I am very happy to see that the dialogue is very successful.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Chris Oliver: Moving forward with RDA

The Journal of the National Library of China just published Chris Oliver's article "Moving forward with RDA: Based on the presentation given at the National Library of China, October 26, 2015". The original English version is available at:
and the Chinese version is available at:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

European Conference on Information Literacy - ECIL 2016

The Third Call for Papers for the ECIL 2016 has been published. The main topic of ECIL 2016 is "Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society". Please, visit conference website: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org for details on the subtopics and information about submissions.
 
European Conference on Information Literacy - ECIL 2016 will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 - 13 October, 2016. ECIL 2016 is co-organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and Association of Libraries of Czech Universities – ALCU.
 
The keynote speaker for ECIL 2016 is Tara Brabazon. Tara is the Dean of Graduate Research and the Professor of Cultural Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.  She is the author of 17 books and over 200 refereed articles and book chapters.  She is also a columnist with the Times Higher Education.  Her best known books include Digital Dieting:  From Information Obesity to Digital Fitness (2013), Unique Urbanity (2014), Enabling Universities (2015) and Play: a theory for learning and change (2015).
 
Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society being the main theme, ECIL 2016 aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.
 
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until March 1, 2016.
 
Prague, Czech Republic, is proudly expecting all the ECIL 2016 conference participants and ready to provide a complex conference experience: interesting and full conference program with the side of city tours, library excursions, comprehensive "Tour Prague as the locals" guide and many other possibilities to get as much as possible out of your ECIL 2016 participation.
 
If you have any further questions regarding the conference or the call for papers, please, refer to the relevant contact person: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/contact/
We are very excited to be preparing another ECIL conference for you! Any suggestions, comments and recommendations are welcome. Also, we are looking forward to your abstract submissions.
 
Sincerely,
Serap Kurbanoglu (General Co-Chair)
Sonja Špiranec (General Co-Chair)
Hana Landova (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)