Friday, April 28, 2017

Call for Papers: IFLA Journal special issue on Privacy








Saturday, January 21, 2017

FRBR / LRM Lectures in China

FRBR / LRM LECTURES IN CHINA
Ben Gu, National Library of China
Published in IFLA Metadata Newsletter, Vol. 2, no. 2, December 2016

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 colleaguesin 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 of library science, and there were also some experimental projects for the application of FRBR to Chinese library catalogs. The Chinese version of 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 therefore have a special importance. I hope more Chinese colleagues will pay attention to the future development of FRBR/LRM.

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.