Yesterday, I arrived in Japan in the afternoon with my colleagues. This is my second time in Japan.
Everything is well-organized and efficient.
13 years passed since my last visit in 2002, and not many changes happened. I hope to see more during the week of visit invited by the National Diet Library.
Chris Oliver visited the National Library of China on Monday (October 26, 2015), and gave a lecture "RDA moving forward: challenges and future directions". There was an audience of about 120 staff of NLC and librarians from other libraries in Beijing.
Chris Oliver worked for McGill University Library from 1989 to 2014, and is now Head of the Resource Description and Metadata Services, University of Ottawa Library. She is also a member of the Standing Committee on Classification and Indexing (2013-2017), IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), and the present chair of IFLA FRBR Review Group. She was responsible for rewording of RDA during 2011-2013.
Her lecture covers various aspects related to RDA (Resource Description and Access), including Implementation challenges and Future directions.
During her visit to NLC, RDA Chinese translation team discussed with her about RDA issues in details.
I finished a new book review today, and sent it to the newspaper editor.
As a librarian, I also like music and book reading. In the past several years, I read about 30 books each year. Although the number (30) is not very large, it is comparatively large to many Chinese readers.
This year, I have written quite a lot of book reviews for various newspapers. Book reviews are usually not very long, but writing book reviews is time-consuming. If I become a professional book reviewer, I don't think I can earn enough money for my daily life.
According to the paper of Mauro Guerrini in JLIS.it, Vol. 6, n. 3 (September 2015). Art. #11479 p. 4, Italian translation of RDA (Resource Description and Access) will be completed this year and will be available on RDA Toolkit.
IFLA Journal Editorial Committee meeting was held in Cape Town yesterday at 2:00 p.m. (Cape Town) (Beijing Time: 8:00 p.m.). An IFLA HQ officer asked me to join the meeting via Skype. I returned to my office, opened Skype earlier, and got the message from the officer. However, there was no further response, and I was not able to join the meeting finally. I think there was perhaps a technical problem that they cannot solve, or they are too busy for the meeting to solve the problem. Sadly, I kept online for about two hours and got no message from them.
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