Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Han Yongjin: Innovative services in the National Library of China

IFLA Journal, Volume 40, Issue 3 (October 2014) is just published today. There are nine articles by national librarians around the world, including the one by Mr. HAN Yongjin, Director-General of the National Library of China.

Innovative services in the National Library of China / HAN Yongjin

In recent years, librarianship in China has encountered new opportunities and challenges due to unprecedented changes in the political, economic, social and technical environment in China. In order to keep up with these changes, the National Library of China is devoted to the transformation of libraries in innovative ways. It has undertaken much exploration in the development of digital libraries, social education, preservation and conservation of cultural heritages and integration and display of library resources. It has also launched major projects including the Digital Library Promotion Project and 'Chinese Memory' and built the National Museum of Classic Collections to promote extensive reading activities. All these efforts have achieved positive results.

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Full text of the whole issue will be available at the IFLA website:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ISBD in China: The Road to Internationalization

My article "ISBD in China: The Road to Internationalization" is published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Vol. 52, Issue 8 (October 2014).

The article discusses the historical background, present status, and future perspectives of International Standard for Bibliographic Description (ISBD) translations, research, and applications in China. It also analyzes the relationship between ISBD and Chinese Library Cataloging Rules and the internationalization process of Chinese library cataloging practices.

Available online since September 26, 2014:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Report of the IFLA Conference (WLIC) Published

My report of the 80th IFLA General Conference (WLIC2014, Lyon, France) was published in China Publishing & Media Journal, September 16, p. 8.
The report focuses on my general impressions, ISBD-related activities, IFLA Journal Editorial Committee meeting and the cataloguing-related programme.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chinese speaker at the WLIC2014

Chinese speaker at the Session of  the Libraries for Children and Young Adults with Literacy and Reading:
Prof. Man SHU from the School of Economics & Management, South China Normal University, Guang Zhou, China.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Meeting friends during the IFLA General Conference

Meeting friends during the conference is always a great pleasure, although there is no time to talk with them.
With Prof. Mauro Guerrini, former President of the Italian Library Association:
With Serap Kurbanoglu, a Turkish professor of library and information science:
With Jaesun Lee, former cataloging expert from the National Library of Korea:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chinese Interpreters at WLIC2014

Chinese interpreters at the IFLA General Conference (WLIC2014).

Chinese Caucus Meeting during WLIC2014

Photos from the Chinese Caucus Meeting during the IFLA General Conference, August 16, 2014