Thursday, August 21, 2008

NLC new building to be opened on September 9, 2008

The new building (Phase II) of NLC (National Library of China) is ready to be opened on September 9, 2008, at 9 o'clock (090909). Administrative offices will be moved into the new building, and major reading rooms for Chinese materials will also be located in the new building. Some VIP guests will attend the opening ceremony in the morning of September 9.

September 9 of this year is the 99th anniversary of NLC, and there will be a ceremony for the Centenary on September 9 of the next year (2009).

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chief Experts's Middle-Term Reports in NLC

Today, chief experts of National Library of China reported their work and researches during January 2007-July 2008. In January 2007, National Library of China began its innovative talent project, selected five chief experts in major fields in library science, and signed contracts with them for the period of three years (January 2007-December 2009). The contracts require these experts to do work in research projects, staff training, international conferences, international and national associations, and monograph and article publcation.

As one of the experts, I reported my work in researches, IFLA activities and publications related to library cataloging and acquisitions.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NLC middle manager meeting held in Beijing

Today, the semiannual meeting of NLC middle managers is held in Beijing. This meeting focuses on the preparation work for the NLC new building (Phase II) to be opened in September 9. The first day is for discussions in four groups, and second day is for reports of 8 speakers selected from the 4 groups.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More Chinese translations of IFLA papers

With the WLIC (IFLA General Conference) approaching, the number of the Chinese translations of IFLA papers has reached 14. In addition to the 8 translations related to cataloging and done by staff of the National Library of China, there are 6 more translations of papers for other sections and done by other Chinese librarians and foreign librarians, among whom there are Ms. Zhang from the Hainan University Library and Ms. Wong from the National Library of Australia. Compared to the figures of the last two years (4 and 5), the number of Chinese translations is the highest since Chinese language became one of the working languages of IFLA in 2006.

IFLA Cataloguing Section has the good tradition of translating all the papers into all the working languages. For the 4 papers for this year, there are translations in all of the 7 languages, and there are Chinese translations for all the 4 papers.