Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meeting Goli Ameri

Today, I attended the meeting with Ms. Goli Ameri, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. As representatives of Fulbright, Humphrey and International Visitor Leadership Program alumni, we talked about our experiences in USA and expressed our suggestions for the establishmen of alumni associations. I am a IVLP fellow for the year 1999, and visited libraries and related organizations in six cities in USA during June-July 1999.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

VR Experience in NLC Phase II

In the Phase II (new building) of National Library of China (NLC), there is a Virtual Reality Experience Area beside the OPAC area. Readers can have a VR tour and try the VR reading station. The VR systems are controlled by user's hands through video cameras.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ISSN China Centre begins to provide records to Ulrich

National Library of China (NLC) has just signed an agreement with ProQuest to provide bibliographic records of Chinese periodicals for inclusion in ProQuest's and in the Ulrich's Periodical Directory. The ISSN China Centre in NLC will submit about 12,000 records this year, and will submit about 1,000 new and updated records every year since 2008.

The cooperation between NLC and ProQuest will promote the internationalization of both Chinese periodicals publishing and Chinese library cataloging.