Friday, November 7, 2008

7th Conference of Chinese Resources Cooperation and Development held in Macau

The seventh Conference of Chinese Resources Cooperation and Development was held in University of Macau, November 8-9. About 100 Chinese librarians from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) and from other countries (mainly U.S.A.) attended the conference. The focus of this conference is the cooperation of the digitization of Chinese rare books and books published during the Republican Period (1911-1949). Some new projects (such as Global Chinese Family Trees) have also been proposed.
The conference is co-sponsored by National Library of China and Macao Foundation.
Cooperative Committee for Chinese Name Authority (CCCNA) is also one of the projects, but it is not reported in this conference.
Partcipants are very interested in the efforts of National Library of China and the budgets allocated by the Chinese government.