Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year

Today is the Lunar New Year Eve. Tomorrow will be the Chinese Year of Ox.
I was born in 1961, also the Year of Ox, and the next year will be my year.
I am in Shanghai to spend the holiday with my mother, who is suffering from lung cancer. I hope the next year will be a good start for me.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chinese translation of ICP and Glossary completed

Today, I submitted the Chinese versions of ICP (Statement of International Cataloguing Principles) and its accompaning Glossary. They are translated by:
LIN Ming, Peking University Library
WANG Shaoping, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Libraries
LIU Suqing, Peking University Library
I would like to express my sincere thanks to them for the work for the international cataloging community. This work is very important for the internationalization of Chinese library cataloging. I hope the Chinese versions will be released and published very soon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

National Library of China - Library of the Year 2008

Yesterday, I attend a ceremony in Kunlun Hotel to receive the "Library of the Year 2008" award on behalf of Dr. ZHAN Furui, Director of National Library of China.
The Annual Awards of Chinese Book Industry is co-sponsored by China Publishers and Sina Books, and includes awards for publishers, distributors, planners, authors, libraries and books.
Innovation is one of the most important criteria for the section of the candidates. National Library of China opened its new building in September 2008, and provides many new services throught the application of high technologies, such as wireless LAN, RFID, portable electronic reader, mobile phone service, etc.

Monday, January 5, 2009

NLC opens its East Entrance

National Library of China opened its East Entrance on January 1, 2009. The first phase (the old building) of National Library of China was completed in 1987, and had been using its South Entrance for the public since then, although the East Entrance is generally regarded as the main entrance. After the opening of the Phase II (the new building), the opening of the East Entrance of the old building bacame necessary.