Friday, March 26, 2010

Chinese version of Guidelines for National Bibliographies officially released

The Chinese version of National bibliographies in the digital age : guidance and new directions is just released at the IFLA site:
with the direct link to the PDF file (800 KB):
The original English version is published in August 2009:
National bibliographies in the digital age : guidance and new directions / IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for National Bibliographies ; edited by Maja Žumer. — München : Saur, 2009. — 140 p. : some ill. ; 25 cm. — (IFLA series on bibliographic control ; v. 39 )
and the Chinese translation is done by staff in National Library of China.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Web version of CCT officially released

The Web version of CCT (Classified Chinese Thesaurus) has been officially released. It was developed during 2008-2009, and the trial version was released in June 2009. After an official assessment, it was officially released last week.
The Web version integrated the contents of the printed version of CCT and Chinese Library Classification, and becomes a powerful tool for catalogers in their subject indexing.
The trial free accounts will be valid until June 15.
Please visit the CCT site the have a look:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chinese Counterpart of ISO 5127 Published

The Chinese counterpart of ISO 5127 (Information and documentation -- Vocabulary) is published today:
《信息与文献 术语》 (Information and documentation -- Vocabulary) (ISO 5127:2001, MOD)(中华人民共和国国家标准,GB/T 4894—2009,代替GB/T 4894—1985, GB/T 13143—1991)(2009年9月30日发布,2010年2月1日实施)
I am one of the Working Group members during 2008-2009. I am glad to see that the Chinese National Standard is finally published.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chinese National Standard for Bibliographic Description Released

Today, I received a copy of the new National Standard Bibliographic Description -- Part 1: General, published by Standards Press of China in January 2010.
It is based on ISBD(G) and ISBD Preliminary Consolidated Edition.
The Working Group for the Standard consists of four members:
HU Guangxiang (Chair) (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences),
LIU Xiaoling (National Library of China),
GU Ben (National Library of China) and
SHEN Zhenghua (Peking Universityy Library)
However, the new Standard is also controversial. Some experts think that there is no need for such a counterpart of ISBD(G), because we have already the ISBD Consolidated Edition.