I will leave for Beijing this evening.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I just gave a presentation at the "Information Resource Development" session of the Annual Conference of the Library Society of China, focusing on hot topics in information resource development and sharing, and the practices of National Library of China.
Friday, July 23, 2010
The Annual Conference of the Library Society of China is to be held in Changchun, Jilin Province, next Monday.
There will be more than 800 participants from all around China, and about 80 from National Library of China.
I will have a 30-minute speech at the Resource Development and Sharing session, and lead about 20 colleagues from my department, the Chinese Acquisitions & Cataloging Department.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I am sorry, Gothenburg!
I will not attend the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), or IFLA General Conference, in Gothenburg, August 9-15, 2010.
Of course, I will not attend the meetings of the Standing Committee of the Cataloguing Section and the ISBD Review Group.
I have organized the Chinese translation of 9 papers of the conference, among which 4 for the Cataloguing Session, 4 for the Bibliography Session and 1 for the UNIMARC Session. Most volunteers are my colleagues from the National Library of China, and two are from other libraries. I would like to express my sincere thanks for their efforts for IFLA.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
CNONIX Working Group was established on July 14, 2010.
CNONIX is a Chinese localization of the international standard ONIX, which is for the information exchange of book publishing and trade industry.
The working group is sponsored by GAPP (General Administration of Press and Publication) of the government, organized by a secretariat under China Publishing Group Corporation.
The working group is divided into Steering Subgroup, Expert Subgroup, Drafting Subgroup and Secretariat.
I am one of the members of the Expert Subgroup. The expert subgroup members are mainly from publishers and booksellers and responsible for the review of the new standard.
Friday, July 9, 2010
A training course for UCS system for OLCC is held in Beijing during July 10-11, 2010. 80 trainees from OLCC users and members attend the training.
UCS system is an union library cataloging system developed by Ex Libris specially for Online Library Cataloging Center, National Library of China.
The new system will be put into use in August as a new module of Aleph 500 of Ex Libris.
As the director of OLCC and the chair of the UCS project team, I spent five years for the system. I am very glad to see that the new system will be completed very soon.