Monday, August 30, 2010

NLC System maintenance began last Sunday

National Library of China began its maintenance of the Aleph500 system last Sunday. The purpose of the maintenance is to update all records in the subject database with data from the 2nd edition of the Classified Chinese Thesaurus, and make batch changes of corresponding subject fields of the bibliographic records.
The maintenance will be finished on Thursday (September 2).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NLC began submitting Western records to OCLC

National Library of China (NLC) began submitting bibliographic records for monographs in Western languages to OCLC.
Since the signing of the agreement between NLC and OCLC in 2008, NLC has submitted 2.3 million bibliographic records for Chinese monographs to OCLC WorldCat database.
NLC began to use OCLC Resource Sharing platform for interlibrary lending early this year.
In August 2010, NLC submitted about 1 million bibliographic records for Western languages to OCLC to be uploaded to WorldCat database. Some NLC holdings are already displayed in OCLC records.
The batch conversion and uploading work is done by Online Library Cataloging Center (OLCC) under National Library of China.
I am very glad, because I am the director of OLCC, which is a Chinese counterpart of OCLC.

Friday, August 13, 2010

New edition of Chinese Library Classification to be published soon

The fifth edition of Chinese Library Classification (CLC) is to be published next month by National Library of China Publishing House.
First published in 1975, CLC is revised regularly, with the editorial office hosted by National Library of China.
The last edition (fourth edition) was published 11 years ago in 1999.
The revision work of CLC began in 2007, with the editorial board consisting of experts from all around China.
In January 2008, the editorial office (5 full-time staff) became one section of my department, i.e. Chinese Acquisitions & Cataloging Department.
I am very glad that CLC5 will be published very soon. It will be an important event in Chinese library community.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

9 cataloging-related Chinese translations of IFLA papers uploaded

I organized 9 volunteers for the Chinese translation of IFLA papers for Cataloguing, Bibliography and UNIMARC sessions. They have been uploaded to the IFLA websites at the following address:

with the following details: