Friday, August 19, 2011

Farewell to San Juan

This morning, I will leave San Juan, Puerto Rico.
My trip will take 25 hours, including 17 hours of flight.
When I am back to China, I cannot access Blogspot, Twitter, Picasaweb, Flicker, etc., very often.
See you again somewhere else in the world.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ross Becker, WLIC Photographer

Ross Becker is a professional photographer for the World Library and Information Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My article published in EALRGA Newsletter

Today, I found that my article "Collection Development in the Digital Age: Changing Roles of the National Library of China" is just published in EALRGA Newsletter (The newsletter of the East Asian Library Resources Group of Australia):

IFLA Journal Editorial Committee meeting

I just attended IFLA Journal Editorial Committee meeting during WLIC 2011. This is my first time to attend the meeting as a EC member. In the previous EC, Dr. WU Jianzhong was a representative of China.

Monday, August 15, 2011

News about the Newcomers Session

Today's IFLA Express reports the Newcomers Session and mentions my name.

"Ben Gu, Director of Foreign Acquisitions and Cataloguing Department of National Library of China, spoke of his many past experiences attending IFLA conferences and of the various ways new professionals can share and report on their experiences at the IFLA conference including sharing photos through Flickr, blogging, and creating professional reports and papers to share with colleagues."

Please see the address of the original page:
and the address of the Chinese version:

Please see also the following addresses for the photos:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vide clips from exhibition opening of WLIC2011

Please see the video clips from the Opening Session of the Exhibition of the World Library and Information Congress (IFLA General Conference), Puerto Rico Convention Center, August 14, 2011.

Video clips from WLIC Opening Session

Using my iPhone4, I uploaded some video clips of musical performances from the Opening Session of the World Library and Information Congress, Puerto Rico Convention Center, August 14, 2011.

Friday, August 12, 2011

IFLA RDA Satellite Meeting

Today, I attended the IFLA RDA Satellite Meeting, August 12, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This is a pre-conference of the IFLA General Conference / World Library and Information Congress.
There are about 100 participants and 15 speakers.
Please see the following site for details: