Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chris Oliver visited the National Library of China

Chris Oliver visited the National Library of China on Monday (October 26, 2015), and gave a lecture "RDA moving forward: challenges and future directions". There was an audience of about 120 staff of NLC and librarians from other libraries in Beijing.
Chris Oliver worked for McGill University Library from 1989 to 2014, and is now Head of the Resource Description and Metadata Services, University of Ottawa Library. She is also a member of the Standing Committee on Classification and Indexing (2013-2017), IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), and the present chair of IFLA FRBR Review Group. She was responsible for rewording of RDA during 2011-2013.
Her lecture covers various aspects related to RDA (Resource Description and Access), including Implementation challenges and Future directions.
During her visit to NLC, RDA Chinese translation team discussed with her about RDA issues in details.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Book Reviews

I finished a new book review today, and sent it to the newspaper editor.
As a librarian, I also like music and book reading. In the past several years, I read about 30 books each year. Although the number (30) is not very large, it is comparatively large to many Chinese readers.
This year, I have written quite a lot of book reviews for various newspapers. Book reviews are usually not very long, but writing book reviews is time-consuming. If I become a professional book reviewer, I don't think I can earn enough money for my daily life.