Date: 19~22 February, 2024
Venue: National Central Library, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
Supervisor: Ministry of Education
Organizer: National Central Library
Conference Language: English
Expenses: Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
Registration: Please kindly submit your registration ASAP. (No later than Jan. 15)
The National Central Library (NCL) has launched “International Seminar for Professional Librarians” once every two years for enhancing academic exchange among East Asian Libraries and Chinese Studies Institutes since 2009. Topics were “Sinological Resources Applications and Services” (2009), “Sinological Resources and Services” (2011), “Preservation and Innovation of Special Collections and Archives” (2013), and “From Ancient Times to the Present: Preservation of Ancient Chinese Books and Development of Contemporary Chinese Digital Resources” (2015), “Nations' Memories and Archives Management” (2017), “Development and Application of Digital Humanities” (2019) and “Successful Library Cases in the World” (2021) respectively.
In 2024, the 8th Seminar “Acquisitions of Taiwan Publications and Digital Research Resources,” will be opened to foreign librarians and researchers with procurement needs for Taiwanese published books and digital resources. The goal of this international seminar is to help East Asian Library professional librarians learn about various channels for obtaining Taiwanese academic resources, including books, audiovisual media, and digital databases. By bringing together experts from Taiwan publishing industry, the event aims to give librarians deeper insight into acquiring Chinese language materials to support research at their institutions. The seminar is timed to coincide with the 2024 Taipei Book Exhibition to provide opportunities to understand the latest trends and build a strong knowledge base for facilitating academic research through acquisitions in the future.
The topics of this year's Seminar include:
- To enhance acquisition of Chinese e-books, audiobooks, digital audiovisual resources, and Taiwan academic databases.
- To master information on Taiwan publications and establish high-quality acquisition channels and cataloging value-added services.
- To give an overview of the digital research resources available from National Central Library and other major institutions in Taiwan.
- How to utilize NBINet to improve efficiency of publications acquisition.
Lectures of this 2024 international Seminar will be covering useful issues to make Taiwan's publishing and database offerings more accessible. The NCL will invite several experts and scholars from Taiwan's publishing industry and academic institutions to share their insights as guest lecturers. Overall, it's an event to open up Taiwan's wealth of academic publishing information and research databases to more libraries globally through helpful lectures from top Taiwan experts, wishing to enhance librarians and library practitioners' capabilities and facilitate their knowledge exchanges.
Our National Central Library warmly welcomes your participation!
Online registration link
Lecture Schedule and Visits
The Seminar is scheduled on February 19 to 22, 2024, consisting of lecture sessions of 2 days (February 19, 21), with a day (February 20) of cultural site visit at 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition.
Optional itinerary on February 22 (accommodation for the night should be covered by participant)
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and its Silk Road Splendor: DunHuang Caves Art Exhibition or Visit to Libraries in Southern Taiwan
2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Silk Road Splendor : DunHuang Caves Art Exhibition
Those who working in overseas libraries and research roles responsible for or interested in purchasing Taiwanese publications and digital assets will receive top consideration.