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International Exchange

Year 2015

1.Continuously ongoing book exchanges with public libraries in the international community
(1)The Library donated 30 volumes of children's literature to the Boston Public Library, U.S.A., and received 30 volumes of books in English in return.
(2)The Library donated 25 volumes of novels for adults and children's picture books published in Taiwan to Seattle Public Library, U.S.A., and received 27 volumes of books in English in return.
(3)Exchanged books with the San Francisco Public Library, U.S.A. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books to them, and received 23 volumes of books in English from them.
(4)Exchanged books with the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library, Korea. This year, we donated 45 volumes of books to them, and received 84 volumes of books in Korean from them.
(5)Exchanged books with the Yokohama City Central Library, Japan. This year, we donated 40 volumes of books to them, and received 50 volumes of books in Japanese from them.
(6)Exchanged books with the Gold Coast City Council, Australia. This year, we donated 25 volumes of books in children's picture books and junior fiction suitable for ages up to 12 to them, and received 58 volumes of books in English from them.
(7)Exchanged books with the Shanghai Library, China. This year, we donated 50 volumes of books to them, and received 88 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
(8)Exchanged books with the Biblioteca Central de Macau, This year, we donated 8 volumes of books to them, and received 3 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
(9)Exchanged books with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 25 volumes of Taiwanese domestic novels for adults to them, and received 36 volumes of books in English from them.
(10)Exchanged books with the Toronto Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 25 volumes of books in Chinese to them.
(11)Exchanged books with La Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon (the Lyon Municipal Library), France. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in children's literature to them, and received 30 volumes of books in French from them.
(12)Exchanged books with the Centre national du livre pour enfants (the National Center of Books for Children), France. This year, we donated 30 books in children's literature to them, and received 5 volumes of books in French from them.
(13)Exchanged books with the North Lanarkshire Council, Britain. This year, we donated 25 volumes of books in life and health related subjects to them.
(14)Exchanged books with the Incheon Metropolitan Bukgu Library, Korea. This year, we donated 35 volumes of books to them.

2.International visits of librarians
(1)Mr. Horng, Shih-chang, Director of the Library, attended the 81th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held in Cape Town, South Africa from August 14 to 23, and presented two posters during the conference.
(2)A mutual staff exchange between the Shanghai Library and the Taipei Public Library was conducted. Mr. Chao, Wei visited the Library for a period of service stay. In return, Mr. Ho, Chien-hao, manager of Qiming Branch, also stayed for a period of time at the Shanghai Library.

3.A continuously ongoing membership international library and information organizations.
Taipei Public Library has been long-standing member of both the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), to provide literature and reading resources around the world to the citizens to extend their worldview, as well as enhance the image of Taipei Public Library.

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