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International Exchange

Year 2007


  1. Additional agreements of book exchanges with libraries in the global community have been signed mutually. Book exchange agreements are made with the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library, Korea, and the Centre national du livre pour enfants (The National Center of Books for Children) , France, the Gold Coast City Council, Australia, and theToronto Public Library, Canada.

  2. Continuously ongoing book exchanges with public libraries in the international community:
    (1) This year, we donated 49 volumes of books in economics and technology-related subjects to the Shanghai Library, and received 71 volumes of books from the Shanghai Library in return.
    (2) Exchanged and donated our publications to the Biblioteca Central de Macau (The Central Library of Macau). We donated 3 titles of our publications this time, and received 19 volumes of books from the Biblioteca Central.
    (3) Exchanged books with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 39 volumes of Taiwanese domestic novels for adults to Vancouver, and received 54 volumes of books in English from them.
    (4) We donated 26 volumes of Taiwanese domestic books in the subject of daily hygiene to the North Lanarkshire Libraries, Scotland, United Kingdom.
    (5) This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in children's literature to the Boston Public Library, U.S.A. We received a kind donation of 50 volumes of books in English from them in return.
    (6) Exchanged books with the Oakland Public Library, U.S.A. This year, we donated 35 books in children's literature to the Oakland Public Library, and received 37 volumes of books in English from them.
    (7) We received 25 volumes of books in English from the Seattle Public Library. In return, we donated 30 volumes of books to Seattle, which are domestic novels for adults, and children's pictorial books published in Taiwan.
    (8) We donated 48 volumes of books to the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library this time, and received 30 volumes of books in Korea from them.
    (9) Exchanged books with La Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon (the Lyon Municipal Library), France. This year, we donated 31 volumes of books in children's literature to the Lyon Municipal Library, and received 39 volumes of books in France from them.
    (10) Exchanged books with the Centre national du livre pour enfants (the National Center of Books for Children), France. This year, we donated 31 books in children's literature to the National Center of Books for Children, and received 12 books in France from them.
    (11) This year, we donated 36 volumes of books in children's picture books and junior fiction suitable for ages up to 12 to the Gold Coast City Council. We received a kind donation of 28 volumes of books in English from them in return.
    (12) Exchanged books with the Toronto Public Library. This year, we donated 30 volumes of Chinese books to the Toronto Public Library, and received 25 volumes of books in English from them.

  3. Mutual international visits of librarians:
    (1) A mutual exchange visit between librarians has been made between the Shanghai Library and the Taipei Public Library. Ms. Su Liang, in the Shanghai Library Acquisition & Cataloging Center, has arrived at our library for a period of service stay. In return, Ms. Lan-Xin Ren, senior assistant of the Extension Services Section, has also stayed for a length of time at the Shanghai Library.
    (2) Librarians of the National Library of Singapore visited our Library in March. In December, five members from our library visited the National Library of Singapore to learn about the innovation service.
    (3) The Taipei Public Library staff team, consisting of six members, visited the Hong Kong Public Libraries.

  4. Attendance in international meetings and conferences:
    (1) Director Shu-hsien Tseng received an invitation of the Bangkok International Book Fair 2007, and reported on "How the Libraries and Schools in Taiwan Encourage Reading" in the International Forum.
    (2) Director Shu-hsien Tseng attended the 52nd Annual International Reading Association Convention in Canada, and learned about the global reading education trend and policy.
    (3) At the 2007 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington,D.C., "An Eco-building,a Healthy Life, and Good Services: A New Century in Public Library Architecture" was presented by Director Shu-hsien Tseng.

  5. International Conference on Public Library Management and Service Trends:
    The conference was hold on October 24-26, in celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Library. Many domestic and foreign directors, scholars and experts, such as Ms. Jan Sanders (President of the Public Library Association of ALA; Director of the Pasadena(CA) Public Library), Mr. Keiichi Ogawa (Director of the Yokohama City Central Library), and so on, were invited to present their papers or give lectures on the topics of Public Library Management and Service Trends. 3 session were held,2 Keynote Speech were delivered and 14 papers were published in this International conference.

  6. A continuously ongoing membership international library and information organizations:
    The Taipei Public Library has been a continuously participating member in both the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

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