Additional agreements of book exchanges with libraries in the global community have been signed mutually. (1) On June 5, Book exchange agreements are made with the Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Republic. We donated 31 volumes of books to them. (2) The agreements of book exchange have been established with the San Francisco Public Library, U.S.A. on August 12. We donated 34 volumes of books to them and received 36 volumes of books in English from them this year.
Continuously ongoing book exchanges with public libraries in the international community: (1) This year, we donated 100 volumes of books in economics and technology-related subjects to the Shanghai Library, and received 191 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 13 titles of our publications this time, and received 22 volumes of books from the Biblioteca Central de Macau. (3) Exchanged books with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 27 volumes of Taiwanese domestic novels for adults to Vancouver, and received 38 volumes of books in English from them. (4) This year, we donated 29 volumes of books in children's literature to the Boston Public Library, U.S.A. (5) Exchanged books with the Oakland Public Library, U.S.A. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in children's literature to the Oakland Public Library, and received 28 volumes of books in English from them. (6) This year, we donated 33 volumes of books to the Seattle Public Library, which are domestic novels for adults, and children's pictorial books published in Taiwan. (7) Exchanged books with the Yokohama City Central Libraries, Japan. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books to them, and received 60 volumes of books in Japanese from them. (8) We donated 144 volumes of books to the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library, and received 142 volumes of books in Korean from them this year. (9) Exchanged books with La Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon (the Lyon Municipal Library), France. This year, we donated 29 volumes of books in children's literature to the Lyon Municipal Library, and received 32 volumes of books in French 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 29 books in children's literature to them, and received 12 books in French from them. (11) This year, we donated 30 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 30 volumes of books in English from them in return. (12) We donated 31 volumes of Chinese books to the Toronto Public Library this year.
International visits of librarians: (1) on April 10-14, Ms. Xiu-Mei Shao and Ms. Hua-Pei Zhang, systems analyst and systems designer of the Systems Administration Office, participated in the Tokyo benchmark learning activity of Department of Civil Servant Department learn about the innovation service. (2) Ms. Bao-Gui Lu, Manager of Beitou Branch, visited the Lyon Municipal Library on May 31- July 14. (3) A mutual exchange visit between librarians has been made between the Shanghai Library and the Taipei Public Library. Mr. Hao Ing has arrived at our library for a period of service stay. In return, Ms. Xiu-Lian Zhang, Manager of Nangang Branch, has also stayed for a length of time at the Shanghai Library.
Attendance in international meetings and conferences: (1) For collecting relevant materials and providing information to visitors about our Study-Abroad Information Service , Ms. Xiang-Qi Hua, section chief of Reference Services Section, and Ms. Meng-Xuan Zhen, Manager of Shipai Branch, attended the NAFSA Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. , from May 24 -30. (2) Director Shu-hsien Tseng and Shu-Juan Lin, chief secretary of the Taipei Public Library, attended the annual conference of the Metropolitan Libraries Section held on June 1-6, in Prague, Czech Republic. In that session Director Shu-hsien Tseng also presented a paper “The Strategies and Action of Taipei Public Library to Promote Reading in Taipei City”.
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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