Tag Archives: National Library of China

China’s national library launches ‘collective memory bank’ to document coronavirus outbreak stories

(25 Apr 2020) From CGTN: The National Library of China has launched a “collective memory bank,” to collect and preserve items and stories from China’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The project aims at documenting the impact the pandemic has had on peoples’ lives, emotions and social relationships. Articles, pictures, audio, video, multimedia resources, manuscripts, […]


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National Library of China to reopen with daily cap of visitors

(8 May 2020) The National Library of China will reopen from May 12 with a daily cap of 1,200 visitors, among China’s steps to resume normal economic and social order after the coronavirus epidemic eases. Visitors need to make reservations via the social media application Wechat or phone calls, according to a Friday notice from the […]


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Idea exchanged during the 2019 Southeast Asian Librarians Seminar

(13 Jan 2020)  The National Library of China (NLC) held the 2019 Southeast Asian Librarians Seminar in Beijing and Tianjin, China from 21t to 29 November 2019 with the support of the Central Academy of Culture and Tourism Administration (CACTA). Mr. Sisomphou Keodouangta, Deputy Director of the National Library of Laos, Mr. Wan Mohamad Fazali Bin […]


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China: National library, Huawei to promote smart library

(18 Oct 2019) The National Library of China and Huawei signed an agreement Friday to promote innovative digital applications in libraries and public cultural services. Both sides will explore new forms of smart digital libraries and promote the integration and innovation of public digital cultural projects. They also promised to combine their resources to jointly contribute […]


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“International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” held by National Library China

(12 Sep 2019)  The International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times was opened in the National Library of China (NLC) on 9-10 September, joined by experts from more than 10 countries as well as local librarians. Sessions for different themes were held, including “Memory and Inheritance: Open and Shared Document Resources Construction”, […]


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China’s national library goes digital to preserve ancient books

(4 Aug 2019) The National Library of China has been digitizing its collection of antique books as a way of preserving and increasing the public accessibility, the China Culture Daily reported earlier this week. The library’s dedicated online database now has more than 32,000 sets of ancient books, accounting for over 60 percent of its total […]


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China holds event commemorating World Book and Copyright Day

(23 Apr 2019)  An event commemorating the 24th World Book and Copyright Day was held in the National Library of China (NLC) Tuesday. The event was jointly held by the NLC, the Library Society of China (LSC) and Xuexi.cn, a news reading platform, as well as the national library circle, according to an NLC statement. More […]


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China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage

(22 Apr 2019)  Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data. The National Library of China will archive over 200 billion public posts on Weibo, the country’s popular Twitter-style microblogging site, as part of an […]


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Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]


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Relish cultural treasure at National Library of China

(3 January 2018) Responding to China’s first library law which guarantees libraries’ cultural service function for the public, the National Library takes the lead in bringing traditional cultural gems closer to people in Beijing. On Jan 1, the library opened an exhibition on Siku Quanshu, also known as the Imperial Collection of Four. It is […]


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BRICS alliance of libraries sign outcome documents

(30 July 2017) On 6 July 2017, during the Second Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China (NLC), Adam Jayme Muniz, Director General, Department of International Promotion, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Mikhail Afanasev, Director General, State Public Historical Library, Russia, Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General […]


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National Library of China displays digital murals

(26 April 2017) A new exhibition showcasing digital replicas of murals and sculptures from Buddhist temples in North China’s Shanxi Province kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of China (NLC) in Beijing. Hosted by the Chinese Fine Art Research and Development Center (CFARDC) under the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association and the […]


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Bound for China: Shakespeare, Sherlock and Charlotte Brontë

Ten of the British Library’s most iconic treasures will be loaned to China for the first time ever as part of a wide-ranging programme of cultural exchange between the UK’s national Library and partner institutions in China. (23 March 2017) Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library is a joint exhibition at the National […]


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The National Library of China website wins award

(8 December 2016) On 24 November, the Department of General Affairs of the Ministry of Culture, Network Security and Information Leading Group Office of the Ministry of Culture issued The circular on commending advanced institutions of 2016 the Ministry of Culture government websites construction. The National Library of China (NLC) website ranked the first with […]


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The NLC holds the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar

(26 November 2016) From 12 November to 20 November, the National Library of China (NLC) held the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar with Library New Development in the Internet Era as the theme. 14 attendees from home and abroad attended the seminar, including 3 Chinese attendees from Yunnan Province, Qinghai Province, and Xinjiang […]


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