(17 May 2015) NCL’s “The Establishment of Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)—Global Promotion of Chinese Studies of the National Central Library, R.O.C. (Taiwan)” was awarded the 2015 Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Project by the American Library Association (ALA). The NCL representative will be present to receive the framed citation from Courtney Young, ALA President, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday June 29, 2015.
NCL’s TRCCS innovative service was one of five awards given out this year by ALA.
For many years National Central Library has exchanged publications—both books and periodicals—with more than 600 academic institutions in over 80 countries in an effort to promote quality publications from Taiwan. To promote Taiwanese-styled Chinese culture, beginning in 2012, NCL used its global publication exchange network as a foundation upon which to formulate a four-year project to promote Chinese studies internationally. This entailed establishing Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) service points in major research institutions and university libraries throughout the world, transforming traditional service models and increasing the scope of people being served.
Each year NCL evaluates academic institutions with a high number of sinologists and inadequate resources for Chinese studies, then discusses with them regarding establishing a designated space within their library for a TRCCS. Up to now, such resource centers have been set up in 14 countries, including America, England, France, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. See the TRCCS website for further details.
Read the full announcement here.