(15 May 2015) On April 7th, the National Central Library (NCL)’s Director General Shu-hsien Tseng and Deputy Librarian Catriona Cannon from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, signed a memorandum for a Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS), as well as the MOU on the Union Catalog of Chinese Rare Book database. This TRCCS is the 14th established around the world and the 2nd in the U.K.
The first Chinese book arrived at the Bodleian Library in 1604 and the China Centre Library has approximately 60,000 volumes on Chinese studies.
The NCL will assist Oxford in converting and uploading the bibliographic records of their valuable holdings onto the Union Catalog of Chinese Rare Book database. The database contains more than 640,000 bibliographic records and is the important source for researchers to do Chinese Studies.
Read the complete announcement here.