National Library of Viet Nam organizes training course on application of cataloging rule "Resource Description and Access" – the Vietnamese edition (Training of Trainers - ToT)

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In the morning of April 23, 2018, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) held the training course on application of cataloging rules "Resource Description and Access" - Vietnamese edition (Training of Trainers - ToT) lecturing by Dr. Daniel G. Dorner - Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand, Advisor for Information Management Programs, from 23 - 28 April, 2018.

Attending the opening ceremony of the training course were Dr. Vu Duong Thuy Nga - Director of Library Department; Ass.Pof. Le Anh Tuan - Deputy Director of Training Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; MA. Kieu Thuy Nga – the NLV’s Director, together with the deputy directors, heads and deputy heads of the library’s divisions and participants from the NLV, libraries and information training institutions and major libraries throughout the country.


The cataloging rules Resource Description and Access - RDA is inherit of AACR2, but is designed for the digital environment in response to changes and developments in information resources. The birth of RDA marked a significant change, a step forward in cataloging in particular, in library science in general, and has been officially applied in many large libraries in the world.


The training course will introduce all important knowledge about the RDA cataloging rules; bibliographic standards and RDA; attributes of manifestations and items, recording attributes of works and expressions, of persons, families and corporates ... to help participants understand the principles of description, exploitation of resources; the way to apply the rules in RDA to provide descriptions for different types of information resources.


The knowledge gained by the trainees at this training course will help them master the professional skills for implementation, as well as ensure the organization of using the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition in their localities and institutions.


Following the ToT, the NLV will organize further training courses of application the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition for all libraries and information centers throughout the country.

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Overview of Opening Ceremony of the training course of application the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition

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Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga – NLV’s Director delivers opening speech at training course of application the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition

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Dr. Daniel G. Dorner – Lecturer of training course of application the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition

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Dr. Nguyen Huu Nghia – Deputy Dean, Faculty of Library-Information, Hanoi University of Culture, represented all trainee delivers speech

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Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga – NLV’s Director presents appreciated gift to Dr. Daniel G. Dorner

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Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga – NLV’s Director and Dr. Daniel G. Dorner present certificates to participants of training course of application the cataloging rules "Resources Description and Access” - Vietnamese edition

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NLV’s Leaders and Dr. Daniel G. Dorner take souvenir photo with participants of the training course

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News and photos: Thanh Ha