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  • Material Preservation & Restoration Training Workshop at the National Library of Viet Nam

    Material Preservation & Restoration Training Workshop at the National Library of Viet Nam

    The Training Workshop was held from October 23-25, 2023 with the participation of more than 100 trainees. At the training workshop, trainers will disseminate knowledge about: Preserving and safely using antique books and special collections; Preserving traditional materials at the National Library of Viet Nam; General overview about Digital Preservation Process and Tools; Practices of Long-term Conservation, and Strategic Planning for Digital Resources at the National Library of China; General overview about restoring ancient books… At the end of the training course, trainees will master the principles, knowledge and methodologies of preserving and restoring materials; the work of protecting and promoting value of endangered ancient materials to prolong the materials’ life, contributing to preserve the cultural heritage, promote the quintessence of national culture and transferred to future generations to continue inheriting and using.

  • Training course on data processing and standardization for libraries and library-information centers nationwide

    Training course on data processing and standardization for libraries and library-information centers nationwide

    Implementing Decision number 875/QD-BVHTTDL dated March 31, 2023 of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism on annual training of digital transformation, from September 20-21, 2023, in Da Nang, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) organized a training course on data processing and standardization. As a continuation ofthe training courses "Digitizing materials forimplementation ofdigital transformation" in the series of professional training courses organized by the NLVsince2022 with the topics: Standard file formats for digital materials; provide guidance onthe process of digitizing documentsand processing digital materialsusing free software while still meeting the quality requirements for processing digital materialsin library activities,this year's training program focuses on equipping and updating content aboutprocessing and standardizing metadata for digital resources, suitable for many audiences such as catalogers, metadata catalogers, manager and technical officer in charge of digital library development, database administrators, website developers...

  • Ceremony to announce the Decision to appoint Director of the National Library of Viet Nam

    Ceremony to announce the Decision to appoint Director of the National Library of Viet Nam

    On the morning of August 31, 2023, in Ha Noi, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) held a ceremony to announce the appointment decisions. Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Member of the Party Central Committee, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism attended and chaired the event.  At the ceremony, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism handed over the decisions and presented flowers to congratulate the appointed officials. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dung – Acting Director of the National Library of Viet Nam was presented the Decision No. 2532/QD-BVHTTDL dated August 30, 2023 to hold the position of Director of the National Library of Viet Nam from September 1, 2023 with a 5-year appointment term. In the speech to congratulate and assign tasks to newly appointed officials, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung affirmed that in recent times, the personnel work has been carried out by the Party Civil Affairs Committee in the spirit of democracy, objectivity, transparency, fairness, and compliance with the correct procedures. In addition, the Minister emphasized that this appointment is an assignment of tasks by the organization and expressed his desire and hope that the appointed officers will continue to learn and improve their knowledge and professional qualifications...

  • 88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands

    88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands

    From August 21 to 25, 202, the 88th World Libraries and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA WLIC 87) has taken place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Congress gathered more than 3,000 delegates representing the library and information industry of over 100 countries in the world. The Vietnamese delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dung, Acting Director of the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) has actively participated in the Congress. With the theme "Let's work together, let’s library", over 230 official sessions with more than 500 presentations shared about libraries and global vision, libraries with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, advocacy for library activities, copyright, artificial intelligence and libraries, the ways to promote reading and bringing back patrons to the library, development of language and digital skills, open access to culture, digital knowledge, library marketing, library services for people with disabilities, library and information sciences education, etc. In addition to the sessions taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Center, the Organizing Committee also live-streamed key sessions to promptly convey information to thousands of interested people globally.