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National Library of Viet Nam organizes Book Festival Day 2019

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Implementing the Prime Minister's Decision on Viet Nam Book Day and the guidance of the Leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST), on April 19, 2019 the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) and agencies of ministries, sectors, libraries, schools, international organizations, enterprises...launched the Book Festival 2019. With the theme“Books - Connecting knowledge & development”, the Book Festival this year continuedto be held to honor the value of books, affirm the important role of books in social life, contributeto raisepublicawareness about theimportance of reading for acquiringknowledge and skills, developing thinking, educating, training and fostering human dignity.The Book Festival 2019has brought aboutmany meaningful activities, such as: The documentary exhibition“Books - Connecting Knowledge andDevelopment”; Authors, literary works exchange; Painting through book contest; Storytelling contest in Vietnamese; Storytelling contestin English; Authors, literary works Identity contest




National Library of Viet Nam presents books to border posts in Cao Bang Province

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In response to Viet Nam Book Day April 21st, the World Book and Copy Right Day April 23rd, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) has implemented the plan for 2019 Book Festival entitled “Books-Connecting Knowledge and Development”, with the aim to honor the value of books, affirm the role and importance of books in social life, encourage and promote the reading movement, contributing to building the reading culture in Viet Nam…. Within the framework of the festival, beside activities organized at the library headquarter, the NLV has actively and positively contacted and sought funding, called books donation for municipal/provincial libraries, district and commune libraries, and ethnic people in the highlands and remote areas, especially soldiers safeguarding the airspace, the islands and the borders of the country.


Second symposium: Contributions to development of National Standard “Information and Documentation: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries”

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On February 27, 2019, in Ho Chi Minh City, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) organized a symposium to continue exchange, discuss and receive comments of library and information agencies and experts in the Southern region for the 2nd draft of the National Standard “Information and Documentation: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries”. This is the second symposium, before that, the first one was held in Ha Noi on December 28, 2018 by the NLV. The symposium has received many positive exchanging ideas and discussions of scientists, managers and experts in the field of library, information and standards. Participants of the symposium have agreed on the neccessity to research and develop the national standard for radio frequency identification (RFID) in libraries in the context of information technology is constantly changing, developing rapidly and impacting strongly on all sectors and fields of activities, including the library field. The comments at the symposium focused on contributing ideas to continue to improve the standard, such as unifying the use of some terms in the standard, Vietnameseization in translating to ensure the scientific, clarity, easy to understand and use; Consult and update the latest version of ISO 28560-2:2018 Information and  documentation – Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries – Part 2: Encoding of RFID data elements based on rules from ISO/IEC 15962; Continue to develop national standards in the field of library activities...


27th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania in Singapore

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From February20-21, 2019, the 27thConference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania – abbreviated asCDNLAO 27) was held at the National Library of Singaporewith the participation of 41 delegates representing22 national libraries in the region. The conference selected the theme “What is our future? National Libraries in 2040” to celebrate the 40th anniverary of CDNL-AO establishment. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, Ms. Elaine Ng – Chief Executive of the National Library Board Singapore, chair person of the conference, welcomed all delegates and affirmed the role of CDNL-AO in sharing and bringing together issues and solutions for national libraries in the region. She also emphasized that future is the age of digital era when libraries are facing with many challenges in the industrial revolution 4.0, thus the library sector in general and the national libraries in particular need to orient the future, develop plans and visions for the national libraries in 2040.


National Library of Viet Nam held Conference to reviewactivities in 2018 and deploy the tasks in 2019

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On January 5th 2019, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) helda Conference to reviewits activities in 2018 and deploy the tasks in 2019. Attending the Conference were Mrs. Trinh Thi Thuy - Member of the Party Executive Committee, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST); Mr. Nguyen Tuan Linh - Director, Chairmanof the MoCST's Trade Union; Mrs. Vu Duong Thuy Nga - Director ofthe Library Department; Mr. Le Ngoc Trung - Deputy Director of the Emulation and Reward Department, MoCST; the DirectoralBoard, officials and employeesof the NLV.  The conference has discussed and evaluated the achievements and limitations of the work in 2018 and set out the direction and operation plan for 2019. It is clearly stated in the conference’sreport that: In 2018, the NLV has effectively implemented its targets and working plans, achieved the outstanding achievements as follows:

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