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Training courses on application of the cataloging rule Resource Description and Access –Vietnamese edition for libraries in Viet Nam

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In implementing the National Library of Viet Nam’sprofessional training plan for the year 2018 approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, from October 1 to November 2, 2018, the National Library of VietNam (NLV) has organized training courseson application of the cataloging rule Resource Description and Access –Vietnamese edition for core cataloguers in the north, central, and south regionsof Viet Nam in order togive instructions for thelibraries to usethe cataloging tools todescribecontent of the digital resources, as well as the resources in non-digital formats (traditional materials).  Resource Description and Access (RDA) is an international cataloging standard which is based on the Anglo-American Cataloging Rule (AACR2), has designed for digital environment to meet the change and development of the information resources. The birth of the RDA has marked an important change, a step forward in the catalogingactivityand been officially applied in many libraries around the world. The organization ofthe training courses onapplication of the RDA cataloging rules for Vietnamese libraries comes from the requirement of modernizing library - information activities with the aim to increase exchanges, share information and promote international integration, especially standardization in processing information and materials.

 

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

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To carry out the duty assigned by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) on implementing projects of developing National Standards, on December 28, 2018, the NLV organized the first symposium with the aim to exchange, discuss and receive comments of scientists, managers and experts in the field of library, information and standards for the 2nd draft of the National Standard “Information and Documentation: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries”. So far, there hasn’t been anyofficial documents on regulations and guidelines related to the standardofRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries in Viet Nam. This leadsto the unsynchronizedand inconsistentapplication of the RFID technology into library operation and management, causing difficulties in many processes, such as borrowing/returning materials, inventory, interlibrary loan... Therefore, research and development of the National Standard on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in libraries, specifically the establishment of rules for a data pattern and coding rules for the use of RFID tags for documents matchingthe needs of all library types is necessary and catches up with theoperation trend of the library information agencies around the world in the context of information technology is constantly changing and developing rapidlylike today.

 

The National Library of Korea presents books to the National Library of Viet Nam

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Within the series of activities of the project "Window on Korea" period 2016-2020, on December 18, 2018, the National Library of VietNam and the Korean Cultural Center in VietNam (representing the National Library of Korea) co-organizedthe Books presentation ceremony for the next phase of the project signed between the two Libraries. In this phase, the National Library of Korea has presented over 200 book titles with various topics in Korean and English to the National Library of Viet Nam. These books will be added to the foreign languages collection of the Library to help scientists, researchers and students learn more about country and people of the Kimchi land. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dung - Deputy Director of the National Library of VietNam expressed the sincere thanks to colleagues of the National Library of Korea as well as leader and staff of the Korean Cultural Centerand hoped that the two national libraries will continue to have more effective cooperation in the future.

 

Training course on using Resource Description and Access – Vietnameseedition for libraries in northern provinces

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Implementing the 2018 professional training plan of the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the morning of October 1, 2018, in Hai Phong, the NLV held the opening of the training course on using the Resource Description and Access-Vietnamese edition for core cataloguers in northern provinces. This is the first training course of the 3 courses to be held in the North, the Centre and the South respectively. Attending the opening ceremony was Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga - Director of the NLV, Ms. Tran Thi Hoang Mai - Deputy Director of Hai Phong Service of Culture, Sports and Tourism, library leaders in charge of technical services and cataloguers of some information and library institutions in northern mountains and the Red River delta provinces.

 

National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children surveyed the implementation of the Library Ordinance at the National Library of Viet Nam

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On September 13th 2018, the delegation of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children (CCEYAC) paid an official visit to the National Library of VietNam(NLV) to survey the implementation of the Library Ordinance of the library. The delegation included Ms. Hoang Thi Hoa - Vice Chairwoman of the CCEYAC; Mr. Nguyen Quoc Hung - Standing Member of the CCEYAC, Mr. Phan Viet Luong - Standing Member of the CCEYAC; Mr.Vu Minh Dao - Director of the Department of Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children(DCEYAC); Ms. Nguyen Thi Sau – Deputy Director of the DCEYAC; Ms. Doan Quynh Dung - Deputy Director of the Library Department; Mr. Nguyen Huu Gioi - President of Vietnamese Library Association and expertsof the NA Office and Library Department. Welcoming the delegation wereMs. Kieu Thuy Nga - Director of the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV)andthe Deputy Directors, Head of the library’s divisions.

 
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