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Chronology of Mutual Visit Programs between the National Diet Library and the National Library of China

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No. (Year) Period Exchange activities Reports
36 (2017) in Japan Nov. 14 to Nov.21
  1. Keynote speech
    "New start, new initiative, new development: NLC is now moving ahead" (keynote speech by NLC) (PDF: 167 KB)
    "Activities of the NDL 2016-2017" (keynote speech by NDL) (PDF: 177 KB)
  2. Theme 1: Activity performance evaluation
    "The 13th Five-Year Plan Outline of the NLC" (report by NLC) (PDF: 166 KB)
    "Activity performance evaluation of the NDL" (report by NDL) (PDF: 142 KB)
  3. Theme 2: Research and development at national libraries
    "The NLC Science and Technology Innovation Services" (report by NLC) (PDF: 165 KB)
    "Research and development at the NDL 1" (report by NDL) (PDF: 122 KB)
    "Research and development at the NDL 2” (report by NDL) (PDF: 152 KB)
NDL Newsletter No. 216 (Feb. 2018)
35 (2016) in China Nov. 28 to Dec. 4
  1. Keynote speech
    "Development of the NLC in a new age" (keynote speech by NLC) (PDF: 420 KB)
    "From 2016 to 2017 – the new start of the NDL" (keynote speech by NDL) (PDF: 186 KB)
  2. Theme 1: Bibliographic services
    "Integration and indication of document resources at the NLC" (report by NLC) (PDF: 605 KB)
    "Bibliographic services at the NDL" (report by NDL) (PDF: 290 KB)
  3. Theme 2: Preservation of materials and construction of stacks
    "Reviewing document repair and preservation projects at the NLC" (report by NLC) (PDF: 505 KB)
    "Preservation of materials and construction of stacks at the NDL" (report by NDL) (PDF: 290 KB)
Monthly Bulletin No. 670 (Feb. 2017) (PDF: 6.41 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 210 (Feb. 2017)
34 (2015) in Japan Nov. 24 to Dec. 1
  1. Keynote speech
    "National Diet Library 2014–2015" (keynote speech by NDL) (PDF: 1.3 MB)
    "New roles, new goals, and the development of the National Library of China" (keynote speech by NLC) (PDF: 1.1 MB)
  2. Theme 1: Services for the handicapped in the digital era
    "Services for the handicapped in the digital era" (report by NDL) (PDF: 354 KB)
    "Current status of services for the handicapped at the National Library of China" (report by NLC) (PDF: 2.2 MB)
  3. Theme 2: Collecting, preserving, and providing non-book materials
    "Collecting, preserving, and providing non-book materials: Focusing on audio-visual materials" (report by NDL) (PDF: 587 KB)
    "Collecting, preserving, and providing audio-visual materials at the National Library of China" (report by NLC) (PDF: 479 KB)
Monthly Bulletin No. 658 (Feb. 2016) (PDF: 4.29 MB)
NDL Newsletter No.204 (Feb. 2016)
33 (2014) in China Nov. 18 to Nov. 25
  1. Keynote speech
    "Actions of the National Diet Library in the digital age: Searching new direction in the 20th year of Electronic Library Projects" Report by NDL (PDF: 330 KB)
    "The Development of National Library of China in the digital age" Report by NLC (PDF: 398 KB)
  2. Theme 1
    "Library support projects in the digital age: focusing on cooperation projects for domestic libraries" Report by NDL (PDF: 300 KB)
    "Status of the digital library promoting project" Report by NLC (PDF: 426 KB)
  3. Theme 2
    "Cultural and publicizing activities of the National Diet Library" Report by NDL (PDF: 322 KB)
    "Cultural and publicizing activities in National Library of China: -Promulgation of literal resources in Chinese memory project as an example" Report by NLC (PDF: 446 KB)
Monthly Bulletin No. 646 (Jan. 2015) (PDF: 3.87 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 198 (Feb. 2015)
32 (2013) in Japan Oct. 22 to Oct. 27
  1. Keynote speech: New dimensions of user services
    Report by NDL (PDF: 189 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 234 KB)
  2. Theme 1: New trends of legislative information services
    Report by NDL (1) (PDF: 199 KB)
    Report by NLC (1) (PDF: 235 KB)
  3. Theme 2: Acquisition and provision of online publications - current situation and future issues
    Report by NDL (2) (PDF: 200 KB)
    Report by NLC (2) (PDF: 248 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 632 (Nov. 2013) (PDF: 3.33 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 192 (Dec. 2013)
31 (2012) in China Nov. 20 to Nov. 27
  1. Keynote speech
    "Strategy and future vision of the National Diet Library" Report by NDL (PDF: 295 KB)
    "Development vision and strategic plan of the National Library of China" Report by NLC (PDF: 332 KB)
  2. Theme 1
    "Long-term collection preservation at the National Diet Library" Report by NDL (PDF: 302 KB)
    "Information resources long-term preservation project at the National Library of China: strategic plan and policy measures" Report by NLC (PDF: 352 KB)
  3. Theme 2: Efforts for the digital library
    "Significance of the facility development at the National Diet Library" Report by NDL (PDF: 294 KB)
    "Construction status of the National Library of China's facilities and related service plans" Report by NLC (PDF: 349 KB)
Monthly Bulletin No. 622 (Jan. 2013) (PDF: 4.27 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 187 (Feb. 2013)
30 (2011) in Japan Nov. 8 to Nov. 15
  1. Keynote speech
    Report by NDL (PDF: 279 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 324 KB)
  2. Theme 1: Recovery from earthquake disasters
    Report by NDL (1) (PDF: 344 KB)
    Report by NLC (1) (PDF: 355 KB)
  3. Theme 2: Efforts for the digital library
    Report by NDL (2-1) (PDF: 257 MB)
    Report by NDL (2-2) (PDF: 655 KB)
    Report by NLC (2) (PDF: 409 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 610 (Jan. 2012) (PDF: 4.27 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 180 (Dec. 2011)
29 (2010) in China Nov. 24 to Dec. 1
  1. Keynote speech
    "Purpose of establishment of the National Diet Library and development of the service for the Diet" (keynote speech by NDL) (PDF: 332 KB)
    "Construction and management of the legislative reference service system at the National Library of China" (keynote speech by NLC) (PDF: 307 KB)
  2. Theme 1
    "Organization and staff for the service for the Diet and research and information service at the National Diet Library" (report by NDL) (PDF: 221 KB)
    "Contents and characteristics of the legislative reference service conducted by the National Library of China for the government" (report by NLC) (PDF: 287 KB)
  3. Theme 2
    "Electronic information service for the Diet at the National Diet Library" (report by NDL) (PDF: 2.31 MB)
    "Innovation and development of the legislative reference service of the National Library of China in the digital environment" (report by NLC) (PDF: 469 KB)
Monthly Bulletin No. 598 (Jan. 2011) (PDF: 3.43 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 176 (Feb. 2011)
28 (2009) in Japan Nov. 24 to Dec. 1
  1. National Libraries in Digital Age (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 171 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 197 KB)
  2. Web Archiving (Theme 1)
    Report by NDL (1) (PDF: 190 KB)
    Report by NLC (1) (PDF: 299 KB)
  3. Digitization (Theme 2)
    Report by NDL (2) (PDF: 175 KB)
    Report by NLC (2) (PDF: 191 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 589 (Apr. 2010) (PDF: 3.42 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 170 (Dec. 2009)
27 (2007) in China Nov. 4 to Nov. 11 Theme: Digital library
  1. Keynote speech
    Report by NDL (PDF: 53 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 33 KB)
  2. Section meeting
    Report by NDL (1) (PDF: 61 KB)
    Report by NLC (1) (PDF: 255 KB)
    Report by NDL (2) (PDF: 108 KB)
    Report by NLC (2) (PDF: 40 KB)
  3. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 563 (Feb. 2008) (PDF: 4.95 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 159 (Feb. 2008)
26 (2006) in Japan Nov. 14 to Nov. 21 Theme: Library services via websites
  1. Keynote speech
    Report by NDL (PDF: 53 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 33 KB)
  2. Section meeting
    Report by NDL (1) (PDF: 61 KB)
    Report by NLC (1) (PDF: 255 KB)
    Report by NDL (2) (PDF: 108 KB)
    Report by NLC (2) (PDF: 40 KB)
  3. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 551 (Feb. 2007) (PDF: 2.31 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 154 (Apr. 2007)
25 (2005) in China Nov. 22 to Nov. 29 Theme: Acquisition, preservation and provision of digital resources
  1. Keynote speech
    Report by NDL (PDF: 56 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 52 KB)
  2. Section meeting
    Report by NDL (PDF: 40 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 66 KB)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 125 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 63 KB)
  3. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 539 (Feb. 2006) (PDF: 2.02 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 147 (Feb. 2006)
24 (2004) in Japan Nov. 8 to Nov. 17
  1. Management of national libraries (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 52 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 42 KB)
  2. Human resources development
    Report by NDL (PDF: 54 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 48 KB)
  3. Activity evaluation system
    Report by NDL (PDF: 47 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 45 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 527 (Feb. 2005) (PDF: 2.28 MB)
NDL Newsletter No. 141 (Feb. 2005)
23 (2003) in China Nov. 24 to Dec. 3
  1. Enhancement of the functions of national libraries (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 41 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 67 KB)
  2. Online information resources: acquisition, organization and use
    Report by NDL (PDF: 51 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 46 KB)
  3. New development of library cooperation
    Report by NDL (PDF: 41 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 40 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 514 (Feb. 2004)
NDL Newsletter No. 135 (Feb. 2004)
22 (2002) in Japan Nov. 18 to Nov. 27
  1. Development of new services at national libraries (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 16 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 24 KB)
  2. Development of digital library services
    Report by NDL (PDF: 23 KB)
    Report by NLC-1 (PDF: 15 KB)
    Report by NLC-2 (PDF: 19 KB)
  3. Discussion on the Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 503 (Feb. 2003)
NDL Newsletter No. 129 (Feb. 2003)
21 (2001) in China Sep. 19 to Sep. 28
  1. Remote services of the national library in the 21st century (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 64 KB)
    Report by NLC
  2. Reference service in the electronic environment
    Report by NDL (PDF: 28 KB)
    Report by NLC
  3. Document supply service in the electronic environment
    Report by NDL (PDF: 20 KB)
    Report by NLC
  4. Discussion based on the Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
* Participation in the annual meeting of the China Society for Library Science held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Monthly Bulletin No. 491 (Feb. 2002)
NDL Newsletter No. 122 (Nov. 2001)
20 (2000) in Japan Nov. 13 to Nov. 22
  1. National Libraries towards the New Century (Keynote speech)
    Report by NDL (PDF: 18 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 14 KB)
  2. Sharing library information resources
    Report by NDL (PDF: 16 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 12 KB)
  3. Digital library construction
    Report by NDL (PDF: 20 KB)
    Report by NLC (PDF: 23 KB)
  4. Discussion on Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 479 (Feb. 2001)
NDL Newsletter No. 117 (Jan. 2001)
19 (1999) in China Oct. 26 to Nov. 4
  1. Services of national (parliamentary) library into the 21st century (Main theme, keynote speech)
  2. Services for the parliament
  3. Discussion on the Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between the NDL and the NLC
Monthly Bulletin No. 468 (Mar. 2000)
NDL Newsletter No. 115 (Aug. 2000)
18 (1998) in Japan Nov. 8 to Nov. 19
  1. Electronic library projects for the 21st century (Keynote speech)
  2. Collection and provision of Asian materials and information
  3. Cooperation between the two libraries in the future (Focusing on the Letter of Intent concerning Exchange and Cooperation between NDL and NLC)
Monthly Bulletin No. 455 (Feb. 1999)
NDL Newsletter No. 108 (Apr. 1999)
17 (1997) in China Oct. 14 to Oct. 25
  1. Functions of national libraries in the digital age and possibilities of cooperation between Japanese and Chinese national libraries (Main theme, keynote speech)
  2. Cooperation in making bibliographic databases (Section meeting)
  3. Cooperation in document supply - mainly in copying service (Section meeting)
Monthly Bulletin No. 443 (Feb. 1998)
NDL Newsletter No. 106 (Mar. 1998)
16 (1996) in Japan Oct. 15 to Oct. 26
  1. Modernization of libraries and developing human resources (Main theme, keynote speech)
  2. Human resources development (Section meeting)
  3. Discussion with staff of Asian Materials Division (Section meeting)
Monthly BulletinNo. 430 (Jan. 1997)
NDL Newsletter No. 102 (Mar. 1997)
15 (1995) in China Oct. 5 to Oct. 15
  1. Library cooperation in the advanced information society (Keynote speech)
  2. Future plan for serial publications (Section meeting)
  3. Preservation of materials (Section meeting)
  4. Compilation and use of bibliographic database (Section meeting)
  5. Networking (Section meeting)
Monthly Bulletin No. 418 (Jan. 1996)
NDL Newsletter No. 98 (Jan. 1996)
14 (1994) in Japan Oct. 1 to Oct. 14
  1. Future plan of national libraries for the 21st century (Main theme, keynote speech)
  2. Review of services for onsite users focusing on reader services (Section meeting)
  3. Preservation and utilization of rare books and old materials (Section meeting)
* Discussion on international exchange and acquisition
Monthly Bulletin No. 406 (Jan. 1995)
NDL Newsletter No. 94 (Dec. 1994)
13 (1993) in China Oct. 12 to Oct. 25 Keynote speech: "Future library services of NDL and methodology"
  1. Functions and roles of libraries in the future
  2. Future development of the library and target models
  3. Ways and means for library services in the future
    (a) Media conversion of library materials: microfilming and digitization (Section meeting)
    (b) Mutual cooperation in the field of document delivery (Section meeting)
Monthly Bulletin No. 397 (Apr. 1994)
NDL Newsletter No. 92 (Mar. 1994)
12 (1992) in Japan May 25 to June 7
  1. Coordination of work and personnel matters following the automation of library work
  2. Services for the parliament
  3. Library facilities, including mechanical and electronic systems
* Attendance at Japan Library Association's centennial anniversary
Monthly Bulletin No. 379 (Oct. 1992)
NDL Newsletter No. 88 (Oct. 1992)
11 (1991) in China Sep. 9 to Sep. 22
  1. Library administration and management - with special reference to staff training
  2. Library automation
  3. Preservation of library materials - focusing on microfilming
Monthly Bulletin No. 371 (Feb. 1992)
10 (1990) in Japan Oct. 17 to Oct. 30
  1. Library administration and management - with special reference to personnel administration and staff training
  2. Preservation policies and programs
  3. Computerization of bibliographic information
Monthly Bulletin No. 358 (Jan. 1991)
NDL Newsletter No. 85 (Dec. 1990)
9 (1989) in China May 29 to June 11
  1. Utilization and preservation of library materials - focusing on copying services
  2. Library administration, management and facilities
  3. Expanding the exchange of publications between libraries
Monthly Bulletin No. 341 (Aug. 1989)
NDL Newsletter No. 83 (Dec. 1989)
8 (1988) in Japan May 25 to June 7
  1. Expanding the exchange of publications between the two libraries
  2. Facility management
  3. Others (general affairs related to library administration, exchange of views and ideas for promoting the mutual visit program, bookbinding)
Monthly Bulletin No. 331 (Oct. 1988)
NDL Newsletter No. 80 (Jul. 1988)
7 (1987) in China Oct. 27 to Nov. 7
  1. Library services in the new environment: Operations of the new buildings
    (1. Organization and personnel, 2. Services)
  2. Acquisition and utilization of scientific and technological materials (Section meeting)
Monthly Bulletin No. 324 (Mar. 1988)
NDL Newsletter No. 79 (Mar. 1988)
6 (1986) in Japan Aug. 23 to Sep. 5
  1. Transfer works
  2. General affairs related to library administration
  3. Reader services
  4. Exchange of government publications
* Participation in IFLA Tokyo Conference
Monthly Bulletin No. 312 (Mar. 1987)
NDL Newsletter No. 74/75 (Nov. 1986)
5 (1985) in China Sep. 10 to Sep. 23
  1. Organizational and personnel management
  2. Development of library services: library networking, its present condition and future prospects
  3. Deposit system and national bibliography
  4. Library automation (Original topic: Transfer to the new building)
Monthly Bulletin No. 299 (Feb. 1986)
Monthly Bulletin No. 301 (Apr. 1986)
NDL Newsletter No. 73 (Apr. 1986)
4 (1984) in Japan May 23 to June 5
  1. Plenary meeting (Overview of both libraries)
  2. Library administration: personnel administration and staff training (Section meeting)
  3. Library automation (Section meeting)
  4. Reader services and stack management (Section meeting)
Monthly Bulletin No. 282 (Sep. 1984)
NDL Newsletter No. 68 (Jul. 1984)
3 (1983) in China Sep. 2 to Sep. 15 Section meetings:
  1. Library organization and structure: duties and responsibilities of managers, work organization and management method
  2. Distribution of staff and in-service training
  3. Standardization of library operations
  4. Reader services of national libraries: methodology and problems
Monthly Bulletin: No. 275 (Feb. 1984)
NDL Newsletter: No. 66 (Nov. 1983)
2 (1982) in Japan Oct. 6 to Oct. 19 Section meetings:
  1. Reference services
  2. Selection of books
Monthly Bulletin: No. 261 (Dec. 1982)
Monthly Bulletin: No. 263 (Feb. 1983)
1 (1981) in China Oct. 21 to Nov. 3 Section meetings :
  1. Acquisition, cataloging and reader services
  2. Computer application
  3. Microfilming and photocopying
Monthly Bulletin: No. 252 (Mar. 1982)
Monthly Bulletin: No. 257 (Aug. 1982)
NDL Newsletter: No. 60 (Dec. 1981)