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National Diet Library Newsletter

No. 198, February 2015

The 33rd Mutual Visit Program
between the National Diet Library and the National Library of China


<<NDL delegation and senior officials of the NLC>>

The 33rd mutual visit program of the National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Library of China (NLC) was held in Beijing from November 18 to 25, 2014. Headed by Mr. Masaki NAKAYAMA, Library Counsellor of the Administrative Department, the NDL delegation consisted of the following other four members: Mr. Hiroyuki YUSA, Director, Administrative Division, Kansai-kan; Mr. Akihiro NAKAWATARI, Director, Humanities Division, Reader Services and Collections Department; Ms. Makiko HONDA, Senior Librarian, International Library of Children's Literature; and Ms. Ayaka YAMAMOTO, Service Administration Division, Reader Services and Collections Department (interpreter).

The highlight activities of the program are shown in the table below. Detailed presentations were made in each session, followed by active Q&A exchanges.

<<Table: Main program schedule>>

Opening Session
(Keynote speech)

November 19, 2014
  • "National Diet Library in the digital age – seeking a new direction of the digital library project after its 20th anniversary"
    Mr. Masaki NAKAYAMA (Library Counsellor of the Administrative Department, NDL)
  • "Development of the National Library of China in the digital age"
    Dr. CHEN Li (Deputy Director, NLC)

Session meeting 1

November 19, 2014
  • "Library cooperation activities of the National Diet Library in the digital age – focusing on projects to support libraries in Japan"
    Mr. Hiroyuki YUSA (Director, Administrative Division, Kansai-kan of the NDL)
  • "Status of promoting the digital library projects in China"
    Mr. CAO Ning (Director, Digital Resource & Service Department (Office of Digital Library Promotion Project), NLC)

Session meeting 2

November 20, 2014
  • "Cultural activities and public relations of the National Diet Library"
    Mr. Akihiro NAKAWATARI (Director, Humanities Division, Reader Services and Collections Department, NDL) and Ms. Makiko HONDA (Senior Librarian, International Library of Children's Literature, NDL)
  • "Cultural activities and public relations of the National Library of China – from the example of promoting resources of the Chinese Memory project"
    Ms. TANG Gengsheng (Director, Social Education Department, NLC)

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