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No. 204, February 2016

The 34th Mutual Visit Program between the National Diet Library and the National Library of China


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

The 34th mutual visit program of the National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Library of China (NLC) was held in Tokyo from November 24 to December 1, 2015. Headed by Mr. WANG Dongbo, Director Assistant of the NLC, the delegation consisted of the following other four members: Mr. GU Ben, Director, Foreign Language Publications Acquisitions & Cataloguing Department; Ms. MAO Yajun, Director, Coordination & Operation Management Division; Ms. LI Cuiwei, Deputy Director, Reference Department; and Ms. WANG Wei, Acquisitions and Cataloguing Section of Eastern Language Books, Foreign Language Publications Acquisitions & Cataloguing 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 25, 2015
  • National Diet Library 2014-2015
    Mr. Mitsuaki AMINO (Deputy Librarian, NDL)
  • New roles, new goals: National Library of China is now improving
    Mr. WANG Dongbo (Director Assistant, NLC)
Session 1
November 26, 2015
Theme: Services for persons with print disabilities in the digital age
  • NDL’s services for persons with print disabilities in the digital age
    Mr. Tadahiko OSHIBA (Director, Library Support Division, Kansai-kan of the NDL)
  • An outline of NLC’s services for persons with print disabilities
    Ms. MAO Yajun (Director, Coordination & Operation Management Division, NLC)
Session 2
November 26, 2015
Theme: Collecting, preserving and providing non-book materials
  • Collecting, preserving and providing non-book materials – focusing on audio-visual materials
    Ms. Naoko KOBAYASHI (Director, Audio-Visual Materials Division, Reader Services and Collections Department, NDL)
  • NLC’s activities on collection, preservation and utilization of music and visual materials
    Mr. GU Ben (Director, Foreign Language Publications Acquisitions & Cataloguing Department, NLC)

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