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International Exchange

Year 2017

Year 2017

1. Continuously ongoing book exchanges with public libraries in the international community

  1. The Library donated 30 volumes of children's literature to the Boston Public Library, U.S.A., and received 30 volumes of books in English in return.
  2. The Library donated 30 volumes of novels for adults and children's picture books published in Taiwan to Seattle Public Library, U.S.A..
  3. Exchanged books with the San Francisco Public Library, U.S.A. This year, we donated 32 volumes of books to them, and received 32 volumes of books in English from them.
  4. Exchanged books with the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library, Korea. This year, we donated 47 volumes of books to them, and received 33 volumes of books in Korean from them.
  5. Exchanged books with the Yokohama City Central Library, Japan. This year, we donated 48 volumes of books to them, and received 32 volumes of books in Japanese from them.
  6. Exchanged books with the Gold Coast City Council, Australia. This year, we donated 31 volumes of books in children's picture books and junior fiction suitable for ages up to 12 to them.
  7. Exchanged books with the Shanghai Library, China. This year, we donated 51 volumes of books to them, and received 77 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
  8. Exchanged books with the Biblioteca Central de Macau. This year, we donated 21 volumes of books to them.
  9. Exchanged books with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 33 volumes of Taiwanese domestic novels for adults to them, and received 30 volumes of books in English from them.
  10. Exchanged books with the Toronto Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in Chinese to them, and received 24 volumes of books in English from them.
  11. Exchanged books with La Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon (the Lyon Municipal Library), France. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in children's literature to them, and received 30 volumes of books in French from them.
  12. Exchanged books with the Centre national du livre pour enfants (the National Center of Books for Children), France. This year, we donated 30 books in children's literature to them, and received 8 volumes of books in French from them.
  13. Exchanged books with the Incheon Metropolitan Bukgu Library, Korea. This year, we donated 50 volumes of books to them, and received 107 volumes of books in Korean from them.
  14. Exchanged books with the Capital library of China. This year, we donated 108 volumes of books to them, and received 108 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
     
2. International visits of librarians
  1. Mr. Horng, Shih-chang, Director of the Library, and Mr. Ho, Chien-hao, manager of Qiming Branch, attended the 83th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held in Wroclaw, Poland from August 18 to 27, and presented paper and posters during the conference.
  2. A mutual staff exchange between the Shanghai Library and the Taipei Public Library was conducted. Ms. Jiang, Jing-Yi visited the Library for a period of service stay. In return, Ms. Lo, Wen-Ling, Researcher of Extension Section, also stayed for a period of time at the Shanghai Library.
  3. Mr. Horng, Shih-chang, Director of the Library, visited Seattle and Vancouver from September 23 to 29 to participate in the US–Canada Twin City Library Study Tour.
  4. Mr. Chen, Jian, Director of the Beijing Capital Library, along with others, visited TPL on September 26 to discuss collaborative efforts and organize the Cross-Strait City Public Library Seminar. Lan-Ying Chin, deputy director of the library’s repository center; repository center librarian Kuang Li; Yun Chen, associate research librarian of the digital library; and automotive library librarian Hsi Ku visited TPL between October 11 and 19 to provide desk services and also visited the Zhonglun Branch, Chi-Ming Branch, Guting Smart Library, Solar Library, Beitou Branch, and Lee Ko-Yung Memorial Library.
  5. Ms. Shu-Ping Li, Manager of Jiuzhuang Branch, visited Singapore from December 3 to 8 to participate in the Singapore library study tour.
     
3. A continuously ongoing membership international library and information organizations.

Taipei Public Library has been long-standing member of both the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), to provide literature and reading resources around the world to the citizens to extend their worldview, as well as enhance the image of Taipei Public Library.