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Year 2002


  1. Based on the exchange agreement in 2001, book exchanges between the Vancouver Public Library and the Taipei Public Library is continuously ongoing.
  2. 286 volumes of books were sent to Langley Township Libraries, Canada in March.
  3. Signed the book exchange agreement with the North Lanarkshire Council, Britain. 27 volumes of Chinese books were sent in August.
  4. Grand opening of "The Small World" in October.
  5. Planned the Image Expo of International Public Libraries.
    To comply with the Life-long Learning Festival sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, the Expo was held with the objective to exhibit the international public libraries network, the service items, the library buildings and publications, etc., hoping to broaden the global view of Taipei citizens.
  6. Visited overseas institutions at which Chinese students are enrolled, participated in the 68th IFLA Annual Conference, and visited renowned universities and public libraries worldwide.
  7. International Public Libraries Expo
    An International Public Libraries Expo was held in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Taipei Public Library. In the Expo, the public libraries from other guest countries were introduced, which was aimed at promoting an awareness of understanding among public libraries in the international community.
  8. International Conference
    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Library, an International Conference was held for the purpose of inviting scholars and experts, domestic and abroad, to present their papers or give lectures on the topics of library operation, management and development. The focus of the conference is for the attendants to discuss and study new concepts and technologies in Library and Information Science (LIS), to exchange ideas and to learn from one another, as well as to accumulate a competitive amount of information towards a new frontier in public library services.