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International Exchange

Year 2018

Year 2018

  1. Continuously ongoing book exchanges with public libraries in the international community
    1. The Library donated 26 volumes of children's literature to the Boston Public Library, U.S.A., and received 26 volumes of books in English in return.
    2. Exchanged books with the San Francisco Public Library, U.S.A. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books to them, and received 30 volumes of books in English from them.
    3. Exchanged books with the Gyeonggi Provincial Central Library, Korea. This year, we donated 32 volumes of books to them, and received 48 volumes of books in Korean from them.
    4. Exchanged books with the Incheon Metropolitan Bukgu Library, Korea. This year, we donated 75 volumes of books to them, and received 118 volumes of books in Korean from them.
    5. Exchanged books with the Incheon Metropolitan City Subong Library, Korea. This year, we donated 5 volumes of books in children's literature, and received 8 volumes of books in Korean from them.
    6. Exchanged books with the Yokohama City Central Library, Japan. This year, we donated 49 volumes of books to them, and received 40 volumes of books in Japanese from them.
    7. Exchanged books with the Gold Coast City Council, Australia. This year, we donated 33 volumes of books in children's picture books and junior fiction suitable for ages up to 12 to them, and received 30 volumes of books in English from them.
    8. Exchanged books with the Shanghai Library, China. This year, we donated 71 volumes of books to them, and received 66 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
    9. Exchanged books with the Biblioteca Central de Macau. This year, we donated 8 volumes of books to them, and received 3 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
    10. Exchanged books with the Capital library of China. This year, we donated 107 volumes of books to them, and received 77 volumes of books in Chinese from them.
    11. Exchanged books with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 30 volumes of Taiwanese domestic novels for adults to them.
    12. Exchanged books with the Toronto Public Library, Canada. This year, we donated 30 volumes of books in Chinese to them, and received 25 volumes of books in English from them.
    13. Exchanged books with La Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon (the Lyon Municipal Library), France. This year, we donated 32 volumes of books in children's literature to them, and received 30 volumes of books in French from them.
    14. Exchanged books with the Centre national du livre pour enfants (the National Center of Books for Children), France. This year, we donated 31 books in children's literature to them, and received 6 volumes of books in French from them.
  1. International visits of librarians
  1. Mr. Horng, Shih-chang, Director of the Library, and Ms. Shen, Dong-Mei, manager of Beitou Branch, attended the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 24 to 31, and presented posters during the conference.
  2. Ms. Zheng, Xiang, counselor of Extension Section, visited the Beijing Capital Library from August 11 to 17, and attended the opening ceremony of the “Reading Taipei” in the Beijing Capital Library.
  3. Mr. Horng, Shih-chang, Director of the Library, visited Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany from October 29 to November 5 to participate in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany library study tour.
  4. Ms. Lu, Yu-min from the Shanghai Library visited the Taipei Public Library for a period of service stay.
  1. 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.