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Visit by Fellow Librarians from the National Library of Korea (NLK)

Fellow librarians from the National Library of Korea (NLK), headed by Mr. Tae Young Park, Chief of the Digital Library Department, visited the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) on August 28, 2012 to meet with NLP Director, Atty. Antonio M. Santos. The group were warmly received by NLP Asst. Director Yolanda Jacinto and other staff who have been involved with Korean-related activities and projects.

Chinese Embassy Officials Visit the National Library of the Philippines (NLP)

Officials from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, headed by Mr. Pan Feng, the embassy's Cultural Counsellor, visited the NLP on August 23, 2012. The delegation donated more than 400 books on various aspects of Chinese history, language, literature, arts and culture as well as some children's books. They also paid a courtesy call to NLP Director Antonio M. Santos.

Cataloging Experts Meet in 1st NLP Salon on Resource Description and Access (RDA)

by Chona San Pedro

Distinguished librarians and/or catalogers from various institutions participated in a salon discussion on “What Now for RDA in the Philippines?” last July 23rd, 2012, at the Conference Room of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP). The meeting was hosted by the NLP Catalog Division and attended by selected experts on the topic.

NLP 125th Anniversary Celebration

National Library of the Philippines celebrates its 125th anniversary on August 12, 2012. The following activities are lined-up for employees and the general public during the 3-day celebration scheduled on August 22-24, 2012:

 

NLP Plans National Development for Public Libraries

Ensuring quality over quantity, addressing the lack of space and inadequate funding as well as the level of support available, questions on jurisdiction and supervision, and exploring possible means of income generation such as the collection fees are merely the tip of the veritable iceberg of issues facing the public libraries and public librarians in the Philippines.

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