Archive for May, 2009

Serving International Students

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Glad to see some new faces at Asian Library recently. The girl was thrilled finding her favourate journal on the browsing table-San lian sheng huo zhou kan. A young man, sounds like a graduate student, asked me for Chinese text books in his field–热动力学。A soft speaking girl needs academic resources on 独生子女问题研究, and she worried about the requirement […]

Ref Request from Local Film Industry

Monday, May 11th, 2009

They always come in the summer time, and this time is a documentary film on dance in Tang dynasty. They usually request for original images and artifacts from various time period and provinces. They like to use poems or proverbs from China, so request for translation. Sort of fun reference work, but very time consuming. […]

Meeting in Chicago

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Feel lucky meeting so many colleagues sharing common interests. I’ve learned the most from Mr. Ma’s presentation on large set reprints and duplicate titles among them. More and more libraries are going for shelf-ready and the service prices are dropping.  Chinese e-books  and movie DVD collections have become common. Besides popular culture and film studies, science and technology […]

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