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Durham University Library represented at a major conference in China

(8 November 2017)

This August, Dr Mamtimyn Sunuodula was a special guest of honour at 2017 International Conference on Integrated Development of Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries which was held in Taiyuan, China.

Durham University was a special guest of honour institution at 2017 International Conference on Integrated Development of Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries which was held in Taiyuan, China. Attended by over 1,200 library and museum directors, leaders of cultural organizations, government officials, academics, publishers and software developers from across China, Asia Pacific and globally, it is one of the most significant such gatherings East Asia. 

Durham University Library and its Area Studies Librarian, Dr Mamtimyn Sunuodula, was one of a few guests of honour whose names were given special mention by the Conference Chairman in the opening address.

Dr Mamtimyn Sunuodula gave a presentation at the Conference main hall entitled “Beyond the Confines of Sinology: ‘Going Out’ and Service Innovation in Chinese Studies Libraries in the 21st Century”, which discussed the role of academic libraries in university internationalisation. 

The Conference itself was a significant event and it was reported on the prime time Chinese national television news. During the Conference, Dr Sunuodula has been interviewed by journalists for local newspapers focusing on Chinese studies, China-related research and resources in Durham and how that might help promote better understanding and relations between the peoples of China and Britain.

The link to video stream of news report from China Central Television (CCTV) (in Chinese):

http://m.cctv.com/dc/v/index.shtml?guid=f9fd75b492ab4c47805947a883bc3344&from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

Other conference themes were:

  • Big Data: New Possibilities and Service Models for Academic Publishing
  • Digital Publishing and digital humanities
  • Digitizing Library Collections