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Shenyang Municipal Library celebrates its 110th anniversary
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-12-19 15:26

Service network of Shenyang Municipal Library gets increasingly perfect.

December 18 is the 110th anniversary for the establishment of Shenyang Municipal Library.

In 1908 (Guangxu 34th year, Qing Dynasty), Provincial Capital Library of Fengtian (today's Shenyang Municipal Library) opened to the public.It's the first public library in NE China and the 5th public library of China at that time, which has profound influence the society.

Shenyang Municipal Library was established at the end of Qing Dynasty, formed during the Republic of China, destroyed in the war and developed after the founding of new China. Former chief librarian Xie Yinchang is first person who introduced "library science" to China.;Former chief librarian Shi Rong was the honorary compiler of historiography of Qing Dynasty;Former chief librarian Bian Hongru was honored as the first man of NE China archaeology who made textual research on 20 pieces of western painting bronze engravings;Former chief librarian Wu Xizhen is a master of translation who argued to solve the dispute of library building.After continuous effort of generations, Shenyang Municipal Library now owns a rich collection of books and has achieved impressive and brilliant achievements.From only about 9400 kinds of documentary collections at the very beginning to 5 million documentary collections in 2018, generations of librarians devoted all their effort to the development of the library.

Since the founding of new China, especially the reform and opening-up, under the concern and support of the CPC and the government, Shenyang Municipal Library moves forward in succession, develops in innovation and constantly marches on to be a modernized library.At present, Shenyang Municipal Library opens to the public for free all year round. It receives 3 million readers each year and lends about 1.7 million literature and documents. It has achieved significant result in the creation of the third place. "Saturday Theater", "Liaohai Forum--Shenyang Municipal Library Lecture", "Charm of Shenyang", "A Date with the Good Movies" and "Art Gallery of Shenyang Municipal Library" have a profound influence to the public.The construction of digital library has been promoted solidly. "Rhythm of Spring" assistant reading service received warm praise from the public. "Credit book borrowing" opens the new "credit+ reading+ internet" public-benefit book borrowing pattern. WeChat official account, MicroBlog, mobile phone APP and other new media service platforms are opened. Digital storage has reached 1100T.Service network has been constantly improved. Free interlibrary loan system with 12 libraries of district and county level has been achieved. Free interlibrary loan system among 19 public libraries all over the city will be realized soon. There will be 113 library branches and movable libraries by then. Reference on Decision Making,Information of National People's CongressCultural Reference and other second and third documents won highly praise from users and officials of all levels.Shenyang Municipal Library has been assessed as first class library in all public library assessment implemented by Ministry of Culture since 1998.It has been listed in the third batch of national key protection units of ancient books.

At the time of the 110th anniversary, Shenyang Municipal Library will host three symposiums. Chu Shuqing, chief librarian of Zhejiang Provincial Library and famous expert, Professor Ke Ping, Changjiang Scholar and mentor of doctoral candidates of Nankai University, Zhu Yong, superintendent of Imperial Palace Museum Film & TV Institute, doctor of art and scriptwriter of What's New at Imperial Palace, will come to Shenyang to meet the readers and give keynote speeches.Besides, picture exhibition on the 110 years of history of Shenyang Municipal Library, ancient and rare books exhibition, movie appreciation, application and popularization of digital resources will be held. Zheng Qingwei, chief librarian of Shenyang Municipal Library, told the reporter that in the future, Shenyang Municipal Library will take the 110th anniversary as the opportunity, build up urban study, characteristic community libraries and ecological theme libraries; Deepen the creation of the third space and establish "supporting exploration hall for reading culture";Establish Northeast Asia Library Alliance;Explore and develop culture and data industry.

Reporter Li Hao, Han Yuhao and Lan Enfa

 
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