2011 International Seminar on Chinese Digital Publishing and Digital Library, co-hosted by Tsinghua University Library and CNKI, was held in Beijing from August 29th to 31st. As many as 460 domestic and overseas experts and scholars in publishing industry and library & information industry, got together to explore how to press ahead with the cooperation of digital publishing and digital library in "Cloud era" .
In the afternoon of August 29th, The deputy president of Tongfang Co., Ltd and president of CNKI, Wang Mingliang delivered a opening speech. Deng Wei, the deputy party secretary of Tsinghua University and deputy chairman of University Council , gave a welcome speech. The Vice Minister of GAPP, Wu Shulin attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech. He praised the library & information industry¡¯s contribution to the development in the publishing sector. He said CNKI plays a pivotal role in disseminating China's academic culture to the world, as well as in the deep transcultural communication between China and the rest of the world.
The seminar lasted for 2 days, where attendees made in-depths discussions on Resource Construction and Service of Chinese Libraries Worldwide as well as Law and Social Development in China. Along with over 30 speakers from home and abroad, Shao Dongfang, the Chief Librarian of East Asian Library, Stanford University, Matthias Kaun, the Chief Librarian of East Asian Library, Berlin State Library, Peter E.Sidorko, University Library of The University of Hong Kong, Chao-Chen Chen, Chief Librarian of East Asian Library, Taiwan Normal University, Yu Dianli, General Manager of Commercial Press delivered speeches during the symposium. Wide interests were drawn by "Cloud Publishing+Cloud Service+Cloud Library" from CNKI . CNK hope to help more Chinese digital publications go global through this platform.
Attendees visited Library of Tsinghua University and Library of Peking University in the afternoons on 30th and 31st August with warm welcome. This tour inspired librarians worldwide for better communication.