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Associate Professor Zhang Jing’s team completed the translation of IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines

Last updated :2017-07-05

Source: School of Information Management
Written by: School of Information Management
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

On June 14, 2017, the Chinese version of the IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition, translated by Associate Professor Zhang Jing and her team from the School of Information Management at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), was launched on IFLA’s official website (https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/9512) .
 

 


The publishing of IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines in 2002 filled the void of common guidelines for school libraries in the world. IFLA ratified School Library Guidelines (2nd edition) in June 2015, which provided a more comprehensive and balanced guidance to school libraries of all countries under new circumstance.

During the World Library and Information Congress and IFLA 2016 General Conference and Assembly in August 2016, Associate Professor Zhang Jing presented a preliminary research on applicability of School Library Guidelines in China, which gained high appreciation from the Conference Chairman and Committee on Standards. Soon after that, Zhang was invited to translate the Guidelines into Chinese. After nearly a year of translating and proofreading for several times, Zhang’s team delivered a Chinese version of IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines (2nd edition), which has been launched on IFLA Committee on Standards’ website. Lin Qianli, Zhang Ying, Wu Yufan, and other researchers from the School of Information Management of SYSU also participated in the translation of the Guidelines.

Associate Professor Zhang Jing was successfully elected as a new member of IFLA’s Committee on Standards in May 2017, and her term of office is from August 2017 to August 2019. The committee is affiliated with IFLA’s Governing Board, one of the 6 current strategies of IFLA. It takes charge of coordinating standard works of IFLA and other related organizations, supporting every professional organization attached to IFLA, especially professional groups’ standardization activities. Up to April 30, 2017, IFLA has launched 54 current international standards in different forms, including guideline, conceptual model, code in digital format, description rule of resources, best practice, etc., which cover information resources organization, information resources description, library activities and services, etc.