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Harvard-Yenching Conference Has Global Scope

At a two-day conference co-sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Library and Peking University Library, library directors and colleagues explored international collaboration and strategies for the future. 


On October 13 and 14, library professionals from China, the United States, and Canada gathered together in the Lamont Forum Room for a wide-ranging series of panel discussions and talks on the future of academic libraries.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Library and the Peking University Library, the conference aimed to increase opportunities of cooperation and collaboration among the academic libraries of the United States and China. Participants explored topics such as building global collections, digital humanities, conservation and preservation, archives, and open access. 

Library directors from Peking University, Tsing Hua University, Southeast University, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao-tung University, Tong Zhi University, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Sun Yat-sen University, Lanzhou University, Southwest Normal University, and Northeast Normal University joined East Asian library directors from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Duke, Michigan, University of Chicago, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and the University of Toronto, along with American library directors from Harvard, MIT, and Dartmouth.

The next conference will be co-hosted by the Xiamen University Library and the East Asian Library of the University of Chicago at Xiamen University in October 2018.

Written by Harvard Library Communications.

Published on October 19, 2016.