Seminar on “Reading culture in a digital age – Reality and solutions”

 On the morning of August 28,  the Conference of Reading Culture in the Digital Age – Situation and Solutions was held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics​ attracting much attention from related units and ministries.

The seminor was attended by representatives of the Leadership Committee of Culture, Education, Youth and Children of the National Assembly; leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; representatives of departments and units under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Ministry of Education and Training; Ministry of Information and Communications; representatives of public libraries, specialized libraries, publishers; experts, scientists, managers, representatives of library users, press agencies.

The library industry has seen many positive signs of development in the past time, details are as follows:

– In 2017, the total number of public libraries / reading rooms, basic bookcases is 20,768 libraries (up 15% compared to 2016).

– Commune library network is 3,257 libraries (up 20% compared to 2016) – Basic reading room is 16,727 (up 15% compared to 2016)

– The total number of readers to the library reached 29 million, an increase of 8% compared to 2016

– Total number of books and newspapers served by the library reached 55 million, an increase of 20% compared to 2016

– 2017 is also the year of breakthrough in the service of readers of the district library with 9.9 million readers and 20 million circulated books, increasing by 40% compared to 2016.

At the seminor, participants discussed the positive impacts, opportunities and challenges of information and communication technology to reading culture in general and library activities in particular; the status of electronic documents, digital documents and services for library use and solutions for developing reading culture in libraries; identify breakthrough solutions to develop reading culture, enhance electronic resources, digital materials, enhance online services in libraries, experience and effective operating models for development Reading culture … Through the workshop, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will collect data to contribute to building specific orientations and solutions in promoting the reading and operation culture library in a digital age.

Come to the seminor, IDT Vietnam is honored to become a sponsor as well as an activity to introduce some intelligent document digitizing devices to serve the reading needs in the 4.0 era, including scanning devices: ET16 Plus, M3000 Pro of CZUR and Zeta of Zeutschel.

Here are some photos at the seminor:


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