The Current Situation of Literary Reading in Vietnam Today, Its Solutions and Recommendations (17/07/2016)

For almost ten years now, the public has warned about the degradation of culture and the decline of reading culture in Vietnam as each person reads less than one book per year on average. Based on the analysis of current reading situation in general and literary reading in particular in our country, this article proposes solutions, recommendations towards fostering the reading culture promotion in general, literary reading in particular to fulfil the task of the country’s sustainable development.
Author: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dang Diep

The Library of French School of Asian Studies (EFEO) (17/07/2016)

The French School of Asian Studies (École française d'Extrême-Orient - EFEO) formerly the permanent archaeological mission in Indochina (Mission archéologique permanents en Indochine) was founded in 1898. The decree by the French President on the official foundation of EFEO indicated the objectives of the EFEO: 1/ To carry out research on the archaeological and philological exploration of the Indochinese Peninsula, and to contribute, by every means possible, to the understanding of its history, its monuments, and its languages. 2/ To contribute toward the study of the neighbouring regions and civilizations: India, China, Japan, the Malay world, etc. And to archive the above mention objectives, the tasks of EFEO are to maintain and develop libraries and museums of EFEO. Thus, together with conducting the scientific activities, EFEO have builded the library since the very beginning of its foundation and regarded the library development as the main mission of EFEO. The article generalizes about library of EFEO and briefly introduces the valuable documentation corpus filing here.
Author: Ngo The Long

The Current Issues in Management and Operation of Libraries belonging to Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (17/07/2016)

The article assesses the current library-information operation situation within Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences based on the results of surveys; at the same time, proposes a certain number of recommendations for improving library operation in the whole system towards modernization, better satisfaction the needs of the information users and researchers, corresponding to common trend of domestic and international libraries.
Author: MA. Nguyen Thi Minh Trung