Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Libraries and the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia enter into a "Sister-Library" Relationship

The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, a government organization under the Parliament of Georgia and the main book depository of  the country entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Friendship and Cooperation with the DLSU Libraries last 01 April 2016 at the Audio Visual Room, The Learning Commons, 13th Floor Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.


As the primary gateway to information for the community, the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia and the DLSU Libraries desire to develop professional relations and establish a “Sister-Library” relationship based on friendship and mutual benefit and cooperate in the fields of automation of library bibliography processes, electronic exchange and delivery of documents, scientific bibliography, restoration and conservation of rare books and human resources development.

The sister-library project is an initiative of Consul Cunanan, working closely with Mr. Giorgi Kekelidze, Director of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. This is the first such relationship between Georgia and the Philippines and Georgia and Asia.This milestone partnership will strengthen cooperation in the following areas: automation of library bibliography processes; reciprocal use of electronic libraries and electronic catalogue, barring any third-party restrictions; exchange of electronic information; scientific research in the fields of book and book publishing; technologies of safeguarding, restoration and conservation of rare books;developing international book exchanges in order to improve archives of the libraries; organization of book exhibitions; exchange of experiences between the specialists of all fields of library work; and to organize training courses, workshops, scientific conferences, seminars.



The MOU was signed by Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, DLSU President and Mr. Thelmo Cunanan Jr. Honorary Consul of Georgia. The signing of MOU was also attended by Ms. Kai Shan Fernandez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services, Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido, Director of Libraries, and some of the librarians.


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