Title: Discover the mystery of Chinese local gazetteers: what to get and how to use
Time: 7-10 PM, March 19, 2013
Place: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, California (Room TBD)
This workshop is to address the needs from librarians who would like to learn about Chinese local gazetteers but have limited access to and use of such materials in their institutions. Contents to be covered include: a brief history of old and new gazetteers; compilation styles and layout; types of gazetteers (administrative levels, subjects, professionals); tools of using gazetteers; and research value of local gazetteers as special primary sources. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese. Materials used for training require reading knowledge of Chinese. To allow effective interactions during the workshop, seats are limited to 30. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Tang Li at email@example.com by December 21, 2012.
Dr. Ming-sun Poon
Reference librarian and Chinese area specialist, Library of Congress
Chinese bibliographer and cataloger, University of Pittsburgh