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Vietnam’s Libraries: A Potential Catalyst for Building a Learning Society
the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014) (2014)
  • Zakir Hossain
Abstract
Vietnam has recently approved a decision for Building a Learning Society by 2020 and in this regard the country takes a range of initiatives such as established a special Center, namely ‘SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning’; a day distinctively ‘Book Day’ that aims to encourage reading among the people and increase awareness about the importance and significance of reading books to improve their knowledge and skills. The country also aims to develop and implement lifelong learning activities in libraries, museums, and cultural center clubs. In view of that, the government and non-government organizations have taken a number of enterprises to upgrade library systems and services throughout the country. This paper briefly discusses the initiatives has taken and the present library activities and reading habits of Vietnam’s people. A concise recommendation of the potentiality of Vietnam’s libraries in promoting lifelong learning for Building a Learning Society is also thrash out.
Keywords
  • Learning society,
  • Vietnam,
  • Library
Publication Date
Winter November 4, 2014
Publisher Statement
Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Citation Information
Zakir Hossain. "Vietnam’s Libraries: A Potential Catalyst for Building a Learning Society" the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014) (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zakir_hossain/17/