Library Watch
Silk Road International Library Alliance Keeps Growing


The 2nd Forum for the Silk Road International Library Alliance was held on 21 February 2019 at the National Library Building in Singapore.

Thirty-eight delegates from 20 countries attended the Forum, which focused on the initiatives and proposals to develop and support the alliance.

The Silk Road International Library Alliance was founded on May 28, 2018 in Chengdu, China. It is an open platform for international library cooperation, with the aims of promoting cultural exchange and collaboration between libraries along the Silk Road.

The proposals for the future development of the alliance include forming a secretariat within the National Library of China to take charge of daily operations in the alliance; creating communication platforms, specifically a newsletter and an expert database for various library professions such as cataloguing, preservation and conservation, international exchanges etc; strengthen cooperation, resource sharing and cultural exchange by building a digital library and collaborating on research, exhibitions and programs.