The NLC signs strategic cooperation agreement with Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters and Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd.


On 3 December, the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation agreement among the National Library of China (NLC), Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters and Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd. was held in the NLC. Rao Quan, Director of the NLC, Mao Yuansheng, General Manager of Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters, Xu Weihua, General Manager of Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd., leaders of relevant departments of the NLC, and relevant principals of Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters, Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd. and Xinhua World Wide International Culture Media (Beijing) Co., Ltd. attended the ceremony. The signing ceremony was presided over by Chen Ying, Deputy Director of the NLC.

Rao Quan said that the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement had set up a higher-level innovation and development platform, which was the beginning for all parties to integrate the industry advantages and enhance the service connotation, and was also a new opportunity for cross-industry integration and development. In recent years, the NLC had been committed to the multi-level integration and development, actively developed advantageous resources with the help of social forces, improved service efficiency, and gave full play to the important role in inheriting Chinese civilization, improving national quality and promoting economic and social development. In the future, the NLC would study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's reply letter to the senior experts from the NLC, adhere to the original intention of "Inheriting Civilization and Serving the Society", and work hand in hand with excellent publishing institutions such as Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters and Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd. to create diversified business forms for integrated development and actively promote the construction of public culture to form a new joint force.

Mao Yuansheng said that the NLC was an important base for inheriting and carrying forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture, and Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters was a red culture enterprise established by the Party in Yan'an. They shared the same cultural ideals and mission responsibilities, and were the main positions for promoting national reading. The NLC, Xinhua Bookstore Headquarters and Xinhua Internet E-commerce Co., Ltd. would play their respective resources advantages, serve the new needs of readers, jointly promote the integration and development of "Library, Publishing House and Bookstore" and promote the wide spread of excellent culture, which was the vivid practice to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech.

According to the agreement, the three parties would actively adapt to the change of reading demand in the Internet era, and strive to build an innovative mode of integrated development of "Library, Publishing House and Bookstore" in the new era. Through the integration of their respective advantages, the three parties would work together to develop reading projects that meet the diverse needs of readers, strive to build a unified platform, promote industry connectivity and data integration, accelerate the information connectivity among publishing houses, Xinhua Bookstore, libraries and users, fully integrate all kinds of bibliographic data and collections data, further improve integration efficiency and precision service level of document information resources, share national available bibliographic data, open and share collections data of national public libraries, and provide efficient and high-quality reading and lending services for readers.

In addition, the three parties would reach consensus on innovating knowledge services, jointly building event brands and jointly carrying out academic research. They would further promote the standardization construction of knowledge service, innovate the carriers and modes of knowledge service, establish information and knowledge service system, build a multi-information integration service platform, build a precise and effective bridge for information producers, service providers and consumers; they would comply with the industry development and readers' needs, and create an influential event brand; they would focus on the development hot spots, technological application, service model innovation in books, literature and other fields, jointly explore and do research on projects, and promote the innovation and development of China's cultural undertakings and cultural industries.

Taking the signing of strategic cooperation agreement as an opportunity, the NLC would give full play to its important role in inheriting Chinese civilization, improving national quality and promoting economic and social development, and make new and greater contributions to promoting the great development and prosperity of the socialist cultural undertakings with Chinese characteristics.






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