14 February 2017

Presentation of the National Library at the British Library

On 7–8 February, Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, visited the British Library in London to attend a meeting of the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Method Application Managers, where global operating strategy of the standard was presented. Operating model, management and interoperability of ISNI with information systems of other countries were also presented. The meeting offered consultations on possibilities to introduce integrated information management systems in public and academic libraries in Lithuania. The head of the National Library met with representatives of the British Library and discussed the prospects of Big Data and further cooperation of national libraries of the two countries. It was agreed to draft an interinstitutional cooperation agreement to be signed by the National Library of Lithuania and the British Library.

During the visit, Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas received an invitation from Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library and Chairman of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), to give a presentation of the operating model and prospects of the National Library at the annual conference of the CENL, which will be held in London in May.