December 5, 2020

Vietnam: “Ho Chi Minh City Library Attracts Local Youth With Newly-Opened Library 2.0”

From Tuoi Tre News:

A new modern library space has recently opened at the Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library, offering a new place for young Vietnamese readers.

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Located inside the Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library at 69 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1, the S.hub space is the first library in the city being run under the model of Library 2.0.

The 2011 project helped to construct, improve and regenerate more than 50 neglected libraries in remote areas across Vietnam.

It also supported thousands of book titles and training courses for librarians while also sponsoring infrastructure in the hope of encouraging young people to use libraries.

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With total investment of VND6 billion (US$267,857), the S.hub space consists of four major areas including a lobby, multimedia room, research room and group discussion area with capacity for 200 participants.

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Direct to S.Hub Home Page (via English via Google Translate)
Take a tour of the facility.

See Also: Images and Facts About the Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library Building (via Emporis)

 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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