In order to better cope with the changing needs of the innovation subject, respond to the evolution of research paradigms, and explore scientific and efficient knowledge innovation paradigm, CNKI held the first “Forum on Future of World Academic Libraries (WAL)” in conjunction with International Association of University Libraries (IATUL), Tsinghua University Library, and The University of Hong Kong Libraries. It has more than 20,000 visits from over 20 countries such as Australia, New Zealand, U.S., Canada, U.K., Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Turkey, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, etc. For more information, please visit The 2nd forum focuses on "Academic Library and Innovation Ecosystem Construction”, and will continue to invite experts and scholars in the field of global knowledge innovation services to explore experiences, opportunities and challenges in the construction of library knowledge ecosystem online. More>>


  • Session Ⅰ
  • Session Ⅱ
  • Session Ⅲ
  • Session Ⅳ
  • Session Ⅴ
  • Session Ⅵ
Session Ⅰ
Session 1 (1): Opening Speech & Keynote Speech
Host: Xiaolan Guan General Manager, CNKI International
  • 2021/10/18 9:00-9:05
    Opening Speech: IFLA’ s Strategic Approach for the Support of the Global Library Field
    President; International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) (Germany)Barbara Lison
  • 9:05-9:10
    Welcome Speech
    Founder & Chairman; CNKI Mingliang Wang
  • 9:10-9:40
    The DNA of Knowledge Service in University Library: Structure and Application
    University Librarian; Tsinghua University Library Youqiang Wang
  • 9:40-10:10
    Academic Libraries of the Future, the case in the University of Hong Kong
    Chief Information Officer University Librarian; The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) Flora Ng
  • 10:10-10:40
    IATUL - Advancing Service Innovation in Academic Libraries across the Globe
    President; International Association of University Libraries (IATUL); Dean and University Librarian, University of Miami (U.S.) Charles Eckman
  • 10:40-11:10
    University Innovation Ecosystem and Knowledge Infrastructure
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief; China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House Co., Ltd. Jianguo Tong
Session 1 (2)
Host: Esther Woo Director of Library Services / Fung Ping Shan Librarian, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • 2021/10/18 14:00-14:30
    The Disciplinary Service System for the Innovative Ecosystem Construction of World-Class Universities
    Deputy Curator; Renmin University of China LibraryXiaojing Zhu
  • 14:30-15:00
    Past, Present, and Future: Research Library Evolution and Transformation
    Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian; UCLA (U.S.) Ginny Steel
  • 15:00-15:30
    Advancing Knowledge: The Strategic Role of the Academic Library in the Modern University
    Chief Scholarly Information Officer; Australian National University (Australia) Roxanne Missingham
  • 15:30-16:00
    Enhancing the Research Support Services of the Academic Libraries
    University Librarian; University of Macau Library (Macau, China) Jianzhong Wu
  • 16:00-16:30
    Holding Virginia Woolf – Designing Future Research Experiences
    John Rylands University Librarian; The University of Manchester (U.K.) Christopher Pressler
  • 16:30-17:00
    The Evolution of China Study: Research China and its Knowledge Support System Needed
    CNKI International; General Manager Xiaolan Guan