The JDP started working in Vietnam in 2004 with funding from the Ford Foundation, which came to a close in 2010. Currently, our work in Vietnam is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. Since we have begun to work in Vietnam we have provided needed
scholarly journals to 25 institutions of higher education. Prior to our work in Vietnam, foreign-language journals were rare in university libraries.
In late 2006, the JDP organized its first inter-library consortium meeting in Hanoi. The focus was on resource sharing through inter-library loan, strategies for increasing the usage of scholarly journals at Vietnamese institutions, and the possibility of collectively negotiating lower rates in the purchase of large databases. The meeting also provided workshops to train the JDP network librarians in the use of journal material for research.
To increase awareness and use of the
journals JDP provides, JDP maintains complete
up-to-date online lists of subscribed journals both in English and
Vietnamese, which link to the Tables of Contents (TOCs) of every issue
of every JDP journal received by a library in Vietnam. Below there is a current list of the
location of each journal within the country. In addition, five subject-area groups of
Vietnamese experts were set up to select articles for
translation into Vietnamese from the journals received through the
JDP. The subject areas are anthropology, architecture and urban planning, arts and humanities, environment, and sociology. The translated
articles are compiled yearly by the libraries to form readers.
Vietnamese libraries currently working with JDP (pdf)
JDP Journals received in 2011 by each library (pdf)