This digital publication collects the papers presented by invited speakers at "Going Digital: Experiences from East Asia and the Pacific" held at American Library Association Annual Conference, June 23-29, 2005, Chicago, IL, USA. The program was organized by the ALA International Relations Committee, Subcommittee of East Asia and the Pacific.

Speakers presented the state of digital library developments in Taiwan, China, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. They shared their experiences and lessons learned. The topics were:

  1. Going Digital: Taiwan Experiences – Chao-chen Chen, Professor, Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  2. From CALIS to CADLIS: The experience of academic libraries in China – Zhu Qiang, Professor & Deputy Director, Center for China Academic Library and Information System, Peking University, China
  3. Use of technology in Singapore libraries – Fatt-Cheong Choy, University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  4. Digital library software from New Zealand: Selected experiences in East Asia and the Pacific – Ian H. Witten, Professor, Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  5. Japanese journal digitization and portal service GeNii – Akira Miyazawa, Professor of Library and Information Science, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  6. Digital library: A transition of academic libraries in Thailand – Sujin Butdisuwan, Dean, Faculty of Informatics, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  7. Digital libraries in Vietnam: Developments, issues, and concerns – Pat Oyler, Professor of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, US

Collected on this site are all seven speakers' powerpoint slides and four speakers' papers.

Judy Jeng
Program Chair and Moderator

Judy Jeng is Head of Collection Services at New Jersey City University. She received   Ph. D. degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Judy's current research focuses on usability of the digital libraries.



Last Modified: March 23, 2006
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