Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chinese Art Reference Guide Published

Chinese art documentation in China, UK and USA (PDF)

The Art Libraries Journal just published a special issue: Chinese art documentation in China, UK and USA (vol.39 no.2 2014). The publication provides snapshots of some of the major Chinese art collections in the three countries. It is a useful reference guide to Chinese art research.

For more information, see the abstract, linked above.


Susan Xue
Head, Information and Public Services
Electronic Resources Librarian
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
UC Berkeley
Tel: 510-643-6327

Email: sxue@library.berkeley.edu

Friday, April 11, 2014

Journal of East Asian Libraries: Vote on Change of Publishing Format

Task Force Final Report (PDF) | Gail King's Presentation

To All CEAL Members:

The CEAL Executive Board has been involved in discussions about the format of the Journal of East Asian Libraries since last year. As Past-President Peter Zhou announced during the Business Plenary at the CEAL meeting in Philadelphia, the Executive Board made a decision to ask CEAL members their opinion on this issue. Below is a summary explaining the actions of the Executive Board to date.

April, 2013

Task Force on JEAL chaired by Gail King created to examine the issue of whether JEAL should continue being published in print with an open-access electronic archive (the status quo) or move to entirely online publishing.

November, 2013

The Task Force completed its work and submitted its final report to the Executive Board

February, 2014

Following sustained discussion, the Executive Board voted to in favor of moving to online-only publishing for JEAL. It was also decided that the Executive Board would not proceed unless the membership indicated support for this option.

Next Steps

April, 2014

The Task Force on JEAL Final Report is to be circulated to all CEAL members.

May, 2014

Voting by the membership is to take place between May 1 and May 15, with an announcement of the results on May 20.

Linked above is a copy of the final report of the task force. Pages one and two of the report present the issues and the pros and cons of each approach. Please take the time to review this report and if you have any questions, send them to Gail King (gail_king@byu.edu) or Ellen Hammond (ellen.hammond@yale.edu). For further information, please also consult Gail King’s PowerPoint presentation at the CEAL meeting, also linked above.

The announcement to open the voting will take place on May 1 and the process will be similar to that for CEAL elections (that is, online voting).

I want to thank Gail King and Peter Zhou for their leadership on this issue and also recognize the contributions of the other Task Force Members: Hee-Sook Shin, Vickie Doll, Chengzhi Wang, and Joy Kim. The Task Force members did an exemplary job investigating the issues.

Best regards,

Ellen Hammond
CEAL President

Ellen H. Hammond

Director, International Collections & Research Support
Head, East Asia Library
Yale University
PO Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240

Tel: +1 203 432-1791
Fax: +1 203 432-8527

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chinese Rare Books Overseas: CEAL 2014 Program

Report on a Survey Project on the Collaborative Preservation of Chinese Rare Books Overseas

Mr. Zhang Zhiqing, Deputy Director of the National Library of China (NLC)

11:00-12:30pm, March 27, 2014
Independence Ballroom II, 3rd Level
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott

Mr. Zhang’s report will give a brief overview of the NLC’s project on collaborative preservation of Chinese rare books overseas with a focus on the compilation of The Union Catalog of Chinese Rare Books in North America. He will also introduce the recent publications of Reprints of Chinese Rare Books (Overseas Edition) and Chinese Rare Books Series. Finally he will update the preparation for the “Workshop on Appraisal and Preservation of Chinese Rare Books for North American Librarians.”

Susan Xue
Chair, Committee on Chinese Materials (2012-14)

East Asian Science Technology and Medicine: 2014 Program

Dear all,
At the annual AAS / CEAL conference, the East Asian STM (Science, Technology and Medicine group) will meet Friday morning, March 28th from 7-8 am at the Marriott, room 301 (the conference hotel).

The nuclear reactor accident in Fukushima has made everyone realize the importance of communication among historians of science, scientists in various disciplines and archivists/librarians. Please join us to discuss the future directions of the East Asian STM!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (STM)
Friday March 28th, 7-8 AM
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, room 301


Best wishes,
The Co-Chairs of East Asian STM:
Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D.
The library of Congress
Laura Wong, MLS, MS
National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 28, 2014

Electronic Resources: Librarians and Vendors Round Table

PDF: Roundtable Announcement | PDF: 2014 Plenary Program | Annual Meeting Schedule

Council on East Asian Libraries 

Association for Asian Studies 

Electronic Resources: Librarians and Vendors Round Table 

9:30-11:00 pm 
Thursday, March 27 

 Liberty Ballroom C 
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 

This Round Table is open to all CEAL members as well as vendors and electronic information providers who are strongly encouraged to submit issues and questions to their respective CEAL committee chairs for discussion at this Round Table. Jointly organized by Committees on Technical Processing, Chinese Materials, Japanese Materials, Korean Materials, and Public Services, this Round Table creates a dialog between East Asian librarians and vendors of electronic content. In particular, it articulates the need for compliance with well-established metadata standards for electronic resources when vendors provide e-content to East Asian libraries in North America. 

Moderator: Peter Zhou, CEAL President 

Issues and standards 

  • Shi Deng
    Chair, Committee on Technical Processing 
  • Bie-hwa Ma
    Co-Chair, CEAL Task Force on Metadata Standards and Best Practices for East Asian Electronic Resources 
  • Chengzhi Wang
    Co-chair, CEAL Task Force on Metadata Standards and Best Practices for East Asian Electronic Resources Needs and requirements 
  • Susan Xue
    Chair, Committee on Chinese Materials 
  • Setsuko Noguchi
    Chair, Committee on Japanese Materials 
  • Yunah Sung, Chair
    Committee on Korean Materials 
  • Jidong Yang
    Chair, Committee on Public Services 

Open discussion

Vendors and CEAL members

Summary and next steps

Ellen Hammond, Incoming President, CEAL

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Technical Processing Committee: 2014 Program

Program (PDF) | CTP

Council on East Asian Libraries Association for Asia Studies 

Committee on Technical Processing 

2014 Program 

RDA Implementation: Current Status and Known Issues

Philadelphia Marriot Downtown 
Marriott Liberty Ballroom C 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:30-3:20 p.m. 

The CEAL CTP Subcommittee on RDA will report a survey results on the current status of RDA implementation among CEAL members since March 31, 2013, the implementation date set by the national libraries. The Subcommittee will also present some examples of what public services and users would like to see on specific CJK known issues and how they may affect user tasks/experiences in resource discovery. A discussion of some possible solutions to some of known issues as well as how to prioritize these issues will be followed by a Q&A sessions.

2:30-3:00 pm RDA Implementation: Current Status and Known Issues (Charlene, Jessalyn, Sarah, & Shi)
  • Survey report on RDA Implementation Status among CEAL Community
  • Known Issues: how they may affect users’ experiences in resource discovery
  • Known Issues: Some possible solutions to known issues and the committee’s priorities
  • LC Updates on CJK Numerals, etc. (to distribute in writing via eastlib-l by Friday, March 21)
  • PCC CJK NACO Project updates (to distribute in writing via eastlib-l by Friday, March 21)
  • Q&A (5 minutes) 
3:00-3:05 pm Report: ALA-LC Japanese Romanization Table (Yoko) 
3:05-3:10 pm Report & Award: LC-CEAL Internship Program (Yue) 
3:10-3:15 pm Report & Recognition of CTP members and subcommittee members (Shi) 
3:15-3:20 pm Q&A

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CJM and NCC: 2014 Joint Program

PDF: 2014 CJM NCC Joint Program | CJM | NCC

Dear East Asian Librarians:
The Committee on Japanese Materials (CJM) and the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) will have a joint program at the CEAL 2014 annual conference. The program, titled Digital resource development for Japanese Studies: our opportunities and challenges will feature two informative presentations followed by a panel discussion. For more detail, please see the CJM NCC program PDF, linked above.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Kuniko Yamada McVey
Chair, NCC

Setsuko Noguchi
Chair, CJM snoguchi@princeton.edu