Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CEAL CTP-OCLC CJK Users Group Joint Program, 3/21/2013

Dear CEAL Members,

This is a friendly reminder that On RDA Implementation, the CEAL CTP-OCLC CJK Users Group Joint Program, will be held on Thursday, 3:30-4:45, March 21 at Manchester Ballroom A, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.

CEAL members will hear updates from representatives of LC, PCC, and OCLC on their policies and inside stories of their decision-making process, especially some policies that may have more impact on cataloging CJK language materials, as well as answer questions collected before the program. We will also hear CJK NACO Project progress report. 

If you have a question, please submit at the link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVJTDhUdVR5LWNHVW5wVXktUWlRdEE6MQ&nbsp ;

Your questions will be read/viewed by everyone. You have the option to provide your name or keep it anonymous.

To view questions that have been already submitted, please go to:

Shi Deng (sdeng@ucsd.edu), Chair, CEAL CTP
Charlene Chou (cc179@columbia.edu), Chair, OCLC CJK Users Group

New Online Japanese Studies Directory

Directory of Japanese Studies in the United States and Canada

About the Directory

A new online directory of Japanese Studies has recently been completed, and is available at no cost. The useful resource includes information about scholars, librarians, programs and institutions that specialize in the study of Japan. The website displays the information collected from the Survey of Japan Specialists and Japanese Studies Institutions in North America in 2011-2012.

Please click the links above to access the Directory, and for more information.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CEAL Reception

This year, the Council on East Asian Libraries will hold a membership reception in the Manchester Ballroom C of the convention hotel on Wednesday evening (March 20th) from 5:30 to 7:30pm. We welcome all CEAL members, members of CONSALD and  CORMOSEA, and friends and colleagues from partner institutions and AAS to come. This will be a social gathering for people to get acquainted, share information, and renew friendships. Members will also have a chance to talk to the conference speakers on issues and trends in the library profession.

We also welcome vendors to come to the reception. However, in order to ensure a balanced representation of vendors, we respectfully request each vendor or company to limit their participation at the CEAL Reception to no more than two attendees.

I look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Peter X. Zhou
President, Council on East Asian Libraries

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Professional Development Internship

Dear colleagues,

The Smithsonian Libraries has announced new, paid internships for graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries in 2013.  If you have candidates who are interested in cataloging Chinese books in particular, please help us to circulate the announcement. The Libraries internship program covers areas such as special collections and preservation, cataloging and metadata services, digital projects and research, and reference and reader services. All internships are unique learning experiences designed for current graduate students or recent graduates who wish to gain experience in research and/or museum libraries. The 2013 paid internship projects are the following:
• Evaluating Our Future: Special Collections in the Smithsonian’s Art Libraries in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY.
• Chinese Book Backlog Cataloging Project in the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.
• National Air & Space Museum Library Sheet Music Project in the National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
• Special Collections and Preservation in the Book Conservation Lab, Landover, Md.
• Native American Artist Files in the National Museum of the American Indian, Suitland, Md.
• Biodiversity Heritage Library Virtual Reference Intern in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.; virtual work options are also available.

Qualified applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, currently enrolled in an advanced library degree program from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or have graduated in the past six months, demonstrate interest in the research and museological activities of the Smithsonian Institution and Libraries and show solid writing, analytical and computer skills. Interns may receive up to $500 dollars per week for a maximum of six weeks. Applications for summer 2013 internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 11.

To read more about these opportunities as well as the Libraries unpaid internship program, visit http://library.si.edu/internships. To apply online, visit https://solaa.si.edu.

Yue Shu 舒悦
Assistant Librarian
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Friday, February 15, 2013

Call for images for a slide show at the CEAL Reception

Dear Colleagues,

The Library Technology Committee is going to compile a slide show of projects and activities by CEAL members during the CEAL Reception on March 20 in San Diego. We would like to invite submissions of photos from you in any of the following categories: conferences, seminars, lectures, trips, digitization projects, and workshops. We also welcome photos which do not fall into these categories but are relevant to CEAL members. So be creative and do not feel shy to share any images with us!

Please send your photos with a brief description to tang.li@yale.edu by March 1. To ensure the quality of the slide show, please submit photos with high resolution if possible, but not exceeding 8MB in size. 

On behalf of the Library Technology Committee,


Tang LI (Ms.)
Public Services Librarian
East Asia Library, Yale University Library
Phone: (203) 432-1794
E-mail:    tang.li@yale.edu
EAL Web: http://www.library.yale.edu/eastasian

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This Year’s Annual Meeting

CEAL Colleagues,

The 2013 CEAL annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.  This year’s conference theme is “Open Access and Discovery in the Academic Universe: Next Steps for East Asian Studies Research and Library Development”.

Beginning this year, CEAL annual meeting will have two distinct
components:  the first day will be a full-day of plenary sessions all centering around a broad conference theme, with an opening plenary session, a plenary session on collections and a plenary session on services.  The second day of the meeting will be a full-day of committee work sessions, each with only 50 minutes of reports, briefings or demonstrations of best practices.

The Wednesday’s opening plenary will feature three nationally-prominent leaders and thinkers—Brewster Kahle, Pamela Samuelson and Clifford Lynch—who will deliver keynote speeches on open access and its implications to research libraries in the U.S. Following the opening plenary, in the afternoon three scholars will explore trends and developments in open access in China, Japan and Korea respectively.  The plenary will end with Brian Schottlaender’s keynote speech on the evolution of open access, along with select CEAL members who will share their thoughts on open access services in various member institutions.  All these sessions are designed to help CEAL members explore critical issues, ideas, and changing directions impacting our profession today. There will be a CEAL reception at the end of the day.

The program continues on Thursday, with successive committee meetings and additional meetings such as the OCLC User Forum, NCC meeting, and the Chinese Publishing Association’s forum.  The program will conclude on Thursday afternoon with a closing plenary to summarize the highlights of this year’s annual meeting and to introduce next year’s conference theme.

This year’s CEAL annual meeting program does not include a fellowship dinner, but a CEAL reception. Since the UC San Diego Library will not be able to accommodate any library tours during the final exam period of the university’s Winter Quarter, we will not have a library visit this year, either.

Below is the web link to a two-page PDF file of “The 2013 CEAL Annual Meeting at a Glance”.


I welcome all of you to participate in an engaging annual meeting with vigorous discussions as we meet in San Diego.

Peter X. Zhou
President, Council on East Asian Libraries

Call for Paper: 8th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2013

The 8th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology (COINFO 2013) is organized by China’s national research agency, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), in collaboration with Wuhan University and renowned colleges and universities from around the world.
The COINFO 2013 theme is Sharing of Information Resources in the Era of Big Data. Along with the fast development of Internet and Internet of Things (IOT), Big Data technologies are already operating behind the scene delivering benefit to many organisations through massive power for data analysis. The impacts are still unknown, but the capacity to analyse trends including individual consumer behaviour are both exciting and daunting. It will be critical to identify and manage issues so that we can enjoy the many benefits of Big Data; issues to be explored include:
● The challenge to management in the era of Big Data
● Automated decision-making – is there more or less potential for another global financial melt-down driven by decision-making software
● Social impacts – privacy/security
● How to release results of data analysis that might have impacts on individuals and groups
● How to successfully adopt and how to equip managers to realize the benefits of Big Data
Now in its 8th year COINFO is one of the most influential forums in China and attracts senior officials and industry leaders as well as experts from Germany, UK, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Sweden, USA and China. It has now become a high-end international platform for academic exchanges in information sharing. We invite researchers and management scientists to submit quality research and discussion papers and attend this important and influential event.

I. Topics for Essays Wanted                                 

Topic 1. Public Sharing and Assessment of Sci-Tech Information Resources
(1) Basic theories on the sharing of sci-tech information resources
(2) Laws, regulations and standards of the sharing of sci-tech information resources
(3) Theories and practices of the public sharing of sci-tech information resources
(4) The construction of sci-tech report system and its sharing mechanism
(5) Efficiency of sharing sci-tech information resources
(6) Analyses of user need for sci-tech information resources
(7) Open access publishing of sci-tech information resources

Topic 2. Value-Added Exploitation and Service Innovation of Sci-Tech Information Resources
(1) Analyses and services of big data and innovative sci-tech information resources
(2) Value-added exploitations of sci-tech information resources
(3) Public sharing and services of scientific instruments and apparatus
(4) Cooperative sharing of experimental research establishments
(5) Exploitation and utilization of sci-tech talent resources
(6) Exploitation and utilization of sci-tech information resources oriented for national strategies
(7) Case studies of public sharing of sci-tech information resources

Topic 3. Intellectual Property Management in Scientific Projects
(1) Management and system development of intellectual property information
(2) Analysis, exploitation and utilization of intellectual property information
(3) Intellectual property management in research institutions
(4) Intellectual property management in colleges and universities
(5) Intellectual property management in scientific projects
(6) Intellectual property management in enterprises

Topic 4. Management, Opening and Sharing of Scientific Data
(1) Policies and modes of scientific data sharing
(2) Application of big data theories in scientific data sharing
(4) Integration and application of multi-source data
(5) Analysis and exploitation of scientific data
(6) Tools, technologies and methods of scientific data sharing
(7) Theories, tools, technologies and methods of scientific data management

Topic 5. Information Quality and Data Governance
(1) Governance of big data
(2)Information/data quality strategy, tool and evaluation
(3)Information/data quality and cost/benefit analysis
(4)Information/data quality in electronic services
(5) Quality control of master/meta data
(6) Best practices and successful cases

Topic 6. Open Access for Information on Sci-Tech Achievements and Transformation of Sci-Tech Achievements
(1) Sharing policies and transformation of sci-tech achievements funded by public finances
(2) Database construction and value-added services of sci-tech achievements
(3) Cooperative innovation and transformation of sci-tech achievements
(4) Information access and transformation mechanism of sci-tech achievements in the environment of e-science
(5) Cases of sci-tech achievement transformation

Topic 7. Technology and method for semantic information organization and retrieval
(1)Ontology,visualization, metadata
(2) Organization and retrieval of small granularity  information
(3)Automatic Extraction and mining of information
(4)Multi-source data association and integration
(5)Application and semi-automatic architecture for Chinese ontology engineering
(6)Semantic inference
(7)Semantic information extraction, processing, organization and representation

II. Requirements for Thesis and Submission Methods           
All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by independent reviewers on a rolling basis. Authors are required to use the templates provided on COINFO 2013 website (http://coinfo.istic.ac.cn/coinfo13/ ) and strictly follow the Instructions for Preparing Manuscripts. Paper submission, generally no more than 6 pages, should be made in Microsoft Word format and converted to PDF, and submitted through the COINFO 2013 website ( http://www.easychair.org/conferences /?conf=coinfo2013 ).

III. Publication of Conference Proceedings                    
According to the evaluation opinions given by experts, all accepted essays will be published by an internationally renowned publisher in the form of conference proceedings. Such conference proceedings shall be sent to EI and/or ISTP for retrieval. Each accepted essay shall be collected an essay registration fee at RMB 2,500 before being published. Excellent essays will be recommended to China Information Review (the core journal of Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China) for publication. The conference proceedings of COINFO 09 have been cited by EI and ISTP; the conference proceedings of COINFO 10 have been cited by ISTP.

IV. Conference Fee                                        
Each attendee shall pay a conference fee of RMB 1,500 (which covers conference affairs and materials; the rate for student attendees shall be RMB 800). Where the essay registration fee is paid prior to the deadline for essay registration, for each essay, only one author can be exempted from the conference fee. Travel expenses and food & accommodation costs shall be borne by the attendees.

V. Important Dates                                      
(1)Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2013
(2) Notification of paper acceptance: August 15, 2013
(3)Final paper submission deadline: August 31, 2013
(4) Author registration deadline: August 31, 2013
(5) Deadline for conference registration: September 30, 2013
(6) Date of conference convening: October 25-27, 2013

For more information, please contact Organizing Committee.
Please visit COINFO 2013 website(http://coinfo.istic.ac.cn/coinfo13/
Contact way of Organizing Committee:
Address: Resource Sharing Promotion Centre of Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China(No.15, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing City)
Postal code: 100038             E-mail: coinfo@istic.ac.cn

Monday, February 11, 2013

Shanghai Law Library Conference (CAFLL): June 2013

Register for the Third International Conference of the
Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL)
Shanghai, China, June 10 – 12, 2013

This third international conference will be held in one of the world’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan and global cities - Shanghai, China.  The East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) will be our hosts for the conference.  The venue for the meeting will be the beautiful Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/shabz-renaissance-shanghai-zhongshan-park-hotel/. 

With the conference theme of Collaboration: Information, Access, and Partnership, law librarians and legal information professionals will have the opportunity to share experiences and exchange views about legal information access, development, and management in both the United States and China. 

Conference topics:

  •  Application of New Technology in Legal Information Services
  • New Trends and Concepts in Law Library Services
  • International Legal Information Resources Sharing and Cooperation in China and the US
  • Subject-oriented Legal Information Services
  • Public Access to Legal Information in China and the US
  • Requirements for Librarians in Legal Information Services

Conference Dates:
·         Monday, June 10, 2013: Registration for American participants
·         Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013: Conference

Meeting Registration Rate:
  • $450: Non-members
  • $300: Individual members
  • $300: Institutional members (this rate applies to registrations for up to two individuals from member institutions; e.g., $300 X 2 individuals = $600)
Conference registration: April 1, 2013
Hotel accommodations (to assure room availability): February 28, 2013

Sponsored by:
  • Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL)
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)
  • China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
  • East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL)
  • Tongji University School of Law
  • Other prominent law schools in China 
 Previous conferences were held in Beijing (2009) and Philadelphia (2011):
http://cafllnet.org/annual-conference/.  For a CAFLL membership, see: http://cafllnet.org/membership/.  More information on CAFLL is available at: http://cafllnet.org/. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

CEAL Election Notice

Dear CEAL members,

With this year’s CEAL meeting fast approaching, we will soon be sending out ballots to fill two positions on the Executive Board. In order to ensure that you will be able to participate in the voting, you must be a current member, i.e. you must have already paid membership dues to both the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL). If you are not certain of your membership status, you can easily check by going to the “Join CEAL” website:

Follow the instructions for confirming your current membership. If you find that you are not current, there is still time to renew your membership in time for this year’s election, but you will have to update your membership by next Friday (February 8th), at 2:00pm PST.

This year’s meeting in San Diego promises to be of particular interest. I hope to see you all there.

Kenneth Klein
CEAL Secretary

CCM Annual Programs (2013)

Dear Colleagues,

The Committee on Chinese Materials would like to announce CCM Annual Programs (2013), please visit this page for more information: http://www.eastasianlib.org/ccm/Program2013.shtml.  We look forward to seeing you all in San Diego!

Vickie Doll
Tang Li
Ming-sun Poon
Zhijia Shen
Ping Situ
Susan Xue (Chair)
Haihui Zhang