Women in Science, Dialogue with Professor Ching-chih CHEN

Prof. Ching-chih CHEN 

Date: 24 June 2015 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong 
Language: English 
Facilitator: Prof. Stella Pang, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering 

With the exciting convergence of content, technology, and global use in this digital era, there are unprecedented potentials as well as challenges for developing digital applications of all kinds. The current fluid landscape demands libraries to break down the traditional typecasting and moved to knowledge-based provision services with aggressive global collaboration and sharing. The Internet has leveled the playing field and has empowered individuals with ideas for innovation to all kind of experimentation. Librarians and information professionals are certainly included to grab these exiting opportunities. 

In more than two decades, having privileged to work mostly in the digital humanities area using various available technologies – from analog to digital to web-based and more, Prof. Chen will highlight a model for broad-based global outreach, utilizing an integrated multimedia and multilingual system to create an ever expanding knowledge base that will enable us to instantly and effectively explore the amazing cultural heritage of our amazing world.

About the Speaker
Prof. Chen is a consultant and speaker to about 40 countries. After her retirement from long professorship at the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College (2010), she has formed her own non-profit organization, Global Connection and Collaboration. An author/editor of over 38 books and 200 journal articles in areas of new information technologies, she produced the award winning interactive videodisc and multimedia CD entitled The First Emperor of China, supported by the US National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) in the 1980s. She has led major National Science Foundation/International Digital Library Projects (IDLP) including the Global Memory Net, that has led to the World Heritage Memory Net in partnership with the UNESCO’s World Heritage Center. For these cutting-edge research and applications, she has received many awards/honors.
An elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985), she served under both Presidents Clinton and Bush as a member of the U.S. President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2002. During 1987 to 2001, she was Chief Organizer of a series of twelve International Conferences on New Information Technology (NIT) in various parts of the world.  NIT ’92 was held in Hong Kong. 

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