World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet) Archive
2006-present

Ching-chih Chen, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator of GMNet & Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115



BOOKS


    BOOK CHAPTERS
    • Chen, Ching-chih. "Technology Enabling and Universal Access to World Heritage: Implications to College and Research Libraries." In: Libraries in the Early 21st Century, vol 2 (2012), edited by Ravindra N. Sharma.  IFLA, July 2012. PDF version

    • Chen, Ching-chih. " Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net." In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007.

    • Chen, Ching-chih, 2006. "Challenges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway: The Case of Global Memory Net," In: Proceedings of the LIDA (Library In the Digital Age) Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006. PDF version


    BROCHURES & CATALOGUES

    NEWS
    • Profs. Peiro Baglioni of University of Florence and Ching-chih Chen were the invited speakers at the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, November 30, 2012.  Their topic was "New Products and Materials for Conversation and Maintenance of Cultural Heritage," and their talk was hosted by the Conservation and Preservation Division of the National Palace Museum.  National Palace Museum Educational Activity Announcement.

    • Prof. Ching-chih Chen was on a day-long consulting trip to National Museum of Prehistory in Taitung, Taiwan, November 27, 2012.  She also demonstrated the great potential of the Museum's collection for universal access using a test collection on Global Memory Net (GMNet) of the Museum's own data using the GMNet's multimedia and multilingual system.

    • Professor Chen was the keynote speaker at the 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, on May 22, 2012 in Limerick, Ireland.  Conference Program Introduction. Simmons Alumnet News. LIT News (Ireland). LIT News in WORD file (Ireland).

    • Professor Chen was the invited speaker at the UCD, Dublin, Ireland on May 21, 2012.  The title of her talk was "World Heritage is Only One Click Away! Have We Fuly Explored the Potentials of New Media and Technology." The talk was co-hosted by the School of Library and Information Studies and the School of Archaeology.  Announcement of Talk on UCD/SILS Website.

    • Professor Chen was the invited Plenary Speaker for "New Media, Culture and Technology," on August 19, 2011 at The First Young Investigator Conference: "Leadership, Innovation, Growth" of the EITC (Emerging Information & Technology Conference) at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Her talk is entitled "World Culture and Heritage is One-Click Away! Have We Fully Explored the Potentials of New Media and Technology?" Professor Chen also moderated the closing session of the EITC Meeting.

    • Prof. Chen was a Banquet Speaker on July 20th at the 9th International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar (9IPCHS) Meeting in Luxembourg, July 17-22, 2011.  Her talk was entitled: "World Heritage Is Only Click Away: Enjoy Luxembourg and Sites Around It and Around the World!"  This is a part her Lecture Series, entitled World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away.

    • World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet) (http://whmnet.org) was officially launched with the URL of  http://whmnet.org  for public use on April 29, 2011, see the UNESCO/WHC official News for English version at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/740 or French version at:   http://whc.unesco.org/fr/actualites/740.  This mega partnership project with UNESCO/World Heritge Center provides instant access to multimedia and multilingual knowledge base of 911 world heritage properties of 151 countries using the much modified and expanded multimedia and multilingual system of Global Memory Net which was launched in 2007 and has a new interface recently.


    • NTHU Memory Net (http://memorynet.nthu.edu.tw) was officially launched at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) with the URL of  http://memorynet.nthu.edu.tw  for public use on April 23, 2011 in celebration of NTHU's Centennial.  NTHU Memory Net has been directed by Prof. Ching-chih Chen in collaboration with NTHU.  It utilizes the multimedia and multilingual system used for World Heritage Memory Net, a knowledge base of 911 world heritage properties of 151 countries using the much modified and expanded multimedia and multilingual system of Global Memory Net which was launched in 2007 and has a new interface recently.


    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech on April 22nd, 2011 as part of her “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan. The title of her talk was “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: A New Digital Model for Exploring Our Amazing World, History, and Culture.”

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech on April 21st, 2011 as part of her “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. The title of her talk was “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: A New Digital Model for Exploring Our Amazing World, History, and Culture.”

    • Professor Chen gave an invited talk entitled "World Heritage Memory Net and its System's Potential for Taiwan's Indigenous Cultural Heritage," when she visited the San-di-men Cultural Park of the National Council of Indigenous Populations of Taiwan in Pingtong, Taiwan on April 16, 2011.

    • Professor Chen was a keynote speaker November 30, 2010, at the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2010, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. The title of her keynote speech was “The Integration of Technology, Content and Use in Digital Humanities: A new digital model for exploring our amazing world, history, and culture.”

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech at the Council of Indigenous Peoples of the Republic of Taiwan, Taipei on November 29, 2010. Her talk was entitled “World heritage is one click away: Potentials for Taiwan’s indigenous culture and heritage.”

    • As part of her Honorary Chair Professorship activities in connection with her work on the NTHU Memory Net, Professor Chen gave several talks on the system and features of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net at the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 20, 2010.

    • Professor Chen delivered a keynote speech on September 25, 2010, entitled “Opportunities are everywhere! Do you see them?” at the New England Taiwan Association of University Alumni Presidents Meeting, Suffolk University Law School.

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech on July 5, 2010, as part of her “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan. The title of her talk was “World heritage is one click away, so can and must your treasure!”

    • As part of her Lecture Series entitled “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away,” Professor Chen delivered a keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the International Relations Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Washington, DC, on June 26, 2010. Her keynote was entitled “New challenges of academic libraries in the information age: How to not just survive but thrive in the digital age!”

    • The US Department of State invited Professor Chen to deliver a solo Digital Video Conference (DVC) with the US Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 9, 2010. Her DVC presentation was entitled "New Challenges of Public Libraries in the Information Age: How to not just survive but thrive in the digital age!”

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech on March 26, 2010, entitled “World cultural heritage is one click away, so can world agricultural heritage,” in the same Lecture Series at the National Agricultural Library, Silver Spring, MD.

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech entitled “Technology enabling and universal access to world heritage: Challenges and potentials,” in the same Lecture Series at the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan on March 12, 2010.

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited speech of the same title in the same Lecture Series at the National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan on March 11, 2010.

    • Professor Chen was a special invited speaker at the National Center for Taiwan Traditional Arts, Yilan, Taiwan. She kicked off her "World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away" Lecture Series with a talk entitled “A new look of culture and technology integration: The cases of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net” on March 9, 2010. Speech Open Announcement.

    • Professor Chen was the keynote speaker on November 9, 2009, at the International Conference on Arts Venue Planning and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Her talk was entitled “Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries: The world and universal access.”

    • Professor Chen was the keynote speaker at the 9th Emerging Information & Technology Conference: Advancing Technology Innovations through Collaboration, MIT, Cambridge, MA, August 6-7, 2009. Her keynote topic was “Broad-Based Societal Implications of IT Development: A case-presentation on the convergence of IT and large-scale digital content on world culture and heritage.” Sing Tao Daily, Boston.

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited talk , “World Heritage Memory Net: Instant Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Library, Beijing, China on July 21, 2009.

    • Professor Chen delivered an invited talk , “World Heritage Memory Net: Instant Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” on July 6, 2010, at the Sichuan University Library, Chengdu, China.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen was the keynote speaker in Hanoi, Vietnam at the 14th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians on April 21, 2009, speaking about World Heritage Memory Net to an audience of more than 900 participants from 27 countries.

    • As the honored guest speaker, Professor Chen spoke about World Heritage Memory Net on April 17, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of the Simmons Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, International Honor Society, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

    • Professor Chen gave a presentation about World Heritage Memory Net at UNESCO’s World Heritage Center Headquarters, Paris, France on February 9, 2009.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen gave three invited talks about Global Memory Net on November 5 and 8, 2008, at Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, Guangtong; Zhuhai, Guangtong; and Dongguan, Guangtong.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen was the invited speaker at the 4th International Conference on Universal Digital Library, Institute of Indian Information Technology in Allahabah, India, November 1, 2008.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen was the opening keynote speaker on July 21, 2008, at the Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librarianship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

    • The University of Washington hosted Professor Chen as the special invited speaker at their Symposium on CNKI Standards and Chinese e-Publishing Agenda in Seattle, WA, July 19, 2008.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen gave the keynote speech entitled “Digital Libraries as Instant Knowledge Bases: The Experience of Global Memory Net” at ICIKM 2008 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 26 and 28, 2008. Conference Announcement.

    • World Heritage Memory Net Is Coming Soon! The World Heritage Memory Net was featured at the "News and Events" of UNESCO's World Heritage Center. In November 2006, the World Heritage Center signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to establish the first World Heritage Digital Center (WHDC) under the leadership of Dr. Ching-chih Chen. "The World Heritage Center considers this an important project with great potential to enhance the humanities for universal access and enrichment through the use of emerging technologies," commented Francesco Bandarin, Director of the Centrer. It will greatly promote a better knowledge of World Heritage properties and increase awareness of everyone's duty to protect them. Click for English Version or French Version of the news. See also a part of the May UNESCO Calendar. The World Heritage Memory Net is being developed, and a small part of it can currently be seen as a part of Global Memory Net.

    • Chen to Keynote in Riga in November.  Twelve years after her NIT Conference in Riga in 1995, Prof. Chen will return to Riga, Latvia and deliver a keynote speech on November 19, 2007 at the Digital Libraries for Learning Conference, Riga, Latvia (organized by the National Library of Latvia.) Her talk will be “How Digital Libraries Can Bring the World’s Treasures and Heritage to the End-Useers Instantly!”

    • Chen to Speak at the  ICUDL Meeting in Pittsburgh.  On November 4, 2007, Prof. Chen will deliver an invited speech at The 3rd International Conference on Universal Digital Library, Pittsburgh.  She will speak on “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: New Partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Center.”

    • Chen Moves to Africa in August.  Prof. Chen will give three papers at three major Divisional Meetings of the Art Libraries Division, the Resource Sharing and ILL Division and the Government Libraries Division at the the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73) in Durban, South Africa on August 20, 2007.  Then, as special guest, she will be the sole invited key speaker at the two-day Leadership Workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland on August 27-28, 2007, jointly organized by the American Embassies of South African and Swaziland.

    • Chen to Speak in Taiwan Again.   Prof. Chen will deliver an invited speech at the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, July 23, 2007.  She will speak on “International Collaborative Activities and Experience of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memorial Net.”

    • Chen Moves Her Activities to Mexico in June.  Prof. Chen will delivered invited speeches at the Humanities School, University of Saint Luis Potosi, Mexico, June 25, 2007, and at the the Humanities Council, Saint Luis Potosi, Mexico, June 29, 2007.  Then she will  be visiting two World Heritage Sites near Saint Luis Potosi -- Sierra Gorda as guest of the three majors and heritage leaders there as well as Gerataro as guest of the Ministry of Culture of Gerataro.

    • The UNESCO's World Heritage Center featured World Heritage Memory Net at its News and Events on May 3, 2007. In November 2006, the World Heritage Center signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to establish the first World Heritage Digital Center (WHDC) under the leadership of Dr. Ching-chih Chen. "The World Heritage Center considers this an important project with great potential to enhance the humanities for universal access and enrichment through the use of emerging technologies," commented Francesco Bandarin, Director of the Centrer. It will greatly promote a better knowledge of World Heritage properties and increase awareness of everyone's duty to protect them. Click for English Version or French Version of the news.

    • Professor Chen will present two invited talks on Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net at the National Taiwan University on May 7, 2007, and National Tsinghua University on May 9, 2007.  She will also visit the Academia Sinica on May 8, 2007, and discuss collaborative Taiwan Memory with the National Central Library on May 10, 2007.

    • Dr. Chen will deliver her keynote lecture to the faculty group interested specifically in Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, organized by the National Institute of Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) in Chcago on April 27, 2007.  Prof. Chen will articulate the potentials of Global Memory Net as invaluable digital media resources for teaching global area studies.

    • Global Memory Net was featured by Prof. Chen at an invited speech at the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): "Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007.

    • Invited Speeches for Chen from March to May.  Prof. Chen will deliver invited speeches related to Global Memory Net at the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007; at the Annual Meeting on "Teaching with Media Resources in Middle Eastern and Asian Studies" of Al-Musharaka, organized by National Institute of Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE), Lake Forest College, Chicago, IL, April 27, 2007, and at the National Taiwan University and National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan, May 7-9, 2007.

    • Prof. Chen delivered an invited talk on Global Memory Net at the Digital Library for the Maghred Workshop, Rabat, Morocco, January 26, 2007. The Meeting was organized by the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology. Dr. Chen also shared with the participants about the potentials of World Heritage Digital Library.

    • Chen to Keynote at Digital Library in Morocco.  Prof. Chen will deliver a keynote speech entitled "Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Digital Library," at he Digital Library for the Maghred Workshop, Rabat, Morocco, January 25-27, 2007.

    • Global Memory Net was featured at the keynote delivered by Prof. Chen at the 7th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, December 11, 2006. 

    • Chen to Keynote in Hong Kong.  Prof. Chen will deliver a keynote speech at the 7th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting in Hong Kong on December 11, 2006. Her speech will be "Advancing Digital Collaboration: The Case of Global Memory Net."

    • At the first US-China Workshop in Neutron Scattering Science and Technology, Beijing, Prof. Chen presented a banquet speech on Global Memory Net on November 14, 2006 to a crowded Chinese and international participants.

    • Prof. Chen was the keynote speaker presenting the Global Memory Net at the Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), Suzdal, Russia, October 17, 2006. Global Memory Net was also featured in another invited speech presented by Chen's Italian collaborators from University of Florence on how nanoscience is used to conserve cultural heritage as demonstrated in the collection of Project Restore in GMNet.

    • Chen to Keynote at RCDL in Suzdal, Russia.  Prof. Chen will deliver a keynote speech at the Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), Suzdal, Russia, October 17, 2006. She will use Global Memory Net as a case to speak on "The Reality of Global Digital Library for Universal Access."  She will also deliver a joint paper with her Italian collaborators on "Nanoscience for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and the Emergence of a Powerful Digital Image Collection."

    • Dr. Chen co-chairs with Jose Borbinha the Panel on Sustained Digital Libraries for Universal Use at the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Alicante, Spain on September 20, 2006

    • Dr. Chen was the Opening Speaker at the XI International Seminar Forum UNESCO, University and Heritage: Documentation for Conservation and Development, New Strategies for the Future, Florence, Italy on September 11, 2006. She presented Global Memory Net, and advocated how the its i-M-C-S system can provide an effective documentation tools for managing the cultural heritage for conservation of archaeology, historical center, museums and archives. Her talk was translated to French, Italian, and Spanish in addition to English.

    • Chen to Keynote and Speak in Italy and Spain. Prof. Chen will deliver an opening keynote speech at XI International Seminar Forum UNESCO, University and Heritage: Documentation for Conservation and Development, New Strategies for the Future, Florence, Italy, on September 11, 2006. Then she will organize a sectional meeting at the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Alicante, Spain on September 20, 2007. 

    • Prof. Chen was an invited speaker who presented Global Memory Net to participants of the joint Korea-Japan's 7th Core University Program Seminar on NGI in Daejeon, Korea. She discussed how Global Memory Net uses Web as a platform in developing Sseamlessly integrated world digital library.

    • At the 72nd IFLA in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Chen presented two major talks on Global Memory Net at the IFLA/Information Technology with Audiovisual and Multimedia and National Libraries Section, and the IFLA/Rare Book and Manuscript Section. Global Memory Net was also discussed by her collaborator, Prof. Takashi Nagatsuka at his joint paper with Yuka Egusa at the FLA/Information Technology with Audiovisual and Multimedia and National Libraries Section.

    • Speaking Activities in Korea in August 2006.  Prof. Chen will be giving three talks at the 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society," Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006.  Then she will be an invited speaker at the 7th Korea-Japan Core University Program Seminar on NGI, Chungnam University, Daejeon, Korea.

    • A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed in July 2006 between the National Central Library, Taiwan and Global Memory Net so that selective images of Taiwan Memory will be included soon.  National Central Library currently has extensive activities related to the creation and dissemination of digital resources under the major National Digital Archives Program.

    • Prof. Ching-chih Chen was an invited speaker to speak at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo on July 14, 2006.   Her visit was hoted by Prof. Noriko Kando.

    • Prof. Chen to speak to the National Institute of Informatics group in Tokyo, Japan on July 14, 2006.  She will speak on "using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Challenges of Global Memory Net."

    • Dr. Ching-chih Chen received her LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award at the LITA President's Program Award Reception in New Orleans on June 25, 2006.   She was also honored at the OCLC President's Luncheon on June 26, 2006. The Kilgour Award Committee acknowledges "the important work and contribution of Ching-chih Chen, whose research has led to significant achivements in the areas of global digital libraries, global information infrastructure, and information management." Her work in Global Memory Net and the development of the innovative integrated multimedia content retrieval system (i-M-C-S) are specifically cited.  See News of April 18, 2006 for more information.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen and Boris Badurina of the University of Osijek offered the first workshop on developing visual digital libraires to Croatian librarians, archivists and museum curators in Zadar Croatia on June 6-7, 2006, sponsored jointly by University of Zadar and University of Osijek.

    • Prof. Ching-chih Chen was an invited speaker to the National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia , May 29, 2006, sponsored by the Society of Information and Documentation of Croatia.  Her talk was entitled "Conceptualizing Interactive Dynamic Multimedia Information Provision and Access: The Case of Global Memory Net." Then, she was an invited speaker at LIDA Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006, where she spoke on the "Challenges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway."

    • Global Memory Net has its first new brochure with considerable useful information on the features of its innovative integrated multimedia content retrieval system (i-M-C-S).  It provides graphic examples on its random access with content-based retrieval capability, zooming functionality with dynamic digital watermark, and multimedia access from associated metadata information.  It also highlight its multi-collection, multilingual, and geographical retrieval capabilities as well as integrated link to search the world information resources.

    • Prof. Ching-chih Chen delivered her invited speech, "Using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Case of Global Memory Net," at the Lecture Series of the Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taiwan on May 23rd, 2006.

    • Prof. Ching-chih Chen was the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of Library Directors of Universities and Colleges in Tainan, Taiwan, May 19-20, 2006.  She adovocated the potential for international collaboration in this digital age in her talk, "New Digital Library Perspectives from International Library and Information Point of View: The Case of Global Memory Net."  The meeting was hosted by Southern Taiwan Technical University.

    • Chen to Be Keynote speaker at LIDA (Library in the Digital Age) Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia again on May 31, 2006.  She will speak on the "Challenges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway: The Case of Global Memory Net."  In addition, she will speak in Zagreb at the National Library to the Croatian Society for Information Science group, as well as offering a Workshop on Digital Libraries after the LIDA conference in Zadah, Croatia.

    • Dr. Ching-chih Chen is the winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology for 2006. OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, sponsor the award. "The award is given to a person who has amassed a significant body of research in the field of library and information technology. Particular recognition is given to research which results in a positive and substantive impact on the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of informaiton." The Kilgour Award Committee acknowledges "the important work and contribution of Ching-chih Chen, whose research has led to significant achivements in the areas of global digital libraries, global information infrastructure, and information management." Her work in Global Memory Net and the development of the innovative integrated multimedia content retrieval system (i-M-C-S) are specifically cited. Details of this new can be found at websites of ALA, LITA and OCLC.

    • Professor Ching-chih Chen gave an invited talk entitled "Global Memory Net and univeral access: Its latest development and potential for collaboration and E/T" at the UNESCO's headquarter, Paris on March 17, 2006 to the staff of the
      Division of Communication and Information, as well as those interested from several other divisions. The talk was hosted by Dr. Abdelaziz Abid, Senior Programme Specialist in charge of Memory of the World Program.  

    • On February 8, 2006, UNESCO Communication and Information "News" announced the launching of Global Memory Net. It also announced that the much of the collections of the UNESCO's Memory of the World collection is included in Global Memory Net for universal access via GMNet's i-M-C-S system. Click for the UNESCO Communication and Information News Release, "“Gateway to Global Culture” site launched."

    • On February 8, 2006, UNESCO Communication and Information "News" announced the launching of Global Memory Net. It also announced that the much of the collections of the UNESCO's Memory of the World collection is included in Global Memory Net for universal access via GMNet's i-M-C-S system. Click for the UNESCO Communication and Information News Release andUNESCO Communication and Information News Release.

    • "OCLC announced that Ching-chih Chen...," Computers in Libraries, January 2006.PDF Version


    SIMMONS NEWS & ACTIVITIES

    • Simmons College Technology Center's Faculty Showcase 07, April 27, 1007.

    • “Simmons Professor of Library and Information Science Receives National Award,” May 24, 2006.

    • "Academic Accolades," In the Loop (Simmons College News), 10 (8): 4 (January 23, 2006). PDF Version


    JOURNAL ARTICLES
    • Chen, Ching-chih, “Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net: Documenting and preserving threatened culture, Art Libraries Journal (UK), 33 (2): 21-28 (2008).

    • "Global Memory Net is now universally accessible through the Web,” Library Times International, 24 (1): 7 (July 2007).

    • Chen, Ching-chih, “The role of art libraries and their partners in documenting and preserving the threatened cultures: The case of Global Memory Net and the World Heritage Digital Library, IFLA Art Libraries Section Newsletter, No. 60, pp. 4-5 (2007).

    • “Global library launched,” Information Today, October 2006.

    • "LITA Names Winner of 2006 Kilgour Award,” Library Times International, 23 (1): 8 (July 2006).

    • Chen, Ching-chih, “Global Memory Net Offers Users the World Instantly,” International Review, June 2006.

    • Wang, James Z., Kurt Grieb, Ya Zhang, Ching-chih Chen, Yixin Chen, and Jia Li, "Machine annotation and retrieval for digital imagery of historical materials," International Journal on Digital Libraries, 6 (1); 18-29 (February 2006).PDF Version

    • Borbinha, Jose, Ching-chih Chen, and Stavros Christodoulakis, "Multimedia, contents and management," International Journal on Digital Libraries, 6 (1): 1-2, February 23, 2006 (online). Editorial of the Special Issue on Multimedia, Contents and Management, edited by Borbinha, Chen and Christodoulaks.PDF Version  and  Screenshot of the Special Issue


    WEB PUBLICATIONS
    • World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet) (http://whmnet.org) was officially launched with the URL of  http://whmnet.org  for public use on April 29, 2011, see the UNESCO/WHC official News for English version at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/740 or French version at:   http://whc.unesco.org/fr/actualites/740.  This mega partnership project with UNESCO/World Heritge Center provides instant access to multimedia and multilingual knowledge base of 911 world heritage properties of 151 countries using the much modified and expanded multimedia and multilingual system of Global Memory Net which was launched in 2007 and has a new interface recently.


    • On April 24, 2007, Global Memory Net was featured as one of the Faculty Showcase projects sponsored by Academic Technology at Simmons College.Click here for the Poster.

    • Chen, Ching-chih, “Challenges for Developing a Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Digital Library” Invited Paper appeared electronically at the site of Fulbright Academy. Morocco Workshop Digital Libraries: Implementing a Maghreb Digital Library for Education, Science & Culture, Golden Tulip Farah Hotel, Rabat, Morocco, January 25-27, 2007. http://www.fulbrightacademy.org/page/86609/

    • December 11, 2006. "Advancing Digital Collaboration: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the keynote speech delivered at the 7th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting, December 11-12, 2006. Video of the keynote


    REPORTS

      PROCEEDINGS
      • Chen, Ching-chih, “The Integration of Technology, Content and Use in Digital Humanities: A new digital model for exploring our amazing world, history, and culture,” in Proceedings of the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2010, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, November 30, 2010.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “New challenges of academic libraries in the information age: How to not just survive but thrive in the digital age!” in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Relations Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Washington DC, June 26, 2010.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries: The world and universal access,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts Venue Planning and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 9, 2009.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Information Technology Development and Broad-Based Societal Implications: From Specific Research Agenda to World Culture and Heritage,” in Proceedings of the 9th Emerging Information & Technology Conference: Advancing Technology Innovations through Collaboration (EITC '09), MIT, Cambridge, MA, August 6-7, 2009.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “World Heritage Memory Net: Universal Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” in Proceedings of the 14th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-22, 2009.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “How Global Memory Net Has Reached Citizens/Scholars of Over 100 Countries,” in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Universal Digital Library, Institute of Indian Information Technology, Allahabah, India, October 30-Nov. 2, 2008.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Opening Up Potentials: Use of Cutting-Edge Technology in Libraries with Chinese and Other Asian Collections,” in Proceedings of the Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librarianship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 21-August 2, 2008.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Significance of Standards for Chinese Digital Library Construction and the Future Development of Digital Libraries,” in Proceedings of the Symposium on CNKI Standards and Chinese e-Publishing Agenda, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 19, 2008.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Potential and Challenges in Developing Digital Libraries,” in Proceedings at the ICIKM 2008 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management), in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 26-29, 2008.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Digital Libraries as Instant Knowledge Bases:The Experience of Global Memory Net," in Proceedings at the ICIKM 2008 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management), in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 26-29, 2008.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “How Digital Libraries Can Bring the World’s Treasures and Heritage to the End-Users Instantly!” in Proceedings at the Digital Libraries for Learning Conference, organized by the National Library of Latvia in Riga, Latvia, November 19, 2007.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: New Partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Center," in Proceedings at The 3rd International Conference on Universal Digital Library, in Pittsburgh, PA, November 2-4, 2007.


      • Chen, Ching-chih, "Delivery of Web-based Multilingual Digital Collections and Services to Multicultural Populations: The Case of Global Memory Net," in Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73)/Government Libraries Division, Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007. Paper No. 97 at IFLA 73.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, "Using Cutting-edge Technology for Innovative Global Resource Sharings: The Case of Global Memory Net and the World Heritage Memory Net," in Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73)/Resource Sharing and ILL Division,Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007. Paper No. 96 at IFLA 73.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, "The Role of Art Libraries and Their Partners in Documenting and Preserving the Threatened Culture: The Case of Global Memory Net and the World Heritage Memory Net," in Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73)/Art Libraries Division, Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007.  Paper No. 92 at IFLA 73.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “International Collaborative Activities and Experience of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net,” in Proceedings of the 2007 NDAP Workshop on Collection Internationalization and International Collaboration Program, Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, July 23, 2007.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, "Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net," in Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “Challenges for Developing a Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Digital Library,” Invited Paper appeared electronically at the site of Fulbright Academy. Morocco Workshop Digital Libraries: Implementing a Maghreb Digital Library for Education, Science & Culture, Golden Tulip Farah Hotel, Rabat, Morocco, January 25-27, 2007. http://www.fulbrightacademy.org/page/86609/

      • Chen, Ching-chih, "Advancing Digital Collaboration: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the keynote speech appeared in the Proceedings of the 7th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting, December 11-12, 2006. Meeting Program, Keynote video, and PowerPoint file, and Meeting's group picture.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, “The Reality of Global Digital Library for Universal Access: The case of Global Memory Net,” Keynote Paper appeared in Proceedings: 8th Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL 2006), Suzdal, Vladimir, Russia, October 17-19, 2006.

      • Chen, Ching-chih. "Documentation Tools for Management of Cultural Heritage for Conservation of Archaeology, Historical Center, Museums and Archives: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the opening keynote presented at the XI International Seminar Forum UNESCO, University and Heritage: Documentation for Conservation and Development, New Strategies for the Future, Florence, Italy, September 11-15, 2006. PDF version (English)  and  Forum Agenda

      • Chen, Ching-chih. "Using Tomorrow's Retrieval Technology to Explore the Heritage: Bonding Past and Future in the Case of Global Memory Net," In Proceedings of the the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society, Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006. IFLA/Information Technology with Audiovisual and Multimedia and National Libraries Section http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/097-Chen-en.pdf

      • Chen, Ching-chih. "West by East - East by West: Cultural and Technological Exchange in the Case of Global Memory Net," In Proceedings of the the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society, Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006. IFLA/Rare Book and Manuscript Section http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/085-Chen-en.pdf

      • Badurina, Boris and Ching-chih Chen, 2006. "Osijek Treasures Are One Click Away at the Global Memory Net," In: Proceedings of the LIDA (Library In the Digital Age) Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006. PDF version.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, 2006. "Challenges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway: The Case of Global Memory Net," In: Proceedings of the LIDA (Library In the Digital Age) Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006. PDF version.

      • Chen, Ching-chih, "New digital library perspectives from international library and information point of view: The case of Global Memory Net," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Developing New Mode of Library Cooperation, Tainan, Taiwan, May 18-20, 2006.English Version  and  Chinese Version


      CONFERENCE AND MEETING SPEECHES
      • Professor Chen will be the invited Plenary Speaker for "New Media, Culture and Technology," on August 19, 2011 at The First Young Investigator Conference: "Leadership, Innovation, Growth" of the EITC (Emerging Information & Technology Conference) at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Her talk is entitled "World Culture and Heritage is One-Click Away! Have We Fully Explored the Potentials of New Media and Technology?"

      • Prof. Chen was a Banquet Speaker on July 20th at the 9th International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar (9IPCHS) Meeting in Luxembourg, July 17-22, 2011.  Her talk was entitled: "World Heritage Is Only Click Away: Enjoy Luxembourg and Sites Around It and Around the World!"  This is a part her Lecture Series, entitled World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away.

      • April 22, 2011. “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: A New Digital Model for Exploring Our Amazing World, History, and Culture" was an invited talk given by Prof. Chen at the National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan as a part of the “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series.

      • April 21, 2011. “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: A New Digital Model for Exploring Our Amazing World, History, and Culture," was an invited speech given by Prof. Chen as part of the “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.

      • April 16, 2011. "World Heritage Memory Net and its System's Potential for Taiwan's Indigenous Cultural Heritage," was an invited speech given by Prof. Chen when she visited the San-di-men Cultural Park of the National Council of Indigenous Populations of Taiwan in Pingtong, Taiwan.

      • November 30, 2010. “The Integration of Technology, Content and Use in Digital Humanities: A new digital model for exploring our amazing world, history, and culture,” was a keynote speech at the International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2010, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

      • November 29, 2010. “World heritage is one click away: Potentials for Taiwan’s indigenous culture and heritage.” was an invited speech at the Council of Indigenous Peoples of the Republic of Taiwan, Taipei.

      • November 20-25, 2010. Several talks were given on the system and features of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net at the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

      • July 5, 2010. “World heritage is one click away, so can and must your treasure!” was an invited speech given as part of the “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan.

      • June 26, 2010. “New challenges of academic libraries in the information age: How to not just survive but thrive in the digital age!” was a keynote speech given as part of the “World Cultural Heritage Is One Click Away” Lecture Series at the Annual Conference of the International Relations Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Washington DC.

      • June 9, 2010. "New Challenges of Public Libraries in the Information Age: How to not just survive but thrive in the digital age!” was a solo Digital Video Conference (DVC) with the US Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

      • March 26, 2010. “World cultural heritage is one click away, so can world agricultural heritage,” was an invited speech given as part of the "World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away" Lecture Series at the National Agricultural Library, Silver Spring, MD.

      • March 12, 2010. “Technology enabling and universal access to world heritage: Challenges and potentials,” was an invited speech given as part of the "World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away" Lecture Series at the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

      • March 11, 2010. “A new look of culture and technology integration: The cases of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net,” was an invited speech given as part of the "World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away" Lecture Series at the National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

      • March 9, 2010. “A new look of culture and technology integration: The cases of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net,” was an invited speech given as part of the "World Cultural Heritage is One Click Away" Lecture Series at the National Center for Taiwan Traditional Arts, Yilan, Taiwan.

      • November 9, 2009. “Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries: The world and universal access,” was a keynote speech given at the International Conference on Arts Venue Planning and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

      • August 7, 2009. “Broad-Based Societal Implications of IT Development: A case-presentation on the convergence of IT and large-scale digital content on world culture and heritage,” was a keynote speech given at the 9th Emerging Information & Technology Conference: Advancing Technology Innovations through Collaboration (EITC '09), MIT, Cambridge, MA.

      • July 21, 2009.“World Heritage Memory Net: Instant Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” was an invited talk given at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Library, Beijing, China.

      • July 6, 2009. “World Heritage Memory Net: Instant Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” was an invited talk given at the Sichuan University Library, Chengdu, China.

      • April 21, 2009. "World Heritage Memory Net: Universal Access to 145 Countries' 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies," Keynote Opening and 2nd Keynote speeches delivered at the 14th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 21-22, 2009. The meeting attended by over 900 librarians from over 20 countries.

      • April 17, 2009.  "World Heritage Memory Net: World Culture and Heritage at Your Finger-tips," Invited Annual Speaker at the Simmons Beta Phi Mu Chapter Annual Meeting, Boston, April 17, 2008.

      • February 9, 2009.  How World Heritage Memory Net is Providing Universal Access to the 878 World Heritage Sites of 145 Countries: Instant Multimedia and Multilingual Access," Invited Speech delivered at the World Heritage Center, UNESCO in Paris, France.

      • November 5-8, 2008.  "Instant Click to the World Resources: How Global Memory Net Reaches Citizens of over 100 Countries? Where Is It Going from Here?" 3 invited speeches given at Zhongshan University in Guangdong, Quangzhou, November 5, 2008; Zuhai Public Library, Zuhai, Guangdong, November 6, 2008; and Dongguan Public Library, Donguan, Guangdong, November 8, 2008.

      • November 5-8, 2008.  "How Global Memory Net Has Reached Citizens/Scholars of Over 100 Countries," was an invited speech given at the 4th International Conference on Universal Digital Library, Institute of Indian Information Technology, Allahabah, India.

      • October 31-November 2, 2008.  "How Global Memory Net Has Reached Citizens/Scholars of Over 100 Countries," Invited speech delivered at the 4th International Conference on Universal Digital Library (ICUDL), Allahabad, India, November 1, 2008.

      • July 21, 2008.  "Opening up Potentials: Use of Cutting-Edge Technology in Libraries with Chinese and Other Asian Collections," Keynote Speech delivered at the Summer Institute for Chinese Studies Librarianship, East Asian Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 21, 2008.

      • July 19, 2008. Significance of Standards for Chinese Digital Library Construction and the Future Development of Digital Libraries,” was an invited speech given at the Symposium on CNKI Standards and Chinese e-Publishing Agenda, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.



      • July 6, 2009. “World Heritage Memory Net: Instant Access to 145 Countries’ 878 World Heritage Sites with Cutting-edge Technologies,” was an invited talk given at the Sichuan University Library, Chengdu, China.

      • March 28, 2008.  "Potential and Challenges in Developing Digital Libraries," 2nd Keynote Speech at the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Kathmandu, Nepal.

      • March 24-29, 2008. "Digital Libraries as Instant Knowledge Bases: The Experience of Global Memory Net" was a keynote speech delivered at the ICIKM 2008 International Conference on Information and Knowlege Management, Kathmandu (NEPAL).

      • November 19, 2007. “How Digital Libraries Can Bring the World’s Treasures and Heritage to the End-Useers Instantly!” was a keynote speech delivered at the Digital Libraries for Learning Conference, Riga, Latvia (organized by the National Library of Latvia.)PDF file of the presented paper,

      • November 4, 2007.  “From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net: New Partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Center,” was an invited speech given at The 3rd International Conference on Universal Digital Library, Pittsuburgh, November 2-4, 2007.



      • August 27, 2007. “How Libraries in Swaziland Can Benefit from the Currently Available Internet Technology,” was an invited keyspeech delivered at the Leadership Workshop organized by the American Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland, August 27, 2007.  In this talk, Global Memory Net was mentioned.

      • August 20, 2007. "Using Cutting-edge Technology for Innovative Global Resource sharings: The Case of Globa Memory Net and the World Heritage Memory Net," was a paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73)/Resource Sharing and ILL Division in Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007. Paper No. 96 at IFLA 73. PDF file of the Paper.

      • August 20, 2007. "Delivery of Web-based Multilingual Digital Collections and Services to Multicultural Populations: The Case of Globa Memory Net ," was a paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73)/Government Libraries Division in Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007. Paper No. 97 at IFLA 73.PDF file of the Paper

      • August 20, 2007. "The Role of Art Libraries and Their Partners in Documenting and Preserving the Threatened Cuture: The Case of Globa Memory Net and the World Heritage Memory Net," was a paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Library Institutions (IFLA 73) in Durban, South Africa, August 20, 2007.  Paper No. 92 at IFLA 73.PDF File.

      • July 23, 2007. “International Collaborative Activities and Experience of Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memorial Net” was an invited speech presented at the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, July 23, 2007.

      • June 29, 2007. “Digital Libraries and Museums: The Case of Global Memory Net,” was an invited speech delivered at the Humanities Council, Saint Luis Potosi, Mexico.

      • June 25, 2007. “Digital Libraries and Museums: GMNet and WHMNet Experience,” was an invited speech delivered at the Humanities School, University of Saint Luis Potosi, Mexico, June 25, 2007.

      • May 9, 2007. "Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net," was an invited speech offered at the Computer Media Center, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan.

      • May 7, 2007. "Developing Global Digital Library: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net," was an invited speech offered at the Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Program Announcement.

      • April 27, 2007. "Digital Media Resources for Teaching Global Area Studies: Global Memory Net and World Heritage Memory Net," will be the keynote speech delivered at the Annual Meeting on "Teaching with Media Resources in Middle Eastern and Asian Studies" of Al-Musharaka, organized by National Institute of Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE), Lake Forest College, Chicago, IL. Lecture announcement, and Meeting Agenda.Abstract of the Lecture.

      • March 23, 2007.  " Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Memory Net." was an invited speech given at the 2007 International Conference of National Digital Archives Program (NDAP): Sustainability and Management of Digital Archives in the Time of Global Collaboration, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007.

      • January 26, 2007. "Challenges for Developing A Global Digital Library and Gateway: From Global Memory Net to World Heritage Digital Library," was an invited talk given at the Digital Library for the Maghred Workshop, Rabat, Morocco, January 25-27, 2007. The Meeting was organized by the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology. For full paper, click to PDF Version.  Fulbright Academy's Screen is also captured as
        Fulbright Screen.

      • December 11, 2006. "Advancing Digital Collaboration: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the keynote speech delivered at the 7th Annual Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting, December 11-12, 2006. Meeting Program, Keynote video, and PowerPoint file, and Meeting's group picture.

      • November 14, 2006. "Looking at the Chinese World Heritage Sites Digitally But Not At These 'Flowers' from the Horse Back," was the Banquet Speech delivered at the First US-China Workshop on Neutron Scattering Science and Technology, Beijing, China.

      • October 18, 2006. "Nanoscience for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and the Emergence of a Powerful Digital Image Collection," was an invited paper presented by Piero Baglioni, Rodorico Giorgi, David Chelazzi and Ching-chih Chen at the Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), Suzdal, Russia, October 17-19, 2006.

      • October 17, 2006. "The Reality of Global Digital Library for Universal Access: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the keynote speech presented at the Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL), Suzdal, Russia, October 17-19, 2006.

      • September 20, 2006. "Panel on Sustained Digital Libraries for Universal Use" -- Realities of European Digital Library, and Its Liaisons with World Digital Community. Chaired by Ching-chih Chen and Jose Borbinha at the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Alicante, Spain.Panel Opening by Chen (PowerPoint file)  ,  Panel proposal  and  Program screen

      • September 11, 2006. "Documentation Tools for Management of Cultural Heritage for Conservation of Archaeology, Historical Center, Museums and Archives: The Case of Global Memory Net," was the opening keynote presented at the XI International Seminar Forum UNESCO, University and Heritage: Documentation for Conservation and Development, New Strategies for the Future, Florence, Italy, September 11-15, 2006. PDF version (English)  and  Forum Agenda

      • August 24, 2006. "Using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Case of Global Memory Net," was an invited speech given at the 7th Core University Program Seminar on NGI, Chungnam University, Daejeon, Korea.

      • August 22, 2006. "New Innovative Access to Educational and Cultural Multimedia Contents," was a paper presented by Yuka Egusa and Takashi Nagatsuka at IFLA/Information Technology with Audiovisual and Multimedia and National Libraries Section (Part 2) of the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society, Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/097-Egusa_Nagatsuka-en.pdf

      • August 22, 2006. "Using Tomorrow's Retrieval Technology to Explore the Heritage: Bonding Past and Future in the Case of Global Memory Net," was a paper presented at IFLA/Information Technology with Audiovisual and Multimedia and National Libraries Section (Part 2) of the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society, Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/097-Chen-en.pdf

      • August 21, 2006. "West by East - East by West: Cultural and Technological Exchange in the Case of Global Memory Net," was a paper presented at IFLA/Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council, "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society, Seoul, Korea, August 20-24, 2006. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla72/papers/085-Chen-en.pdf

      • July 14, 2006. "Using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Challenges of Global Memory Net," was an invited speech delivered at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.PDF version of abstract and biographical information.

      • June 1, 2006. "Osijek Treasures Are One Click Away at the Global Memory Net," was a talk given by Boris Badurina and Ching-chih Chen at the LIDA (Library In the Digital Age) Meeting, Mljed Island, Croatia. PDF version.

      • May 31, 2006. "Challenges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway: The Case of Global Memory Net," an invited speech given at the LIDA (Library In the Digital Age) Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006. PDF version.

      • May 29, 2006. "Conceptualizing Interactive Dynamic Multimedia Information Provision and Access: The Case of Global Memory Net," was an invited speech given at the Meeting of the Society of Information and Documentation of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia, May 29, 2006.

      • May 23, 2006. "Using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Case of Global Memory Net," was an invited speech delivered at the Institute of Physics Special Lecture Series, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taiwan.

      • May 18, 2006. "New Digital Library Perspectives from International Library and Information Point of View: The Case of Global Memory Net," An opening keynote speech delivered at the International Conference on Developing New Mode of Library Cooperation, Tainan, Taiwan, May 18-20, 2006.English Version of the Keynote Speech  and  Chinese Version

      • March 17, 2006. "Global Memory Net's and Universal Access: Its Latest Development and Potential for Collaboration and E/T," was invited talk given at UNESCO, Paris.

       

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