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    Professor Chen was a special invited speaker at the National Center for Taiwan Traditional Arts, Yilan, Taiwan on March 9, 2010. 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.” Speech Open Announcement.
03/09/2010
    Professor Chen was the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Arts Venue Planning and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan on November 9, 2009. Her talk was entitled “Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries: The world and universal access.”
11/09/2009
    Professor Chen was the keynote speaker on August 7, 2009 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.
08/07/2009
    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.
07/21/2009
    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, 2009 at the Sichuan University Library, Chengdu, China.
07/06/2009
    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.
04/21/2009
    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.
04/17/2009
    Professor Chen gave a presentation about World Heritage Memory Net at UNESCO’s World Heritage Center Headquarters, Paris, France on February 9, 2009.
02/09/2009
    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.
11/08/2008
    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.
11/01/2008
    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.
07/21/2008
    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.
07/19/2008
    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.
03/28/2008
    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.
12/20/2007
    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!”
11/10/2007
    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.”
11/01/2007
    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.
08/09/2007
    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.”
07/09/2007
    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.
06/09/2007
    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.
05/05/2007
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