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    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.
06/25/2006
    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.
06/06/2006
    

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 entitled "Conceptualizing Interactive Dynamic Multimedia Information Provision and Access: The Cse of Global Memory Net." Then, she was an invited speaker at LIDA Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 31, 2006, where she spoke on the "Challeges for Developing a World Digital Library and Gateway."

05/29/2006
    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.
05/28/2006
    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.
05/23/2006
    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.
05/19/2006
    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.
05/01/2006
    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.
04/18/2006
    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.  
03/17/2006
    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 and UNESCO Communication and Information News Release.
02/08/2006
    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."
02/08/2006
    "OCLC announced that Ching-chih Chen...," Computers in Libraries, January 2006. PDF Version
01/01/2006
    Dr. Ching-chih Chen delivered the Opening Keynote Speech delivered at the 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2005), Bangkok, Thailand, in celebration of the 50th Birthday of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Patron of the Thai Library Association.  Her speech entitled "Thai's Invaluable Memory Celebrated Via Global Memory Net" was attended by H.R.H. Princess. See Archive section for a copy of her speech.
12/12/2005
    Prof. Chen will be the keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2005), Bangkok, Thailand, December 12-15, 2005.  Her talk, entitled "Thai's Invaluable Memory Celebrated via Global Memory Net," will include a unique collection of rare pictures of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn from birth to the present, as well as those highlighting some of her recent memorable events and activities. This collection, as a part of Thai Memory, is presented in Celebration of the 50th Birthday of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Patron of Thai Library Association.
12/01/2005
    Dr. Ching-chih Chen chairs a session entitled "Content-based and object-specific image retrieval techniques for museum images" at the MCN@Boston: Digit Fugit! Preserving Knowledge Into the Future, Boston, MA on November 4, 2005.  At this session, Dr. Chen and her two collaborators spoke on their joint project funded by NSF, International Collaboration to Advance User-oriented Technologies for Managing and distributing Images in Digital Libraries," NSF/IIS-0333036 (PI: Ching-chih Chen, Co-PIs: James Z. Wang and Jianbo Shi, September 2004-August 2007).
11/04/2005
    Prof. Ching-chih Chen delivered her invited speech entitled "New mode of universal access and Global Memory Net" at the International Conference on Universal Digital Libraries, Hangzhou, China, on November 1, 2005.  Copy of her speech can be found in Archive section.
11/01/2005
    On October 26, 2005 OCLC announced that Ching-chih Chen, the PI of Global Memory Net, has joined OCLC Online Computer Library Center as Consultant to the President for global digital initiatives among libraries, museums and archival institutions. Check here for more information of the announcement. On September 30, 2005, Dr. Chen delivered a lecture at the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series in Dublin, OH. Check here for details of her presentation.
10/29/2005
    More of the first group of visiting researchers will leave for home soon. We will bid good bye to Nguyen Thi Tuan Linh and Nguyen Thanh Son from Vietnam National Ethnological Museum (VNTM), Hanoi, Vietnam on October 31, 2005. They have developed a multimedia database on the 54 minority ethnic groups in Vietnam with images contributed by VME.

Haiyan (Haley) Li from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) will leave on Nov. 5th, who has developed a multimedia database on Chinese musical instruments as the first collection of the major world musical instruments.

Boris Badurina from Osijek, Croatia will return to his teaching position at the University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek on Nov. 6, 2005. In addition to his contribution to the Global Memory Net with selected collections of the Museum of Osijek, he has been the key technologist in our development of the latest versions (Versions 3.0 and 4.0) of the Integrated Multimedia Content System (i-M-C-S) of Global Memory Net. i-M-C-S is a multilingual, multiformat, and multimedia system with powerful searching capabilities.

Zhang Hongjia (Jenny Zhang) from University of Hainan, China will return on Nov. 15, 2005. Jenny has developed a rich image database on the culture of "Li" minority ethnic group, as well as been involved with the developed of several other GMNet multimedia databases.

Xiaobo Xiao from Xian Jiaotong Unuiversity Library will return at the end of November. In addition to the preparation of image databases related to artifacts in and around Xian, he has also been involved in system development work with Version 4.0 of i-M-C-S.

Under the supervision of Dr. Chen, the contributions from these visiting researchers have been substantial, and we want to thank them all and wish them well in their endeavors! The experience and "memory" of the short visit will also be invaluable to all of us.

10/28/2005
    On September 30, 2005, Prof. Chen delivered an invited lecture of the Distinguished Seminar Series of OCLC at the Kilgour Auditorium, OCLC, Dublin, OH. More information of this OCLC distinguished Lecture entitled  "New mode of universal access: The latest development of Global Memory Net," can be found in: http://www.oclc.org/research/dss/. For Abstract of the Lecture, http://www.oclc.org/research/dss/chen.htm. Lecture Announcement  and  Revised paper of the Lecture
09/30/2005
    Mission accomplished! GMNet bid good-bye to Shengqiang Zhang who left for home in Chengdu, Sichuan, China after almost 5-month stay to assume an enlarged responsibility as the Head of Library Automation at Sichuan University. During his productive period at Simmons, he extended the Version 1.0 of GMNet's system functionalities to a completed Version 2 with fully integratrated Linus/Apache/PHP-based system with dynamic management components under Prof. Chen's guidance. We thank him for his contribution and a job well done!
09/02/2005
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