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Data Policy

What data do we collect, preserve, and disseminate?


Subject Scopes

  • Chinese-American librarians’ academic publications and contributions
  • Chinese-American Librarianship related resources
  • Chinese culture / literature related to LIS resources

Data Types:

  • Official / Formal Publications
  • Research Data Set
  • Thesis and Dissertations
  • Research Reports, Articles
  • Audio / Video Publications
  • Gray Publications*
  • Other Scholarly Communications
  • Library Resources (Learning/Teaching/Research)
  • *Gray Publications: Informal Publications, such as:
    • some organizational reports and events reports (including AV materials)
    • pre-publications and data
    • presentation slides
    • non-published research reports
    • experimental data set
    • technical documents or test data
    • courses and teaching-related documents or data on LIS education, e.g.:
      • syllabus of courses
      • course design
      • curriculum design
      • presentation files, and
      • video/audio materials created by faculty (Chinese-American faculty of LIS and related fields) for LIS education.


How do we organize/present collected data?


Metadata Standard and Guidelines:

CALASYS with Omeka

  • Omeka, a free and open-source web-publishing platform, has been set up for the pilot program, which is currently in use.
    • Item Format Types (types of collections)
    • Publication; Manuscript; Sound Recording; Video Recording; Web Page; Presentation Files; Software: Dataset; Image


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