Archive for August, 2008

The Northeast Project of China

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Dr. Shao Dongfang brought some scholars from CASS for a conference at the IAR on the Project. I walked into the room with the interpretor, Mr. Kwan, who looked exhausted. There’s a debate about Kogoryu history between Chinese and Korean speakers. I stayed for Mark Byington’s (Harvard) presentation although I was reminded about “closed conference”. […]

Change Is Difficult

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It is hard to let the print go after decades of collection development, but what if they are not being used? Cal Poly Library’s Dean, Mr. Schleifer says, “If you look at our user population, in many ways they are far ahead of us in terms of what they like to use and how they […]

Optimism and Collaboration

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Good to be home! and great to be back in sunny Richmond BC! The Institute has been wrapped up on August 2nd with many songs and hugs, although related phone and email messages are following me home. Tim Jewel used the two words describing the UW library leader, Betsy Wilson. Back to his session on […]

Reunion on Microsoft Campus

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Small world! The largest research group of MS is in Beijing, and the most UW school friends work for MS. The headquarter campus visit is like a library school reunion party. When Linda Shaw reminded me our group study back at school, all those gentle smiling faces came to my mind again. Besides profs and […]

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