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Oregon St. University: Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online

April 28, 2012 by

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From Oregon Public Radio: Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University. A Chinese-American civic group hopes the document trove can help families locate ancestors gone missing early in the last century. This document collection includes names, […]

Access to Information: Carnegie Mellon Performs First Large-Scale Analysis of “Soft” Censorship of Social Media in China

March 12, 2012 by

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From the CMU News Release: Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science analyzed millions of Chinese microblogs, or “weibos,” to uncover a set of politically sensitive terms that draw the attention of Chinese censors. Individual messages containing the terms were often deleted at rates that could vary based on current events or geography. […]

OCLC Adds 500,000 Records to WorldCat From China Academic Library and Information System

February 16, 2012 by

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From OCLC: OCLC has added 500,000 records to WorldCat from the China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), a nationwide academic library consortium with a mission to promote, maintain and improve resource sharing among Chinese university libraries and other libraries and institutions. These records represent Chinese publications between 1987 and 2001. The records have been […]

Beijing’s First “Human Library” Opens

December 25, 2011 by

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From Xinhua: Beijing’s first human library opened Saturday night, with dozens of readers and six “living books” exchanging their life stories and ideas. In a human library, also called living library, readers borrow and return books as they do in a normal one. But books in a human library are real people who engage readers […]

Publishing Technology Announces Deal To Build 1st Ever Digital Content Delivery Platform for Chinese Library Market

November 30, 2011 by

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From the Announcement (PDF): Following the launch of Publishing Technology plc in China last August, [the company] is partnering with the China National Publications Import and Export Corporation (CNPIEC) to deliver the first ever digital publishing platform to supply content to Chinese libraries. As the largest company fully licensed by the Chinese government to import […]

Rare Chinese Papercuts Found in U. of Michigan Storage Room, Hi-Res Scanned Versions Online

November 7, 2011 by

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From the University of Michigan News Service: Scholarly gems are often found by sifting through dusty archives in foreign lands thousands of miles away. But sometimes they’re discovered just by doing some office cleaning on campus. That’s what happened recently at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. Staffers who were tidying […]

Digitization Projects “China to Digitize Folk Literature”

August 1, 2011 by

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From the People’s Daily: On July 13, 79-year-old Yang Liangcai and several colleagues carefully selected several yellowed books and documents from huge piles of cardboard boxes in a document room of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. “These paper originals will be sorted, scanned and then made available online,” Yang said. [Clip] The […]