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Inside the World's Major East Asian Collections:
"One Belt, One Road" and Beyond


Dr Patrick Lo, Dr Dickson Chiu, Professor Ricardo Mak


Mr Peter Sidorko


27 April 2017 (Thursday)


6:30 - 8:00 pm


Special Collections, 1/F, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong


English and Cantonese

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About the Speakers

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Patrick Lo
Dr Patrick Lo earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from University of Bristol (U.K.) in May 2009. He has a Master of Arts in Design Management (M.A.) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004), a Master of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from McGill University (Canada; 1994), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Mount Allison University, (Canada; 1992). He also took part in a one-year academic exchange at Tueingen University (Germany) from 1990-91. Dr Patrick Lo is efficient in: Chinese (both Cantonese and Putunghua), English and German. From April, 2012 to present, Dr Patrick Lo is currently serving as Associate Professor at Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba in Japan. From February, 2009 to February, 2012, Dr Lo served as Assistant Librarian I (Head of the Cataloguing Section) and Subject Specialist for School of Arts & Social Sciences at The Open University of Hong Kong Library. From February, 2007 to February, 2009, he served as the Music Cataloguing Librarian (Special Music Project) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University Library System, cataloguing and organizing a highly significant and valuable donation of Chinese music research materials from a retired Harvard professor. From July, 1996 to July, 2007, he served as the Cataloguing Librarian at Lingnan University Library, Hong Kong. He also served as the Liaison Librarian for the Dept. of Cultural Studies and the Dept. of Management, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.


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Dickson Chiu
Dr Dickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He started his own computer company while studying part-time. He has also taught at several universities in Hong Kong and served as a Research Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong. He is currently teaching at the HKU. His research interest is in information management, service science, and library science with a cross-disciplinary approach and the results have been published in about 200 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, including many practical master and undergraduate project results. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2004. He is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering and EAI endorsed Transaction on e-Business, co-Editor-in-chief of International Journal on Organizational and Collective Intelligence, and EAI endorsed Transaction on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, and serves in the editorial boards of several international journals. He co-founded several international workshops and co-edited several journal special issues. He also served as a program committee member for over 100 international conferences and workshops. Dr. Chiu is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a Life Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.


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Ricardo Mak
Professor, Department of History
Director, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies
PhD University of Regensburg, 
MPhil, BA (Hons) The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Modern Chinese and Western Intellectual Thoughts;
Western Historiography and Historical Theories;
Sino-Western Cultural Exchange;
Modern German History;
Sino-German Relations.



About the Book

Book Cover of Inside the World's Major East Asian Collections

This book is intended to serve multiple purposes. In particular, we examine the rise of the "LAM", an acronym that stands for libraries, archives, and museums and in doing so, we profile leading experts -- librarians, archivists, and museum curators -- who specialize in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of the cultural institution in the context of managing information and collections, this book provides important themes offered by these cultural experts in understanding the necessary professional skills, knowledge, and personalities that are required for working in such environments of varying size, scope, and composition in LAMs. As galleries, LAMs manage preservation and access of history and culture, their missions and goals as cultural institutions continue to converge.