PNC - History 1994 -1997 Founded by a group of Pacific Rim University Presidents Administered by the University of California, Berkeley Original focus: network access 1997 Administration transferred to Academia Sinica, Taiwan New focus: content development and sharing –Help scholars work together –Help scholars select common standards –Help scholars coordinate projects
Organization Chart of PNC Sub-committee Structure
PNC - Mission To serve PNC members in promoting multi-disciplinary and cultural knowledge development and information sharing through active scholarship.
PNC - Vision Through active scholarship, culture knowledge development and information sharing will be promoted. Information technology will be no more obtrusive than printed books or telephones. The Pacific Rim's libraries, archives, and Museums in all languages will be available to anyone, anywhere. Expert know-how will be available to all.
PNC - Vision (Continued) Students will never need printed reference materials. Students anywhere will be able to study any subject. Scholars will be able to use any tool to analyze any material. Scholars will be able to collaborate with anyone, anywhere.
PNC - Goals Promote public availability of information resources. Facilitate coordination of international scholarly activities of PNC members. Stimulate, design, coordinate, and participate in international interdisciplinary programs.
PNC - Goals (Continued) Communicate information about academic progress and its impact on society. Involve active scholars. Enhance the International Academia Reputation of Taiwan, ROC.
PNC Strategy and Action (1) Provide workshops for scholars and students on how to do projects Provide information on best practices and tools for different types of digital projects
PNC Strategy and Action (1.1) Coordinate with regional, national and multinational organizations sharing similar goals 6 Annual Conferences and Joint Meetings 2004 in Academia Sinica, Taiwan 2003 in Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), Thailand 2002 in Osaka City University, Japan 2001 in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 2001 in Guadalajara, Mexico 2000 in University of California, Berkeley, USA 1998, 1999 in Academia Sinica, Taiwan
PNC Strategy and Action (1.2) 12 Workshops & 2 Training Courses International Symposium of Grid Computing 2004 Workshop (2004) Grid 2003 Workshop (2003) ApGrid Workshop (2002) Open Source International Conference (2001) Workshop of Technical Communication over Internet (2001) Workshop of Infinite Bandwidth (2001) XML Training Course (2000) (2001) DLM &TEI Workshop (2000) A New Millennium for Resources Sharing (2000) 4 Pre-workshops (1999) Alliance with PRDLA
Coordinate with scholarly organization on digital projects Address emerging social and cultural impact of Information Technology Address information ethics issues Consult with vendors and standards organizations Focus PNC administrative operations to meet the needs of members Increase information and services to benefit members and their countries PNC Strategy and Action (2)
The main themes discussed in PNC Conferences Atlas Development Digital Archive Digital Divide Digital Library Digital Museum e-Learning Grid & e-Science Library/ Information Sharing /e-Resource Library/ Metadata GIS Networking/ Internet Intellectual Property Rights
PNC 2005 Annual Conference Date: Fall, 2005 Venue: Stanford University or University of Hawaii Estimated Number of Speakers: 80 Jointly Organized: PRDLA / ECAI / EBTI / IPSJ Estimated Number of Participants: 220 Expected Participating Countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Lao, Mexico, Nepal, Singapore, Taiwan, Russia, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, etc.
Steering Committee of PNC Dr. Royol Chitradon, NECTEC, Thailand Dr. Shoichiro Hara, National Institute of Japanese Literature, Japan Prof. Curtis Hardyck, UC Berkeley, USA Prof. C.C. Hsieh, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Prof. Heung-kyu Kim, Korea University Prof. Lewis Lancaster, UC Berkeley, USA Prof. John Lehman, Alaska University at Fairbank, USA Dr. Simon C. Lin ， Academia Sinica Computing Centre, Taiwan Dr. Assunta Pisani ， Stanford University, USA Prof. Mamoru Shibayama, Kyoto University, Japan Dr. Piyawut Srichaikul, NECTEC, Thailand Dr. Ovid Tzeng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan