Liu, Weiling; Chen, Suzhen; Li, Mingyan; Jiang, Minhao


Institutional repository; CALASYS; Community engagement; Student involvement; Omeka; Dublin Core metadata; Subjects; keywords; Cataloging; Standards compliance; Vocabulary control; Digital repositories; CALA; Chinese American Librarians Association


Presented at the Hawaii Library Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 17, 2018.


CALASYS is the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)’s academic resource and repository system. The purpose of the system is to collect, organize, and store scholarly publications, library and information science related resources created or contributed by CALA members and others in the library field. The CALASYS Committee will share the experiences of collecting data, creating metadata, and improving access to the data. As an all-volunteer committee, the group works with the CALA community which consists of members from different types of libraries and information professions. The committee also reaches out to other groups such as the LIS students to contribute to the system. The poster will emphasize how the committee has engaged students, which turned the process into a learning experience for students while fulfilling the project’s goal. Furthermore, the committee will discuss the challenges they face and elaborate the efforts that have been made to make the repository a more sustainable system to connect the profession and the community through collaborative work. Prospects, strategies, and directions for the repository system will also be explored.

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Chen, S., Liu, W. L., Deng, S., Li, M. Y. & Jiang M. H. (2018). Prospects for connecting community and engaging students for an academic resource and repository system, Hawaii Library Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 17, 2018.

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