Symposium Countdown Day 01!
We are counting down the days until the symposium by promoting the abstracts of the presentations that will be given during the event on Friday February 13th, 2015!
Sherry Xie, professor at the School of Information Resource Management, Ren Min University of China, chair of the CCA and University Archivist at UVic, will be presenting from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm:
Symposium Title: “Follow What’s Going on and Try to be Part of It: Introducing SIRM at the Renmin University of China”
Symposium Abstract: The School of Information Resource Management (SIRM) at the Renmin University was first established in 1952 (three years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China) as a special program on archival studies, responding directly to the request of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. It grew into a Department of Archival Science in 1978 (after the Cultural Revolution) and acquired its faculty status (termed as school) in 1985. In 1998, the School expanded to include a library science master program and in 2000, a master program of information analysis, which facilitated its conversion into the current SIRM in 2003. During its 62 years’ existence, the School evolved from operating primarily by responding to requests to actively seeking opportunities to be more relevant to the changing China. This presentation introduces the School, its key components, noticeable developments in collaborations with the practical world, and it visions for the near future.