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   Pacific Neighborhood Consortium

An organizational mechanism for encouraging
 development and sharing of digital content

         • Background Information
            • Current Directions
• PNC 2005 Annual Conference & Joint Meetings

Background Information
                           PNC - History
    1994 -1997
•   Founded by a group of Pacific Rim University Presidents
•   Administered by the University of California, Berkeley
•   Original focus: network access

•   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


                                                              Steering Commottee

                                           Administration Board       Advisory Board
                                           (Executive Committee)

Digital Library   GIS   Library   Museum        Electronic     Intellectual International Networking Membership
                                                 Chinese        Property Collaboration Cooperation
                                                Document         Rights

Current Directions
        PNC - Mission

To serve PNC members in promoting
   multi-disciplinary and cultural
    knowledge development and
 information sharing through active
                  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

• Scholars will be able to collaborate with anyone, anywhere.
                 PNC - Goals

• Promote public availability of information

• 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,
   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 multinationa
      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
  PNC Strategy and Action (2)
• Coordinate with scholarly organization on digital
• 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
      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.
       PNC Membership Fee

Institution Member   GNP US$10,000 or Above   US$500

Institution Member   GNP below US$10,000      US$250

Individual Member                             US$50

Honorable                                     US$1,000
Corporation                                   (NT$35,000) or above
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

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