The project has entered the last stage of assessment, final report and future planning.
The CLIR project officials came to UBC for the site visit on October 29. 項目相關負責人於10月29日抵達UBC參觀和會晤
The Project PIs' presentation has been positively received and commented at the the 2015 PRRLA Meeting.
Ya Min Wu and Jing Liu presented the Project at the Third Sino-American Academic Library Forum for Cooperation and Development. 110 academic librarians from 56 libraries attended the forum. 24 presentations were selected among 80 proposed ones.
Professor Boyue Yao, Rare Book Librarian from Beijing U. Library, Consultant for both UBC and UW, finished his work on May 29 at UBC. He has completed authenticating Pang Jingtang books and made recommendations for future development. 北大圖書館古籍專家姚伯岳教授擔任該項目的顧問，並圓滿完成鑑定龐氏藏書。他對未來中文古籍工作提出發展建議。
Support for this project was provided by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
UBC Library holds a large volume of Chinese language rare materials that have never been adequately described. These hidden collections' were donated by community members or purchased from Hong Kong or Macau with donated funds. Their research value are mostly unknown and inaccessible to scholars.
CLIR seeks to address the hidden collection problem by awarding grants for supporting innovative, efficient description of large volumes of material of high value to scholars. UBC Library is honoured to be a supporting partner in a collaboration led by the University of Washington that has won a grant from the CLIR. The Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant, worth $183,500, is for a project entitled “Discovering Modern China: University of Washington (UW) & University of British Columbia (UBC) Collections.” This project involves the cataloging of special colections held at both libraries, starting from June 1, 2014 and wrap up within 18 months.
This marks one of only two international collaborative efforts funded by CLIR and the first involving a Canadian university.This guide is providing the project related information for the team members, international partner institutions and scholars.
Principal Investigator: Jing Liu
Chinese Language Librarian, UBC Asian Library