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ASCDC held a special lecture on "Ocean Conservation and the Creation of the Fish Database of Taiwan," with speaker Dr. Shao Kwang-tsao, Adjunct Research Fellow at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. 

Promotional Event

In response to the global spread of COVID-19, ASCDC and the Chinese Association of Museums have joined forces to collaborate with 16 museums, art galleries, research organizations, and Academia Sinica institutes to launch "The Museum Opens Up" special event, utilizing the Open Museum online platform. Whether it's hot ongoing exhibits, classic retrospectives, or exclusive new exhibits, everyone at home can now virtually visit the museums with the tap of a finger. Find out more.

Academic Presentation

"In memoriam Ching-I Peng (1950–2018)—an outstanding scientist and mentor with a remarkable legacy" was published in Botanical Studies by Chung Kuo-fang, PI of the "Biodiversity Digital Museum: Dr. Ching-I Peng's Legacy of Biodiversity Research – Research on Taiwanese and Chinese Begonia Species" project.

International Exchange

ASCDC Director Chen Hsi-yuan and Executive Secretary Chen Shu-jiun visited Los Angeles to participate in the meeting of the International Terminology Working Group (ITWG). Chen Shu-jiun presented the "Development of AAT-Taiwan and Reusing Getty's Vocabularies in the Semantic Web," illustrating the past two years' progress in AAT-Taiwan vocabulary translation, localization, and other contributions. 

International Exchange

ASCDC Director Chen Hsi-yuan and Executive Secretary Chen Shu-jiun visited Los Angeles to participate in the Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) Summit, centering on international cultural heritage data reuse, discussion of semantic web technology development, and the exchange of ideas, as well as the showcasing of digital humanities research accomplishments and developments in technological applications.

Administration

The post of Acting Director was taken by Chen Hsi-yuan, Associate Research Fellow and Archives Director at the Academia Sinica Institute of History and Philology. Deputy Director posts were taken by Wang Hsin-min, Research Fellow at the Institution of Information Science, and Chang Che-chia, Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History. The Executive Secretary post was taken by Chen Shu-jiun, Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology.

The post of ASCDC Advisor was conferred on Lin Fu-Shih, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology.

Publication & Launch

"Learning Isn't Hard, Do It with Manga!" vol. 21 of the Creative Comic Collection is published. This issue explains the broad and narrow categories of "educational manga," breaking down the history of their development in Taiwan and Japan. Special interviews are conducted with the researcher behind Otona no Kagaku ("Science for Adults") that kick-started the trend of educational manga in Japan, and with the Taiwanese publisher Education, Parenting, Family Lifestyle (親子天下). Also, we invite 11 authors to create educational comics!

Publication & Launch

Walking into Tainan's Past and Present (English version) is published. Find out more.

Promotional Event

ASCDC held "The Linked Archive Project: Acquiring Knowledge from Metadata Descriptions" special lecture, with speaker Dr. Jian Qin, professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA.

Academic Presentation

ASCDC Director Lin Fu-shih was invited to the 10th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH) to give a keynote speech on "Digital Textual Criticism: The New Literacy for Humanities Scholars." The research team for "The Institute of History and Philology's Project to Digital Innovate Academic Settings – Development of Big Historical Text Information Extraction Techniques for Compiling Research-oriented Knowledge Bases" project also presented a paper on "Integrated Analysis of Categorized Spatiotemporal Events from Historical Climate Records – Digital Humanities Research on Disasters and Their Social Impacts." 

At the closing ceremony, ASCDC Deputy Director Chen Hsi-yuan announced that the 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities would be hosted by ASCDC. 

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