Cooperation Projects

Professor Jian Wang directed the InterPARES 3 Team China. The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) aims at developing the knowledge essential to the long-term preservation of authentic records created and/or maintained in digital form and providing the basis for standards, policies, strategies and plans of action capable of ensuring the longevity of such material and the ability of its users to trust its authenticity. InterPARES 3 was initiated in 2007 and will continue through 2012. This third phase of the Project builds upon the findings of InterPARES 1 and 2, as well as of other digital preservation projects worldwide. It will put theory into practice, working with small and medium-sized archives and archival / records units within organizations, and develop teaching modules for in-house training programs, continuing education and academic curricula. Team China, directed by Jian Wang, an archival professor from the Renmin University of China who has translated several InterPARES documents, participated in several Chinese research projects in digital preservation, and developed teaching in this area.

The project “Integrated management of national research project records, archives and information-best practice guidelines-glossary” is developed by the SIDA China Project Team (chaired by Dr. Xiaomi An) under the guidance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish National Archives, as one of the project products of International Training Program ‘Records management in services of democracy’, it is funded by the Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (Renmin University of China) of the Ministry of Education and officially accepted as a research project by the State Archives Administration (Project number: 2008-R/02). Members of the SIDA China Project team are from SIRM at Renmin University of China, the State Archives Administration of China and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China. The project aims to develop best practice guidelines for the management of national research project records, archives and information by learning advanced experiences of records, archives and information management at home and abroad, as well as solving key problems in national research project records and archives management.

Professor Jian Wang led a major project of ICA/SAE entitled "Online Directory of Archival Education & Training Institutions". During 2000 – 2004, the team compiled the Directory, with 63 professional organizations included from more than 20 countries in 6 continents. The Directory was highly praised by SC members of ICA/SAE and was showed as one of the achievements of ICA/SAE in 2004 the 14th International Archives Congress. In its new term (2008 – 2012), the team set up a solution of building a Web-based system for an online directory.

On July 7, 2002, Dr. Huiling Feng, Vice-president of RUC, Ex-dean of SIRM, signed a cooperation memorandum with The School of Information in University of Michigan in USA.

On August 7, 2002, Dr. Huiling Feng, Vice-president of RUC, Ex-dean of SIRM, signed a cooperation memorandum with Edith Cowan University in Australia.

In 2003, Dr. Xiaomi An successfully applied for the National Natural Science Foundation Project "Research in Integrated Management and Services for Urban Development Records Archives and Information" with Liverpool University, UK (Project number: 70273055).

During 1996 – 2000, Professor Huiling Feng undertook the ICA/SAE project of "What Students In Archival Science Learn: A Bibliography for Teachers".