5/23（週二） 2:10pm 在中研院物理所一樓演講廳所舉辦的的通俗演講系列，由物理所所長吳茂昆院士主持，波士頓 Simons College 圖書館與資訊科學所 Prof. Ching-Chih Chen 陳劉欽智教授 主講：Using Web as a Platform in Developing Seamlessly Integrated World Digital Library for Global Use: The Case of Global Memory Net。摘要如下：
With the exciting convergence of content, technology, and global collaboration in this digital era, there are unprecedented potentials as well as challenges for developing digital libraries of all kinds. This talk will discuss how a world digital library and gateway, Global Memory Net
(supported by the National Science Foundation’s International Digital Library Program) has managed to use the Web as a platform to develop its application using the in-house developed i-M-C-S system (Integrated Multimedia Content Retrieval System)
to integrate seamlessly all types of multimedia resources. In describing the potentials of this digital age, the speaker will elaborate on the concept of a global digital library which she advocated as early as in 1993, and will address the multiple challenges of such a world digital library, such as retrieval, multi-format and multi-type contents development, multilingual, service provision and not publishing, etc… Although the current focus of Global Memory Net is culture, history and heritage, but its system is subject insensitive, and can be used instantly to develop applications in any other fields. Collaboration with subject specialists is one the keys to the success of such type of development.
Ching-Chih Chen 教授也有在 MCN 2005 第二天的議程中主持討論，議程名稱為 Content-Based and Object-Specific Image Retrieval Techniques for Museum Images，與會她的合作夥伴包括 James Z. Wang, Penn State University 與 Jian-bo Shi, University of Pennsylvania。議程的介紹如下（可惜沒有投影片與視訊紀錄）。
“This panel will specifically present two cutting-edge image retrieval techniques – content-based image retrieval (CBIR) and object-specific image retrieval techniques developed by two computer science experts. However, before discussing the specific application of these techniques to the Global Memory Net, a gateway to global culture and heritage with mostly museum artifacts, a quick introduction of the latest integrated development of the GMNet will be presented. Although the core image collection of GMNet is the First Emperor of China’s terracotta warriors and horses, other collections include Florence artifacts, Sanxingdui Museum with artifacts dating back to 4800 years ago, Library of Congress Asian Division’s unique Naxi manuscript collection and ancient Chinese and Japanese maps, over 2300 world digital collections, Osijek Museum of Croatia, and many others. Some of the work presented is the result of a joint NSF/International Digital Library Project in image management. Global Memory Net is also supported by an NSF/IDLP grant."