Aibai Archieve & Library

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Information about Aibai Archieve & Library

Published on May 23, 2008

Author: glbtalms

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Jiang Hui Charles Damien Lu, PhD. Aibai Culture & Education Center (ACEC) Information Clearinghouse for Chinese Speaking Gay & Lesbian(ICCGL) May 9th, New York ALMS CONFERENCE New Yok, 8-10 May 2008 Aibai LGBT Library/Archive

ALMS CONFERENCE

New Yok, 8-10 May 2008

Contents The Growing Up of Aibai Aibai Library/Archive LGBT Scholarship in China Challenges Achievements Future Plan

The Growing Up of Aibai

Aibai Library/Archive

LGBT Scholarship in China

Challenges

Achievements

Future Plan

The Growing Up of Aibai History Personal web presence for a gay couple, 1998

The Growing Up of Aibai Public information page for world-wide Chinese speaking LGBT, 1999

The Growing Up of Aibai History Transformation from web only to combination of web and community support organization, 2003

The Growing Up of Aibai Current Situation Web site continues to be one of the most important LGBT Chinese language sites, voted “Most Favorite Local Site” by Fridae.com 2007. Operate two centers, Beijing and Chengdu. Provide technical support to grassroots groups, particularly campus groups.

Web site continues to be one of the most important LGBT Chinese language sites, voted “Most Favorite Local Site” by Fridae.com 2007.

Operate two centers, Beijing and Chengdu.

Provide technical support to grassroots groups, particularly campus groups.

Provide technical support to grassroots groups, particularly campus groups. The Growing Up of Aibai Current Situation

Provide technical support to grassroots groups, particularly campus groups.

Actively involved in policy advocacy. Promote research and information sharing The Growing Up of Aibai Current Situation

Actively involved in policy advocacy.

Promote research and information sharing

Library/Archive: History Collection began in 2003 Physical location 2005

Collection began in 2003

Physical location 2005

Library/Archive: Collecions Books published in China: 700 Books published in Taiwan and Hong Kong: 300 Foreign language books: 150 Periodicals/Brochures: 900 Audio/Video: 400 First hand original manuscripts/notes Electronic Posters, etc

Books published in China: 700

Books published in Taiwan and Hong Kong: 300

Foreign language books: 150

Periodicals/Brochures: 900

Audio/Video: 400

First hand original manuscripts/notes

Electronic

Posters, etc

Library/Archive: Collecions Books published in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Books published in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Library/Archive: Collecions First hand original manuscripts/notes

First hand original manuscripts/notes

Library/Archive: Usage Opening to the public. Access to researchers by arrangement. Electronic digest.

Opening to the public.

Access to researchers by arrangement.

Electronic digest.

LGBT Scholarship in China: Disconnect Before During After Information without context Information without peer review Academic Depth

Before

During

After

Information without context

Information without peer review

Academic Depth

LGBT Scholarship in China: Gaps Psychology and Sexual Psychology. Sexuality Sexual minority sub cultures.

Psychology and Sexual Psychology.

Sexuality

Sexual minority sub cultures.

LGBT Scholarship in China: Translation/Introduction Low Quantity Low Quality Lack of selection and editorial comments

Low Quantity

Low Quality

Lack of selection and editorial comments

LGBT Scholarship in China: Difficulty in Publication Censorship Funding Copy Right Issues

Censorship

Funding

Copy Right Issues

Importance of LGBT Library/Archive To General LGBT Readership Tradition of reverence for “Book Knowledge”. Source for understanding sexuality and self-identity. Elevate feeling of loneliness and helplessness To LGBT Scholars Source of academic information. Focal point of information exchange

To General LGBT Readership

Tradition of reverence for “Book Knowledge”.

Source for understanding sexuality and self-identity.

Elevate feeling of loneliness and helplessness

To LGBT Scholars

Source of academic information.

Focal point of information exchange

To General Scholars Source of general information on sexuality Cross disciplinary research (Law, sociology, anthropology, folk lore, etc) Popular Science Sex education in high schools and colleges. Society at large Importance of LGBT Library/Archive

To General Scholars

Source of general information on sexuality

Cross disciplinary research (Law, sociology, anthropology, folk lore, etc)

Popular Science

Sex education in high schools and colleges.

Society at large

Achievements Fostering a generation of LGBT with healthy self-identity and distinct culture. Cultivate LGBT activists

Fostering a generation of LGBT with healthy self-identity and distinct culture.

Cultivate LGBT activists

Achievements Disseminate ideas throughout Chinese society. Helping fledgling LGBT studies. Counter attack on superstition and ignorance. Fighting foreign fundamentalist encroachment.

Disseminate ideas throughout Chinese society.

Helping fledgling LGBT studies.

Counter attack on superstition and ignorance.

Fighting foreign fundamentalist encroachment.

Challenges Collection Source of original material. Logistics in translation Difficulties in publishing (Rights, resources, etc). Difficulties in importing Need for an appropriate indexing system. Need for greater opening to the public (lack of material and human resources). Lack of academic exchange

Collection

Source of original material.

Logistics in translation

Difficulties in publishing (Rights, resources, etc).

Difficulties in importing

Need for an appropriate indexing system.

Need for greater opening to the public (lack of material and human resources).

Lack of academic exchange

Future Plans Expand acquisition sources. Establish collaborative relationships with similar entities. Cooperation with academic and research institutions. Encourage donations. Digitizing and web enabling. Oral History Data Base. Chinese LGBT Encyclopedia. Anthologies of historical document prior to 1840, and contemporary LGBT material.

Expand acquisition sources.

Establish collaborative relationships with similar entities.

Cooperation with academic and research institutions.

Encourage donations.

Digitizing and web enabling.

Oral History Data Base.

Chinese LGBT Encyclopedia.

Anthologies of historical document prior to 1840, and contemporary LGBT material.

Thank You!

Thank You!

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