2017 Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Winner Announcement

Dear CALA Members,

It gives us a great pleasure to announce that Mr. Le Yang’s research paper, which is titled “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords,” has been selected as a winner of the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2017.

After a careful peer-review process, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016-2017) believes that this research will be helpful to generate more academic library studies to follow the digital revolution in the 21stcentury. The unique scholarly values of this study are to analyze what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element affects the discovery of items in a digital repository.

Le Yang is Assistant Librarian/Head of Digital Lab at Texas Tech University Library in Lubbock, TX, United States. He is a life member of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). He was recognized as the recipient of the Chinese American Librarians Association President’s Recognition Award2016. His primary research areas range from data management, digital collection, digital preservation, digital repository, metadata, open web resources, web search, etc.

Please join us in congratulating Le Yang as the recipient of the CALA Jing LiaoAward for the Best Research 2017 and wishing him continued success in the years to come.

The CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016-2017) would like to thank the CALA President Dr. Qi Chen and the support of the CALAExecutive Committee, who provide a timely guidance and support for the operations of the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016-2017).

Our sincere gratitude goes to the CALA Web Committee headed by Weiling Liu and Yanhong Wang. With their timely technical supports, the CALA Jing LiaoAward for the Best Research Committee (2016-2017) will be able to complete a new Guidelines for Jing Liao Award Application and Selection without any delays.

A special thank is also given to the CALA members who participated and supported the assessment and evaluation of the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research 2017. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to working with you for many years to come.

Sincerely,

LiLi Li, CO-Chair, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016 – 2017)
Jing Liu, CO-Chair, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016 – 2017)
Yiping Wang, Committee Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016 – 2017)
Anlin Yang, Committee Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016 – 2017)
Liana Hong Zhou, Committee Member, the CALA Jing Liao Award for the Best Research Committee (2016 – 2017)