OCLC Asia Pacific Services Staff
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Profile of Director,
Andrew H. Wang
In addition to starting OCLC Asia Pacific Services in 1986, Mr. Wang has started three
other successful OCLC divisions during his two decades with OCLC: OCLC Retrospective
Conversion Services (RetroCon), OCLC Technical Processing Services (TechPro), and OCLC CJK
In 1967, Andrew H. Wang joined St. Mary's College, MD, as head of the cataloging
department. In 1969, he held the same position at Denison University in Granville, Ohio,
and was promoted in 1972 to assistant librarian for technical services. Mr. Wang joined
OCLC in 1976.
Mr. Wang holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from National Cheng-chi University,
Taiwan; a master of science in library service from Atlanta University; and a master of
business administration from The Ohio State University. Mr.
Wang serves as advisor to the National Library in Taipei, Taiwan, and is a member of
Beta Phi Mu, the International Honorary Society of Library Science.
Mr. Wang has lectured extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific region on library
automation-related topics and has published extensively.
The following is a selected list of publications and lectures by Mr. Wang:
The Final Report on the "Chinese National Bibliography During the Republic
Era" Project .1994.
Local Library System and Library Information Networking. (Proceedings of the
International Conference on New Frontiers in Library and Information Services, 9-11 May
1991, Taipei. Taipei, National Central Library, 1992, vol. 1, pp. 499-512.)
Features of OCLC CJK350 System. (LASIE: Library Automated Systems Information Exchange,
vol. 20, no. 4, January-February 1990, pp. 61-69.)
OCLC's Approach to the Automation of the Chinese Characters. (The proceedings of the
developing strategy of computer-based Chinese data processing. Beijing, National Library
of China, 1989, pp. 14-24.)
Extension of Existing Online Bibliographic Databases and Networks from Advanced
Countries to Developing Countries. (Bibliographic databases and networks: papers presented
at the International Conference, New Delhi, India, 22-25 February 1989. New Delhi, Tata
McGraw-Hill, 1989, pp. 4-1 - 4-9.)
The Role of OCLC in Promoting Chinese Culture. (International Symposium on New
Techniques and Applications in Libraries, Xian, P.R.C. Sept. 8-11, 1988. Xian, Xian
Jiaotong University Press, 1988, pp. 529-532.)
Our Views on the International Scholarly Information Interchange. (First International
Conference on Scholarly Information Network: International Exchange and East Asian
Applications: Proceedings: December 8-11, 1987, Tokyo. Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1988, pp.
The OCLC Library Network of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Characters. (Chinese Studies:
papers presented at a colloquium at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University
of London, 24-26 August 1987. London, British Library, 1988, pp. 210-217.)
OCLC and International Information Exchange. (Papers of the Library Cooperation &
Development Seminar, August 17-18, 1986. Taipei, National Central Library, 1986, pp. 32-1
Final Report on Retrospective Conversion Project, State Library of Ohio. 1981.
Business Plan of OCLC CAT CD450 System in the Asian/Pacific Region, 1989. (16 pages,
Comprehensive Marketing Analysis of OCLC, 1983. (66 pages, unpublished)
Cost-Effective Alternatives to OCLC Cataloging System? A Case Study of Cleveland Public
Library's Cataloging Cost with an Analysis of OCLC's Marketing Strategy for Cataloging
System, 1983. (54 pages, unpublished)
Partial List of Presentations
Electronic Library Models and OCLC Services, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
April 2-3, 1998.
Electronic Library Models, keynote speaker, Annual Seminar of University Library
Directors sponsored by The Ministry of Education in Taiwan and held at Tamkang University,
Taipei, Taiwan. Sept. 25, 1997.
OCLC Systems and New Information Services, second OCLC Taiwan Users Group Meeting.
Organized by the Library Association of China and held at the National Taiwan Normal
University, Taipei. March 25, 1997.
OCLC and Resource Sharing, keynote speaker at the annual meeting of SCITECH
Interlibrary Cooperat ion Association, ROC, held at Tzu Chi College of Medicine, Hualien,
Taiwan. March 20-21, 1997.
OCLC Asia Pacific Strategy, OCLC Users Council Meeting, Dublin, Ohio, May 20, 1996.
The Library Information in the 21st Century, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
April 26, 1996.
The OCLC SiteSearch System: An Indispensable Tools of the Electronic Library, at the
National Library, Taipei, Taiwan, March 27, 1996.
Accessing Information through the Internet, at the Seminar on Information Services,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China, October 13, 1995.
Library Information Network and Resource Sharing, at the Seminar on Library Automation
and Resource Sharing, Fujian Provincial Library, Fuzhou, China, September 30, 1995.
The Changing Roles of Libraries & Librarians in the Electronic Library Environment,
at the Seminar on Digital Libraries for Business Information, organized by Asia Business
Forum, Singapore, September 25-26, 1995.
Accessing the World's Information, at the Seminar on OCLC Systems, organized by the
Library Association of China, Taiwan, at the National Cheng-chi University, Taipei,
Taiwan, July 17, 1995.
Understanding Today's Service Market in China, at the Seminar on China's Service
Market, organized by the US Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, June 20, 1995.
Specifications of OCLC CJK Bibliographic Records and the Adoption of CJK Records from
Asia, at the International Seminar on Chinese Document Database, Zhongshan University,
Guangzhou, China, February 27 - March 4, 1995.
Linking the Asian Collections through Technology: A View from OCLC, at Asian/Pacific
American Librarians (APALA) Annual Conference, in Miami, Florida, June 26, 1994.
OCLC: Enhancing Library Services Through New Information Technology, at Seminar on
Modern Library and New Information Technology, in Bangkok, Thailand, March 14-15, 1994.
Library Automation and OCLC Online Services, at Seminar on Integrated Library
Development Planning for Teachers Colleges, in Taipei, Taiwan, March 3-5, 1994.
Expand the Horizon of Information Access through the EPIC Service and the FirstSearch
Catalog, in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Australia, December
See the Spectrum of Cataloging Options through the PRISM Service, in Adelaide,
Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Australia, December 7-15, 1993.
Fundamental Concepts of Library Automation, at Shenzhen Public Library, Shenzhen,
China, October 30, 1993.
Telecommunication Superhighway and Information Global Village, at Zhongshan University,
Guangzhou, China, October 25-29, 1993.
Management of the Chinese Studies Collection, at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa,
March 3-4, 1993.
Local Library System and Library Information Networking, at The International
Conference on New Frontiers in Library and Information Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, May 8-12,
OCLC and National Library of China to Bridge a Gap for China Scholars, at 1990 Ohio
Symposium on Advances in Sciences and Technology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio,
April 21, 1990.
OCLC CJK350: History and Latest Developments, at Southern California Technical
Processes Group Seminar, Alhambra, California, March 28, 1990.
New Library Technology, at 1989 Symposium on Advances in Sciences and Technology, Ohio
State University, Columbus, Ohio, April, 1989.
Extension of Existing Online Bibliographic Databases and Networks from Advanced
Countries to Developing Countries, at International Conference on Bibliographic Databases
and Networks, New Delhi, India, February, 1989.
The Role of OCLC in Promoting Chinese Culture, at International Symposium on New
Techniques and Applications in Libraries, Xian, China, September, 1988.
Conversion and Chinese Bibliographic Data Processing, at Workshop on Conversion and
Chinese Bibliographic Data Processing for the Librarian Grade, Hong Kong Urban Council,
Hong Kong, August 23-24, 1988.
OCLC/CJK and the OCLC Pacific Area Programs, at Summer Institute on East Asian
Librarianship, University of Washington, July, 1988.
The Role of OCLC in Promoting Chinese Culture, at 1988 Symposium on Advances in
Sciences and Technology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 1988.
Our Views on the International Scholarly Information Interchange, at First
International Conference on Scholarly Information Network, East Asian Applications &
International Cooperation, Tokyo, December, 1987.
Design Consideration of the OCLC CJK350 System, at Hong Kong Library Association, Hong
Kong, October, 1987.
OCLC's Approach to the Automation of the Chinese Characters, at National Library of
China, Beijing, October, 1987.
The OCLC Library Network of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Characters, at The British
Library Colloquium on Chinese Studies, London, August, 1987.
OCLC as a Model of Library Cooperation, at Library Association of Indonesia, Jakarta,
What to Consider in Automation of Chinese Characters? at Nanyang Institute of
Technology, Singapore, June, 1987.
Twenty Years of Library Automation, at Library Association of Singapore, Singapore,
Understanding Library Automation, at National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, June,
Library Automation and OCLC Services, at Seminar on Library Automation, Gangsu
Provincial Library, Lanzhou, China, May, 1987.
How to Make Plans for Library Automation, at Seminar on Library Automation, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, September, 1986. Mistakes to Avoid in Planning Library
Automation, at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China, May, 1987.
OCLC and International Information Exchange, at Library Cooperation & Development
Seminar, National Central Library, Taipei, August, 1986.
High Technology and Cultural Exchange, at 1986 Symposium on Advances in Sciences and
Technology, Ohio State University, April, 1986.
OCLC CJK Automated Library Information System, at AAS (Association for Asian Studies)
Conference, Chicago, March, 1986.
Shared Cataloging and Resource Sharing, at Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, May,
OCLC and Chinese-Japanese-Korean Languages Materials, at CALA (Chinese-American
Librarians Association) Annual Program, Dallas, Texas, June, 1984.
Library Automation and Its Impact on Librarianship, at National Taiwan Normal
University, Taipei, Taiwan, April, 1984.
Functions of Library Automation, at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, April,
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Automation in Library Environment, at Hawaii
Library Association Conference, Honolulu, March, 1984.
Alternatives of Retrospective Conversion, at University of Wisconsin System Task Force
on Library Automation Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, February, 1984.
Automation of East Asian Scripts, at California Library Association Conference,
Oakland, December, 1983.
Retrospective Conversion and Library Automation, at AALL (American Association of Law
Libraries) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July, 1981.
General Direction of Commercial Support for Online Catalogs, at ALA (American Library
Association) Midwinter Conference, Washington, DC, January, 1980.
Selection of a Retrospective Conversion Service, at PALINET (Pennsylvania Library
Network) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1979.