Shu Liu

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Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UCI Libraries

M.L.I.S., The University of British Columbia, 2004, Library and Information Studies
B.A., Beijing (Peking) University, 2001, Information Management, Economics

Phone: (949) 824-8781

University of California, Irvine
242 Science Library
Mail Code: 8100
Irvine, CA 92623
Research Interests
digital libraries, data curation, information architecture, web interface and discovery, user experience, text mining, academic libraries, leadership and management
Academic Distinctions
2007, Bright Idea or Project Award, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO

2006, Scholarship recipient, Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Awards Committee, Dallas, TX
Research Abstract
Libraries and knowledge are closely connected. Like knowledge, libraries are an living organism, carrying the mission of preserving and disseminating knowledge for those who seek any aspect of the truth. Working in academic libraries has given me the privileges of staying open minded and learning as the world evolves. Contradictory to what many might think of a librarian (alas!), "the next innovation" is (let me use an absolute word that I should have probably avoided) "always" on my mind - innovations that benefit you, your friends, your coworkers, your organizations, the world, and even, maybe, the universe of which we are proudly a part.
Ying, Zhang, Shu Liu, and Emilee Mathews, 2015, “Convergence of Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries,” Library Management, 36 (4/5), pp. 362-377. DOI:
Ying, Zhang, Shu Liu, and Emilee Mathews, 2014, “New Roles of Library Professionals in the Convergence of Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries: An Exploration,” In: “Libraries in the Transition Era: New Space, New Services, New Experience”, Proceedings of the Seventh Shanghai International Library Forum, Shanghai Scientific and Technological Literature Press, pp. 88-105.
Seltzer, Sara Renée, Alexandra M. Bisio, and Shu Liu, 2014, “Deconstructing the Critical Theory Archive at UCI: An Experiment with EAC-CPF and Linked Open Data,” Journal of Western Archives 5 (1), Article 8. URL:
Feldmann, Louise, Allison Level, and Shu Liu, 2013, "Leadership Training and Development: An Academic Library's Findings," Library Management 34 (1/2), pp. 96-104.
Oehlerts, Beth, and Shu Liu, 2013, "Digital Preservation Strategies at Colorado State University Libraries," Library Management 34 (1/2), pp. 83-95.
Liu, Shu, and Yongli Zhou, 2011, "Developing an Institutional Repository using DigiTool," The Electronic Library 29 (5),
Rettig, Patricia J., Shu Liu, Nancy Hunter, and Allison V. Level, 2009, "Developing a Metadata Best Practices Model: The Experience of the Colorado State University Libraries," Journal of Library Metadata 8 (4), pp.315-339.
Liu, Shu, and Linda M. Meyer, 2008, "Carnations and the Floriculture Industry: Documenting the Cultivation and Marketing of Flowers in Colorado," Journal of Archival Organization 6 (1-2), pp.6-23.
Liu, Shu, 2008, "Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites," College & Research Libraries 69 (1), pp.6-27.
Liu, Shu, 2007, "Learning Objects: From Archival Collection to Online Collaboration," Technical Services Quarterly 25 (1), pp.1-17.
2005-2007, "Carnations and Floriculture Industry," Co-PI: Dawn Bastian, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC), $4,813.
2013, "Metadata Games (AnteaterTag)," UCI Libraries’ Innovation Grant, $500.
2014-2015, "Librarians at The University of California: The Impact of Change in Professional Assignments, Real or Imagined?," Co-PI: Julia M. Gelfand. Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC), $3,000.
2015-2016, "Piloting Linked Open Data for Artists' Books," National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), $36,531.
Professional Societies
Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
American Library Association (ALA)
Library & Information Technology Association (LITA)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities Society, ADHO
Other Experience
Digital Content Librarian (Associate Professor)
Colorado State University 2004—2012

Graduate Academic Assistant
Asian Library, The University of British Columbia 2003—2004

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