2019

Sherry L. Xie

Professor

China

From April 23 to April 30, 2019

Biography —

Sherry L. Xie, MLIS (McGill University, Canada), MAS, PhD (University of British Columbia, Canada). Worked as librarian, archivist and records manager in universities and governments in Canada and currently working as: Professor, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China (iSchool@RUC); Associate Director, Center for Electronic Records Management Research; Research Fellow, Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Ministry of Education of China; Adjunct Professor, iSchool@University of British Columbia, Canada. Her recent publication includes “A must for agencies or a candidate for deletion: A grounded theory investigation of the relationships between records management and information security”, Records Management Journal 2019(with Feng, H.L. & Ma, L.Q.) “Records and farmer workers – a unique Chinese case”, Archives and Records (2017): 1-22; “Retention in ‘the right to be forgotten’ scenario: a records management examination”, Records Management Journal 26, 3 (2016): 279-292.

Project —

At Faber I will work with Guanyan (Amelie) Fan and Catherine (Siyi) Li with two types of activities that we plan to carry out during our stay at the residence: Exchange & Communication and Dissemination & Discussion. For the first type, we intend to have conversations with the participants of the residency program and local records and archival professionals, focusing on the deployment of cutting-edge technologies in organizations and the impact such deployment is having on records and archives. For the second, we propose three presentations with Q&A sessions for the purpose of reporting the most recent findings of our projects and of contributing to the Faber program in a more formal manner.