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Chu Heting

Heting Chu

Professor of Library and Information Science

B.A., Peking UniversityM.L.I.S., McGill UniversityPh.D., Drexel University

http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/hchu

Description

Heting Chu is a professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She came to Long Island University in September 1994 after being an assistant professor at St. John’s University for one year. She earned a B.A. in library science from Peking University, China; a master’s degree in library and information science from McGill University, Canada; and a Ph.D. in information studies from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. As she progressed in her educational pursuance, her subject orientation moved from library science in general to information retrieval in particular.

Chu’s teaching and research interests include the use of information technology in library and information science, especially in the areas of information representation and retrieval, research methods and scientific communication. Specifically, she has taught one undergraduate course, eight different master’s-level courses and five individual doctoral seminars since she became a faculty member at the Palmer School. She has authored or edited seven books since 1997, one of which, titled “Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age,” has been particularly well received in the field, including being translated from English into Korean in 2005 and published in India in 2009. The second edition of this monograph was published in January 2010. In addition, she has received numerous citations and requests from people all over the world for reprints of the three-dozen articles she has published. The topics of her research papers range from digital libraries, e-books and e-journals to Web search engines, Web 2.0 applications and scholarly communication.

Chu’s services to the university and the field are offered at the local, national and international levels. At Long Island University, she has served on eight campus-wide committees and six school-based committees, including serving as chair for the Personnel Committee and playing a leadership role in the revival of the ASIS&T (American Society for Information Science & Technology) student chapter in 1994. Chu also regularly reviews submissions to six journals (e.g., Library & Information Science Research, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Journal of Information Science) as well as two book publishers (i.e., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Sage Publications) in addition to serving on the editorial board of several serial publications. More information about Heting Chu can be found at http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/hchu/.

Specialties

Library & Information Science Education, Information Retrieval, Research Methods, Bibliometrics & Scientometrics

Publications

  • Author, “Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age” (2nd ed., 2010)
  • Co-editor, “Information Resources and Retrieval: A Textbook” (2nd ed., 2009)
  • Co-editor, “Western Research in Library & Information Science” (2007)
  • Co-editor, “How to Locate Images on the Internet” (2007)
  • Author, “Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age” (2003; Korean edition, 2005; Indian edition, 2009)
  • Co-author, “Information Retrieval on the Internet: Principles, Tools and Techniques (1999)
  • Author, “Internet Applications and Resources: A Practical Guide” (1997)
  • Author, “Education in library and information science,” published in “Advances in Librarianship” (2010)
  • Author, “Factors affecting relevance judgment: A report from TREC Legal track,” published in the Journal of Documentation. [In press]
  • Author, “Knowledge organization and information retrieval,” published in Advances in Information Management and Information Systems
  • Co-author, “Web 2.0 and its dimensions in the scholarly world,” published in Scientometrics (2009)
  • Co-author, “The academic library meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications,” published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2009)
  • Co-author, “Social tagging in China and the USA: A comparative study,” published in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (2008)
  • Co-author, “TREC 2007 Legal Track Interactive Task: A report from the LIU team,” published in the TREC 2007 Conference Notebook (2007)
  • Co-author, “Downloads vs. citations in economics: Relationships, contributing factors and beyond,” published in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (2007)
  • Author, "Curricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysis," published in the Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice
  • Author, "Taxonomy of inlinked Web entities: What does it imply for Webometric research?" published in Library & Information Science Research: An International Journal (2005)
  • Co-author, “NEP: Current awareness service of the RePEc digital library,” published in D-Lib Magazine (2003)
  • Co-author, “Current awareness service of the RePEc digital library: Progress, performance and potentials,” published in the Proceedings of the CAS Symposium on the Sustainable Development & Innovation of Libraries (2003)
  • Author, "Electronic books: Viewpoints from users and potential users," published in Library Hi Tech (2003)
  • Co-author, "Library and information science schools in Canada and USA: A Webometric perspective,” published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (2002)
  • Author, "Emerging generations of Web retrieval tools," published in “InfoToday 2002: Collected Presentations” (2002)
  • Author, "Research in image indexing and retrieval as reflected in the literature," published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (2001)
  • Author, "A Webometric analysis of the ALA accredited LIS schools' Websites," published in the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (2001)
  • Author, "Intellectual Activities and influences of Belver C. Griffith: A citation perspective," published in Scientometrics (2001)
  • Author, "Promises and challenges of electronic journals: Academic libraries surveyed," published by Learned Publishing (2000)
  • Author, "Web search tools: Recent developments," published in the Journal of Library and Information Science (1999)
  • Co-author, "Electronic journals versus print journals: An evaluation framework," published in the Proceedings of the 20th National Online Meeting (1999)
  • Author, "Electronic journals in American academic libraries: A view from within," published in the Proceedings of International Conference on New Missions of Academic Libraries in the 21st Century (1998)
  • Author, "Superconductivity research in China revisited: An analysis of the literature published between 1987-1989," published in World Science Technology (1998)
  • Author, “Internet search services vs. online database services,” published in the Proceedings of the 19th National Online Meeting (1998)
  • Author, "Hyperlinks: How well do they represent the intellectual content of digital collections?" published in the Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science (1997)
  • Author, "Internet search tools: What can they offer to users?" published in the Proceedings of the 18th National Online Meeting (1997)
  • Author, "Search services on the Internet: Characteristics, comparison & future," published in the Journal of Academic Libraries (1997)
  • Co-author, “Some suggestions for the future developments of CERNET,” published in the Journal of Academic Libraries (1997)
  • Co-author, "Search engines for the World Wide Web: A comparative study and evaluation methodology," published in the Proceedings of the 59th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science (1996)
  • Author, "Internet and network applications," published in New Technology of Contemporary Library and Information Service (1995)
  • Co-author, "Seamless networking in China: Progress, problems, and perspectives," published in the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 21(5), 14-16, June/July 1995.
  • Author, "Internet and digital libraries: Their implications for developing countries," published in the Proceedings of the 4th Beijing International Symposium on Computer-based Information Management (1994)
  • Author, "E-mail in scientific communication," published in the Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Online Meeting (1994)
  • Author, "A citation analysis of superconductivity literature," published in Library and Information Services (1994)
  • Author, "Automation of indexing: On the major approaches to automatic indexing," published in the Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information (1993)
  • Author, "An analysis of informal communication between Chinese and non-Chinese superconductivity researchers," published in the Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information (1993)
  • Author, "Communication between Chinese and non-Chinese scientists in the discovery of high-Tc superconductor: I. The formal perspective," published in Scientometrics (1992)
  • Author, "Communication between Chinese and non-Chinese scientists in the discovery of high-Tc superconductor: II. The informal perspective," published in Scientometrics (1992)

Lectures and Presentations

  • Speaker, “iSchools and LIS Schools: A perspective from their MLIS programs,” talk given to the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) student chapter of Long Island University (2009)
  • Author, “Diversity & Commonality of Information Science Education in a Pluralistic World,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (2009)
  • Co-author, “Social tagging in China and the USA: A comparative study,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (2008)
  • Speaker, “The Semantic Web and information retrieval,” talk given at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China (2008)
  • Speaker, “Artificial intelligence and information retrieval,” talk given at the Department of Information Management, Nanjing University, China (2008)
  • Speaker, “The Semantic Web and information retrieval,” talk given at the Department of Information Management, Nanjing University, China (2008)
  • Speaker, “Ph.D. and master’s programs at Palmer School, Long Island University,” talk given to the faculty members at Department of Information Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China. (2008)
  • Author, “TREC 2007 Legal Track Interactive Task: A report from the LIU team,” presented at the TREC 2007 Conference Legal Track Workshop (2007)
  • Author, “Downloads vs. citations: Relationships, contributing factors & beyond,” presented at the 11th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (2007)
  • Co-author, “Collaboration in research authorship: The LIS Book Project,” presented at the Chinese American Librarians Association Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting (2007)
  • Speaker, “Search beyond Google,” talk given at the ASIS&T Student Chapter Workshop, Long Island University (2007)
  • Speaker, “Role of librarians in the digital age,” speech given at “Changing Role of Librarians,” the 35th Annual Continuing Education Conference, Academic and Special Libraries Division, Nassau County Library Association (2006)
  • Author, "Curricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysis," presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice (2006)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Information representation and retrieval in the digital age: Emerging research and developments,” Academic Forum for Chinese Doctoral Candidates (2004)
  • Author, “Current awareness service of the RePEc digital library: Progress, performance and potentials,” presented at the CAS Symposium on the Sustainable Development & Innovation of Libraries (2003)
  • Author, “Why are sitations (hyperlinks) made?” presented at the 9th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informatics (2003)
  • Author, “Electronic books: Viewpoints from Users and Potential Users,” paper presented at the American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Conference (2002)
  • Author, "Emerging generations of Web retrieval tools," paper presented at InfoToday (2002)
  • Co-author, “Library and Information Science Schools in Canada and USA: A Webometric Perspective,” paper presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference (2002)
  • Author, "A Webometric analysis of the ALA accredited LIS schools' Websites". Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (2001)
  • Speaker, “E-books and your library: Promises and issues,” speech given at the 30th Annual Continuing Education Conference, Academic and Special Libraries Division, Nassau County Library Association (2001)
  • Author, “A citation analysis of Belver Griffith’s work,” paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Quantitative Evaluation of Research Performances and the 6th National Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (2000)
  • Speaker, “Second generation Internet search tools,” talks given at the Institute of Scientific & Technological Information in China (2001)
  • Speaker, “Research in image indexing and retrieval: A scientometric study,” talk given at the Doctoral Colloquium of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University (2000)
  • Co-author, "Electronic journals versus printed journals: An evaluation framework," presented at the 20th National Online Meeting, New York, May 19, 1999.
  • Speaker, "Electronic journals: Promises and challenges for academic libraries," speech given to the ASIS&T Student Chapter, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University (1999)
  • Co-author, "Hyperlinks as index terms: Exhaustivity, specificity and beyond," presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science (1998)
  • Author, "Search capabilities of Web-based Search Engines," presented at Digital Libraries (1998)
  • Speaker, "Search and evaluate networked resources on international education," speech given at the Tenth Biennial Seminar on International Education, the Institute of International Education (1998)
  • Author, "Internet search services vs. online database services," presented at the National Online Meeting (1998)
  • Author, "Internet search tools: What can they offer to users?" presented at the National Online Meeting (1997)
  • Author, "Search engines for the World Wide Web: A comparative study and evaluation methodology," presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science (1996)
  • Co-author, "Seamless networking in China: progress, problems, and perspectives," presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science (1994)
  • Author, "Internet and digital libraries: their implications for developing countries,” presented at the 4th Beijing International Symposium on Computer-based Information Management (1994)
  • Author, "E-mail in scientific communication," presented at the Fifteenth National Online Meeting (1994)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Full Scholarship for Students Going Abroad, Chinese Education Ministry (1984)
  • Recipient, Full Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Performance, Tangkakji Trust (1984-1990)
  • Member, Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society (1991-present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Library Association
  • Member, American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, SIG-IR, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education

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