UBC SLAIS iSchool PhD Sherry Xie Hired by the Renmin University of China as a Full Professor
Sherry L. Xie, a SLAIS iSchool PhD, has been hired by the Renmin University of China as a full professor in its School of Information
Resource Management and the Associate Director of the Center for Electronic Records Management Research, starting September
2013. Directed by Prof. Feng Huiling, Vice President of the university, the Center has been the leading force in proposing national
policies on digital records management and is responsible for setting/maintaining nation-wide standards regarding the design of
Electronic Records Management Systems (ERMS). The ERMS Testing and Certifying Center, located also in the School of Information
Resource Management, is set up as one component of the Data and Knowledge Engineering Research Lab supported by the
Department of Education and jointly administered by the School and the School of Information Technology. The testing of ERMS
software started in 2012.
These positions encompass the requirement of immediate involvement of Dr. Xie in a number of multidisciplinary research projects,
including Research on the Formation of Collective Memories in the Time of Society Transformation and Media Evolution, 2013-2014,
funded by the City of Beijing; Research on Electronic Records Identification and Capture, 2010-2015, funded by the National Science
Foundation of China; Research on Relationships between Records Classification and Archival Description under the Framework of
Lifetime Management, 2013-2015, funded by the Department of Education; Reporting on the National and International Developments
of Electronic Records Management, 2009-2015, funded by Renmin University of China; Research on Metadata Scheme Implementation
Strategies and Methodologies for Electronic Records, 2013-2016; and Open Data Initiatives and Digital Records Management, 2014-2016,
funded by Renmin University of China.
Dr. Xie will maintain her connection with the SLAIS iSchool at UBC and the InterPARES Trust Project, and will be involved as well in
developing collaborative agreements with the McGill University.