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PNC 2016 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings

Main Theme: Does Data Construct Reality?

Time: August 16-18, 2016(Tuesday - Thursday)

Venue: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dear Colleagues,


It is our pleasure to announce that the PNC 2016 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings will be held at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA from August 16th-18th, 2016. The main theme this year is “Does Data Construct Reality?” The conference coincides with the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang, which will be presented at the Getty Center from May 7 to September 4, 2016. The exhibition will provide an extraordinary opportunity to see rare objects found at the famous Mogao caves site, along with three spectacular full-size cave replicas.


Keynote Speakers






Data and the Construction of Reality


Michael K. Buckland

Emeritus Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative





Are We Using Data Effectively to Connect Users to What They Seek?


Murtha Baca

Head, Digital Art History Program, Getty Research Institute







Data Visualization: Interpretative Dimensions


Johanna Drucker

Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography,

Department of Information Studies,

University of California, Los Angeles.







What Happens after the Scholarly Data Revolution and "Big Data"? Opportunities and Challenges in Knowledge Structures and New Forms of Scholarly Communications


Clifford A. Lynch

Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information







Flying Spirit in Dunhuang: Immersive Experience on Virtual Touring of Mogao Caves


Yi-Ping Hung

Professor, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University Joint Faculty Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science

Academia Sinica




Host and Co-Host


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