Sai Deng was the Metadata Catalog Librarian at Wichita State University Libraries. She received her M.L.S. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC GSLIS) in 2005. She worked for Preserving Electronic Publications and Illinois Government Documents Initiative when she was a research assistant at UIUC GSLIS. Prior to coming to the U.S, she was an editor for the Commercial Press International and a newsletter editor for the Sanlian Joint Publishing in Beijing, China.

Her scholarly interests are focused on digital library, institutional repository, metadata creation, mapping and transformation, new approaches and technologies to improve access to library data and enhance user experiences, and interface and usability design of library website and catalog. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals including New Library World, OCLC Systems & Services, the Journal of Library Metadata and Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal. She served on ALA ALCTS and CALA Committees such as the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group, the ALCTS International Relations Committee and the CALA Publication Committee. She is currently the CALA Newsletter Co-Editor. Sai moved to Florida in the summer of 2012.

Recent Submissions

  • Building Collections in IRs from External Data Sources 

    Deng, Sai; Matveyeva, Susan J. (2012-10)
    This presentation will address the experiments of building research publication collections from external data sources such as PubMed, IEEE Xplore and Web of Science in the DSpace based institutional repository (IR). ...
  • FRBR Training 

    Deng, Sai (Wichita State University Libraries, 2011-09-20)
    This presentation introduces “Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records” (FRBR), a conceptual model the new cataloging standard “Resource Description and Access” (RDA) is built on. It gives a detailed explanation ...
  • Promoting Library Advocacy, Diversity, Family Literacy, and Global Outreach 

    Chou, Min; Lee, Esther; Tseng, Sally; Deng, Sai (ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference 2011., 2011-06-25)
    The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is an ALA affiliate. In the 2011 Poster Session at the Diversity and Outreach Fair, CALA will showcase its mission, programs and services to diverse people of all ages, ...
  • RDA Training I: A Gentle Introduction 

    Deng, Sai (Wichita State University Libraries, 2011-05-17)
    This presentation gives a gentle introduction to the new cataloging standard “Resource Description and Access” (RDA). It starts from the conceptual models and principles RDA is built on and the rationale to switch from ...
  • Building new interfaces for Shocker Open Access Repository 

    Deng, Sai (KLA-CULS (Kansas Library Association- College and University Library Section) 2010 Conference., 2010-10-15)
    Wichita State University Libraries recently upgraded its DSpace based institutional repository, Shocker Open Access Repository (SOAR), to the new version 1.6.2 with an XML-based interface “Manakin”. Manakin gives the ...
  • Wichita State University Virtual Herbarium: Filling a critical gap 

    Jameson, Mary Liz; Matveyeva, Susan J.; Russell, F. Leland; Deng, Sai; Scott, Stephen (Kansas State University. Great Plains Plant Systematics Symposium, 2010-10-08)
    The Wichita State University (WSU) Herbarium is an active, regional collection with data that fill an important geographical gap in the Great Plains region. Specimens and associated data are essential in the management ...
  • Inspiration and participation: promoting diversity within the organization and beyond 

    Chou, Min; Deng, Sai (ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference 2010., 2010-06-26)
    The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is an ALA affiliated ethnic librarian association. The value of diversity is essential to the accomplishment of its mission, objectives, and strategic goals. This poster ...
  • Enhancing workflow through batch import from Excel to DSpace 

    Deng, Sai; Matveyeva, Susan J.; Khan, Baseer (Kansas Library 2010 Conference., 2010-04-08)
    This presentation will address WSU Libraries' implementation of external programming to enhance workflow in its institutional Repository, SOAR (Shocker Open Access Repository). It will discuss several cases including the ...
  • Beyond the OPAC: creating different interfaces for specialized collections in an ILS system 

    Deng, Sai (ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference 2009., 2009-07-11)
    This presentation will discuss the speaker’s experiment of creating featured websites from specialized data in Voyager ILS in a wider context. These websites can be seamlessly integrated into public programming events and ...
  • Creating public websites from specialized Voyager data 

    Deng, Sai; Deyoe, Nancy; Blackburn, Gemma; Wang, Tse-Min (MPLA/KLA Annual Conference, 2009-04-03)
    We propose to present a model of building public websites from specialized data in Voyager. The website of Faculty Research Publications at Wichita State University will be featured. This presentation will first explore ...
  • Optimized metadata repurposing in a library using MarcEdit 

    Deng, Sai (ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Meeting, ALA Midwinter 2009, 2009-01-24)
    At WSU Libraries, Special Collections and Technical Services had been creating in-house inventories in Excel and MARC records in OCLC separately for their projects, including for a collection of 1800 poems by American poet ...
  • Optimizing the online catalog: experiences at WSU 

    Blackburn, Gemma; Deng, Sai (College and Universities Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association Annual Meeting, 2008-10-23)
    In February 2008 the OPAC Redesign and Evaluation Team at Wichita State University Libraries was charged to investigate options to improve the online catalog to provide better access for all library users. This presentation ...
  • Simplified dynamic map administration 

    Mallory, Erik; Deng, Sai; Deyoe, Nancy (Ex-Libris Southcentral Users Group (ELSUG) Meeting 2008, 2008-10-10)
    This presentation introduces the dynamic mapping version 2 at Wichita State University (WSU) Libraries. This Java-based new version added a map administration interface and stores shelving map images in an XML database. ...
  • Customized mapping and metadata transfer from DSpace/SOAR to OCLC and Voyager 

    Deng, Sai; Matveyeva, Susan J.; Wang, Tse-Min (Ex-Libris Southcentral Users Group (ELSUG) Meeting 2008, 2008-10-09)
    We present an experiment of customized mapping and metadata transfer from DSpace/SOAR to OCLC to improve ETD work flow at Wichita State University Libraries. SOAR (Shocker Open Access Repository) is a DSpace based digital ...
  • Linking location and shelf mapping from OPAC search results: with reference to Wichita State University 

    Li, Hongfei; Deng, Sai (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine dynamic mapping of holding locations to the animated maps in a library catalog which aims to resolve complex shelving situations, augment the user experience in locating ...
  • Information representation 

    Cui, Hong; Deng, Sai; Tang, Xiaoya (Renmin University Press, Beijing, China, 2007)
    “Research Fronts in Library and Information Science (LIS) in the West” is a volume in the book series titled “Research Fronts in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the West”. Based on the analysis of a significant amount ...
  • Automatic subject heading assignment for online government publications using a semi-supervised machine learning approach 

    Hu, Xiao; Jackson, Larry; Deng, Sai; Zhang, Jing (American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2006)
    As the dramatic expansion of online publications continues, state libraries urgently need effective tools to organize and archive the huge number of government documents published online. Automatic text categorization ...
  • Dynamic map display in web OPAC: an experiment at Wichita State University Libraries 

    Li, Hongfei; Deng, Sai; Deyoe, Nancy (Internet Chinese Librarians Club, 2007)
    Adding more features to the web OPAC or making the Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS) more compatible to external web services has been a tendency in recent years. Wichita State University (WSU) Libraries' Dynamic ...
  • Digital imaging and the Early Sedgwick County Township Maps project 

    Deng, Sai; Wang, Tse-Min; Nelson, Mary; Madway, Lorraine (Chinese American Librarian Association, 2008-01-19)
    This presentation describes the digitization, presentation and preservation of the Early Sedgwick County Township Maps, a project undergoing in Special Collections and University Archives at Wichita State University ...
  • Wichita State University’s implementation of dynamic mapping in WebVoyage 

    Deyoe, Nancy; Deng, Sai; Mallory, Erik (SCVUGM (South Central Voyager User Group Meeting) 2007, 2007-10-19)
    In this session, presenters from Wichita State University will discuss their implementation of dynamic library location maps in WebVoyage. This feature provides customized map displays in the online public access catalog. ...

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