Editorial Board

  • Modern Library and Information Technology, member, 2003- (Published by the Chinese Academy of Science Library and Information Center)
  • Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science, 2007- (Published by the Chinese Academy of Science Library and Information Center)
  • Information Research: An International Electronic Journal (, member, 1999-2003


Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

  • Advisory Board, member, 2010-
  • DC-Science and Metadata Community, co-leader, 2010-

American Society for Information Science and Technology

  • Best Information Science Book Award Jury Committee, Chair, 2003
  • Awards and Honors Committee, member, 2002
  • ISI/ASIS&T Citation Research Grant Jury Committee, member, 1999-2001
  • SIG/Scientific and Technology Information, Coordinator of Student Award, 1999-; Chair-elect, 2004-2005, Chair, 2005-2006
  • Standards Committee, member, 2006-2007

Workshops Organized

CAMP (Cyberinfrastructure and Metadata Protocols)-4-DATA: A DCMI-Science and Data (SAM) Workshop. Co-Organizers: J. Greenberg, A. Ball, K. Jeffery, R. Koskela, J. Qin. Dublin Core International Conference (DC-2013), September 2-6, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

Data Science and Analytics: What Is in It for iSchools? Co-organized by Jian Qin and Kevin Crowston. iConference 2012, Toronto, Canada, February 7-10, 2012.

New Dimensions in Knowledge Organization Systems: A Joint NKOS/CENDI Workshop, The World Bank, Washington, DC, September 11, 2008

Joint Advanced Seminar for Digital Libraries co-organized by National Library of Science Chinese Academy of Science and Syracuse University School of Information Studies

May 18-30, 2008, Shanghai, China
May 15-27, 2007, Shanghai, China
May 15-26, 2006, Beijing, China
May 16-27, 2005, Beijing, China

Advanced Digital Library Seminar, Program Committee member

June 23-25, 2004, Shenzhen, China
July 74-8, 2005, Xiamen, China
August 13-17, 2007, Guilin, China
December 16-18, 2008, Shanghai, China
July 8-11, 2009, Wuhan, China
July 21-23, 2010, Haerbin, China
June 23-25, 2011, Chengdu, China
June 5-7, 2013, Shenzhen, China