About Us

RsDA is a network for collaboration rather than presentation of papers. Since Southeast and East Asian countries have large diversity in many aspects -language, culture, higher education systems, industrialization levels and so forth, the organizers are planning to collect information about local needs and seeds for digital archiving and preservation and to discuss ideas to develop a network to promote collaboration in the region. We would like to discuss a collaboration plan which allows loosely connected network of participating institutions.

This workshop series was started under the title "Academic Asset Preservation and Sharing in Southeast Asia" to foster longevity of digital data created by scholars and/or for scholarly purposes. At the workshop in 2018 at UiTM in Malaysia, we agreed to name this activity "RsDA". This acronym is close to RDA (Research Data Alliance), which is a global alliance of institutions and organizations for building the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing and re-use of data. The s in RsDA stands for small, sustainable and scholarly; the A stands for not only Alliance but also Asia.

Organisational Members

Organisation Country Members
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Japan Shoichiro Hara, Frey Urszula
Academia Sinica Taiwan Shu-Jiun Chen (Institute of History and Philology; Center for Digital Cultures)
National University of Singapore Singapore Natalie Pang Lee San (Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
Chiang Mai University Library, Chiang Mai University Thailand Pattanakiatpong Wararak, Pratch Sanguansak, Kochaporn Sriphan
Suranaree University of Technology Thailand Nisachol Chamnongsri (School of Information Technology, Institute of Social Technology)
Department of Library Science, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Thailand Songphan Choemprayong
Khon Kaen University Thailand Wanida Kanarkard (University Library), Kanyarat Kwiecien (Depatment of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Wirapong Chansanam (Digital Humanities Research Group), Siriporn Tiwasing (The Academic Resources Center)
University Library, University of the Philippines Diliman Philippines Chito Naorbe Angeles
Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia Sohaimi Zakaria (Faculty of Information Management)
National Museum of Japanese History, Japan Japan Makoto Goto, Akihiro Kameda
Graduate Institute of Library & Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University Taiwan Hao-Ren Ke
Hun Sen Library, Royal University of Phnom Penh Cambodia Wanna Net (Hun Sen Library)
University of Colombo Sri Lanka Chiranthi Wijesundara
Universitas Lancang Kuning Indonesia Winda Monika
Universitas Islam Riau Indonesia Arbi Haza
Universitas Indonesia Indonesia Rahmi
University of Tsukuba Japan Shigeo Sugimoto
International Research Center for Japanese Studies Japan Tatsuki Sekino
Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo Japan Taizo Yamada (Historiographical Institute)

Past Events

Data and Applications