Daniel Xiao


  • C.N.A. (Certified Network Administrator)
    Network Knowledge Center, Kansas City, KS, 1993; Certificate: Novell Certified LAN Administrator, 1994; System: Netware v3.11

  • M.L.S.
    Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 1993
    Major: Library Science and Information Management
    School of Library and Information Management

  • Graduate Certificate
    Major: Applied Linguistics (Master degree program)
    English Language Center, Zhongshan University, P.R. China, 1989

  • B.A. Zhongshan University, P.R. China, 1983
    Major: English Language & Literature

Research Interests

Major Projects

  • Library Homegrown Tools & Open Source Code Download (2008)
    The site http://libraryasp.tamu.edu/library_tools/ provides three homegrown library tools and their source code for download. See article: "Developing Utility Tools to Enhance Voyager Access, Search and Workflow Automation", Daniel Xiao and John Paul Fullerton, Library Hi Tech, 2008, Vol 26, No 1, pp 95-109.    
  • Quick-CAT (2005)
    A Web search tool that allows library users to highlight TITLE, AUTHOR, ISSN or ISBN from any website with one click to find out whether their library has the item or not. Developed with JP Fullerton.
  • Voyager Canned Search Generator (2002-04)
    An OPAC utility tool designed to generate canned queries for creating web links to items in a Voyager online catalog system. Version II was released in 2004.  URL: http://libraryasp.tamu.edu/cannedsearch/cannedsearch.asp
  • Interactive Map (2003)
    A Flash-based interactive map showing service units, equipment, and other floor layout information in Library Annex. Co-authored with SY Kwon | Publication.
  • Panorama VR Tour (2003)
    Coverted from the 1999's model, this one is a Flash-based 360 degree virtual reality library tour.
  • Flash Video Streaming (2003) 
    An early model of using Flash-based video for teaching how to use the Get it for me services at TAMU Libraries.
  • Dynamic Audiovisual (AV) Search (2002) 
    A library search tool that retrieves sets of predetermined queries of audiovisual records in LibCat, the TAMU Libraris' online catalog system.
  • Let It V: Learning E-Text Through Instructional Videos (2001) 
    An early model of library instruction using streaming video.
  • Academic Libraries of the 21st Century (2000)
    An early model of library forum and social network project. 
  • Panorama VR Tour (1999)
    An early model of 360 degree Virtual Reality library tour.
  • Virtual Library Tour (1995)
    An early model of Library virtual tour using imagemap technology.

Refereed Publications

Invited presentation

  • Presentation with Brian Surratt on "Institutional Repositories" to TAMU Library LEO (Library Electronic Initiatives Oversight) Committee (2003) and to the Library Forum, TAMU Libraries (2004).
  • Presentation (with Vicki Coleman, Bill Chollett, and Linda Bair ) to the Texas A&M Quality Council on the results of the Sterling C. Evans Library Service Quality Survey. The Council, consisting of the Deans of colleges and departments of Texas A&M University, was appointed by Dr Ray Bowen, the president of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 04/1995.
  • Presentation (with Vicki Coleman) at the RASD Presidents Program of 1996 American Library Association Annual Conference to library managers and professionals about the experience and results of the Sterling C. Evans Service Quality Survey, New York, NY, 07/1996.
  • Gig-A-Byte Radio Program (KAMU-FM 90.9) Invited (with Alan Cornish, WCL librarian) as a panelist on the outreach electronic services that Evans Library and West Campus Library provided to the residents of the Brazos Valley. 05/1996.

Selected Services

  • Executive Committee (TAMU Library) 2012-2014
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (TAMU University) 2012-2014
  • Funding Governance Committee 2012-present
  • Faculty Mentoring Committee (Library) 2012-present
  • Non-computing Equipment Committee 2009-2012
  • Chinese American Librarians Association Scholarship Committee 2010 - 2011
  • Chinese American Librarians Association Web Committee 2008 - 2009
  • Committee on Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure (CAPT) 2008 - 1010
  • Library Diversity Committee 2009-present     
  • TAMU ITS Committee 2004, 2006, 2007 (library rep.)
  • Professional Documentation Task Force, 2007  2009
  • Library Virtual Reference Task Force 2007
  • TAMU University IT (Instructional Technology) Council 2005-2006
  • Library Knowledge Database Committee, 2005
  • Library Virtual Reference Services Policy Committee, 2005
  • Library IT Committee, 1999-2002
  • Web Technical Forum Team, Sterling C. Evans Library, 1998-1999
  • Web Advisory Group, Chair, 06/96 - 07/97
  • Evans Library Automation Committee, 1997
  • Deans Council on Library Automation, 1994-97
  • E-Journal (or E-Text) Committee, 1996.
  • Reference Department Web Team, 06/96-97
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