I am involved in scholarly publishing and digital content management. My major contributions include Afghanistan Digital Collections (the largest one in the World), journal services (digitization, publishing and supports), and other digital collections. My research interests include Machine Learning and its applications, digitization, metadata (XMP), RDF, PDF (PDF/A, PDF/UA), digital preservation and Cloud Computing.
- M.S. Computer Science
- University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
- M.L.I.S Library and Information Science
- University of Western Ontario
- IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant
- The National Organizing Committee of the 82nd General Conference and Assembly of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Summer 2016
- UA News: “UA Preservation Project Makes Afghanistan History Available to World”
- University of Arizona, Spring 2013
- Reflections on Nine Years in Afghanistan
- Arizona Public Media, Fall 2010
Machine Learning; Digitization; Digital Preservation; XMP, RDF, PDF standards (PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA); Cloud Computing
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- Han, Y., Alemneh, D., Donovan, B., Halbert, M., Henry, G., Hswe, P., McMillan, G., & Wang, X. (2014). Guidelines for Collecting Usage Metrics & Demonstrations of Value for ETD Programs. In Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. 1230 Peachtree Street, Suite 1900, Atlanta, GA 30309: Educopia Institue.
- Han, Y., & Wan, X. (2018). Digitization of Textual Documents Using PDF/A. Information Technology and Libraries, 37(1).
- Han, Y. (2015). Beyond TIFF and JPEG2000: PDF/A as an OAIS submission information package container. Library Hi Tech, 33(3), 409--423. doi:10.1108/LHT-06-2015-0068
- Han, Y. (2015). Cloud storage for digital preservation: optimal uses of Amazon S3 and Glacier. Library Hi Tech, 33(2), 261--271. doi:10.1108/LHT-12-2014-0118
- Han, Y. (2014). ETD: Total Cost of Ownership - Collecting, Archiving and Providing Access. Library Management, 35(4/5), 1-10.More infoHan, Y. (2014). ETD: Total Cost of Ownership - Collecting, Archiving and Providing Access. Library Management. (35)4/5: 1-10. also appears in ETD 2013 Conference (Sep 23-26, Hong Kong)
- Han, Y. (2013). IaaS Cloud Computing Services for Libraries: Cloud Storage and Virtual Machines. OCLC Systems & Services, 29(2), 87-100.
- Han, Y., Pfander, J., & Bracke, M. S. (2005). Digitizing Rangelands: Providing Open Access to the Archives of Society for Range Management Journals. Quarterly Bulletin of IAALD, 3(4), 105-110.
- Han, Y. (2016, August). PDF/A for Mass Digitization. In The IFLA World Library and Information Congress - 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly.
- Han, Y., Gillespie, T., Zhang, Q., & Subramanian, C. S. (2016, August). Identifiers and Use Case in Scientific Research. In The IFLA 2016 World Library and Information Congress - 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly.
- Han, Y., Sisco, L., Grevin, F., Johnson, D., & Rosenthol, L. (2018, September). PDF/A: Unpacking the standardization process. iPres 2018. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Library and MIT Libraries.More infoStandards development is not a siloed process. International delegates cross physical and cultural borders to participate in online and biannual in-person meetings in an ongoing effort to advance a common understanding of archival PDF technology. ISO delegations are comprised of industry professionals and practitioners of libraries, archives, and records management. These members ensure that PDF technology standards are thoroughly vetted and documented, but also meet the needs of the archival community. In this panel, delegates from the International Organization for Standardization’s technical committee for Document Management Applications (ISO/TC 171 SC 2) will unpack: the development process for PDF/A; coordination with digital preservation specialists; concerns about PDF/A’s implementations and limitations; and the consequences of failure to participate in the process. This panel seeks to shed light on the full context of PDF standardization, fostering conversation with the preservation community about how archivists and information professionals can utilize specifications of PDF and how these communities can engage with the development process of the format. In this sense, having these discussions about PDF format in particular, enables us to raise awareness and build digital preservation capacity for a variety of stakeholders, to address cultural gaps or barriers that result from using and developing one common format, and to expand on how gaining context and knowledge of technical specifications and development of even one format can inform how that format is implemented across cultures and communities, whether they’re artistic, scientific, or both. Panel attendees can expect the following: an in depth discussion of PDF standards development (the who, what, how); perspectives of developers, tool creators, archivists, and standards committee members regarding the intended and applied role of PDF/A in various communities - as a format, as it interacts with tools, as it’s used by users, developers, etc); and the issues “beyond PDF,” including concerns about the PDF format and various “what if’s” about using PDF in a preservation capacity. Attendees will have a better understanding of the development, use, and technical specifications of PDF format in addition to learning how to get involved in the process and provide feedback to the ISO committee.
- Pfander, J. L., & Han, Y. (2018, January). Partnering to Make SRM Archival Content Accessible at the University of Arizona. The Society for Range Management 71st Annual Meeting. Sparks, Nevada.
- Han, Y. (2015, January). Rethinking of Digitization File Formats. University of Arizona Libraries.
- Han, Y. (2015, October). Beyond TIFF: Digitization and Born-digital File Formats. University of Arizona Libraries.
- Han, Y., & Austin, M. (2013, July). Usage Metrics for ETDs: Demonstrating the Value of Dissemination. USETDA Annual Conference. Claremont, CA: USETDA.
- Han, Y. (2012, June). Trends in Cloud Computing. 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA, USA.More infoCloud computing is having a transformative impact on how libraries approach our information systems, our services and our data. As more libraries turn to the cloud they are exploring approaches data/metadata management, data curation and patron services. Presenters include Yan Han (University of Arizona), David Minor (San Diego Supercomputer Center of UC San Diego), Chris Tonjes (District of Columbia Public Library) and Erik Mitchell (University of Maryland).
- Han, Y., & Rawan, A. (2012, June). International Library Partnerships: Logistical and Technical Issues Relating to International Digitization Projects. 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA, USA.
- Han, Y., & Rawan, A. (2012, Nov). Inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona Libraries and the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University on preservation and digitization of a unique Afghan collection. 2012 Middle East Librarians Association conference. Denver, CO, USA.