Team # 907 -- Unicode Working Group
University Libraries

January 2009

Objective

To manage the process of converting the catalog database to Unicode, the international standard for encoding characters for use by computers. The Libraries’ catalog was unable to display information about our collections in languages using non-Latin characters, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Use of Unicode characters supports the worldwide exchange, processing and display of the written texts of the diverse languages and technical disciplines of the modern world.

Team Membership

  • Todd Douty, Co-Chair
  • Rob Freeborn, Co-Chair
  • John Attig, Member
  • Jade Atwill, Member
  • Dawn Childress, Member
  • John Hamilton, Member
  • Maryam Kutchemeshgi, Member
  • Susan Lane, Member
  • Glenn Masuchika, Member
  • Trish Notartomas, Member
  • LaDawn Benner, Staff Support

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults: The group successfully completed the conversion of the catalog to Unicode over the winter break (December 2009-January 2010).

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