Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor, School of Information Resources Management at Renmin University of China (RUC), Leader of Big Data Governance Team at Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (RUC), Ministry of Education; Leader of International Research Front of Electronic Records Management Team at Electronic Records Management Research Center (RUC); Leader of Standards Enabled Data Governance and Sustainable Development of Smart City Team at the Smart City Research Center (RUC), Director of E-government Research Center (RUC). Awarding certificate of successfully participated in the International Training Program: Records Management in Service of Democracy Phase one (Sweden 27 August to 13 September 2007), Two (China, April 2008), and Three (China, November 11 to 13, 2008), 2008 Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, Fulbright research scholar of University California, Los Angeles 2012 to 2013, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award of University of Sheffield’s Information School February 7 to 21, 2016, Distinguished professor program of Renmin University of China, July, 2017, Leading Archival Talents and Leading Archival Expert of National Archives Administration of China, since April 2018, visiting scholar of Indiana University of Bloomington, 2019.
Collaborative Innovation Community Capacity Building in Information Resource Management and Knowledge Management; Integrated Management System for Business , Records, Knowledge and Security; Digital Continunity and Recordkeeping; Big Data Governance Framework Building and Rules Making; Methodology for Concept and Concept System Building; Standards Development and Governance, Research Methodology
Ph.D. Course: Advanced Readings in Information Resources Management, Advanced Topics in Knowledge Management, Advanced Topics in Big Data Governance; Research Methods in Social Science; Academic writing and the ethics
MA Course: Knowledge Management: Methods and Technologies, Advanced Topics in Records and Archives Management, Research Methods in Social Science
BA course: Introduction to Knowledge Management, Introduction to Knowledge Asset Management, Introduction to Information Resources Management
As author or editor-in-chief of 20 books, representative ones are given below:
An, X. (2018) An English-Chinese Glossary for Integration and Services of Digital Information Resources. China Standards Publishing House. (editor-in-chief)
An,X.et al. (2016) Information Resources Management: Terms and Concept Systems. Beijing, China Standards Publishing House. (editor-in-chief)
An,X. et.al. (2013) Knowledge Management: An Integrated Approach. Beijing, Renmin University of China Publishing House. ( English version to Chinese version, by Ashok Jashapara)
An, X. et. al. (2013) Information Resources Management: Concept and Cases, Nanjing, Nanjing University Publishing House.( English version to Chinese Version, by Forest Woody Horton)
An, X. et al. (2012) Knowledge Management Methods and Technologies. Nanjing, Nanjing University Publishing House.(monograph, Chinese)
An, X. (2010). English-Chinese Glossary of Records and Information Management Terms. Beijing, China Standards Publishing House. (editor-in-chief)
An, X. (2009). Electronic Records Management System and Mechanisms Abroad, edited by Huiling Feng, Electronic Records Management in China: Problems and Strategies, Beijing: Renmin University of China Publishing House. (Chinese)
An, X. (2008). ISO 15489-Based Records and Archives Management Core Standards and the Relevant Specifications, Beijing, China Standards Publishing House. (Chinese) (editor-in-chief)
An, X., Zheng, X. (2006) Integrated Management and Services: The Optimization and Innovation of Urban Development Records, Archives and Information Management in 21 Century. Beijing, China Architecture and Building Press. (Chinese, editor-in-chief)
An, X., Wang, S. (2004). Research in Integrated Management and Services for Urban Development Records, Archives and Information. Beijing, China Architecture and Building Press (August 2004 English version, November 2004. Chinese version)
An, X. (2002). Towards a Best Practice Framework for Managing Urban Development Archives: Case Studies from the UK and China. Beijing, China Architecture and Building Press. (English, monograph)
Published over 290 papers, representative papers are listed below:
An, X. Bai, Y., H. X. (2019). Studies on key components of government big data governance system Building: Case studies of Guizhou Province. E-government, 2019(2):2-16.
Ma G., An. X. (2019). Approaches to big data governance in government big data sharing and exchange settings. Information and Documentation Service, 20(2): 62-70.
An, X. et al. (2018).Big data governance system building: Core concepts, initiatives
and approaches. Information and Documentation Services, (01):6-11.
An, X. et al. (2018). Big data governance rules system building: a research agenda. Library and Information Service, 62(9): 14-20
An, X. Ma. G. Song, G. (2018) Origins, evaluation and development of meta-synthetic methodology research. System Engineering, 2018(10): 1-13.
An, X. Song G. Lu, H, et al. (2018). Data resources collaborative innovation approaches to the sustainable development of new types of smart city. E-government, 2018(12): 90-100.
Song, Y. An, X. (2018).Analysis on the Concepts and Conceptual Systems of Smart City in International Standards Based on Terminology Definitions of ISO, ITU-T and IEC.Standards Science (1): 127-132.
An, X., Song. Y. Ma, G. (2017). Challenges and Opportunities for Integration and Services of Digital Archival Resources in Big Data Age. Archival Science Bulletin , (6), 57-62.
An, X., Bai, W., Deng, H., Sun, S., Zhong, W. Dong, Y. (2017).A Knowledge Management Framework for Effective Integration of National Archives Resources in China. Journal of Documentation, 73（1）：18-34.
An, X. Chen, H., Sun, S. (2016）.Collaborative Application of ISO International Standards for Records Management: Driving Forces and Approaches. Digital Library Forum, (12): 2-8.
An, X. Sun, S., Bai, W. Bai, Deng, H. (2016). Data Integration in the Development of Smart Cities in China: Towards a Digital Continuity Model. 2016 accepted by the The 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security is being held on 17th - 18th March 2016 at Boston University, Boston, USA.
An, X., Bai, W., Deng, H., Sun, S., Dong, Y., Zhong, W., Hu, J. (2015). A Comprehensive Concept Map for Adequate Protection and Effective Management of Personal Information in Networked Chinese Services. The Electronic Library, 33 (6): 1047 – 1064.
An, X., Sun, S., Bai, W. et al. (2015). Developing a Comprehensive Regime for Personal Information Protection in Networked Chinese Public Sectors. Management Studies, 2015,3(1-2):13-20
Bai, W., An, X., Bai, X.,Deng, H. (2015) A Knowledge Management Framework for the Community of Collaborative Innovation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2015).
An, X., Zhang, B., Huang, X., Deng, H. (2014). Toward developing a comprehensive regime for personal information protection in networked Chinese public sectors. 2nd Annual Conference of International Council on Archives, October 11 to 15, Girona, Spain.
An, X., Bai, W., Deng, H., Zhong, W. (2014). A knowledge management framework for the effective integration of archives resources in China. 2014 European Conference on Knowledge Management, September 4 to 5, Santarém, Portugal, Volume 1：47-54
An, X. Deng, H, Zhang, B. Reinventing the Concept of the State Archival Fond in China. Archives and Manuscript, 2014, 42, (2 ) : 146-150.
An, X., Bai, W., Sun, S. (2014). Legal requirements for effective personal information protection through information resources management for Chinese public services. Proceedings of the International Conference on Economic Management & Trade Cooperation, 107(6), 427-432.
An, X, Ellis, J. (2014). Meta-synthetic Strategies for Digital Recordkeeping and Knowledge Utilization: International Trends. Management Studies, 2014, 2(1)：43-52.
An,X., Deng, H., Chao, L., Bai, W. (2014).Knowledge management in supporting collaborative innovation community capacity building. Journal of Knowledge Management, 2014, 18 (3):574 – 590.
An, X., Deng, H., Cao, L. (2013).Knowledge Management in Support of Collaborative Innovation Community Capacity Building, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital , Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning. The George Washington University, Washing, DC, USA. 24-25 October 2013: 19-25.
An X, Deng H, Wang Y, et al. (2013). An Integrated Model for Effective Knowledge Management in Chinese Organizations. Program: electronic library and information systems, 47(3): 320-336.
An, X. Meta-Synthetic Strategies for Digital Recordkeeping: International Trends and Future Directions. Paper presented at the International Congress on Archives, Brisbane, August 20-24, 2012.http://www.ica2012.com/files/data/Full%20papers%20upload/ica12final00020.pdf
An, X. Xu, S., Mu, Y., Wang, W., Bai, X. Dawson, A., Han, H.(2012) Meta-synthetic support frameworks for reuse of government information resources on city travel and traffic: the case of Beijing. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2012, 46(1): 5-20
An, X. Xu, S., Mu, Y., Wang, W., Bai, X. Dawson, A., Han, H. (2011) A meta-synthetic support system for reuse of government information resource on city travel and traffic: knowledge asset management approaches for Beijing. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, Bangkok University, Thailand, October 27 to 28, 2011, Volume one：33-41
An, X., Sun, S., and Zhang, W. (2011) Managing electronic records in E-government: Current trends and future directions internationally. The 5th International Conference on Management and Service Science (MASS2011) August 12 to14, Wuhan, China.
An, X., Dawson, A., Bai, X., Wang, W. (2010) Framework for managing national research project records as knowledge assets: Integrated use of lifecycle, continuum and ecosystem knowledge management methodologies. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning, November 11 to 12, Hong Kong: 37-46.
An X., Wang, W. (2010) The Integrated use of business continuity management systems, records management systems and knowledge management systems, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Management and Service Science, August 24 to 26, Wuhan, China.
An, X., Wang, W (2010). Towards comprehensive integration management of business continuity, records and knowledge. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, August 16-18, Seoul, Korea: 5-9.
An, X., Chao, L., Ye, L. (2010) An integration management system for managing business continuity, records and knowledge. Proceedings of International Forum on Information Technology and Applications, July 16 to 18, Kunming, China: 398-402 .
An, X. and Wang. W. (2010) Knowledge management technologies and applications: A literature review, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Management Science, July 9 to 11, Chendu, China.
An, X. (2009) Integrated management of business, records and knowledge, Proceedings of 54th ARMA International Conference, October 15 to 18, 2009，Orlando, Flordia, U.S.
An, X. (2009). Strategies for electronic records management from China and around the world. Records Management Bulletin, 152: 28-33.
An X. (2009) The Electronic records management in E-government strategy: Case studies and the implications. Proceedings of International Conference on Networking and Digital Society. May 30 to 31, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, (1): 17-20.
An, X. (2008) The study and application of ISO15489 in China and the rest of the world, Records Management Bulletin , 142: 27-33-
An, X. (2007) RM in China: A critique. IQ InfoRMAA Quarterly,2006,22 (4) 2006 November: 28-31, adopted by Records Management Bulletin, 137:18-23.
An, X. (2005). Evaluation of research in integrated management and services of urban development records, archives and information. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 10(S1):852-858.
An, X. (2005) Research in electronic records management. edited by Julie Mcleod and Catherine Hare, Managing Electronic Records, UK: Facet Publishing, October: 63-80
An, X. (2005) Development of a Global Records and Information Management Program (GRIP) for an International Construction Project (ICP), Comma 2005(4)-CITRA 2005: 9 pages
An X., Jiao H. (2004) Assessing records management in China against ISO15489 and the implications, Records Management Journal, 14(1): 33-39.
An, X. (2003) An Integrated approach to records management. The Information management Journal, 37 (4): 23-30.
An, X. (2003) Changes and directions in archival research: the influence of Michael Cook’s publications in China”, Essay in Honor of Michael Cook, edited by Margaret Procter and Caroline Williams, UK: LUCAS, 2003： 63-72
An, X. & Cook, M. (2003) Integrated management and services for urban development records, archives and information: A research agenda. Records Management Journal, 14(2):83-90.
Participant or project chair over 70 projects, as chair over 50 projects, representative projects are listed as below:
1.2017-2019.Big Data Governance Rules Systems Building of “Mechanisms of Big Data Sharing and Governance Supporting Government Decision Making”, founded by the National Natural Science Foundation for Cultivating Key Project , Chair
2.2017-2018. Establishment and Improvement of Data Resources Management Systems and Mechanisms in China. Founded by the Cyberspace Office of China, Chair
3.2016-2017. Comparative studies of Smart City Development of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hangzhou. Founded by the Beijing Federation of Social Science Circles., Chair
4.2015-2017. Key Technologies to support big data based smart city services and typical applications, chair of the branch project “Big Data Integration Technologies and the Integration Approaches to Information Resources for Smart City ,supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and the Research Funds of Renmin University of China
5.2015-2016. Big Data Action Plans Study for Shenzhen Municipality. Founded by the Economy, Trade and Information Committee of Shenzhen Municipality, Chair
6.2015-2016.Open Data Action Plans Study for Shenzhen Municipality. Founded by the Economy,Trade and Information Committee of Shenzhen Municipality, Chair
7.2015-2016. Studies of government data sharing and opening system. Founded by the Shandong Computer Center, Chair
8.2014. Sustainable management and use of government data sources for e-governance in big data area. Funded by National Development and Reform Commission, Chair
9.2013-2017. Novel Mechanisms for the Integration of National Digital Archival Resources and the Services. Chair of the Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China
10.2012-2016. Integration and Services of Information Resources in Cloud Computing. Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China. Chair of subproject, Integration Approaches to Managing Information Resources in Cloud Computing.
11.2013-2015. Protection of Personal Information in Web-based Working Environment. Founded by the Social Science Foundation of Beijing, Chair
12.2012-2016. Research in information resources industry development policy for China and the management. Key program of National Natural Science Foundation of China. (participant)
13.2014-2015. Sustainable information environment for smart city and big data. Funded by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, key participant
14.2013-2014. Development strategy for smart city knowledge center and data processing, Funded by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, key participant
15.2012-2013. Toward a meta-synthetic support system for reuse of government information resources on city travel and traffic: case studies form the U.S and the implications to China. Funded by the China-Fulbright Program, Chair.
16.2011-2012. Strategic plans for e-government informational projects under smart city framework and the evaluation, funded by Beijing Information Resources Management Center. Chair .
17.2010-2015.Methods to build information resources management terminology database under knowledge engineering context*, funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and the Research Funds of Renmin University of China, chair .
18.2010-2011.Nonprofit development and reuse of government information resources, funded by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, chair.
19.2009-2014.ERM development and research front annual report*, funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and the Research Funds of Renmin University of China, leader of ERM international research front report team.
20.2009-2011. Developing national research project records management system towards knowledge management, funded by Ministry of education (S& T key project) , chair.
21.2008-2011.Developing research project records management system towards knowledge management: theory and applications, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, chair.
22.2009-2010. Measures for managing personal data with privacy issues and managing business information with confidentiality, funded by the Beijing Information Resources Management Center, chair.
23.2008-2009. Rules for development of information resources management standards system framework and the classification standards, funded by the Beijing Information Resources Management Center, chair.
24.2007-2009. National strategy for electronic records management: basic theories and frameworks system, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, leader of national strategies for ERM abroad team.
25.2007-2008. Electronic records management systems and mechanisms, funded as China Association for Science and Technology Key Project, leader of ERM systems and mechanisms abroad team.
26.2007-2008. Integrated management of national research project records, archives and information: best practice guidelines. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida ), chair.
27.2006-2007. Development of core standards for national research project records and archives management, funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, chair.
28.2003-2005. Integrated management and services of urban development records, archives and information, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, chair, awarding excellence in performance evaluation in 2007.