Unicode Working Group

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Team ID: 
College / Administrative Unit: 
University Libraries
Date Started: 
January 2009
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.

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

Contact Person: 
Rob Freeborn
  • 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