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Ruhua Huang / 黄如花

Dr. Ruhua Huang is a professor and Director of the Digital Library Institute at Wuhan University. She served as the Vice Chairman of Academic Committee of Chinese Library Society, member of the Consulting Group of China Academic Humanities and Social Sciences Library (CASHL), Standardization Committee of the National Science and Technology Platform and the Education Committee of Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). She is a peer reviewer of a couple of major journals include Government Information Quarterly and Journal of Library Science in China.

Professor Ruhua Huang has been working in the School of Information Management of Wuhan University since 1995. She was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and was promoted to professor in 2005. She served as the Vice Dean of the School of Information Management of Wuhan University from October 2012 to June 2020. Her major research interests include information organization, information retrieval, information service, open access, open government and information literacy instruction. The "information retrieval" MOOC, which she taught independently throughout the whole process, was awarded as National Excellent Online Open Courses, attracting more than 200,000 students.

Professor Ruhua Huang is the Principal Investigator of plenty of significant research projects include a Key Project of the National Social Science Fund, Key Projects of the Humanities and Social Sciences Base of the Ministry of Education. She has published 14 articles in Top 1 Journal in Library and Information Sciences, The Journal of Chinese Libraries (including 7 independent authors).