Daniel C. Tsang
2013 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative
Daniel C. Tsang (AMLS and AM in Political Science, University of Michigan) is a Distinguished Librarian at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he has served as ICPSR's Official Representative since 1986. He first attended ICPSR's summer program in 1974 while he was a University of Michigan graduate student in political science. After graduating from library school at the University of Michigan, he worked at ICPSR's data archive, where he merged the 1972-1974-1976 National Election Studies into one file (ICPSR 7607), and also processed the Media Content Analysis Study, 1974 (ICPSR 7586).
At UCI, he serves as data librarian and a bibliographer for political science, economics, and Asian American Studies. He chairs an OCLC Research Library Partners ad hoc committee on research data-management policies. He has chaired the Data Team at UCI, served on a campus committee assessing e-research by faculty, and is the liaison to the UCI Office of Research on research data management. He runs UCI's Social Science Data Archive, which offers selected datasets for online data analysis. He also is the UCI administrator for California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service.
In 2004, Tsang was the first data librarian to be named a Fulbright Scholar (in Vietnam), where he researched the data situation in that country. Additionally, he has served two terms on IASSIST's administrative committee, and has been an advocate for diversifying its membership and reaching out to data archives and archivists abroad, especially in Asia. He is a past chair of the ALA/RASD/MARS/Committee on Nonbibliographic Databases & Data Files.
Tsang has published and presented internationally on research data management and access.