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Neal Chan



Neal Chan is a specialty/boutique web publisher operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. He began his work as a web publisher on the web through in 1995. builds professional, cost effective, findable web sites and web promotions for small specialty retail, manufacturing, professionals and community projects. is noted for the starting of Provenance magazine / developing search engine optimized findable web site marketing for libraries and professional services e.g. engineering, health services, legal services, graphic designers, childrens' illustrators, manufacturer sites in the Vancouver Canada and Asia-Pacific region, 四個為什麼.

Neal holds a BA from the University of Victoria, a MSW from Wilfred Laurier University (Ontario) with additional course work in human relations and counselling studies from the Univeristy of Waterloo, adult education courses from the the University of BC, and has completed the Library Technician Diploma at Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Before becoming a web publisher, Chan worked as a Staff Development Coordinator and Staff Training Program Developer, Provincial Ministry of Human Resources in such locales as British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, North Shore, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge Regional and District Social Welfare.

At the Rehabilitation and Adult Mentally Handicapped Service, he worked with social workers, family support/child care workers and administrative support staff. All of these occupational experience occurred between 1978 and 1984.

Selected Web Publishing Experience and Achievements

At for librarians, archivists, and information professionals, Neal was the founding web publisher 1995- 2010. [1] in 1995 was the original home of Provenance the web magazine for librarians, archivists, and information professionals. Neal and his informal group of associates included librarians, library technicians, published writers, illustrators, etc. They have since used as a service promoting the "findability" of a wide range of specialty/boutique web sites and services. [2]

Provenance is catalogued at the State Library, New South Wales, Australia. [3]

Provenance: electronic magazine for information professionals was selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia. This title is not scheduled for re-archiving. The publisher's site may provide more current information. [4]

The Vancouver Online User's Group (VOLUG)

This is an informal organization of more than 100 librarians and information professionals who are interested in information technology, online database searching and other computer applications in libraries. While the majority are from special libraries (including government and corporate sectors), VOLUG's members include professionals from the academic and public library communities as well as freelance and consulting practitioners. [5]

Role: Site Administrator/design coordinator

Public Libraries, Archives & Museums in Metro-Vancouver and Victoria B.C. Canada[6] Role: Coordinator of the web site.


PNG BUAI provides a virtual home for a growing collection of research level electronic material on and from Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea: Books Useful Articles and Information on research level electronic materials. [7] PNG BUAI is sponsored under the IDRC's PAN initiative. See also [8] The International Development Research Centre, a public corporation created by the Canadian government and [9] (International Development Research Centre, Southeast and East Asia Region.)

Role: Web Site Design & Administration & Sponsor Neal Chan & 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011-2013

Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Manus Province [10]

Adult Education - Anti-Racism Diversity Training & Consulting Services [11]

Directory of Japanese Speaking Lawyers/Law Firms in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia [12]

This directory of lawyers was prepared by Japanese Study Project Team: N. Chan, S. Kaneko, and D. Tam, Vancouver-Victoria, BC, Canada 2005.03.04 - 2007.01.30 - 2008.02.12 . Email: South Pacific

The provenance of includes Papua New Guinea illustrators • graphic designers • creative directors • graphic novelists • authors • children's story writers • story-book cover designers • photographers • publishers • book sellers • intellectual property business lawyers • findable web information & marketing consultants • from across the Pacific Rim & Asia. [13]

Web development support services sponsorship by Neal Chan, MSW, Library Technician. Canada.

Photo Credit

Big Blue Bridge Built in 1923 in Adrienne Chan, "A Thousand Loaves of Bread," Ginger Post, July 18th, 2009. [14]