2018 edition of Association for Asian Studies Conference (AAS) and the annual meeting of Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) took place in Washington D.C. During the one-week schedule (March 19-25), UDP’s Editor-in-Chief Nancy WUU was invited to take part in the series workshops and annual exhibition at the Global Resources Center of Gelman Library in George Washington University. She was gladly to have this opportunity to discuss the future of digital databases with global librarians and researchers of Chinese studies, including the scholars and practitioners from Mainland China.