After more than a year of preparation, our CUHK Digital Repository was launched on 17 March 2016 together with the opening of our Digital Scholarship Lab mentioned in our previous blog.
This new Digital Repository is built based on a platform called Islandora. It is an open source framework to manage and showcase the digital objects using a best practices framework. Islandora is popular in Northern America where active user communities have been developed. We are proud to implement and localize the platform as the first known installation in Asia.
Dr. Louisa Lam, our Head of Research Support and Digital Initiatives, has been interviewed by the Islandora Foundation. The interview is published in the Islandora Show & Tell. On 27 April 2016 10 PM HKT, we will also work with Discovery Garden, our service consultant, to conduct a webinar about the building of our repository platform, please feel free to register at this link.
In the coming weeks, our blog will be updated with our major collections and items that are of interests to readers.