Taiwan Digital Archives Expansion Project
The main objective of Taiwan Digital Archives Expansion Project is to establish diverse digital content that showcases Taiwan’s cultural, social and biological diversity, and to provide basic digitized output to other projects for value-adding and application (including education, business and academic research) or international exchange. Our main missions are to provide easy and ready access, increase the number of digital archive participants, promote standardization for digitization and experience sharing, reduce set-up costs, increase the added value and influence of digital archives through cross-institutional collaboration. In pursuit of the objective of archiving the diversity of Taiwan, we have collected digital content from private and public organizations and from open request-for-proposals projects. The content types involved include natural sciences, archaeology, languages, geography, ethnic cultures, history, economy, democratization, art, aesthetics, and life. In addition to ensuring that digitization work processes and technology meet international standards, we also take localization needs into consideration and create a model for Taiwan, which can be a model possibly for other countries as well. We in the future will integrate domestic digital resources in natural sciences and humanities, integrate cultures and technologies. In so doing we hope to improve for all citizens of Taiwan the level of identification with their own culture and increase Taiwan’s visibility in the international sphere.
The Organizational Framework of Taiwan Digital Archives Expansion Project