International Collaboration & Promotion of Taiwan e-Learning & Digital Archives Program
The main objective of the International Collaboration and Promotion of Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program is to promote the internationalization and enhance global awareness of TELDAP and establish an international cooperation network. Through the promotion of TELDAP we not only can allow Taiwan’s cultural and biological diversity to be presented to the world, enhancing global awareness of Taiwan’s beauty, but also can highlight Taiwan’s unique experience expand its visibility in the international sphere. There are five sub-projects under the project. They are:
- Taiwan Digital Archives Multilingual Development Project
- Culture Portal of Digital Taiwan
- Digitization of Historic Museum Collections from Taiwan Deposited in Other Countries
- International Collaboration of Taiwan Historical Resources Acquisition Project
- International Collaboration on e-Learning Project
Taiwan Digital Archives, which is produced in the previous program, contains a variety of content types, ranging from Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Artifacts, Botany and Chinese Classics, to Zoology; however, most of the contents are in Chinese. The essential approach accessing the TDA content is via the itemized Union Catalog. In order to provide easy access and facilitate understanding of the TDA contents by international community, the Taiwan Digital Archives Multilingual Development Project has adopted a collection-based (rather than itemized) approach to develop the multilingual contents. Culture Portal of digital Taiwan is the platform for presenting the valuable contents in a multilingual format, which is also an essential platform for dissemination and information exchange. International Collaboration of Taiwan Historical Resources Acquisition Project is created to collect contents about Taiwan that had been scattered overseas for many years. The success of this International Collaboration and Promotion Project relies on building an effective international community network and collaboration mechanism. Therefore, this project also supports key international organization affiliation project, such as Culture Mondo Network and Museum Computer Network (MCN), as well as international collaboration human resource development.
In summary, this program will enhance the development of multilingual contents and demonstrate the richness of the cultural diversity as well as biodiversity of Taiwan. Building an international network and collaboration mechanism, based on the TDA contents and digital resources of e-learning, will not only showcase the achievements of TELDAP but also foster the growth of digital communities both in Asia and the world.
The Organizational Framework of International Collaboration and Promotion of Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program