Digital Archives of Historical and Cultural Relics collected in the Institute of History and Philology
V the Grand Secretariat Archives

Contact: Ya-huei Chen

The collection at the Institute of History and Philology includes over three hundred thousand documents, including decrees and orders, petitions and memorials, veritable-record drafts, various sorts of record books, registries and tribute documents. It also includes rosters of successful examination candidatesn examination questions, examination papers and other documents from the various offices of the Grand Secretariat. These documents will probably be most useful to scholars interested in institutional history. Nevertheless, social and economic historians may be surprised to find how rich these materials are for research in certain topics.The objective of this plan is to digitalize this treasured collection for archives access and use, including making digital images¡Bcatalog databases¡Btext databases, authority control and content analysis.


Applied Metadata Standard: EAD (Encode Archival Description)

Metadata Elements List (includes elements names, examples and crosswalk mapping with EAD)

Progress and Result


Working documents contain the records when MAAT works on analyzing metadata with the staffs of the thematic group. They include worksheets, controlled vocabulary lists, analysis reports, system requirement specifications, guidelines, meeting reports, and misc

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