Rare Books Thematic Group

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Contact: Chih-feng Wang

This group consists of institutions with rare book collections in NDAP; it aims to share their experience in the digitizing the documents and images of rare books, to promote the development and integration as well as practical tests of related digitization technology, and to draw up related norms and standards, in order that the project may be carried out smoothly.

Its main tasks are as follows:
1. to integrate the metadata and demands related to content analysis;
2. to propose and to recommend the requirement of information technology;
3. to draw up related standards and regulations;
4. to investigate and discuss related issues on digital archives of rare books.

<source: Content Development of National Digital Archives Program web site>

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Applied Metadata Standard

Metadata Elements List

Progress and Result

Members:

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Institute of Hisotry and Philology, Academia Sinica :
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Digital Archives of Historical and Cultural Relics Collected in the Institute of History and Philology - Division III: Rare Books of Fu Ssu-Nien Library
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Digital Archives of Historical and Cultural Relics Collected in the Institute of History and Philology - Division IV: Digital Archives for Ethnological Specimen, Photo and Archives
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National Palace Museum:
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Digitization of the Rare-Books Collection in the National Palace Museum
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National Central Library:
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National Central Library Rare Books and Documents Digital Archives Project
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@ MAAT: Ya-ning Chen, Shu-jiun Chen, Ya-huei Chen, Hon-chung Sum

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 mics. 

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