Direct to content
banner
`

News & Events

   
Word A- A A+
   
  • 2024-07-02
NCL and the Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang Sign MOU: Results Will Be on Display in June in the US
NCL and the Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang Sign MOU: Results Will Be on Display in June in the US

On March 8, the Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang and NCL formally signed an agreement to collaborate on digitizing and archiving documents. Both parties officially started working on their shared goal of establishing digital archives.

Director-General Han-Ching Wang stated during her remarks that signing this agreement with the Chao-Tian Temple is a continuation of the long-term efforts that took place under the previous Director-General in regard to digital archives. NCL will finish the digitization and upload the results to its Taiwan Memory site for all to enjoy. In June of this year (2024), these will also be on display in the poster session of the American Library Association’s annual meeting. Thus, the whole world will know about this collaboration to add more digital archives to Taiwan Memory. Director-General Wang also invited Chao-Tian Temple’s chairman of the board, Mr. Tsai, and his group to get together with NCL to present the initial results of the digitization efforts once they are ready.

During the signing ceremony, in addition to the agreement with the Chao-Tian Temple, another agreement was signed with Mr. Jen-chi Chi, who has spent many years collecting documents and artifacts. Mr. Chi was invited to show and explain several representative artifacts after the signing ceremony, such as several books of scripture that have been passed down from the Qing dynasty, a post-war pledge requested from the police administration stating that both Chao-Tian Temple and the police would maintain proper conduct during the temple’s Matsu pilgrimage, and even a railroad travel map from the Japanese-occupation period. The only temple for the entire island indicated on the map was the Chao-Tian Temple in the Beigang district, signifying the important influence that this temple and district has had on the Taiwanese belief in Matzu.

By formally signing this agreement, both parties will begin the work of digitizing the rare documents held at the Chao-Tian Temple. The digital versions will be uploaded to NCL’s Taiwan Memory platform, making them accessible to researchers and the general public alike. In the future, both parties will continue to promote various collaborations so that religious culture and research can be supported.

Last Update Time:2024-07-02
  • The National Central Library and the Chao-Tian Temple signed an MOU on digital collaboration
    The National Central Library and the Chao-Tian Temple signed an MOU on digital collaboration
  • Mr Chi from the Chao-Tian Temple explains some rare artifacts to dignitaries in attendance
    Mr Chi from the Chao-Tian Temple explains some rare artifacts to dignitaries in attendance
  • A group photo after the ceremony
    A group photo after the ceremony