International Collaboration of Taiwan Cultural and Historical Resources Acquisition Project(ICTAP)
Archives provide first-hand sources for historical researchers. It is the very first record of all human activities. However, due to the geographic location of Taiwan and its political vicissitudes, there have been numerous Taiwanese related primary sources that had been left and kept in foreign countries in the past.
In 2007, “International Collaboration of Taiwan Historical Resources Acquisition Project” was launched, aiming to collect and acquire all the precious historical materials that has been scattered overseas with digital archiving strategies and value-added approaches. The project also aimed to enhance the completeness of those historical records and serves to further expand the diversity of digital resources for Taiwan.
Goals of the project include:
The project executors include members of the sub-project itself and affiliated institutional projects. The sub-project itself is responsible for the acquisition and digitization of historical records and geospatial data, while the institutional projects with the participation of National Central Library and National Palace Museum (from 2010) is responsible for the acquisition and digitization of rare books and historical maps in Ming and Qing dynasty.