Provision of copyediting and translation service for "Hong Kong Memory Project" (On-going)

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The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Incorporating "the Centre for Asian Studies"), Hong Kong University

Our Centre was commissioned by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, to provide English and Chinese copyediting and translation service to the "Hong Kong Memory Project".

Commenced in 1997, this is a joint project of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which aims to establish a web-based digital repository to collect and preserve Hong Kong's cultural heritage, will be accessible to the public by 2012.

In 1992, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) launched the "Memory of the World" programme calling upon the preservation of valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world and ensuring their wide dissemination. More than 40 memory programmes from places around the world including the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada and China have started projects to promote historical and cultural information in digital form.