A visit to Universidad de Santo Tomás and their Digital Library

5 years ago, UnionBank and Universidad de Santo Tomás de Manila started the project Lumina Pandit II, to digitize the archive and rare filipiniana holdings at Universidad de Santo Tomás. Today, the archive is impressive and keeps on growing. It can be consulted here. We felt that we had quite a few things to learn from them, due to their previous activity with digital archives in a Philippine context, and a visit was organized.

Although our objectives are different, and we have different concepts on how our repository is going to be, the tips and advices provided were very welcome. They have uploaded an impressive amount of documents already, and they also have a rare periodicals section. We are hoping to be able to engage with their repository from ours. Keep tunned, more information coming soon.