BESG and the Singapore Memory Project

08 Jan 2013   in Reports 6 Comments »
Contributed by YC Wee

On 21st December 2012, Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) invited the Bird Ecology Study Group (BESG) to pledge its website to the Singapore Memory Project as part of NLB’s efforts to collect memories that are already manifested in existing online channels LINK.

According to the note: “The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) is a national initiative to collect, preserve and provide access to Singapore’s knowledge materials. Spearheaded by NLB, the SMP aims to build a national collection of content in diverse formats (including print, audio and video), to preserve them in digital form, and make them available for discovery and research.

“By pledging your blog to SMP, you are affirming that every memory matters. Whether your posts are an account of your daily life, or an expression of your thoughts, the SMP hopes to find a home for your memories so that it can help build towards an understanding of Singapore. You will also receive a badge that you can display on your blog in recognition of your contributions.

“Contributors to this blog pledging initiative will be listed on Singapore Memory portal’s blog pledging webpage. All blogs pledged to SMP will archived using NLB’s web harvesting software, in addition to images of each blog’s landing page.

“We are looking forward to your contribution.”

More details about the Singapore Memory Project can be found at this LINK.

NOTE: As this is a multiple contributor website, we need to pledge the collective website. Should there be any contributors who are not in favour of their posts being pledged to the SMP, please make your views known within a week or so.

Incidentally, pledging does not mean that you are transferring copyright to the SMP. Copyright still remains the property of individual contributors. SMP may make use of certain posts for non-commercial purposes as in their newsletter, social media pages, etc.

Thank you.




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  • 6 Responses to "BESG and the Singapore Memory Project"

    1. K.F. Yap says:

      Go for it, YC! The efforts of BESG and contributors should be archived for posterity.

    2. K C Tsang says:

      Go for it Y C !!! I believe that this will be good for everyone, Singaporeans and all who are interested in this subject. As was once said, knowledge is ilike shit if kept in the shed and will only become useful when spreaded and used in the fields.

    3. Mike says:

      What an interesting project. The BESG blog is a repository of tons of valuable memories of Singapore birds. You represent a very special lobe in the collective brain!

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