New Zealand: University of Canterbury Introduces QuakeStudies 2.0 Research Repository (Documenting the Canterbury Earthquakes in 2012)
The University of Canterbury (UC), which first launched its world-leading digital archive documenting the Canterbury earthquakes in 2012, has released its new, improved UC QuakeStudies research repository.
QuakeStudies is an online repository and UC’s contribution to the CEISMIC programme. Maintained by the UC Arts Digital Lab, it holds collections of photographs, documents, videos, audio recordings, and media articles relating to the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The online repository has around 135,000 items available for public viewing and use, plus around 12,000 items for use by approved researchers.
Material stored in QuakeStudies is accompanied by high-quality human-curated metadata such as descriptions, geolocations, and dates and times, offering rich datasets for researchers from a range of disciplines to draw on.
The new QuakeStudies platform has enhanced searchability, improved document viewing tools, and a cleaner, more user-friendly layout, offering greater navigability.
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