Digital Gems

As part of Digital Scholarly Communications (DSC) Week, NUS Libraries would like to highlight Digital Gems, a digital collection of selected rare and unique materials on Southeast Asia covering the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine.

Containing rare books, manuscripts, private collections, journals, newspapers, drawings, pamphlets, photographs, maps, and audio-visual materials from the 17th century to the present, it reflects the diverse and inclusive nature of the collection.

More than 500 titles are made freely available online and many more will be added to the collection over time. Noteworthy content include Edwin Thumboo Private Papers, Chinese Newspapers of Southeast Asia, Chinese in Southeast Asia collection, and books on Singapore’s history, culture, and heritage.

In digitising our rare and unique collections, we endeavour to meet demand for data sources on Southeast Asia, open up new avenues for teaching and research in the humanities, and facilitate the growth in digital humanities research projects.

Dig into these gems to discover the significant and valuable open resources you can access readily anytime, anywhere.

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