RSpace digital archive solves long term digital preservation needs

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

visual representation of digital archivesOver the past several years the Lusi Wong Library at Renison has been working diligently on a digital archive in order to preserve digital collections and works created by members of the Renison community. The digital repository named RSpace has been available online through the Lusi Wong Library for roughly a full year.
The website provides a summary of its purpose: “RSpace is an open access institutional repository provided by the Lusi Wong Library for scholarly research produced by members of the Renison University College community. It enables members of the Renison University College community to post, organize, and preserve their research and publications online.”
Recently, several interesting projects have been uploaded to the RSpace archive that provide some insights into historical people and places at Renison. The first features the creation of the East Meets West Garden, where we so often walk, eat lunch, or sit, relax and enjoy the trees, shrubs, and exotic plants. The second is a presentation by Professor Emeritus M. Darrol Bryant about the life of Michael Bird, a former Renison professor who was renowned in Waterloo Region for his work on Fraktur Art (some of which may be seen on the 2nd floor of the Founders Building to this day).

Anyone who is interested in historical aspects of Renison or in other material in the digital archive is encouraged to visit RSpace.

The Lusi Wong Library at Renison University College is part of the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG) system, a partnership of the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph.