After the devastating Christchurch Earthquake in 2011, the University of Canterbury and its consortium partners set up the UC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive to preserve photos, videos, documents and audio files relating to the disaster and the subsequent rebuild of the city.
The UC CEISMIC website is a federated discovery service for all this amazing content with a search function powered by DigitalNZ. Browsing will bring up tens of thousands of results from partners such as NZ On Screen and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, through to personal stories contributed by Kiwis.
The UC QuakeStudies repository is the component of UC CEISMIC tasked with collecting and keeping safe material sourced from the research community, community groups, peak agencies and other organisations involved with or affected by the earthquakes. As of last week, UC QuakeStudies content went live on the DigitalNZ API. This means a further 6,000 scientific reports, oral histories, and newspapers images and articles now will appear on the UC CEISMIC website, their mobile application, and on DigitalNZ.
Congratulations to the UC CEISMIC team for making this incredible repository live for discovery.