Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress & Expo
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Pacific Neighborhood Consortium

The mission of the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) is to facilitate information exchanges among institutions of higher education in the Pacific Rim through computing and communications technology. PNC explores issues of information and technology exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of the cultural knowledge contents. In fostering access to digitized data on the Pacific Rim, the PNC serves as a portal for access to digital research. It helps scholars to find the library, archive, and museum materials needed to support both teaching and research. The ultimate goal is to enable scholars to regard themselves, not as separated by vast distances, but as residents of a virtual neighborhood.

Established in 1993, the consortium was first initiated by the University of California, Berkeley in partnership with academic institutions in the Pacific Rim. Since 1997, the administrative operations of PNC have been transferred to the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.