UniSZA ESTABLISHES DIGITAL LIBRARY OF GLOBALLY SOURCED ISLAMIC, MALAY MANUSCRIPTS

AZIZUL AHMAD

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) -- Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) became the first university in Malaysia to establish a digital manuscript facility of globally sourced Islamic and Malay manuscripts.

This was made possible after the university inked a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with TM One, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), to embark on enabling a digital manuscripts system and on-demand storage initiative for UniSZA’s library via TM One Cloud and Data Centre solutions.

According to a joint statement today, the collaboration include TM One placing its Twin Core Data Centre to host 35,000 digital manuscripts, accessible at UniSZA’s library for education and research purposes.

It said these digital manuscripts, which consist of old documents, notes and maps would be available online for the public to access and view.

“TM One will also develop a customised management and access system solution for UniSZA’s digital manuscripts as well jointly conduct research and innovation initiatives,” it said.

It added the digital manuscript facility is part of UniSZA’s digital transformation journey in providing a digital ecosystem for education and innovative approach towards archiving, accessing and using data for education and research purposes. 

TM group chief executive officer Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin said the data centre is built and designed to fulfil the sophisticated demand for local hosting, storage and cloud requirements of customers such as UniSZA.

"We are fully capable of facilitating their initiative of preserving these valuable files because our twin core data centres are able to support the large storage space requirement. 

"Additionally, our capability of hosting data on a cloud-agnostic platform means that TM One’s innovative and comprehensive cloud solutions will continue to support UniSZA’s efforts in ensuring that access to these digital manuscripts are made easy and is scalable on-demand,” he added.

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