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Introduction: Digital Starry Sky
The preservation and archiving of Hong Kong literature has been a long and interesting journey. From collectors salvaging rare out-of-print tomes from seas of old documents, to researchers poring over original newspapers and journals, microfilms, letters and documents, Keyword in Context Indices, and hand-copied index cards in order to organize the literary features and topics of an entire city, the digital revolution has enabled the fruits of the last two decades of labour to transcend geographical boundaries to reach the world. The Hong Kong Literature Database is the final terminal of all Hong Kong literary data, with users able to search by keyword and browse full texts online; additionally, the Hong Kong Writers and Artists Biographical Database was developed according to the biographical data on, and relationships between, writers and organizations. The Library also provides online indices of newspapers and journals with selected full texts, the literary archive developed by Professor Lo Wai-luen (Xiao Si), digitized tabloids with a refined search function, and a word frequency and writers’ visualized data project launched after the full-text uploads of The Chinese Student Weekly (1952-1974). The objective of all of these systems is to document the richness and complexity of Hong Kong literature and invite like-minded individuals to engage in digital research.