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Sustainable Digital Scholarship (SDS) Services

Sustainable Digital Scholarship (SDS) Services

The HKU Libraries provides the Sustainable Digital Scholarship (SDS) Services as part of the Research Data Services offered at the University of Hong Kong. It is a solution for long-term preservation of any digital projects, including research and student projects, produced by members of the HKU community. It supports a wide range of data management areas including storage, publication, and preservation of data within projects. Without limiting the scope of services to merely research projects, we would also like to encourage faculties and departments to make use of the services for other digital projects with non-research purposes.



Data produced in digital projects could still be of value to others during the post-project period. Under the rapid technological development in recent decades, websites and hardwares are becoming obsolete and replaced by new technologies, project owners may face challenges in search of appropriate means to retain their project data available. The service aims to address the ‘sustainability’ of data generated in different kinds of projects. By means of preservation and sharing, the services turn data from digital projects into vital resources over time.

Eligibility and Cost

Eligibility and Cost

The services are available free of charge for almost all digital projects conducted at HKU, except for projects regarding relational database which are not suitable for the services. If your project data exceeds 10TB in total, additional cost may apply for hosting the data and further arrangements may be required for such complex and large projects. Please contact the HKU research data services at for enquiries and arrangements.

Data and Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Jesse Xiao
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