Introducing Arca - Discover BC’s Digital Treasures

The team at discoverygarden is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Arca’; the outcome of a successful collaboration with the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN).  Arca, which is latin for ‘treasure chest’, was built using Islandora’s open source digital repository framework to provide in-depth access to a variety of British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions digital assets and research outputs.

BC ELN contracted discoverygarden to support requirements gathering and implementation of Islandora as well to managing it’s Canadian-based cloud hosting.  This shared platform will allow all involved post-secondary institutions open access repositories for any digital assets they wish to make available to the wider community and will showcase British Columbia as a hub for knowledge creation across Canada and around the world.

We are excited to continue working with BC ELN in support of the Arca project.

For more information on Arca, feel free to explore the repository site: