Using digital storytelling with local history : Waglan Island Lighthouse and the Father of the Fishermen in Hong Kong

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Steve Ching
  • Wai Lok Richard WONG

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Materials
Place of PublicationHague, Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Meeting

TitleIFLA Local History and Genealogy Satellite Meeting 2023
LocationKU Leuven Libraries
PlaceBelgium
CityLeuven
Period17 - 18 August 2023

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Abstract

Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) at the Run Run Shaw Library of City University of Hong Kong makes Digital Humanities a participatory force within the local Hong Kong community. First lit in 1893, the Waglan Island Lighthouse is one of 34 lighthouses built along the coast of China by the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service. In the 1950s, Charles Thirlwell uplifted the social status of once ostracized local fishermen community through international dragon boat races.

Guided by the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, students from different cultures, skills and fields of interest contributed by conducting focused research on lighthouse heritage, creating digital story-telling outputs and developing documentaries. Their research outputs are being archived and can be used in future exhibitions to serve as teaching and learning materials for the local communities and future generations. LHRC was designed to mimic a research cycle from content creation to publications, so that students are more incentivized to contribute and as such reinforces their sense of belonging to Hong Kong. 

© 2023 by Steve Ching and Wai Lok Richard Wong.

Research Area(s)

  • information literacy, Digital storytelling, learning engagement, LHRC, Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections, Waglan Island Lighthouse, Charlie Thirlwell, Father of Fishermen, Lighthouse Memories, Metaverse

Citation Format(s)

Using digital storytelling with local history: Waglan Island Lighthouse and the Father of the Fishermen in Hong Kong. / Ching, Steve; WONG, Wai Lok Richard.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA): World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Materials. Hague, Netherlands, 2023.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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