The Library maintains two digital collections to preserve the archival resources and to facilitate the search and retrieval of sound effect files, respectively. A user guide on the use of the Digital Resources is available.
With the launch of the Digital Performing Arts Repository (DPAR) in 2013, selected items from the Academy Archive have been digitalised and kept in DPAR for preservation and reference purposes. They include the Academy's productions, publications, theses and local performing arts resources in the format of text, images, audios, videos, etc.
The Library has migrated all items from DPAR to the new platform HKAPA Digital since 2020 for enhanced search experience and unified resources management.
AudioMiner is an online digital audio collection offering about 282,270 sound effects files and 45,300 production music tracks for use in Academy productions. It also offers 5.1 surround sound effects libraries to meet the requirements of HD productions. Users can search by different criteria to find the right sound or music tracks.
In 2018, a collection of sound effect files of local ambiance created by the students and teachers of the School of the Film and Television has been added into the AudioMiner for the use of Academy staff and students.
In 2021, the Library has subscribed to a web-based sound effect platform, Pro Sound Effects ®which provides access to 357,000 sound files. Many of these files can be found in AudioMiner.
Pro Sound Effects