“NORA (National Online Repository of the Arts), previously known as the “NLB Online Repository of Artistic Works”, was conceptualised in 2003 by a group of 3 writers, who worked with NLB to build and develop the online platform to showcase literary works by prominent Singapore writers. It was first launched on 27 January 2005 with over 150 digitised literary art works in English by close to 30 Singapore writers.
NORA is currently a database of digitised works in the literary, performing and visual art works by prominent Singapore artists. These works were previously unpublished, out-of-print or inaccessible to the masses. As part of Singapore’s digital heritage collection, NORA serves as a source of reference for people interested in Singapore arts, with the resources made available for the first time, through an online platform. It also digitally preserves Singapore’s arts heritage and creates awareness among Singaporeans and researchers overseas about Singapore’s arts and culture.” -- NORA