Join PREFORMA in testing and improving the conformance checkers!
Join PREFORMA in testing and improving the conformance checkers!


pfo_logoPREFORMA works on one of the main challenges that memory institutions (archives, museums, libraries, etc.) are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. In particular, the project will offer memory institutions an open source conformance checker that controls if a file complies with standard specifications and with the acceptance criteria of the memory institution, Continue reading

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10th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016 ) – Call for papers
10th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016 ) – Call for papers


LREC 2016 – 10th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Grand Hotel Bernardin, PORTOROŽ, SLOVENIA 23-28 May 2016 MAIN CONFERENCE: 25-26-27 MAY 2016 WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS: 23-24-28 MAY 2016 Conference web site: lrec-conf.org/lrec2016/lrec2016.htm Twitter: @LREC2016 Continue reading

The Swiss Federal Archives become a new Impact member
The Swiss Federal Archives become a new Impact member


The Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) have joined the Centre of Competence Impact. With the addition of this institution are already 39 members that make up this international organization dedicated to the research and development of tools for digitizing texts and historical documents.

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Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation
Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation


The Impact Centre of Competence and Open Preservation foundation has organized the ‘Kick-off workshop of the IMPACT-OPF MOOC on digitisation and digital preservation’, that will take place September, 18th, in Poznan (Poland) during the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.

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The European Commission has rated as ‘Excellent’ the Succeed project results
The European Commission has rated as ‘Excellent’ the  Succeed project results The European Commission has rated as ‘Excellent’ the  Succeed project results


The final evaluation of the Succeed project took place yesterday, 19th of February, at the University of Alicante during a meeting of the committee of experts appointed by the European Commission (EC) with the Succeed consortium members, formed by the University of Alicante, the Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes Foundation, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie, the Fraunhofer IAIS, the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, the University of Salford, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the British Library. The meeting was chaired by Cristina Maier, Succeed Project Officer from the European Commission.

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ENeL TRAINING SCHOOL 2015: ‘Standard tools and methods for retro-digitising dictionaries’
ENeL TRAINING SCHOOL 2015:  ‘Standard tools and methods for retro-digitising dictionaries’


Funded by COST Action IS 1305 the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa is hosting the first ‘European Network of e-Lexicography’ Training School, in Lisbon, from 6th to 19th of July.

COST Action IS1305 invites researchers in countries participating in COST to submit applications for the Training School.

Retro-digitisation mean the process of converting existing print dictionaries into digital publications. The training school aims to bring together students from many countries. They will be introduced into each step of the process of retro-digitisation by means of theoretical courses and hands-on sessions.

Topics:

  • Introduction (presentation of different successfull retro-digitisation projects)
  • How to produce a digital copy of dictionaries (digitisation from paper to image to text).
  • How to encode and enrich dictionary data (requirements, standards and tools).
  • How to manage retro-digitisation projects (project design, resources, time schedule, budget)

Classes will combine theoretical instructions on standard tools and methods for retro-digitising dictionaries with practical lessons giving participants the opportunity to work on their own material and to learn which steps are necessary to transform a printed dictionary into a marked-up dictionary as a basis for a database or an online-publication.

New Interoperability Framework version
New Interoperability Framework version New Interoperability Framework version


The Impact Centre of Competence has just launched a new version of its Interoperability Framework tool, that includes important improvements. This tool has been developed by the Succeed Project, a support action funded by the European Union, that promotes the take up and validation of research results in mass digitisation, with a focus on textual content.

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