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make up this international organization dedicated to the research and development of tools for digitizing texts and historical documents.
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.
The 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing - HIP’15 will take place on August 22, 2015, the day before ICDAR at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Gammarth (Tunisia) on the border of the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Delpher is a joint initiative of the Meertens Institute of Research and documentation of Dutch language and culture, the university libraries of Amsterdam (UvA), Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht, and the National Library of the Netherlands, to bring together the otherwise fragmented access to digitized historical text corpora.
The Succeed project, funded by the European Union, formally ended last December 31, when all its objectives have been achieved. Succeed has promoted the uptake of digitisation tools: 19 tools have been validated at 13 European libraries.
The Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Succeed partner and premium member of the Impact Centre of Competence hosts the 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries.
The conference will take place at Poznań, Poland on September 14-18, 2015 (http://tpdl2015.info/)
The 2nd edition of the Succeed Awards recognised the successful evaluation and take-up of text digitisation tools implemented by the external libraries collaborating with the Succeed project. The awards were delivered during the Succeed Final Conference, that took place in the Bibliotèque national de France, in Paris, last 28th of November.