3- 2nd edition Succeed Awards
3- 2nd edition Succeed Awards 3- 2nd edition Succeed Awards 3- 2nd edition Succeed Awards


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.

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2-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. Take-up of tools: the libraries’ experience.
2-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. Take-up of tools: the libraries’ experience. 2-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. Take-up of tools: the libraries’ experience. 2-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. Take-up of tools: the libraries’ experience.


In the first block, after the introduction of Katrien Depuydt, WP3 leader, nine of the thirteen libraries participating in the Succeed evaluation and take-up of tools presented their results and shared their experience during their participation in the Succeed project. Continue reading

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1-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence.
1-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. 1-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. 1-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence.


On November 28th, 2014, the Succeed project presented their results in its final conference “Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence”. This event took place in the Bibliothèque national de France, in Paris, and gathered near 70 experts in the field of digitisation and cultural heritage.

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4-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The future of digitisation: sustainability & roadmapping
4-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The future of digitisation: sustainability & roadmapping 4-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The future of digitisation: sustainability & roadmapping 4-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The future of digitisation: sustainability & roadmapping


After the lunch break, the conference continued with the second block: ‘The future of digitisation: sustainability and roadmapping’. This block was introduced by Alicia Blaya, WP7 leader, who provided an overview of this WP and introduced the following sessions. Tomasz Parkola, leader of WP4 presented the highlights of this WP presenting best practices in the digitisation of CH: tools, formats and licensing.

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5-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The Impact Centre of Competence
5-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The Impact Centre of Competence 5-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The Impact Centre of Competence 5-Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence. The Impact Centre of Competence


The discussion went on the coffee break, and after that, the last block of the day started with the introduction of Hildelies Balk about the Impact Center of Competence.The second panel session of the conference took place. In this case, the panel session involved different European competence centres.

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36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015
36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015 36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015


The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) will be hosting the 36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015 of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) with the title Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery in Hannover from 5 to 9 July 2015.

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Agreement of alliance with the Open Preservation Foundation
Agreement of alliance with the Open Preservation Foundation


The last 24th November the Centre of Competence Impact signed an Agreement of alliance with the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF).

OPF is an international, nof-for-profit membership organisation which sustains knowledge and technology for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage and provides its member with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.

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Tools Evaluation: University Library of KU Leuven
Tools Evaluation: University Library of KU Leuven Tools Evaluation: University Library of KU Leuven


In early 2013, the Library Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences at KU Leuven (Belgium) produced a white paper concerning the role of libraries in digital scholarship (and, particularly, the digital humanities). This white paper described the current services provided by libraries at KU Leuven in the field of digital scholarship, but also discussed the opportunities and challenges ahead and identified a number of key areas on which the libraries concerned wanted to focus in the near future. Continue reading

Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2)
Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2) Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2) Succeed Interoperability workshop report (2)


On 2 October 2014, the Succeed project organised a technical workshop on the interoperability of digitization platforms at the National library of the Netherlands in The Hague. 19 researchers, librarians, and computer scientists from several European countries participated in the workshop.

The afternoon programme of the workshop further included a number of interactive sessions.

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