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.
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
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.
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.
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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