Last year I was invited to visit two important National Libraries in Latin America. There I had the opportunity to meet colleagues working on digital projects in both institutions and share with them our experiences and projects involving access, use, enhancement, interpretation and dissemination of our digital collections. Continue reading
The International Conference Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage, DATeCH, shall be held in Poznań (Poland). Organised by the Impact Centre of Competence board member and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), the conference will take place on 6 and 7 October 2016. Save the date!! Continue reading
On December 11th, 2015, the Impact Centre of Competence held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Alicante. This meeting is open to all member of the Centre and it has as objective, apart from designing the vision of the Centre in the next year, to provide our members a forum to share expertise and showcase their latest advances in digitisation and related fields. Continue reading
The ALTO XML Editorial Board is pleased to announce that ALTO draft schema version 3.1 is now online for public comment. The draft schema can be found on Github at https://github.com/altoxml/schema/blob/master/v3/alto-3-1-draft.xsd. Continue reading
PREFORMA project invites you to the Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage. Organised by PREFORMA – PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives (http://www.preforma-project.eu/), it is the first in a series of international events planned by this international consortium of technology and content providers. Continue reading
The workshop introduces Transkribus and is organized by Huygens ING, INL and the tranScriptorium project. Transkribus is developed in the EU funded projecttranScriptorium, a research infrastructure for transcribing and automated text recognition of historical documents.
Last September 18th, the Impact Centre of Competence and the Open Preservation Foundation organised a kick-off workshop for their new MOOC on Digitisation and Digital Preservation which will be launched soon. The workshop took place in Poznań (Poland) within the International Conference TPDL 2015. Continue reading
The Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie (INL) has become the new Chair-elect of the Impact Centre of Competence Board through its Director, Martin Everaert. Thus, INL takes over from Koninklijke Bibliotheek after 3 successful years. Continue reading