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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Take-up of tools within the Succeed project: Implementation of the INL Lexicon Service in Delpher.nl
Take-up of tools within the Succeed project: Implementation of the INL Lexicon Service in Delpher.nl Take-up of tools within the Succeed project: Implementation of the INL Lexicon Service in Delpher.nl


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.

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TPDL 2015 Call for Contributions, Poznań, 14-18 September, 2014
TPDL 2015 Call for Contributions, Poznań, 14-18 September, 2014


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/)

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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
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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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