Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach
Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach

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Pilot project Full Automatic Archival Access completed

AMSTERDAM|THE HAGUE|MADRID|NIJMEGEN – The ability to google through records is within reach, concludes the final report of the project Full Automatic Archival Access (FAAA). This project studied the opportunities to use new digital technologies to make paper based archives searchable at document-level. Four out of five words were correctly recognized by OCR- and NER-software. Continue reading

Impact assessment and exploitation of PREFORMA results (input deadline: 18 Nov. 2016)
Impact assessment and exploitation of PREFORMA results (input deadline: 18 Nov. 2016)

pfo_logoOne of the tasks that had to be carried out in PREFORMA during these last two months of 2016 is to prepare a report to be submitted to the European Commission describing the impact that PREFORMA has generated to date for the memory institutions and for any other relevant target groups and the plans for the sustainability and exploitation of the main results of the project. Continue reading

OPF WEBINAR: Pre Commercial Procurement for the long-term Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage
OPF WEBINAR: Pre Commercial Procurement for the long-term Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage

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Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a competition-like method designed to steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public sector needs. These solutions are pfo_logodeveloped by external suppliers that are awarded a contract through a phased open procurement process. In the last years, the PCP instrument is becoming more and more popular within the public sector and the European Union increased support for groups of public procurers working together on joint PCPs under Horizon 2020. Continue reading

Rafael Carrasco selected as Seconded National Expert in the ERC
Rafael Carrasco selected as Seconded National Expert in the ERC

LOGO-ERCThe Impact Centre of Competence is pleased to announce that its former Scientific Director, Rafael Carrasco, is now serving the European Research Council Executive Agency as Seconded National Expert in Research Policies. In this commitment, he will contribute to the development of new procedures within the data analysis group to support the strategical decisions by ERC Council. Continue reading