Impact News

Nº 2

 May 5th, 2014

Dear friends,
A lot of things have happened in Impact during one month and here, in this second  issue of our newsletter, we inform you about the most important ones.

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The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Centre d'Études Supérieurs de la Renaissance win the Succeed Awards

Congratulations to the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (University of Saint John's, Collegeville , USA), and the Centre d'Études Supérieurs de la Renaissance (Tours , France ), winners of the Succeed Awards. The Succeed Awards recognise and foster excellence in digitisation, especially among programs focused on historical texts. The Spanish company Tecnilógica and The London Metropolitan Archive has been awarded with Commendations of Merit.

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DATeCH conference and Digitisation Days

The Impact Centre and Succeed organise the Digitisation Days, a major event  in the text digitisation field. The Digitisation Days are conceived as a meeting point for librarians, researchers and companies, to present an up-to- date vision of the most recent advances in technology for the digitisation of text, to showcase successful experiences in their application, and to explore the challenges for the near future of digitisation. In this framework, the DATeCH international conference has been conceived as a meeting point, where the latest and future technologies for the digitisation of historical text will be presented and discussed.

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Working together to improve text digitisation techniques

The 2nd developers workshop organised on 10-11 April by the Succeed Project was a case in point: bringing together people to work on new ideas and new inspiration for better OCR. The event was held in the Claude Shannon room of the Department of Software and Computing Systems (DLSI) of the University of Alicante, Spain.

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Succeed, throught Impact centre of competence, has launched in a Project Proposals Corner, a gateway to information and advice on funding opportunities, open EU calls, Info-days and collaborative initiatives in digitisation and related fields.

In this new corner you can find Latest news about EU calls and interesting news and events to keep you ...

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