About us

“Making digitisation better, faster and cheaper”Impact Centre of Competence

What is the Impact Centre of Competence?

The Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation is a not for profit organisation, comprised of public and private institutions, with the mission to make the digitisation of historical printed text “better, faster, cheaper”. It provides tools, services and facilities to further advance the state-of-the-art in the field of document imaging, language technology and the processing of historical text.

Contact and location

Who is behind the Impact Centre of Competence?

The Impact Centre of Competence is governed by a Board of institutions (premium members) and it is located at the facilities of the Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes in Madrid. The daily management of the IMPACT Centre is performed by a Manager, a Director, a Scientific and Technological Director and the Chair of the Executive Board.

People

What are the benefits of joining the Impact Centre of Competence?

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    Connection to a unique network

    Bringing together different communities of digitisation practitioners, content holders, researchers, technical experts, and service providers.

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    Support to showcase

    Test and evaluate the latest OCR tools and techniques.

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    Documentation on tools for OCR and language processing

    With links to the tool providers.

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    Access to digitisation expertise

    Learning resources and online training.

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    Access to the unique IMPACT image collection

    Image Ground truth dataset and language resources.

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    Working group & New projects

    Participation in special working groups on digitisation standards and access to new projects and funding opportunities.

Join us

Join us and connect to a unique expertise network bringing together different communities of digitisation practitioners, content holders, researchers, technical experts, and service providers.

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Alliances

The Impact Centre of Competence works in conjunction with the following initiatives.

Alliances

Members of the Board

  • Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • The British Library
  • Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal
  • KB
  • Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)
  • Universidad de Alicante
  • Universidad de Guadajalara (Mexico)