Digitisation of Cultural Heritage at the National Library of Latvia: Past and Future

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Digitisation of Cultural Heritage at the National Library of Latvia: Past and Future. Uldis Zari Head of Strategic Development National Library of Latvia 19.06.2014. Goals. T o digitise and make as widely accessible as possible the entire Latvian published cultural heritage - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Digitisation of Cultural Heritage at the National Library of Latvia: Past and Future

Digitisation of Cultural Heritage at the National Library of Latvia: Past and FutureUldis ZariHead of Strategic DevelopmentNational Library of Latvia19.06.2014GoalsTo digitise and make as widely accessible as possible the entire Latvian published cultural heritageTo support digitisation with IT infrastructure, services, common standards and methodologyTo create digital services and embed the digital content in todays information landscape

22TasksTo digitise analogue and acquire born-digital cultural heritage materialsTo ensure long-term preservation of digital heritageTo ensure availability and access of digital heritageTo maintain standarts, methodology, best-practice, research on digitisationTo lead the co-operation in digitisation on a national and international level

33HistoryPilot projects 1999-2006Establishment 2006-2009Development 2009-2014

44Content23 digital collections mostly pilot projects to develop methodology and test technologies, some to be merged 3+ m pages of periodicals (~1000 titles)1+ m pages of books (~7000 titles)~50 000 images (maps, posters, photos etc.)~2000 audio files~3000 harvested internet sites of .lv domain55Periodicals (1)2000. Mantojums 1Scaning, PDF, no OCR2008. Periodika.lv v.1.Scanning and segmentation, OCR and full-text search 2012. Periodika.lv v.2.Scanning and segmentation, OCR and full-text search, interactive features

6Periodicals (2)Timespan: 1760. 2011.Content: newspapers,magazines, journalsLanguages: Latvian, German, Russian, Latgalian etc.

3 000 000 pages1 000 titles7Periodicals (3)

8Periodicals (4)

9Books

10Photos

11Maps

1212Audio records

1313InfrastructureDOM2 system for management and preservation of digital objectsSpecialised front-ends for different types of contentTool for building digital collections on top of DOM2 Piping data and file transformations, user management, import/export, etc. 1414Know-howDigitisation handbookTranslation and adaptation of standarts Training and consultationsCo-operation with partners1515Future (1)Aggregated searchA mobile front-endNew front-end for imagesNational academic repositoryDigitisation on demand service1616Future (2)Contextualisation, data models, semantic searchUse of crowdsourcingDiscoverability and usability of resourcesSynergies with education, research, tourism, creative industriesNational and international partnerships

1717Towards national approachStrategy for digital cultural heritage 2014-2020Coordinated approachContent priorities Build-up and distribution of know-howShared standarts, data models, vocabulariesContent distributionShared infrastructure (?)Centralised services (?)A national network based around 1-3 competence centresGoalTo create a united and freely accessible digital environment for Latvian cultural heritage with an aim to strengthen the national identity and to ensure accessibility, preservation and inclusion of Latvian national cultural and scientific heritage in the European and world digital cultural landscape.Questions?Thank you!

uldis.zarins@lnb.lv

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