“Priorities in the digitization of books, documents, photos and modern approaches to the promotion of digitized materials”
About the conference
The International Conference “Priorities in Digitization” addresses an extremely important topic on how to select materials for priority digitization. The conference is organized within the framework of the international project “DigiPrior: Priorities in the digitization of books, documents, photographs and modern approaches for the promotion of digitized materials”, which is implemented under the “Erasmus +” Program sub-programme “Partnerships for cooperation in professional education and training”.
The project aims to develop innovative training materials with free online access and train librarians, archivists, managers of small organizations and teachers in the field of library science on how to select materials such as books, documents, photographs, etc. for priority digitization, how to maintain digital archives and how to promote and use already digitized materials.
Representatives from various organizations from the country and abroad participate in the project as leading teachers and researchers who have experience in preparing strategies and approaches for priorities in the digitization of written cultural heritage.
The conference will bring together Bulgarian and foreign lecturers working in the field of digitalization, who will present their experience and knowledge to the participants of the event. The host of the conference is “Petko R. Slaveykov” Regional Library in Veliko Tarnovo.
Location: Arbanasi, (Veliko Tarnovo), Bulgaria
Working language: English
Good practices from the European and world experience in the preparation of strategies/approaches for priorities in digitization of written cultural heritage;
Innovative approaches for expanding the audience of users of digital arrays of library/archive documents-Symbolic models of joint activity between holders of documentary funds and large digitalization centers;
Challenges in the upgrading training of the teams of small cultural organizations-VET, training courses, e-learning and open educational resources.
Speakers & topics
Dr. Peer Boselie, Archief De Domijnen, The Netherlands.
Bio: City-archivist of Sittard-Geleen, director of the Sittard-Geleen and regional archives
Topic: Digitized: Check! But then what? The Limburg TimeMachine as a European best practice
Dr. Lale Özdemir Şahin, Asst.Professor, Bartin University,BARTIN, TÜRKIYE
Bio: Assistant Professor in Faculty of Literature, Bartin University, Türkiye. Deputy Head of Information and Recodrs Management Department
Topics: Digitisation and digital preservation endeavours in Türkiye: why just Digitization is never enough.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Stancheva, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), Sofia, Bulgaria
Bio: Assoc. Professor at the ULSIT. Member of the Association of university libraries and the Bulgarian Library and Information Association.y Head of Information and Recodrs Management Department
Topic: E-learning platforms – good practices
Teresa Amaral, Biblioteca Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal
Bio: Coordenator Library National Palace of Mafra
Topic: (Re)build part of a missing library: a case study – Mafra’s example
Chief Assistant Professor Eng. Iskra Tsvetanska PhD, University of Library studies and Information technologies
Bio: Main research area and subareas-conservation and restoration of written heritage, chemistry of conservation processes, bio- corrosion of cultural heritage sites, environmental problems in conservation and preservation, physicochemical analysis of documents in the processes of restoration
Topic: Conservation and restoration approach priority in the digitalization of written cultural heritage
Dr. Claudia Şerbănuţă, Communities of the Future Association
Bio: Library specialist, PhD in LIS, president of the Association, member of Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova
Topic: Digitization for open knowledge – practices from Wikimedia movement
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Altay, Bartin University, BARTIN, TÜRKIYE
Bio: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Altay is an academic at Bartin University, Türkiye. Head of Information and Recodrs Management Department
Topic: An evaluation of digitization projects undertaken by libraries in Türkiye from the perspective of bulgarian cultural heritage
Chief Assistant Dr. Kamelia Nusheva, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), Sofia, Bulgaria
Bio: Chief Assistant and Dr. at the Faculty of Library Science and Cultural Heritage at ULSIT
Topic: Preservation and conservation of archival photographic documents
Dr. Koraljka Kuzman Slogar, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Chroatia
Bio: Head of the Department of Documentation at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Chroatia
Topic: Unlocking the Potential: Strategies for Promoting and Utilizing Digitized Cultural Heritage
Dr. Ruxandra Nazare, The “George Bariţiu” County Library Braşov, Romania
Bio: Librarian, Special Collections, Ph.D. in History at the Bucharest University, Romania
Topic: Local journal indexes – potentially priority documents for the digital library?
Case study: The “George Bariţiu” County Library Braşov, Romania
Dr. Simeon Tsvetkov, Regional historical museum – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Bio: Firearms expert, historical reenactor
Topic: The “reading” of old photographs by non-obvious marks and their identification – to help librarians, archivists and museum workers
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova, Petko R. Slaveykov Regional Library, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Bio: Assoc.Prof, PhD and Director of Petko R. Slaveykov Regional Library, Veliko Tarnovo
Topic: Partnerships of related cultural institutions in the development of a methodology in the digitization of the written cultural heritage
Chief. Assist. Prof. Denitsa Dimitrova, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT),
Bio: Library sciences departament at the Faculty of Library Science and Cultural Heritage at ULSIT. Expert, methodological assurance of the training in Center for vocational training at ULSIT
Topic: Good practices in boosting the digital skills and competences of librarians in Europe (findings from Erasmus + BIBLIO project)
Dr. eng. Rosen Petkov, Student Computer Art Society
Bio: Chairman of Student Computer Art Society, researcher of book history and design
Topic: Digitizing and promoting private book collections
Prof. Dr. Ivanka Yankova, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), Sofia, Bulgaria
Bio: Proffesor, Doctor of Philosophy at the ULSIT, Sofia, Bulgaria. Director of the Vocational and Educational Training Center at ULSIT. Dean of the Faculty of Library Science and Cultural Heritage
Topic: 1. E-learning platforms-good practices 2. Preservation and conservation of archival photographic documents
Kaloyan Zdravkov, Petko R. Slaveykov Regional Library – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Bio: Head of IT Department, specialist in databases, digitalization and digitization in Petko R. Slaveykov Regional Library, Veliko Tarnovo
Topic: Prioritization in the digitization of two-dimensional (mainly paper) objects of cultural heritage
Emil Demirev, Varna Digital Library – Good Practices and Future Perspectives, Bulgaria
Bio: Chief Librarian, Head of Reference and Regional History Department, Expert Metadata in Varna Digital Library
Topic: Good practices in digitization of local cultural heritage artefacts in Varna and the region. 15 years of existence and development of the Varna Digital Library.
Conference guests – registration
We are happy to invite you to register for the conference as guest. Please fill in the following form:
Location: Arbanasi, (Veliko Tarnovo), Bulgaria
Working language: English
After it has been reviewed by the Organizing Committee, you will receive confirmation at the e-mail address you specified.
Paper proposals should correspond to one of the topics listed above.
Presentations must be in English and not longer than 30 minutes. The PPT file must be submitted by 10.09.2023.
For any questions and clarifications, communication should be via e-mail to the address [email protected]
The organizing committee recommends using the templates provided below to prepare your presentations:
Template download alternative (higher quality) : click here
Organizers and partners
Petko R. Slaveykov Regional Library, Veliko Tarnovo – Bulgaria
Student Computer Art Society – Bulgaria
Biblioteca Județeană George Barițiu Brașov – Romania
Stichting De Domijnen – The Netherlands
Direcao Geral do Patrimonio Cultural – Portugal
The project is supported by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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