Welcome to the web-platform of the project Priorities in the digitization of books, documents, photos and modern approaches of promoting the digitized materials /DigiPrior/.
Digitalization is increasingly entering various spheres of public life, creating a new quality of human activities and their products. The transformation of book (and not only) collections into digital resources is becoming a significant responsibility of all institutions in relation to document circulation in the field of culture and history. But two important problems related to digitization often arise- how to prioritise the digitization items and how to use and promote (attractively) the digitized content.
The huge amount of written heritage needs priorities for digitization. Some artefacts need digitization due to destruction processes, others due to rarity, and still others due to the high demand for reading, etc. The time constrains and limited budgets make the digitization situation interesting since the managers, librarians and archivists have to decide on priorities. There is also another problem, sometimes digitization is applied to items that are not important at all or could wait for later conversion. In a middle or small scale organization, in many situations, there is not enough capacity for such decisions. The project addresses the lack of C-VET training materials in how to prioritize the written heritage artefacts for digitization and how to share the digitized content attractively in the net.
The project is supported by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Aims and results of DigiPrior
The main goal of the project is to increase the capacity (knowledge, skills and competencies) of librarians, archivists, collectors and library managers in the sphere of prioritising the items for digitization and attractive/motivating prevention of the digital artefacts via creating appropriate training materials (Priority Methodology/ Protocol, Competence Framework, online LMS, digital movies etc.) and training tools for the target groups, as well as to train future trainers to ensure sustainability and reproduction of the results. This will lead to the activation and acceleration of the processes of digitalization of the cultural and historical heritage. The DigiPrior project also aims to improve the access and exchange experience of librarians, archivists and managers to modern (open, flexible and transferrable) C-VET training in how to prioritise and select artefacts for digitization. Last but not least the project aims to sustain the cooperation among partner organisation and contribute the exchange of experience in the filed via exchange of experience during products development, via joint staff training and meetings.
The main projects target groups are managers of small and middle scale libraries, librarians, archivists, managers/owners of books, documents, photos collections.
As additional target group (beneficiaries): students in library studies and trainee/intern in libraries/archives;
Main project results:
The project results are combinations of training tools, training activities, multiplier events and dissemination activities.
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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