Library collection digitization for memory institutions of the Moravian-Silesian Region

In order to save, preserve and make available important documents from the book collections that are related to the history and culture of the Moravian-Silesian Region, the Region implemented the project Digitization and data storage (E-Government of the Moravian-Silesian Region II. – VI. part of the call), within the framework of which important documents related to the Moravian-Silesian Region, especially to its history, culture, economy, etc. were digitized in the period 10/2012 – 10/2013.

Challenge

Develop a project for the digitization of historical documents, books and archives, including the processing of metadata and bibliographic data according to the standards of the National Library.

Solution

In 2012 and 2013, we participated as a subcontractor of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech, spol. s r.o. in the public contract “Digitization of the library collection of memory institutions of the Moravian-Silesian Region”.

Digitization of the library collection in the scope of 306 000 pages was carried out in our DigiCentre on 4DigitalBooks book scanners (robotic DL-MINI-I, semi-automatic Scan2Page) and processing of metadata and bibliographic data according to the standards of the National Library in the Scan4Book application, which we developed in cooperation with AiP Safe.

Benefits

The digitized collection is available to visitors of the Moravian-Silesian Research Library in Ostrava through the Kramerius digital library.

Used applications and hardware