Author: Aigner Thomas, Institute for the Research on Ecclesiastical Sources (IEEkQ) / St. Pölten Diocese Archives, Austria
Co-author: Karl Heinz, Institute for the Research on Ecclesiastical Sources (IEEkQ)
The purpose of the project is to digitize medieval church archives and to provide via the internet the medieval sources from Central Europe to the public. The objective is to provide an easy access to the rare primary sources from the Middle Ages, to be used for historical research and didactical purposes (e.g.: history classes at schools, seminar projects of students on history). The project activities comprise content management as well as dissemination including linking the databases to the schools.
The objects to be digitized and published via the web (in original images, in text summaries and in supporting texts/scientific documentation) are historical documents (especially charters) from the 12th to the 16th century safeguarded in the monastery archives of the area.
Objectives of the project are:
Thomas Aigner, Dr.phil, MAS
1991-1994 University of Vienna (History, Sciences of Archives, Paleogrephy etc.), since 1995 director of St. Pölten Diocese Archives, since 2002 president of the Institute for the Research on Ecclesiastical Sources, chair of the Association of Austrian Diocese Archives, since 2002 head of the project "Monasterium.Net", since 2004 member of the steering committee of the Section Religious Archives in the International Council of Archives.
Author: Giuliana De Francesco, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy
Author: Stanislav Psohlavec, AiP Beroun s.r.o., Czech Republic
Author: Zdeněk Uhlíř, National Library of Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Author: Nikola Ikonomov, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgaria
Co-author: Milena Dobreva
Author: Nerute Kligiene, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
Co-author: Rima Ciceniene, Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Author: Ruth Hedegaard, Vendsyssel historical Museum, Historical Archives, Denmark