Author: Stanislav Psohlavec, AiP Beroun s.r.o., Czech Republic
The background of the Manuscriptorium database (www.manuscriptorium.com) is the programme of digitization of and access to manuscripts and old printed books called Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica and funded by Ministry of Culture. The further development of the database reflects new user's needs. The datbase is often used as a catalogue. Data on the Metternich's library from the Kynzvart castle and the list of old printed books completed in the Institute of Classical Studies have been improted recently. The database contains 50 000 records now. Further data imports from Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Germany and Austria (the Monasterium project) are being prepared. Implementing XML and the strict distinction data administration from the tools for users enables data imports and making various respources accessible.
After graduation from the Technical University in Prague the author worked in the Czechoslovakian TV and was involved in zhe development of medical electronics. He was a member of the team establishing the very first CD production line in the then Czechoslovakia (GZ Loděnice). He is a co-founder of the Albertina icome Praha company and later the director of its daughter company named AiP Beroun focusing on electronic publishing, digitization of rare documents and retrieval systems. He partcipates in national and international projects in the field of digitization, standardization, accessing and preserving data.
Author: Giuliana De Francesco, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy
Author: Zdeněk Uhlíř, National Library of Czech Republic, Czech Republic
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)
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