Accessing Digital Documents at Charles University in Prague
Author: Lucia Tesařová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Co-author: Pavel Krbec / Ústav výpočetní techniky UK v Praze
In 2006, Charles University in Prague (CU) launched a pilot project for the development of a central digital repository to include individual sub-projects and activities in the areas of digitizing and accessing of digital documents at CU.
The CU central digital repository is conceived as a system of services the University offers to its community for the management, accessing, and dissemination of both born-digital and digitized documents Charles University and the members of its community (ie. students, faculties, teaching and research staff, external researchers, etc.) have created and will create.
Significant benefits of the digital repository include improved communication in the area of research and teaching activities and in the area of scientific publishing. The digital repository also helps raise the prestige of the University by making the achivements of its comunity more visible.
About the author
Lucia Tesařová graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Philosophy. Following graduation, she worked as a system librarian at the University Library in Bratislava, where she participated in implementation of the automated library system Aleph500. Since 2003, L.T. has been working at the library applications unit of the Charles University Computer Centre. Her responsibilities include ALS Aleph500, projects concerned with digitizing, and implementation of the system for the building and accessing of digital collections – DigiTool.
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