Manuscriptorium Digital Library
Author: Stanislav Psohlavec, AiP Beroun s.r.o., Czech Republic
Manuscriptorium is the largest European resource for the field of historical books funds. New possibilities to make data accessible through Manuscriptorium are developing for the administrators of digital data. Cooperation may be in providing of complete metadata in standardized formats, in mutually agreed individual form, or in utilizing of free tools developed for creation of compatible metadata. Cooperating partner can get free access to the whole fund and also make his own data accessible and visible through number of portals. Digital data – now mainly images representing the original documents, can be offered to Manuscriptorium in two ways. It is possible to negotiate its reliable and long-term storage in storage system of National Library of the Czech Republic. Second way is to offer only reference to own storage of digital data. Possible ways of cooperation are described in document "Manuscriptorium compatibility", and other interrelated texts, which explain the philosophy of Manuscriptorium. The texts are made public on www.manuscriptorium.com.
About the author
Ing. Stanislav Psohlavec - After graduation at Czech Technical University in Prague, worked in Czech Television, later in development of medical electronics. Participated on creation and leadership of first production plant of compact disc in the Czech Republic. With partners founded Albertina icome Prague s.r.o. company. Recently is managing director of daughter company AiP Beroun s.r.o. , which specializes on electronic publication, digitization and providing access to historical documents. Together with National Library of the CR has participated on national and international project on digitization, standardization, providing access to digital content and digital data preservation. Author is one of the founders of Manuscriptorium – digital library of manuscripts and rare printed books.
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