The Czech Digital Library and Tools for the Management of Complex Digitization Processes
Martin Lhoták, Academy of Sciences Library, Czech Republic
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The goal of the project is to create the Czech Digital Library (“CDL”) which will aggregate content of digital libraries in the Czech Republic. It will serve both as a uniform interface for end-users and as a primary data provider for international projects, especially for Europeana, the European digital library. It will also be an important source of digital data generally and is one of the main pillars needed to provide centralized digital services in the Czech Republic, as defined in the “Library Development Strategy of the Czech Republic for 2011 to 2015,” approved by the Czech Ministry of Culture. Other tools will be also developed to support complex digitization processes in the frame of the CDL project. Included are processing and archiving of digital documents. The goal is to use these tools to increase the number of materials available in the Czech Digital Library. Using the same production and archiving tolls will enhance interoperability and data sharing between individual digitization projects.
Author's professional CV
Mr. Martin Lhotak is the Director of the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic since 2007. He has been the head of IT dept. in the same library for almost 10 years before his recent appointment. His specialization is most of all development and administration of information systems for R&D information infrastructure, usually based on the open source platform. He is engaged in projects concerning digitization, dissemination and archiving of digital documents. The Kramerius system and the RegistrDigitalizace.cz web portal are examples of his research project outputs.