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Competence centres for digitisation



Advisory centres and associated practical competence in different areas of digitisation exist in a number of Member States and these are often producers of guidelines.

Here, we publish a list of already existing competence centers, divided for country, followed by the relevant URL and a small description.


Austria

Belgium

  • Flemish Community
    • CultuurDatabank Vlaanderen (Culture Database Flanders)
      http://www.cultuurnet.be/
      cultuurdatabank

      Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
      Other: Information about cultural events, organisations, persons, collections, cultural URL’s,...
      [FORM rtf version]


    • Maerlant Centrum - Maerlant Center
      http://www.maerlant.be
      Founded in 1999 and based at the University of Leuven, Maerlant Center boasts expertise in web publishing, digitization, digital publication of historical sources for scientific and educational purposes, trans-European collaboration, and designing systems for Open and Distance Learning in universities.
      Consulting, collection management
      Digitisation of manuscripts
      Digitisation of museum collections
      Digitisation of photographic objects
      Multimedia
      Virtual exhibitions
      e-learning on Cultural Heritage, visual literacy and media literacy skills education
      [FORM rtf version]


    • Vlaams Centrum voor Openbare Bibliotheken = Flemish Centre for Public libraries
      http://www.vcob.be
      VCOB develops specific competence in the application of standards for data description = (meta) data description standards. And later on for searches: search and retrieval standards; integration of services in a network context: service provisioning in a network.

  • French Community


Denmark

Estonia

  • Conservation Centre Kanut
    http://www.kanut.ee
    Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
    Digitisation of art objects
    Digitisation of manuscripts
    Digitisation of museum collections
    Digitisation of newspapers
    Digitisation of photographic objects
    Digitisation of research materials
    [FORM rtf version]


  • National Library of Estonia – NLE
    http://www.nlib.ee
    Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
    Digitisation of books
    Digitisation of newspapers
    Digitisation of photographic objects
    [FORM pdf version]

Finland

France

  • French national Library (BnF)
    http://www.bnf.fr
    Mass digitisation of printed documents, national digital library Gallica

  • National Audiovisual Institute (INA)
    http://www.ina.fr/
    Conservation, research and training in the fields of archiving, digitisation and safeguarding of audiovisual assets

  • Modelling, simulations for architecture, urbanism and landscapes (MAP)
    http://www.map.archi.fr/
    Research centre, national scope, 3D modelling for monuments and natural sites

  • Institute for music/acoustic research and coordination (IRCAM)
    http://www.ircam.fr/index-e.html
    Research for contemporary music, including information technologies, on-line services

  • Center for research and restoration for the Museums of France (C2RMF)
    http://www.c2rmf.fr/
    Databases and tools for processing images for the conservation or restoration of heritage : 3D objects and 2D very high quality digitisation, multilingualism


Germany

  • Digitalisierungszentrum der BSB München
    http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/mdz/index.htm
    Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
    Digitisation of art objects
    Digitisation of books
    Digitisation of manuscripts
    Digitisation of newspapers
    Digitisation of photographic objects
    Virtual exhibitions

  • Digitalisierzungszentreum der SUB Göttingen
    http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/de/index.html
    Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
    Digitisation of art objects
    Digitisation of books
    Digitisation of manuscripts
    Digitisation of newspapers
    Digitisation of photographic objects
    Virtual exhibitions

  • Kompetenzzentrum Trier
    http://www.kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de/
    Consulting, collection management, metadata ontology
    Digitisation of art objects
    Digitisation of books
    Digitisation of manuscripts
    Digitisation of newspapers
    Digitisation of photographic objects
    Virtual exhibitions


Ireland

  • An Chomhairle Leabharlanna / The Library Council
    http://www.librarycouncil.ie
    Digitisation of printed text, images, manuscript, archive, a/v & 3-D material

  • The National Library of Ireland
    http://www.nli.ie
    Digitisation of printed text, manuscript, images

  • Radio Telifís Éireann (RTÉ) Irish National Public Service Broadcasting Station
    http://www.rte.ie
    Digitisation of audio and video

  • The University of Dublin, Trinity College
    http://www.tcd.ie
    Digitisation of printed text, manuscript, images


Italy

  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (ICCD) = Central Institute for Cataloguing and Documentation
    http://www.iccd.beniculturali.it
    Programming, planning and defining standards in the field of cataloguing the Italian cultural heritage, in particular digitisation

  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche (ICCU) = Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian libraries and Bibliographic Information
    http://www.iccu.sbn.it
    The body responsible for cataloguing the book heritage and at the moment is the most developed sector in the field of digitisation

  • Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (ICR) = Central Institute for Restoration
    http://www.icr.beniculturali.it
    The body responsible for all activities of restoration in Italy

  • Istituto Centrale per la Patologia del libro (ICPL) = Central Institute of Book Pathology
    http://www.librari.beniculturali.it/
    struttura/default.asp

    It contributes to define methodologies, and plays an intensive role in solving conservation problems arising in Italian libraries. Specific teams are at work both for the evaluation of perspectives in digital media preservation, and for the digitisation of the information on book conservation

  • I-MUSEUM ONLUS
    http://www.i-museum.it
    Virtual exhibitions
    Accessibility of web applications
    [FORM rtf version]


Luxembourg - LUX

Netherlands - DEN

  • Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage - ICN
    http://www.icn.nl
    Digitisation of museum collections

  • Netherlands Institute for Art History - RKD
    http://www.rkd.nl
    Digitisation of museum collections

  • Netherlands Institute for Image and Sound - NIBG
    http://www.nibg.nl
    Digitisation of audio-visual heritage

  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek - KB
    http://www.kb.nl
    Digitisation of library collections long term preservation, storage of websites

  • Netherlands Association of Public libraries - NBLC
    http://www.nblc.nl
    Accesability of public library records and information

  • Netherlands Dept. for Conservation - RdMz
    http://www.monumentenzorg.nl
    Digitisation of information on built & archeological monuments

  • National Service for Archeological Research - ROB
    http://www.archis.nl
    Digitisation of information on built & archeological monuments

  • Netherlands Association for Digital Heritage - DEN
    http://www.den.nl
    Digitisation of heritage in general, programming and defining standards

  • National Archives - NA
    http://www.nationaalarchief.nl
    Digitisation of archival records, records management, long term preservation


Slovenia

Sweden

  • Kunkliga Biblioteket Sveriges = Royal library of Sweden
    http://www.kb.se
    Digitisation of printed material and preservation of Web content

  • Lantmäteriet = Swedish Land Survey Authority
    http://www.lantmateriet.se/
    index_eng.htm

    Digitisation and preservation of maps on the Web

  • Riksarkivet = National Archives
    http://www.ra.se
    Digitisation of archival material, long-term preservation of archival material in digital form,
    and databases on archival content

  • Riksantikvarieämbetet = National Heritage Board
    http://www.raa.se
    Databases on cultural heritage

  • Statens ljud- och bildarkiv = The National Archives of Recorded Sound and Moving Images
    http://www.ljudochbildarkivet.se
    Preservation of recorded sound and moving images and databases on these items


United Kingdom

COMPETENCE CENTRES FORM FOR NOMINATIONS
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IDENTIFICATION OF GOOD PRACTICES AND COMPETENCE CENTRES WORKING GROUP
LIST OF GOOD PRACTICES


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