Duration:  2010–2012

Project coordinator: Liucija Grušaitė-Kačerauskienė, email [email protected]

Partners: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Project executor), Kaunas County Public Library, Ieva Simonaitytė Klaipėda County Public Library, Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library, Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library, The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius University Library, Lithuanian Art Museum, Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum, the Department of Archives of Lithuania.

Short summary: The integrated virtual system database includes very valuable old books, newspapers, drawings, manuscripts and church metrics. While implementing the digitization of the cultural heritage objects, which are preserved in memory institutions, activities the aim was to solve the following issues: to transfer cultural heritage objects into the electronic space; to ensure the preservation of information and greater accessibility; to increase the relevance and visibility of cultural heritage objects; to create more convenient access to digitized cultural heritage objects stored in the data bank. IT was digitized 3 555 objects, over 100 thousand document pages (images). The project financed the premises and equipped two units to carry out the activities of the digitization.

Financial support: EU Structural Funds for the project ‘‘Information Society for Everyone” according to the 3rd priority's 3rd measure, of ‘‘Lithuanian Culture in the Informational Society”.

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