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Digitization of Heritage Librarian Funds: Our Necessity and Obligation

Digitalizacija baštinskih knjižničarskih fondova: naša nužnost i obveza

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Publié le lundi 01 août 2016 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

A collaboration with the Institute for the Culture of Vojvodina Croats and the Saint Michael’s Franciscan Monastery in Subotica during the months of July and August of 2015 has resulted in a practicum for the senior students of the University Interdisciplinary Graduate Study Program in Librarianship. The students have opened a gateway to one of the richest heritage librarian funds, and the four weeks of their life with the books and socialization in a multicultural and multiethnic city, which is twinned with their hometown of Osijek, have produced valuable experiences, as well as a successfully initiated and professional processing of library materials. Established are the possibilities for an acquaintance with the valuable (monumental) library collections and the acquisition of a hands-on librarian habituation subsequent to a theoretical universitarian instruction, whereby a pathway has been paved for the next generations to become a part of this unique cultural initiative. By virtue of the prospective assets allocated by this international project, it could be possible to devise a follow-up to this endeavor. Thus, in addition to an academic knowledge, the students would repeatedly have an opportunity to be practically involved in the conservation, processing, and valorization of the heritage librarian funds.

Annonce

Argument

The Chair in Library Science of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek’s Department of Cultural Studies places an emphasis of its scientific curriculum on the heritage librarian funds. Observed in a broader historico-cultural context, exactly these funds, enshrined in the monumental repositories, i.e., deposited in the archives, monastic libraries, and museums, are especially significant in a recognition and interpretation of the heritage thesauri.

A collaboration with the Institute for the Culture of Vojvodina Croats and the Saint Michael’s Franciscan Monastery in Subotica during the months of July and August of 2015 has resulted in a practicum for the senior students of the University Interdisciplinary Graduate Study Program in Librarianship. The students have opened a gateway to one of the richest heritage librarian funds, and the four weeks of their life with the books and socialization in a multicultural and multiethnic city, which is twinned with their hometown of Osijek, have produced valuable experiences, as well as a successfully initiated and professional processing of library materials. Established are the possibilities for an acquaintance with the valuable (monumental) library collections and the acquisition of a hands-on librarian habituation subsequent to a theoretical universitarian instruction, whereby a pathway has been paved for the next generations to become a part of this unique cultural initiative.

By virtue of the prospective assets allocated by this international project, it could be possible to devise a follow-up to this endeavor. Thus, in addition to an academic knowledge, the students would repeatedly have an opportunity to be practically involved in the conservation, processing, and valorization of the heritage librarian funds.

This event is open to the interested public and academia.

Working Languages: Croatian (English upon request)

Programme

As of July 2016, one kick-off session and a total of 10 workshops would involve 20 select senior students of the University Interdisciplinary Graduate Study Program in Librarianship and would proceed as follows:

Theoretical outline of the library material processing (Osijek, one kick-off session):

  • an introduction to the CROLIST software application;

Practical work on the Franciscan monastic librarian funds (Subotica, five consecutive workshops):

  • compilation of a newer library funds inventories, i.e., of the 20th-century books printed in the Croatian, English, German, Hungarian and Serbian language, categorized in professional groups;
  • continuous inscription of the most valuable rarities (from the 16th, 17th, and the 18th century) in the Central Catalog of the Franciscan Saints Cyril and Methodius Province, whereby the treasured regional materials and the Croatian literary rarities would be deposited in a separate collection, while their covers would be regularly photographed;
  • separation of librarian funds necessary to be preventively protected and restored;
  • digitization preparation of the select exemplars (16th century books and the Croatian rarities, in collaboration with the ACOS digitization service);
  • compilation of the basic photographic documentation and librarian metadata;

Introduction to the digitization project phases

(Osijek, four consecutive workshops):

  • preliminary project documentation development;
  • in-project objective harmonization;
  • compilation of a comprehensive photographic documentation and metadata and user interface design;
  • expenditure specification;

Final digitization

(Subotica, one closing workshop, in collaboration with the ACOS digitization service)

  • digitization of the preselected materials, pursuant to the digitization program stipulations.

Topic Specifications Participants

⦁ Preparatory Digitization Services – principal lecturers: Marina Vinaj, Ph. D., Head,  Library Department, Museum of Slavonia, Osijek; Dubravka Pađen Farkaš, Director, City and University Library, Osijek;
⦁ Multilanguage Inventory Compilation – principal lecturer: Marina Vinaj, Ph. D., Head, Library Department, Museum of Slavonia, Osijek;
⦁ Rarities Catalogization and Preventive Protection/Restoration, Compilation of Basic Librarian Metadata and Photographic Documentation – principal lecturers: Marina Vinaj, Ph. D., Head,
Library Department, Museum of Slavonia, Osijek; Dubravka Pađen Farkaš, Director, City and University Library, Osijek; Goran Vržina, CEO, ACOS (a noninvasive digitization service), Zagreb;
⦁ Digitization Project Phases: A Hands-On Experience – principal lecturer: Goran Vržina, CEO, ACOS (a noninvasive digitization service), Zagreb

Scientific Direction

  • Assist. Prof. Tihomir Živić, Ph. D.
  • President, Chair in Library Science, Department of Cultural Studies, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (Project Coordinator)

Lieux

  • Chair in Library Science, Department of Cultural Studies, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Trg Svetog Trojstva 3
    Osijek, Croatie (31000)

Dates

  • lundi 17 octobre 2016
  • mardi 18 octobre 2016
  • mercredi 19 octobre 2016
  • jeudi 20 octobre 2016

Mots-clés

  • digitization, heritage, libraries, funds, Franciscans, Osijek, Subotica, Croatia, Serbia, workshops

Contacts

  • Tihomir Živić
    courriel : tzivic [at] kulturologija [dot] unios [dot] hr

Source de l'information

  • Tihomir Živić
    courriel : tzivic [at] kulturologija [dot] unios [dot] hr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Digitization of Heritage Librarian Funds: Our Necessity and Obligation », Séminaire, Calenda, Publié le lundi 01 août 2016, http://calenda.org/374502