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New schooling cycle of DLF e-learning courses

Next schooling cycle of Polish e-learning courses „Digital repositories for small memory institutions” and „Introduction to Europeana” has begun on February 6th 2014. Courses are available by the e-learning part of Digital Libraries Federation. As it was before, this cycle will last 3 months from February until May. After successful finishing each of those free courses and fulfilling questionnaires at the end of each lesson, participants can receive electronic certificates (separate for each course).


“Digital repositories for small memory institutions” one was enriched with new examples of digital libraries and collections, the lesson about digitization equipment was expanded and also some practical hints about preparing objects to scanning were added. Changes mentioned above are a result of last schooling cycle users feedback, we hope that they will have a positive impact on courese quality.

Summary of 2nd edition of FBC e-learning courses

The ongoing edition of Polish Digital Libraries Federation’s e-learning courses was available since October 2012 and it has ended along with the end of January. Courses “Cooperation with Europeana” and “Digital repositories for small memory institutions” met with quite big interest. The Europeana course attracted exactly 100 participants and the second one concerning subjects related to digitisation and digital libraries had 128 participants registered. Every participant could gain – apart from knowledge,
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also a certificate confirming the participation in the course and the given note. Passing the tests was a condition for which a participant could gain a certificate; together, courses include 11 tests and 255 questions (57 in first and 198 in second). We certificated 78 people: 27 for Europeana course participants and 51 for digital repositories course participants (31 in this 2. edition). W congratulate everybody who has managed to finish all tests ;-).

People who have finished the course were asked to grade the course. Each subject of the course was rated in 1 to 5 scale, we received also personal comments about courses content.

As for the “Cooperation with Europeana” course, the first topic “Overview of Europeana” obtained the average note of 4.71 and the second “Technical aspects of Europeana” has 4.24. Some critical notes concerned mostly the technical aspect mentioned in the course, participants asked for more practical examples. We promise to amend 😉 Nonetheless most notes were positive, participants wrote that courses improved their skills which have a use in everyday work.

As far as the course “Digital repositories for small memory institutions” is concerned, the highest note was given to the subject “Introduction to digitisation” (4.77) and “Building digital collections” got the lowest one (4.57). There was a critical note about standardizing the grading of quizes. A few participants complained about minuteness of instructions related to usage of particular software packages but this was also one of biggest advantages mentioned by other graduates.

With the end of the second edition of the courses we will close the enrollment for courses till the late March. We are planning to start another edition of the courses at that time.

Authors: Bogna Wróż, Adam Dudczak

First million of digital objects from Poland in Europeana!

Today another data synchronisation between  Polish Digital Libraries Federation and Europeana has been finished. Europeana is a portal which aim is to give access to digitised cultural heritage coming from collections of European cultural heritage institutions. This portal is filled with data about cultural heritage objects via a network of so called metadata aggregators – services which are responsible for gathering data from cultural heritage institutions and passing it to Europeana (with some additional processing if necessary). The Digital Libraries Federation is the only one Polish metadata aggregator and supports data transfer from 70 different services to Europeana. The data comes initially from several hundred cultural heritage institutions, including libraries, museums and archives.

During the data transfer finished on the 8 February, the Federation provided data describing 783 275 objects (previously it was around 550 thousands). Several Polish institutions provide data to Europeana independently from the Federation, cooperating with international metadata aggregators. These institutions provide metadata about another 313 950 objects. Therefore on the 8 February 2012 the total number of digital objects visible in Europeana, and provided by Polish cultural and scientific institutions crossed 1 million and now is exactly 1 097 225. More detailed information about Polish metadata providers is in the table at the end of this text.

Currently Europeana gives access to data about 22 976 336 objects, and the group of Europena’s millionaires beside Poland (4,76% share in the total number of objects) includes the following seven countries:

  • France – 3 674 775 objects (15,99%)
  • Germany – 3 339 475 objects (14,53%)
  • Sweden – 2 359 314 objects (10,27%)
  • Italy- 2 086 224 objects (9,08%)
  • Spain – 1 873 783 objects (8,16%)
  • Norway – 1 557 820 objects (6,78%)
  • The Netherlands – 1 222 818 objects (5,32%)
Poznań Supercomputing and Netrworking Center, operator of the Digital Libraries Federation, besides cooperation related to the data transfer, is also country coordinator of Europeana PR activities. This duty is performed as a part of the Europeana Awareness project, in the cooperation with National Audiovisual Institute.
Metadata aggregator Metadata provider Number of objects
Judaica Europeana Żydowski Instytut Historyczny 219 848
EFG – The European Film Gateway Filmoteka Narodowa 35 237
Athena Międzynarodowe Centrum Zarządzania Informacją 30 055
The European Library Biblioteka Narodowa 24 825
DISMARC – EuropeanaConnect Archiwa dźwiękowe Instytutu Sztuki PAN 3 407
EUscreen Project Telewizja Polska 578
Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych Wielkopolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 150 888
Jagiellońska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 102 384
e-biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego 94 214
Małopolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 63 879
Kujawsko-Pomorska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 52 016
Śląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 33 536
Elbląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 29 769
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego 28 627
Zachodniopomorska Biblioteka Cyfrowa “Pomerania” 21 690
Biblioteka Cyfrowa – Regionalia Ziemi Łódzkiej 21 014
Bałtycka Biblioteka Cyfrowa 16 936
Pomorska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 15 565
Świętokrzyska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 15 032
Podlaska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 13 003
Dolnośląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 11 444
Zielonogórska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 9 613
Akademicka Biblioteka Cyfrowa KRAKÓW 9 531
Wejherowska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 6 539
Radomska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 6 377
Jeleniogórska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 6 114
Podkarpacka Biblioteka Cyfrowa 5 759
Chełmska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 5 621
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Polskiego Instytutu Antropologii 4 552
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Ośrodka KARTA 4 328
Biblioteka Cyfrowa UMCS 3 544
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Łódzkiej 2 871
Wirtualne Archiwum Polskich Ormian 2 810
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Warszawskiej 2 784
Mazowiecka Biblioteka Cyfrowa 2 763
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Krakowskiej 2 693
Internetowa Biblioteka Wzornictwa 2 558
Pedagogiczna Biblioteka Cyfrowa 2 440
Krośnieńska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 2 297
Bialska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 2 291
Iławska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 2 061
Opolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 1 905
Nowohucka Biblioteka Cyfrowa 1 782
Morska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 1 744
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego 1 720
Gdańska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 1 651
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych 1 648
Cyfrowe Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie 1 607
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Druków Ulotnych Polskich i Polski Dotyczących z XVI, XVII i XVIII Wieku 1 403
Cyfrowa Ziemia Sieradzka 1 400
Repozytorium Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza 1 222
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Śląskiej 1 187
Księgozbiór Wirtualny Bibliotek Kościelnych FIDES 1 133
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Instytutu Łączności 957
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Poloników 922
Sanocka Biblioteka Cyfrowa 736
Rolnicza Biblioteka Cyfrowa 680
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Lubelskiej 547
Tarnowska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 487
Bibliologiczna Biblioteka Cyfrowa 432
Czytelnia Wirtualna Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II 303
Czytelnia kwartalnika “Bezpieczeństwo i Technika Pożarnicza” 262
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego 260
Publiczne Archiwum Cyfrowe Agnieszki Osieckiej 238
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Fundacji Ormiańskiej KZKO 214
Biblioteka Cyfrowa ORE 192
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Małopolskiego Towarzystwa Genealogicznego 180
Armarium. dominikańska biblioteka cyfrowa 164
Kolbuszowska Biblioteka Cyfrowa 137
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Diecezjalna w Sandomierzu 122
ICM – DIR – Zasoby Polskie 121
Computer Science Journal 106
Otwórz książkę 93
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Katedry Lingwistyki Formalnej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego 87
Biblioteka Cyfrowa Politechniki Koszalińskiej 81
Biblioteka Humanistyczna 9
Łączna liczba obiektów: 1 097 225