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Excellent outputs of the Succeed project

Succeed project final technical review took place at the end of February in Alicante. Experts invited by the European Commission evaluated all project outcomes. The final assessment of the project was “excellent”, which means that “the project has fully achieved its objectives and technical goals for the period and has even exceeded expectations”.

Succeed supported take up and validation of research results applicable to digitization activities. The main achievements of the project include:

  • Improved IMPACT Interoperability Framework with 40 tools integrated, currently deployed at the IMPACT Center of Competence.
  • A searchable survey of more than 260 tools and resources useful in text digitization: http://succeed-project.eu/publications/available-tools/index-succeed
  • Over 20 evaluations of the tools useful in digitization. The evaluations were done in a real-life scenarios by 13 libraries from Europe, including: Wielkopolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa (Poland), Biblioteca Histórica General de Salamanca (Spain), Wroclaw University Library (Poland), University Library of Bratislava (Slovak Republic), National Library of Finland (Finland), Biblioteca de la Universidad de Granada (Spain), University Library of Leuven (Belgium), University Library of Antwerp (Belgium), University Library of Darmstadt (Germany), Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (Spain), British Library (United Kingdom), Bibliothèque nationale de France (France), Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
  • Two sets of recommendations for digitization projects, the first one related to standards and formats in digitization, the second one related to licensing schemes in digitization. Online summary can be found at http://www.digitisation.eu/training/recommendations-for-digitisation-projects/.
  • Two contests and two editions of Succeed awards (in the second edition of Succeed awards University Library of Wroclaw received Commendation of Merit).
  • Multiple events organized to disseminate and discuss the latest technology for digitization (three workshops, Digitisation Days, DATeCH conference as well as the ceremony of the Succeed awards).

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center participated in all work packages in the project, with the leading role in work package 4, that was related to normalization and standardization and produced two sets of Succeed recommendations.

PSNC joined European IMPACT project

At the beggining of February 2010 PSNC joined European IMPACT (Improving Access To Text) project. PSNC Digital Libraries Team is responsible for the works assigned to PSNC within the IMPACT project.

IMPACT is a four-year project (2008-2012) financed in frame of the EU 7th Framework Programme. In 2010 IMPACT project came into its second phase which extended IMPACT consortium with new partners from France, Spain and Poland. IMPACT aims to significantly improve access to historical text and support all European players such as libraries and cultural institutions, but also companies, decision making bodies, funding agencies etc. with high level information concerning the mass-digitisation and transformation of historical texts.

IMPACT is coordinated by the National Library of the Netherlands, the sub-projects leaders are The British Library, University of Innsbruck and the Austrian National Library.

Poland is represented in the project by PSNC Digital Libraries Team (PSNC DLT) and Department of Formal Linguistics of the University of Warsaw (DFL UW). PSNC DLT is responsible for coordination of works lead by Polish partners, demonstration works concerning Polish hisrotical documents and connected with the OCR and information retrieval tools created in frame of the IMPACT project, leading dissemination activities in Poland and providing support for project in the scope of building a network of competence centres. DFL UW is responsible for language works concerning Polish historical documents in the scope of historical lexicons building which aim to help with improvement of OCR and information retrieval on historical documents.

More information can be found at the IMPACT project home page – http://www.impact-project.eu/