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E-learning educational courses for small memory institutions

One of the main aims of the ACCESS IT project is to support digitisation of cultural heritage and development of digital libraries in small memory institutions in three target countries covered by this project. In the second half of October these countries held a series of conferences, on which the current form of ACCESS IT e-learning courses was presented:

The agenda of these conferences reflected current needs of people/institutions who are involved in digitisation of cultural heritage in particular countries. Topics discussed during the conference covered not only the scope of the ACCESS IT project. One of the actively discussed subjects was the role and importance of Europeana. Other important topic were the needs of small and medium memory institutions in terms of creation of digital libraries.

During these conferences Adam Dudczak, member of the PSNC Digital Libraries Team, had a pleasure to present first complete version of ACCESS IT e-learning courses. Reference version of these courses is available under http://dl.psnc.pl/moodle. At the moment any interested person can register and go through the content of the following two courses:

The content of both courses was consulted/reviewed by Polish and foreign experts in digitisation and digital libraries. These courses together are divided into 40 modules, which cover very broad set of concepts and practical advices associated to digitisation, metadata, digital libraries, aggregation and of course Europeana.

As already mentioned, courses deployed on PSNC server are a reference version. Each project partner prepared his own adapted version of the reference courses. In the nearest future this will be a base for certification programmes launched in target countries.

Both courses are available under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike license. If you are interested in using these materials, please contact us.

Slides from presentation “Access IT e-learning courses: overview of an educational offering dedicated for small memory institutions” are available here.

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School youth from Wschowa visiting Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

At the beginning of the previous week (monday, March 22nd, 2010) students interested in computer science technologies from the technical collage from Wschowa visited Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center. It was unusual possibility for them to see PSNC servers room and listen to lectures describing PSNC activities, including those related to digital libraries.

During the visit, PSNC Digital Libraries Team presented digital libraries basics and related information. During the lecture students had an opportunity to share their thoughts and remarks and ask questions concerning specific topics. Students paid a special attention to the old photos and crest of Wschowa city, which are available in Polish digital libraries. They were also eager to see the WaybackMarchine from the InternetArchive.org portal.

Promotion of the digital libraries among children and youth is one of the activities lead by PSNC Digital Libraries Team. Such events have a great meaning in terms of the current unsatisfactory level of awarness of digital libraries existence among young people. We hope that our participation in initiatives such as XI Festival of Science and Art and Researchers’ Night will increase the awareness of young people in scope of the digital libraries and will urge them to discover treasures of Polish and European cultural heritage.