On Tuesday and Wednesday (11-12 of January) the SYNAT
project conference will take place in Warsaw. Participation is free of charge, more information can be found on the project website.
On the 27th of September in Warsaw a kick-off meeting for the SYNAT project was organized. This project, financed by National Center for Research and Development is aimed to conduct a research task titled “Creation of universal, open, repository platform for hosting and communication of networked resources of knowledge for science, education and open society of knowledge”, which is a part of Strategic Research Programme “Interdisciplinary system of interactive scientific and technical information”.
The project is coordinated by the Warsaw University – ICM, and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center is one of the main partners and is responsible for four stages:
- Research on federated model of services for scientific and technical information
- Prototype of services for Integrated System
- Prototype of services for long-term preservation of large volumes of data
- Research on source data services
These works will be conducted by Digital Libraries Team (PSNC Network Services Department) and Team for Analysis and Integration of Large Scala Data (PSNC Applications Department). The manager of the PSNC part of the project is Cezary Mazurek, Ph.D.
More information about the project soon on the website: http://www.synat.pl/.
As a part of our work in SYNAT project (http://www.synat.pl) we have prepared a survey on the use of OCR applications in Polish digital libraries. Survey is in Polish and is open here till 6th of October 2010.