Estonian e-Repository and Conservation of Collections (e-Varamu)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Tartu
Ăślikooli 18, Tartu, PO: 50090 (Estonia)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Under construction since 2011
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The planned portal "E-varamu" is a semantics-based search engine, which allows for access to related information from all databases of Estonian "memory institutions" - librarys, archives, collections and other information relevant to the research community. The portal will use extensive cross-reference methods between several databases, connect the search items with (science) literature catalogues and allow for saving querys and user-preferences. In addition to the portal, the infrastructure will feature a mass deacidification centre for conservation, and a large mass deacidification centre for written literature. The infrastructure creates the capability to digitize holdings of memory institutions and make the data more accessible for end-users through portal.

RI Keywords
Digital library, Semantic web, Information catalogue, Deacidification, Digitizing centre, Digital repository, Mass digitizing, Search engine, Book scanning, Deacidification centre, Virtual infrastructure, Library portal, Data networks
RI Category
Research Archives
Research Data Service Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Bibliographies
Research Libraries
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Mass deacidification

Mass deacidification of library and archival materials on acidic paper.

Database storage and data handling

Scientific databases for storing and handling of data.

Printer materials digitizing

Digitisation of cultural heritage (books, manuscripts, audio-visual materials ect).

Software development

Developing thin-client access portals.

Disk array

Disk storage system for digital archives.

Automatic book scanner

Book scanner with automatic page turner. Documents (books, magazines, bound newspapers) max A1 format can be handled.

Mass-deacidification system

Treatment chamber(s); paper material precondiitioning (e.g drying) chamber(s); deacidificant fluid collector(s), deacidification reagent/carrier fluid storage tank(s).