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Estonian e-Repository and Conservation of Collections (e-Varamu)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Tartu
Location
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, PO: 50090 (Estonia)
Structure
Type Of RI
Virtual
Coordinating Country
Estonia
Status
Status
Current Status:
Under construction since 2011
Scientific Description
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
Library portal, Search engine, Digital repository, Semantic web, Digital library, Book scanning, Data networks, Deacidification, Information catalogue, Mass digitizing, Virtual infrastructure, Digitizing centre, Deacidification centre
Classifications
RI Category
Collections
Research Archives
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Databases
Repositories
Research Libraries
Research Bibliographies
Research Data Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Services
Printer materials digitizing

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

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.

Software development

Developing thin-client access portals.

Equipment
Automatic book scanner

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

Disk array

Disk storage system for digital archives.

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).

Date of last update: 01/07/2013
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