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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
Contacts
Contact Person
Lembinen Liisi
Position:
Acting Director of Tartu University Library
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
Mass digitizing, Deacidificating, Digital library, Library portal, Digital repository, Virtual infrastructure, Data networks, Digitizing centre, Information catalogue, Search engine, Book scanning, Semantic web, Deacidification centre
Classifications
RI Category
Collections
Research Data Service Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Databases
Research Archives
Repositories
Research Libraries
Research Bibliographies
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Services
Printer materials digitizing

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

Software development

Developing thin-client access portals.

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.

Equipment
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).

Impact
Societal Grand Challenges
Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
Research Infrastructures of National Importance (Estonia)
Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap 2010
Date of last update: 01/07/2013