Friday , June 22 2018

Open Source Eminescu’s Manuscripts: A Digitization Experiment

Gabriela DUMITRESCU
Romanian Academy Library,
125 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest 1

F. G. FILIP
Romanian Academy Library,
125 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest 1

Angela IONIŢĂ
Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy
13 Calea 13 Septembrie , Bucharest 5

Cornel LEPĂDATU
Romanian Academy Library,
125 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest 1

Abstract: The paper describes a practical digitization project which was carried out by the Manuscripts Department and the Information Technology (IT) Department of the Romanian Academy Library (BAR) under the coordination of the Romanian Academy and with the support the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Mihai Eminescu is the greatest Romanian poet and his manuscript collection consists of 48 notebooks, over 14,000 folios, without a strict chronological order and related topics. Main objectives of the project were a) creating digital collections of Mihai Eminescu’s manuscripts in order to preserve the original and prepare a facsimile edition; b) allowing users to users through special collections available online for the research, publications on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, and the WWW.

Keywords:

Archival resources; digitized manuscripts; facsimile edition; IT platform; preservation.

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CITE THIS PAPER AS:
Gabriela DUMITRESCU, F. G. FILIP, Angela IONIŢĂ, Cornel LEPĂDATU, Open Source Eminescu’s Manuscripts: A Digitization Experiment, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 19 (1), pp. 79-84, 2010.