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Knihovna - Knihovnická revue 2017/1
Natalie Ostráková, Filip Šír
Summary: A great attention has been paid in the Czech Republic in the recent past to the digitization of printed materials and a long term preservation of digitized documents. Now is the turn of another, until now almost neglected, valuable part of our cultural heritage – audio documents. In cooperation with the Moravian Library in Brno, the National Library of the Czech Republic started last year to look at long term preservation of audio documents. Analysis was made of the situation in the rest of the world and standards and recommendations of international organizations (ARSC2, 3, IASA4, 5, LOC6 etc.) as well as the practice of selected foreign institutions – libraries, archives, institutional repositories were examined. Software tools for work with file formats of audio documents were also tested. On the basis of the data found, file formats were selected for archiving and accessibility to audio documents together with metadata schemes for their description and tools for identification, validation and characterization.
Eva Novotná, Monika Müllerová, Petra Kašparová, Alena Šonková, Simona Haraštová, Blanka Smejkalová
Summary: The article deals with electronic availability of the largest Czech digitized map collections. The technical requirements for the equipment of a user were examined, as well as the possibilities and difficulties of searches, types, quality and metadata standards, the attributes of displayed information and other services with images such as zoomify, files downloading or printing. Overall ease of use of the portal and the availability of help were evaluated. Attention was also paid to compliance with copyright, licence and organizing rights. Some portals make also available statistics of access and use. Added services mostly include geographical searches with the use of spatial data, the possibilities to georeference maps, overlap layers and compare the works....
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