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Paper 126_elpub2007:
Digitisation and Access to Archival Collections: A Case Study of the Sofia Municipal Government (1878-1879)

id 126_elpub2007
authors Nisheva-Pavlova, Maria; Pavlov, Pavel; Markov, Nikolay;Nedeva, Maya
year 2007
title Digitisation and Access to Archival Collections: A Case Study of the Sofia Municipal Government (1878-1879)
source ELPUB2007. Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna, Austria 13-15 June 2007 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9, 2007, pp. 277-284
summary The paper presents in brief a project aimed at the development of a methodology and corresponding software tools intended for building of proper environments giving up means for semantics oriented, web-based access to heterogeneous multilingual archival collections. Some widespread international encoding standards for archival description and for representation of structured electronic versions of various kinds of documents have been used. An analysis is made on the applicability of appropriate Semantic web methods and technologies in order to provide versatile, user-friendly access to archival collections based on the semantics of their contents. Some practical results concerning the digitisation of a collection of archival documents from the period of the organization of the Sofia Municipal Government (1878 - 1879) and the development of a website presenting this collection are described in the paper.
keywords digitisation; metadata encoding; ontology; semantic annotation
series ELPUB:2007
type normal paper
email marian@fmi.uni-sofia.bg
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2007/presentations/126.ppt
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