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The ETC Project CrArc - A multiplier for cross border cooperation of Slovak and Austrian Archives

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Presentation of the cross border cooperation project "Memory without borders" - written historical sources of Austrian and Slovak archives online - given by Corinna Ziegler at the workshop "Österreichische Archive in Europa", 17th & 18th of October 2012 in the Austrian State Archives in Vienna

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The ETC Project CrArc - A multiplier for cross border cooperation of Slovak and Austrian Archives

  1. 1. MEMORY WITHOUT BORDERS THE ETC PROJECT CRARCA multiplier for cross border cooperation of Slovak and Austrian Archives www.crossborderarchives.eu WRITTEN SOURCES OF SLOVAK AND AUSTRIAN ARCHIVES ONLINE
  2. 2. PROJECT PARTNERS
  3. 3. PROJECT PARTNERSLEADPARTNER → ICARUS International Centre for Archival ResearchPARTNER 1 → THE AUSTRIAN STATE ARCHIVESPARTNER 2 → THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC The State Archive in Bratislava & the Archives of the Capital City of BratislavaPARTNER 3 → NETZWERK GESCHICHTE NÖ In cooperation with the Lower Austrian State Archive
  4. 4. DURATIONFebruary 2012 June 2014
  5. 5. FINANCING Creating the Future www.sk-at.eu ETC: Cross border cooperation programme Slovak Republic – Austria 2007 - 2013 Overall Budget ~ € 800.000European Regional National Co - Financing /Development Fund PARTNERS Equity Capital 15% (ERDF) 85%
  6. 6. CROSSING THE BORDER WRITTEN SOURCES OF SLOVAK AND AUSTRIAN ARCHIVES ONLINEOUR GOALS CLOSE COOPERATION → OVERCOMING THE NATIONAL BARRIERS WITHIN ARCHIVAL WORK
  7. 7. CROSSING THE BORDER WRITTEN SOURCES OF SLOVAK AND AUSTRIAN ARCHIVES ONLINEOUR GOALS INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING → COMMON AND BORDERLESS WORKING OPPORTUNITIES → COMMON HANDLING OF CHALLENGES WITHIN THE ARCHIVAL WORK
  8. 8. CROSSING THE BORDER WRITTEN SOURCES OF SLOVAK AND AUSTRIAN ARCHIVES ONLINEOUR GOALS FREE & UNLIMITED AVAILABILITY → EASY ACCESS TO HISTORICAL SOURCES → RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE SHARED HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ROOTS → MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS (IN TOURISM, SCHOOLS, ADULT EDUCATION, FOR EXPERTS, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & HOBBY RESEARCHERS etc.)
  9. 9. CROSSING THE BORDER BORDER AREA AUSTRIA – SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  10. 10. THE INITAL SITUATION CHALLENGES FOR RESEARCHERS→ WIDESPREAD & DECENTRALIZED STORAGE INNATIONAL, CLERICAL AND REGIONAL ARCHIVES→ LIMITED ACCESS→ UNDERSTANDABILITY OF LANGUAGE→ READABILITY OF ANCIENT SCRIPTS
  11. 11. „Memory without borders“ offers the possibility to free onlineaccess, borderless & timeless utilization of written historicaldocuments
  12. 12. THE INITIAL SITUATION CHALLENGES FOR ARCHIVES→ PROVIDERS OF ANALOG DOCUMENTS BECOME PROVIDERSOF DIGITAL MATERIALS→ UNIQUE & VERSATILE CHARACTERS OF WRITTEN HISTORICALDOCUMENTS• Different materials & non-uniform sizes / formats• Conservation status• Historical contents→ TECHNICAL QUESTIONS• Which scanner will be suitable?• Which angle should be used for digital recording?• Which form of database fits best for easy online researching?
  13. 13. „Memory without borders“ offers the possibility to shareexperience and to face the new ventures into the path of digitalfuture jointly
  14. 14. ACTIVITIES AUSTRIADIGITIZATION OF WRITTEN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS REFERRING TO THE AT-SK BORDER REGION → MILITARY CHURCH REGISTERS → REGISTER BOOKS OF CATHOLIC PARISHES
  15. 15. ACTIVITIES SLOVAK REPUBLIC → DOCUMENTS OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATION IN BRATISLAVA → WRITTEN SOURCES OF HISTORICAL COUNTIES IN THE BORDER AREA SK-AT → COLLECTION OF CHURCH BOOKS (1616-1895) → SMALLER COLLECTIONS FROM OTHER ARCHIVES
  16. 16. CULTURAL ACTIVITIESHISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AS CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES…→ ACTIVE POSSIBILITIES OF EXPERIENCING HISTORY TO FOSTER & DEEPEN A TRANS-BORDER CONSCIOUSNESS
  17. 17. WORKSHOPS THE WORLD OF DIGITAL ARCHIVES LECTURES ABOUT OUR • PROJECT PROGRESSES • WORKING METHODS • HANDLING THE ONLINE PORTAL • POSSIBILITIES OF ACTIVE WORKING WITH DIGITIZED ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS→ FOR EXPERTS AND THE INTERESTED PUBLIC→ ALTERNATELY IN VIENNA & BRATISLAVA
  18. 18. COURSES WORKING TOOLS OF ARCHIVES→ FOR INTERESTED PEOPLE LIKE HOBBYHISTORIANS, PUPILS, STUDENTS,HISTORICAL SOCIETIES etc. • HISTORICAL RESEARCH→ ALTERNATELY IN VIENNA & BRATISLAVA→ STARTING 2013 • GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH • WORKING METHODS WITH OUR ONLINE PORTAL • READING OLD FONTS
  19. 19. EXCURSIONSLIVING HISTORY & JOURNEYS BACK IN TIME → CROSS BORDER EXCURSIONS → FREE GUIDED TOURS IN AUSTRIAN OR SLOVAK ARCHIVES (INCL. BUS TRANSFER) → FOR INTERESTED PEOPLE LIKE HOBBY HISTORIANS, PUPILS, STUDE NTS, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES etc.
  20. 20. PR ACTIVITIES → 10.000 BILINGUAL FOLDERS IN GERMAN & SLOVAK → FLYERS FOR GUIDED TOURS, WORKSHOPS, COURSES → PROJECT WEBSITE WWW.CROSSBORDERARCHIVES.EU • ONLINE PORTAL FOR RESEARCH • FORUM AREA • EVENT CALENDAR → PRESENTATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA → FINAL CONFERENCE IN JUNE 2014
  21. 21. TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION→ DIGITIZATION FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS~ 800.000 SCANS UNTIL JUNE 2014→ SCAN EQUIPMENT USED BOOKEYE 3 COLOR A1• COLOR SCANS TO DIN A1• RESOLUTION MAX. 400 DPI• IR-/UV FREE LED ILLUMINATION• MOTORIZED BOOK CRADLE• INTEGRATED GLASS PLATE
  22. 22. ONLINE - PORTAL Work in progress… Available approximately in December 2012 PORTAL www.crossborderarchives.euIMAGES from thepartner METADATA for examplewebservers www.matricula.findbuch.net
  23. 23. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!Corinna ZieglerICARUS – International Centre for Archival ResearchEmail: corinna.ziegler@icar-us.euWeb: www.crossborderarchives.eu | www.icar-us.eu

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