Research projects concerning the Digital Library

Project coordination

University of Graz

Project duration

01.05.2020 – 31.12.2023

Funding

BMBFW

Brief description

In the cooperation project DiTAH (Digital Transformation in Austrian Humanities) the Austrian National Library, as the most important provider of digitised Austrian cultural heritage, together with members of other well-known Austrian science institutions, is working on specific solutions in the provision of digital data for the humanities. The aim is to create teaching and communication resources from the data stocks created by digitisation and to convey the methods used for this in university teaching and the associated knowledge to the general public.

This interdisciplinary Digital Humanities project collects, processes, and analyses representations of Ottoman “nature” (flora, fauna, landscapes) in a multilingual corpus of 2,000 travelogues, mainly prints in the holdings of the Austrian National Library.

Project coordination

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Project duration

01.07.2022 – 30.06.2025

Funding

FWF

Project coordination

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands

Project duration

01.09.2020 – 31.08.2023

Funding

European Commission

Brief description

The purpose of the ODL (Open Digital Libraries for creative users)-project is to build capacity for using digital library collections creatively. The National Libraries of The Netherlands, Austria and Estonia are all part of multiple European networks and found each other in their shared interest to see the digital age as an opportunity to open up their institutions to creatives and artists. With this project, the partners intend to deliver examples of artistic and creative deployment of library collections. The results will be shared for wider usage in the collective network of libraries on local and international levels. 

Project coordination
Austrian National Library

Project duration
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2024

Funding
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Brief description
The project "Bibliotheca Eugeniana Digital" (BED) is a cooperation project between the Austrian National Library and the University of Continuing Education Krems funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences within the framework of the "go!digital 3.0" program. The goal of the Bibliotheca Eugeniana Digital project is a systematic digital reconstruction and visual exploration of Prince Eugene's book collection (UNESCO "Memory of Austria"), one of the most famous collections of the Baroque era, using tools and methods from the Digital Humanities and the Data Sciences.

Project coordination
Austrian National Library

Project duration
01.04.2023-31.03.2024

Funding
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Brief description
The Project CLARIAH Esperanto Newspaper Excerpts deals with digitized newspaper excerpts about Esperanto, which the Universal Esperanto Association gifted to the Austrian National Library. The scans are analyzed with state-of-the-art machine learning methods and the results are made available to the public.

Project coordination
Austrian National Library

Project duration
 01.06.2023-31.12.2023

Funding
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Brief description
The Austrian National Library and many other cultural heritage institutions are increasingly relying on the IIIF technology to make their data available to the public. The project "Machine Learning Suite for IIIF Resources" creates an environment with which machine learning applications can be developed particularly efficiently around these kind of data sets. Instructions and tutorials, which will be created during the project, will enable the environment to be configured as easily as possible and thus facilitate its use for end users. 

Project coordination

University of Graz

Project duration

01.03.2023-30.06.2026

Funding

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)

Brief description

The project „DH-Infra.at“ is a BMBWF funded, cooperative project in the Austrian digital humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austrian National Library, TU Wien, University of Applied Arts Vienna, University for Continuing Education Krems and the Universities Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. Over the course of the project, a powerful, versatile and easily-accessible computational research environment is being developed and deployed. The project aims at providing software, hardware and data all in the same place. In the system, the data reposorities of the ÖNB will be made available. Support in the form of tutorials and individual consultings will enable researchers of varying experience levels to run their own data science analyses.

Project coordination
Austrian National Library


Project duration
01.05.2023 – 31.08.2024


Funding
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS)


Brief description
The project aims to digitize and to catalogue within the two sub-sections “Panopticum of the 18th Century. Johann Caspar Lavater’s Physiognomic Cabinet” and “European Information Exchange in the Premodern Period – the Jesuit Chronicles” the graphic collection Lavater and the Jesuit annual reports Litterae annuae dating back to the 17th century and approaches through extensive and critic teaching formats and online-exhibitions these rich sources of Austrian material cultural heritage and of European History.

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