There are various projects in which especially the Manuscriptorium team has been taking part since 1992. They concern three areas of activities:
- research and development
- operation of digitization facilities and production of digital documents
- learning and training
- work in international institutions
Since 1997 the participation of both Manuscriptorium and Kramerius teams in RD projects on the national level is regular. In plus, the Manuscriptorium specialists have taken part in several digitization-related international RD projects: MASTER and VICODI in the 4th and 5th Framework Programmes of the European Research and Technology Development, and ECH:TOPICC in the Eureka! programme.
However we have been engaged also in other projects: LIBECON, PULMAN, CALIMERA, TEL-ME-MOR, DPE, etc. in the 4th, 5th, and 6th Framework Programmes.
More for international projects of the National Library see http://digit.nkp.cz/CDMK/index.htm.
Since 2000 the Manucriptorium (Memoria) and Kramerius digitization programmes are considered national programmes and supported by the Ministry of Culture in the Public Information Services for Libraries programme.
The Manuscriptorium team participated in several UNESCO projects, while the Kramerius team is now starting a large project funded by the Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanisms related to digitization and safeguarding of acid-paper printed monographs of the 19th century.
The Manuscriptorium team trained more than 200 foreign experts on site, mostly on behalf of the Open Society Fund, in Mongolia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, and Latvia (twice). Ca. 300 Czech librarians attended basic digitization training courses in country.
We participated also in preparation and publication of the FAO/UNESCO Digitization and Digital Libraries Module of the Information Management Resource Kit and a participation UNESCO project (2007) with writing a set of lessons (module) for digitization.
The members of the team are active in the following international institutions:
in personal capacity:
... and for the rest see http://www.nkp.cz/pages/page.php3?page=nkcr_clenstvi.htm