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Olga Lachenmeier: Digitization and digital reproduction of older prints


Dear cyclists, my name is Olga Lachenmeier. I’m a (cataloging) librarian at the University of Rostock (Germany).

Our team is currently working on VD17 (collaborative undertaking of several German Libraries to completely digitize the printed cultural treasure of the 17th century) and preparing for VD18 (same for the 18th century), that’s why I’m interested in digitization and digital reproduction of older prints in particular.

How do your library handle the copyright law (not for 17th-19th centuries, of course)? Are you doing something special out of your digital collections? How do you store the images? Are you planning to publish some digital editions? What about OCR (in particular Blackletter)? Do you use a workflow-program for digitization?


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