Current research projects

2022

Project title: E-ROUTES: Time travel routes through Europe (=Časovne potovalne poti po Evropi)
Period: 1. 7. 2022 – 30. 6. 2025
Coordinator: Serbian Library Association 
Head of the project in NUK: dr. Renata Šolar
Partners: Serbian Library Association, Icarus Hrvaška (Croatia), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II,National and University Library
Co-founded by: European Commission, EACEA, CREA-CULT-2021-COOP
Project description: The aim of the project is the selection, classification, description and digitization of travel materials (travel books, photographs, travel reports and diaries, etc.) from the 18th century to the present day, as well as the creation and presentation of new (tourist) thematic routes. Through selected and digitized material and its placement in a new context, the cultural and historical heritage of Slovenia and other participating countries will be presented in an innovative way. By including the material and created stories in the digital collections of the Europeana portal and the mobile application developed for this purpose, the newly created content will serve virtual tours from home, and will also represent added value for live tourist tours. The promotion and actualization of the cultural and historical material of various countries in the region encourages cross-border cooperation and intercultural communication, thereby positively influencing understanding beyond national boundaries.
Project website: https://e-routes.eu/ 

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Project title: ABC – Ancient Book Crafts
Period: 1. 7. 2022 – 30. 6. 2025
Coordinator: BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Head of the project in NUK: dr. Jasna Malešič
Partners: ÖAW – Institute of Medieval Research, Austria, UL – Heritage Science Laboratory Ljubljana at UL Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology with cooperation with NLCR - National Library of the Czech Republic and KN– Abbey Library and Archives of Klosterneuburg
Co-founded by: WEAVE programme in collaboration between FWF (The Science Fund – Austria) and ARRS (Slovenian Research Agency)
Project description: The ABC project will explore, validate and evaluate the robustness of dating of library materials on the basis of infrared spectroscopy. Dated materials from Klosterneuburg (Austria) and NUK will be used for the research.
Project websitehttps://hslab.fkkt.uni-lj.si/2022/04/11/abc-ancient-book-crafts/

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Project title: Incunabula Slovenica
Period: 1. 1. 2022–31. 12. 2022
Coordinator: UNESCO Memory of the World Committee in cooperation with the National and University Library (Project Operator)                                                                                                                           
Head of the project in NUK: Dr. Ines Vodopivec, Assist. Prof.
Partners: UNESCO Memory of the World Committee, The National and University Library, The Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, The Central Library Srečko Vilhar Koper, The Ivan Potrč Library Ptuj, The Franciscan Monastery Novo mesto
Co-founded by: The Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO
Project description: The project aims to digitise more than 800 incunabula (books printed in the early period of printing up to the end of the calendar year 1500) in Slovenia, thus preserving and providing access to written heritage to everyone. The digital collection Incunabula Slovenica will be added to the IFLA Register of Written Heritage, the project will enable cooperation between UNESCO, various heritage institutions and the Memory of the World Committee. The project will also promote the use of new technologies and create new jobs in various areas of the cultural and creative sector. The implementation of the project will be supported by the UNESCO Conference/Meeting on Digitisation, Preservation and Accessibility of Incunabula in Digital Form.
Project website

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2021

Project title: UNCERTIR – Uncertainty of lifetime modelling based on quantitative IR spectroscopy
Period: 1. 10. 2021 – 30. 9. 2023
Coordinator: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Head of the project in NUK: dr. Jasna Malešič
Partners: NUK, ZFB (Zentrum für Bucherhaltung GmbH)
Co-founded by: project of EU, the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (H2020)
Project description: The UNCERTIR project will investigate library material collections using non-destructive infrared spectroscopy methods. The results of the measurements will be used to provide the appropriate procedures for safeguarding and protecting library materials. The research will take place at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the FKKT in cooperation with the Slovenian node of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science. dr. Coppola will non-destructively date library material at the National and University Libraries. The project mentor is prof. dr. Matija Strlič from UL FKKT, dr. Jasna Malešič from the National and University Library and dr. Manfred Anders from ZFB GmbH (Leipzig).
International websitehttps://hslab.fkkt.uni-lj.si/2021/11/27/uncertir/

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2020

Project title: ARMA – The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages/Umetnost branja v srednjem veku
Period: 1. 10. 2020–31. 8. 2022
Coordinator: Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica Ljubljana (NUK)
Head of the project in NUK: Dr Ines Vodopivec, Assistant Professor
Partners: 8 partners from the EU members
Co-founded by: INEA; Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
Project description: The project aims to show how medieval reading culture evolved and became a fundamental aspect of the European culture. As part of the project, the Europeana portal, a European digital library, will include 20,000 digitized objects created during the years c. 500 in c. 1550, including medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and other objects.
International websitehttps://www.medieval-reads.eu/

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2019

Project title: EODOPEN – eBooks-On-Demand-Network Opening Publications for European Netizens
Period: 1 November 2019‒31 October 2023
Coordinator: University of Innsbruck
Head of the project NUK: Dr  Alenka Kavčič-Čolić
Partners: 12 EU Member States
Co-founded by: European Commission, Creative Europe Programme, 607666-CREA-1-2019-1-AT-CULT-COOP2
Project description: Project description: The aim of the project is to upgrade the service eBooks on Demand (EOD) developed by the consortium from 2006 to 2014, during two preceding projects. This time the project will focus on the digitization of publications from the 20th and 21st centuries. The project’s objective is to develop a copyright clearance model for digitization of contemporary publications, their adaptation to the needs of the blind and visually impaired, and to formats for mobile applications. 

Project website: http://eodopen.eu/
NUK websitehttps://www.nuk.uni-lj.si/storitve/eodopen (form for digitization proposal)

 

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