SEEDI (South-Eastern European Digitisation Initiative) is an international effort to develop competence in digitisation, access and preservation of cultural and scientific heritage in South-Eastern European countries that aims to:
• Build awareness about digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage in South-Eastern European countries,
• Improve communication and dissemination of information between organisations with similar projects and interests
• Initiate international projects with the participation of partners from South-Eastern European countries
• Facilitate cooperation between the EU countries and South-Eastern European countries
• Bring together specialists from different areas: archivists, librarians and curators, information technology developers, as well as scholars and all the others interested in digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage.
The aim of the Conference is to present and exchange experiences in different fields and area of digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage:
• digitisation of cultural heritage at local, national, regional and European level
• metadata aggregation at national, regional and European level
• digitisation projects in different cultural institutions, case studies
• sustainability of digitisation projects (programs) in cultural institutions: digital library systems, financing, workflow, storage and long-term preservation
• issues of selection, metadata creation and identification of material to be digitised
• digital capture, processing and optical character recognition (OCR)
• legal aspects of digitisation and public access to copyrighted material
• digitisation of 3D objects
• data harvesting and collection of digitally born materials
• end-user studies, meeting the expectations of the (digital) library users.
The Eighth SEEDI Conference on Digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage will be held in Zagreb, Croatia on May 15th and 16th 2013 in the National and University Library in Zagreb.
The official language of the Conference is English.