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6 February 2018

The Silesian Digitarium. Digitalization and providing access to the resources of Silesian cultural institutions

The Silesian Digitarium is a project ran in cooperation between four cultural institutions of the Silesian Voivodeship: the Silesian Library (project leader), the Regional Institute of Culture, Silesia Film Institute and the Silesian Opera in Bytom. The goal of this venture is digitalization of the cultural resources of Silesia and providing access to them through a complex system of digitization, archiving and presenting collections. As a result, 153 TB of data will be gathered, while users on the internet will be granted access to more than 93 000 objects: written documents, films, historic exhibits, opera props and costumes. These resources will be showcased as part of the modernized Silesian Digital Library. The project’s conclusion will be the creation of an aggregator – a regional sharing service designed to index and present data from chosen internet databases, including the Silesian Digital Library, an audiovisual service, the Encyclopedia of the Silesian Voivodeship, a regional education handbook, regional bibliography and the Silesian Library’s OPAC catalogue.

The planned total value of the project is 37 847 345,92 PLN The planned total eligible cost of the project is 37 817 149,48 PLN, including EU co-funding not exceeding 32 144 577,06 PLN. The implementation period of the project starts on April 2, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.

The project is co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Regional Operational Programme of the Voivodeship of Silesia in the years 2014-2020.