On 4-5 October 2018, the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade hosted an international workshop on digitization, digital collection management and digital preservation as part of the South-East European National Librarians Conference (SEENL).
Representatives from 9 national libraries from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia participated in two-day workshop. They had the opportunity to share and exchange knowledge and practices in the areas of digitization. The ongoing digitization projects were presented, including the common ones, stressing the significance of networking, resource exchange and the strategic improvement of digitization through continual cooperation in future projects. It was concluded that SEE national libraries share the same problems and have similar ways of solving them.
Presentations on digitization projects were made by:
And the presentations on digital preservation project in Slovakia was made by:
International Cooperation Department Head, National and University Library “Kliment Ohridski”, Macedonia
I find this meeting useful and interesting, it’s like an open market for sharing ideas and experiences.
Librarian, National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
I am thankful for the opportunity to hear about new digitization projects and practices in our part of Europe, I could compare this experience to when children exchange stickers (ideas) in order to complete an album (library digitisation projects).
Deputy Director, National Library of Albania
I chose attending the workshop on digital preservation and not going to the excursion, organised for the directors, and I could only say that I made a good choice.