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ASNET-AM facilitates the creation of digital libraries and repositories in Armenia

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One of the features of modern life is the ever-accelerating process of digitisation. Books, photos, musical scores, archival documents, video, audio recordings and many other types of information are being digitised worldwide every day. This process helps to preserve these documents as well as to make them more visible and accessible.

In Armenia, the active process of digitisation started in the early 2000s. Some of the most active organisations in the field have been, and still are, the National Library of Armenia and the Fundamental Scientific Library (FSL) of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS). In the last 20 years, these libraries have been prioritising the need to preserve the content in an organised manner, and subsequently, to present and display the digitised materials accordingly.

*ASNET-AM, the Armenian NREN, could not ignore this new requirements and decided to address them. Thanks to the well-established collaboration with the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) within the framework of the  EaPConnect project, ASNET-AM was able to get the exclusive rights to the of dLibra systems developed by PSNC. This system allows the deployment of a digital library and/or the creation of a repository, characterised by a user friendly interface, offers a wide range of possibilities and combinations.


Read the full story on the EaPConnect website.

*ASNET-AM is one of the five beneficiary partners of the EU-funded EaPConnect Project.

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