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Digitization and Library Systems

Phone: +420-221 663 537, +420-221 663 334
Address: National Library of the CR
Digitization and Library Systems
Klementinum 190
CZ 110 00 PRAGUE 1
Director: Ing. Petr Kukač

Ing. Michaela Ungrová

1. Scanning and Reprographics Department - Petra Píplová (ext. 448, 397)

2. Metadata Department - Bc. Ondřej Lehrl (ext. 530)
3. Library Systems Department - Radovan Zahořík (ext. 385,171)

Digitization and Library Systems

It is a unit on the level of a division, managed by a director.   It is responsible for management, long‐term preservation and access to the collections of digital documents, particularly to digitised analog publications, electronic publications (e‐books), electronic pre‐prints and web presentations. The division solves technical, procedural, methodical and coordination issues of the activities mentioned above as well as the methodical an. It monitors and provides access to international standards in this area and consequently it creates and implements unified national standards. It covers the area of long‐term preservation of digital data implemented under the project The Creation of the National Digital Library. Within the scope of its competence it provides coordination, methodological, advisory and consultancy service; authorised to do so are also the subordinate departments within the scope of their competence. It participates in research and development.


Scanning and Reprographics Department

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.   It performs final preparation of documents selected for digitizing and the scanning itself on robotic and manual scanners; it checks the quality and completeness of image files and, if need be, it also performs other operations connected with their processing. It is involved in creating metodology, testing and verification of functional properties of device. It provides metodological and consultancy service. In its work it adheres to agreed standards and recommendations. It is engaged in running operation and the development of a digitizing line implemented within the project The Creation of the National Digital Library and in implementing other national and European projects.


Metadata Department

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head. It processes digital image files and creates descriptive, structural, and administration metadata of the digitized documents. It prepares data of the digitized documents or their parts for long-term archiving in the LTP system and for accessing through the Kramerius Digital Library. It is involved in running operation and the development of a digitization line implemented within the project The Creation of the National Digital Library. Within the scope of its competence it formulates standards and recommendations to process image files and descriptive metadata, it proposes methodologies and system changes, and provides consultancy service within the Czech Republic. It is involved in realization of national and European digitization projects.


Library System Department

It is a unit on the level of a department managed by a head. It is responsible for the operation of the integrated library system, it ensures testing and implementing of new versions of the system and other subsystems, as well as their permanent maintenance and system supervision. It prepares imports and exports from databases operated in the library system. The department coordinates document processing in the line and outputs from the library system. It provides training sessions to the NL staff needed for work with the library system. Its staff is involved in research and development in the field of its competence. It cooperates with all the NL units.

Petr Kukač