NSK representatives at the 6th meeting of the directors of national libraries in south-east Europe
The representatives of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK), NSK Director General Tatijana Petrić and NSK Digital Library Advisor Sofija Klarin Zadravec, took part in the 6th meeting of the directors of national libraries in south-east Europe which was held at the National and University Library St. Clement of Ohrid in Skopje, Macedonia, on 8 and 9 November 2017. The meeting participants included the representatives of altogether eight national libraries in the region and three specialists in the field of the digitisation of cultural heritage.
The meeting included discussions concerning the possibilities for the realisation of collaborative projects focusing on the digitisation and preservation of cultural heritage, in which context all participants presented the accomplishments of their libraries in this field since the previous meeting.
Petrić and Klarin Zadravec presented the results of the Library’s various digitisation and digital library programmes such as the NSK Digital Collections portal, particularly emphasising collaborative projects, which NSK is part of as one of several partner institutions or as the project’s initiator, e.g. Znameniti.hr, a web portal bringing together the digitised works of the greatest figures in Croatia’s literature, science and all fields of culture in general, Hrvatska glagoljica, a digitisation project focusing on the preservation of the works of Croatian Glagolitic heritage, Incunabula Croatica, and many virtual exhibitions.
The meeting participants determined details of their future cooperation, which will primarily be focusing on their bringing together of cultural heritage resources, but also on the exchange of professional experiences and joint project applications.
Along with hosting the meeting, the National and University Library St. Clement of Ohrid presented its rich heritage by organising the exhibition of old manuscripts held in its collections which was opened by the Macedonian Minister of Culture Robert Alagjozovski.