Twelfth Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects under way at NSK

Objavljeno 4.5.2023.

The Twelfth Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects, the 2023 edition of the annual gathering of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) spotlighting the digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage, is taking place at the Library on 4 and 5 May, with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media.

The visual identity of the Twelfth Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects, spotlighting the Festival’s name and its date, 4 and 5 May 2023.

The Festival’s two-day programme will bring together over 140 professionals working on the digitisation of cultural heritage and development of digital heritage collections who will present their activities and share their insights through the presentation of the results of national and international digitisation projects.

The Festival’s participants were greeted by the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Dr Ivanka Stričević and Envoy of the Croatian Minister of Culture and Media and Director of the Ministry’s Directorate for Archives, Libraries and Museums Anuška Deranja Crnokić, after which the Festival’s programme opened with a panel discussion on the latest developments in e-Culture, currently the largest national digitisation project in Croatia, whose participants were the Head of the Ministry’s Cultural Heritage Digitization Office Jelena Rubić, Head of the IT Service at the Zagreb Museum of Arts and Crafts Zoran Svrtan, National Library Affairs Assistant to the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Dr Sofija Klarin Zadravec and Professional Associate at the Production Department of the Croatian Radio Television Nikolina Bujić.

Apart from two ensuing workshops dedicated to the e-Culture project, the Festival’s first day featured presentations on projects focusing on the digitisation of musical heritage and photographic material.

The programme of the Festival’s second day will feature presentations on two currently highly dominant topics – artificial intelligence and its use in culture, science and the management of digital heritage, and citizen science, in the context of attracting the participation of the wider public in digitisation projects and finding new ways of bringing culture and science closer to wider audiences. The remaining part of the Festival’s programme will present the results of various digitisation projects, new online exhibitions and other innovative content suited for the promotion of heritage in the digital environment.

Learn more about the Twelfth Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects.