Latvian Memory Institution Data in the Digital Space: Connecting Cultural Heritage

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Programme of Fundamental and Applied Research implemented by the Latvian Council of Science
Programme of Fundamental and Applied Research implemented by the Latvian Council of Science
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In 2020, the National Library of Latvia, in cooperation with the University of Latvia, has launched a project – Latvian Memory Institution Data in the Digital Space: Connecting Cultural Heritage (Project No lzp-2019/1-0365) – under the Programme of Fundamental and Applied Research implemented by the Latvian Council of Science.

The aim of the project is to study and describe "semantic cooperation" potential of cultural heritage institutions in Latvia and test particular models of knowledge management potentially applicable to the case of Latvia based on research of vocabularies and datasets available to the National Library of Latvia, which have an open data potential and are necessary for researchers from humanities, social sciences and their digital sub-fields, as well as arts. The purpose behind this objective is to make heterogeneous data interoperable in a digital space using structured and verified vocabularies and datasets.

In partnership with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia the project will promote the transfer of knowledge to other cultural institutions and study environment; will build capacity of university students by teaching new research methods etc. The project results will directly foster the development of technological infrastructure for cultural heritage and extension of reliable knowledge base for researchers.

Project implementation period: 01.2020.−12.2022.

Project funding: 299 812,00 EUR

Project sponsor: Latvian Council of Science