”Sharing the Sources: New Technologies for Libraries, Archives and Research Communities”

You are invited to attend and participate in the 14th International Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium „Sharing the Sources: New Technologies for Libraries, Archives and Research Communities“ to be held in Rostock, Germany on 4-5 October 2018.

The Symposium, which is jointly organised by Bibliotheca Baltica, Rostock University Library and the Computational Intelligence Technology Lab of Rostock University, will bring together researchers working on information technology for heritage materials and professionals from the library and archive communities of the Baltic Sea Region to discuss cutting-edge approaches to digitizing cultural heritage. Presentation sessions will focus on Research Data Services in Libraries and Archives, Archival Digitization Strategies, New Developments for National and Regional Cultural Heritage Portals, Text Recognition in Manuscripts and Prints and Teaching Digital Humanities.

Submissions are welcome for the poster session detailing original, early findings, works in progress and use cases in the fields of cultural heritage digitization and digital humanities. Poster proposals can be submitted via the conference website by 31 July 2018. We are happy to announce that Kristian Jensen, The British Library, and Günter Mühlberger, University of Innsbruck, will deliver keynote addresses. Before the main conference, participants can take part in Transkribus workshops for text and layout recognition organised by CITLab. Two Bibliotheca Baltica Travel Grants in Memory of Boris Volodin are available from Bibliotheca Baltica.

Applications should be submitted by 31 July 2018

Further travel grants for participants from outside Germany are available from Bibliothek und Information International: http://www.bi-international.de/english/application_forms/international_conferences_in_germany/

Key dates Poster due: 31 July 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15 August 2018
Application for Travel Grant in Memory of Boris Volodin closes: 31 July 2018
Registration closes: 31 August 2018
Conference: 4 – 5 October 2018

Please send any queries to the Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium coordinator at the email address below. We look forward to seeing you in Rostock!
Susanne Goldmann Symposium Coordinator Rostock University Library Schwaansche Str 3b 18055 Rostock Germany Conference.
website: www.bb2018.uni-rostock.de
Email: bibliotheca.baltica@uni-rostock.de