Digital Preservation: the Rare and Unique's Longevity
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During the epoch of latest rapid changes in the information environment, the outstanding existence of new technologies makes its appearance and acts with the main aim to support, exploit and distribute information services’ content. The principal goal of the poster is to present an important piece of the work of two powerful organizations in Greece which create digital cultural content and conduce to the management and the utilization of valuable information resources. On the first hand, National Library of Greece, the biggest public information entity and on the other hand, Lambrakis Press S.A., one of the biggest private publishing houses in Greece with a great number of publications in its credit. What the poster shows is the implementation of two new soft wares that enforce the full management of old newspapers and magazines using technologies such as OCR and digital documentation. These soft wares deal with problems which have to do with the rarity and the decay of old and valuable printed material. Furthermore they can be implemented to different technological platforms and they have the capacity to elaborate with multilingual texts which need to be preserved and accessed by different kind of users from all over the world.