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|Tomas Foltyn and Zdeno Vozar, National Library of the Czech Republic
Mgr. Tomas Foltyn is the graduate of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pardubice, where he completed his master studies in the field of cultural history in 2008. From 2007 he worked in the Digitization Department of the National Library of Czech Republic, first as Project Manager, then as the Head of the Metadata Creation and Management Department. From February 2012 he held the position of the Head of the Strategic Planning Department for the Digitization of Library Collections. In January 2013, he was appointed as Collections´ Management Division Director.
Mgr. Tomas Foltyn is involved in various national and international research projects, is an expert guarantor of the VISK 7 Funding Program, the regular member of the Central Library Council of the Czech Republic, regular board member of the IFLA Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group a finally also the member of the CASLIN international conference program committee. From the professional perspective he is interested especially in the area of the effective collections´ management and long-term preservation of the modern collections including the digital content. During last years he started to be involved also in various activities connected with digital humanities. More detailed information about his professional life is available via his LinkedIn professional profile.
Zdeno Vozar: I’m passionate developer of engaging information frameworks both for backend users and public. As the Technical lead as well as PhD student I am well aware of new tools, but also value of established processes. I’m looking for new ideas, looking up to scale machinery and support digital continuity of informations in all organizations despite all technological challenges and transformations.
In National Library I started as technical operator and support of Webarchive of the Czech Republic. From 2017 on, this role was broadened not only by scope, but also by new team members. We stand behind Aleph and Union catalogue of CR, also as presentation system of digitisation ( Kramerius) and support of digitisation and LTP processes (National Digital Library). National Library, from technical perspective, right now undergoes important architectural transformations and integrations on several levels leading to Library 2.0.
On my academical path, I study diffusion and transformation of ideas and metaphors, spread of innovations and use of print in the late Middle ages and Early Modern Age.I want to comprehend these processes in historical realities of shifting mental landscapes in difficult eras by traditional qualitative methods. However, for my dissertation “The Alchemical Mind: Towards a Digital Archaeology of the Transmission of Knowledge” I opted for quantitative methods of distant reading through metadata, complex networks analysis, NLP preprocessing and ML classification leading to a new kind of historical endeavour.
Presentation: Development of the Centralized Interface for the Web Content and Social Networks Data Mining“ project – a springboard to open Czech web archive
One of the most important tasks is to prepare an appropriate technological infrastructure and prepare the running workflow reflecting both heterogeneous nature of the source and various future conceptualizations and inquiries into human digital heritage. In the core of this concept lies a definition of the exchange matrix data format (to reduce all the operations). This will be defined within fault tolerant collection of elements of Resilient distributed datasets (RDD). With the limited resources at hand for large scale infrastructure implementation, there is a need to define it as much lightweight and scalable as possible for access services – but still saturated with lot of information. It will be used as reduction of otherwise storage demanding full WARC files.
Over this format, to the researches we will provide two level access. First one will be aimed for more general audience in the form of web portal with research tools and export possibilities. Second level of access will be implemented as on demands service, where all the users could iterate over preordered datasets and perform cluster computing operations over IF and WARCs alike. As the mail result of the project the implemented solution will provide a durable and scalable scientific infrastructure for research tasks over the broad content of web collections.
|Hardy Schwamm, Open Scholarship Librarian at the National University of Ireland Galway
Hardy Schwamm has been working in Open Scholarship for more than twelve years in various roles related to Open Access, Research Data Management and Research Impact. In August 2019, Hardy left Lancaster University in the UK to join the National University of Ireland Galway.
Hardy is particularly interested in the concept of culture change, i.e. how does collective behaviour change in a sustainable way, and how this can be applied to Open Scholarship.
Presentation: Community building as a way of promoting Open Scholarship
According to the Center for Open Science (COS) there are five components to achieving cultural change. A crucial but often overlooked component are “Communities” who are the drivers in making behavioural change normative.
This presentation will look at strategies of how culture change can be facilitated through community building and what strategic role libraries can play in that process. Modelling on successful examples in the Netherlands (e.g. Open Science Community Utrecht), the Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG) launched in late 2019 as the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland.