RCIN – Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes in Poland

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Błażej Betański; Tomasz Parkoła; Natalia Jeszke

Poster description:

This poster presents RCIN -a digital repository developed in OZwRCIN project, being an example of cooperation between thematically diverse scientific institutes across Poland. RCIN is developed to give access to and promote digital resources coming from various Polish scientific institutes. The poster covers information on technical solutions applied to increase the accessibility of data, .e.g various metadata schemes like Dublin Core and Darwin Core, accessibility in terms of user interface as well as large-scale digitisation and underlying infrastructure (software and hardware). RCIN is built as a largescale repository that holds digital assets from all participating institutions and provides multiple ways to access the data, including a web portal for the general public, multiple smaller institutional repositories that give access to resources provided by specific institutions and various APIs.

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RCIN poster

About the Authors:

Tomasz Parkoła is the Head of Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms Department at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (Poznań, Poland) where he manages research & development teams responsible for digital humanities infrastructure (http://ehum.psnc.pl/en/main-page/), products and services for digital libraries and cultural heritage (https://dingo.psnc.pl/) as well as Europeana-accredited Polish metadata aggregator FBC (https://fbc.pionier.net.pl/). He has been involved in national and international research and development projects with main themes on data access & processing, long-term preservation, digitization workflows as well as data aggregation & interoperability. He is a board member in the IMPACT Centre of Competence (since 2011), a co-head of DARIAH-EU’s Virtual Competence Centre on Scholarly Content Management (since 2019) and a Product Board member of the Open Preservation Foundation (since 2019). He was programme committee member for iPRES 2014, iPRES 2016, DATeCH 2017 and DARIAH AE 2019. He is an author or co-author of several dozens of scientific and popular science publications.

Błażej Betański (pr- M.Sc. Eng. in computer science, Team lead in Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms Department at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center. Since 2014 works at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center. Leader of the team developing the DInGO software package in the Department of Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms. Involved in research and development in the field of software for building digital libraries, museums and digital repositories as well as systems for managing the digitization process and long-term preservation. He participated in the development and implementation of dozens of systems for presenting online cultural resources carried out in the country and abroad.

Natalia Jeszke – M.A. in social science, Digital Content Specialist in Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms Department at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center. Librarian and Senior Librarian from 2010 till 2018, since 2018 works at Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center. Involved in projects such as the promotion of cultural heritage in Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych and Europeana. At Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes (DRSI) responsible for creating valuable metadata for digital objects and maintain metadata standards for digital libraries in the context of processing them for search engines.

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