Implementation of the project

October 1, 2010

On October 1, 2010 the creation of the team of executors of the tasks within the Jagiellonian Digital Library project was completed. The team is composed of twenty newly employed individuals, meeting the requirements specified in the project.

Among the persons being members of the team, two are dealing with administrative servicing of the project, one is preparing 19th- and 20th-century collections designated for scanning from the general magazine of the Jagiellonian Library (BJ) and magazines of special collections of BJ.

Six persons joined the Department of Audiovisual Documents, where they are dealing with graphic processing of scans and publications of digital copies of documents.

Other persons started their work at the Department of Securing Collections of BJ in October, and their duties cover inter alia scanning BJ collections (periodicals, including newspapers) designated for scanning within the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project and sending electronic files of scanned collections to the JBC server.

The implementation of the project started on April 15, 2010 and will last until April 14, 2013.

July 19, 2010

A pilot version of the Jagiellonian Digital Library was launched. Over 500 items were made available, which can be viewed in several categories, being at the same time JBC reading rooms:

  • Periodicals,
  • Social Life Documents,
  • Books,
  • Music Collection,
  • Manuscripts,
  • Old Prints,
  • Iconography,
  • Cartography.

The project will be implemented during 36 months – it will be completed in April 2013.

June 10, 2010

The first tranche of the advance payment for the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project amounting to PLN 3,078 million was deposited to the Jagiellonian University bank account, owing to which the material and financial implementation of the project was launched. The advance payment transferred by the MKiDN will be used for inter alia financing the launch of technological lines for scanning, making microfilm copies and installation of computer and network devices to create the platform of the Jagiellonian Digital Library. Also remuneration for newly created teams dealing with digitisation and preventive maintenance of the Jagiellonian Library collections under the project will be covered with these funds.

May 27, 2010

Public Procurement Office of the Jagiellonian University announced four tendering procedures related to the purchase of infrastructure for the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project. The tender procedures that are crucial for the project implementation include:

  • choosing a contractor responsible for purchase, delivery and complete implementation of a technological line for analogue (microfilm) archivisation in the 35 mm microfilm technology,
  • choosing a contractor responsible for purchase and delivery, installation and launch of elements of server and network infrastructure and computer equipment,
  • choosing a contractor responsible for purchase, delivery and installation of specialist scanners for digitisation and computer sets for their servicing,
  • choosing a contractor responsible for delivery of office furniture.

All information concerning the tender procedures under the “Jagiellonian Digital Library" project is available at the BZP UJ website

May 27, 2010

Recruitment of persons for execution of works related to the project implementation was completed. After job interviews and pursuant to information gathered during the recruitment process, a decision on employing 20 persons meeting the requirements specified in the project was made. The number of application forms received significantly exceeded the assumed limit of vacancies.

April 15, 2010

At the premises of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage the Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski and the Bursar of the Jagiellonian University Maria Hulicka, PhD and the Rector’s Proxy for Structural Funds Professor Adam Juszkiewicz, PhD concluded agreement on co-financing the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project.

January 25, 2010

Recruitment of executors of tasks under the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project was launched.

January 6, 2010

The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski made a decision on co-financing the Jagiellonian University project “Jagiellonian Digital Library” (JBC) with the funds from the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2007-2013, Priority 11. “Culture and Cultural Heritage” Measure 11.1. “Protection and preservation of trans-regional cultural heritage”. The envisaged total cost of the project amounts to PLN 6,042 million, which will be covered in 85% by the ERDF funds.

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