Digitisation Cultural and Scientific Heritage Cultural Heritage
Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The fast development and wide application of digital methods, combined with broadened access to the
Internet and falling computing costs, have created intense interest in electronic presentation and access to
cultural and scientific heritage resources. Information technologies have offered cultural institutions new
opportunities for the presentation of their holdings, which are now made accessible not only to the specialists, but
also to the citizens and interested parties worldwide.
The paper presents an overview of the Bulgarian experience in the field of digital preservation and access and
on-going work on the project “Knowledge Transfer for the Digitisation of Scientific and Cultural Heritage to
Bulgaria” (MTKD-CT-2004-509754) supported by the Marie Curie programme of the FP6 of the EC.