Czech National Digital Library Project Under Heavy Fire

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012

Two days after Alena Hanáková took over the reins of the Ministry of Culture from Jiří Besser, she wrote to Tomáš Böhm, director of the National Library, asking him to postpone signing the acceptance protocol of the National Digital Library implementation project.

If Böhm signed the document, the National Library would de facto be approving the digitalization solution designed by Logica. Critics of the system, which has never been tested under similar conditions, are relying on the fact that if the protocol is not accepted there is still hope, albeit small, that the contact with the local firm Logica could be cancelled.

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