University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) (BULGARIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 1829-1835
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0425
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Since 2004, the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) has had the specialty Information Funds of the Cultural and Historical Heritage, and in 2012 the specialty Archival and Documentary Studies was established. The preparation of specialists for the GLAM sector (acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) requires in-depth knowledge of the basic principles of document description and storage.

In 2018 the research project entitled “'Information Portal for Archival-Documentary Heritage of the Bulgarian Revival” was launched, under Contract № KP-06-N 25/2, 13.12.2018 with Annex FNI-2912, 17.12.2020 with the National Science Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science, funded by the Competition for Financing Fundamental Scientific Research in 2018. The Project main goal is to create a Portal that collects, structures, and systematizes the existing knowledge of archival materials from the period of the Bulgarian Revival.

Another important area in which the project is being worked on is the preparation of bibliographic lists of scientific publications on good practices in describing and digitizing documents in Bulgaria and abroad. These bibliographic lists are a prerequisite for supporting and ensuring the processes related to the use of the good archival methodology in describing the documents and their digitization by employees in smaller local institutions that store documents from the period. The generation of this bibliographic information is also an opportunity for the implementation of new methodological approaches in the educational process in academic education in the above-mentioned specialties. Due to the fact that the principles on which the training of students is based are aimed at: ensuring the interdisciplinary nature of training, corresponding to the nature and specifics of the cultural and social field and the object of information security.

This report aims to provide a brief overview of the content of the following thematic bibliographic lists: "Good practices for digitization of archival documents", "Good practices for traditional storage and description of archival materials" and "Digitization, Digital Collections and Copyright", prepared under the implementation of the research tasks at the project “Information Portal for Archival-Documentary Heritage of the Bulgarian Revival”. The compliers of that resources are focused on their reflection on the training process of future professionals, also.
GLAM, ULSIT, bibliographic resources, Information Portal, Bulgarian Revival, Archival and Documentary Studies.