Zeit.shift – On a digital journey into yesterday's future: preserving Tyrol's cultural text heritage while making it accessible and known.

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The aim of the project is the cross-border institutional cooperation for the sustainable preservation, development and communication of the cultural text heritage of the historical region Tyrol. The example of historical newspapers are prototypically used as they are imminently threatened by decay.

Through cross-border digitisation and communication strategies in close cooperation between the Dr. Friedrich Tessmann Library, the University and Regional Library Tyrol, and Eurac Research, these physically and regionally scattered text collections are for the first time brought together virtually in a single web platform and processed in a user-oriented manner using computer linguistic approaches. 

A main focus of the project is the active involvement of the public, which is invited to actively participate in the text indexing through online annotations of the text material. Thus, the users are introduced to historical text sources and made familiar with their own cultural heritage.

Our partners

Landesbibliothek Dr. Friedrich Teßmann

Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

Project Team

Greta Franzini

Project Manager

Andrea Abel

Vice Manager

Verena Lyding

Team Member

Egon W. Stemle

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Duration: September 2020 - January 2022Funding:
Provincial P.-L.P. 14. Research projects (Province BZ funding /Project)

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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

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Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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