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From now on thousands of digitized images of texts, maps and art objects from the collections of cultural and scientific heritage owned by Vilnius University Library are freely accessible on a new web site of Vilnius University Digital Collections.

The web site provides an opportunity to browse and search for digital copies of documents from the rare book, manuscript, graphic art and museum collections assigned for studies, research and cultural education. The web site contains information on the national digitisation initiatives and projects carried out by Vilnius University Library as well as gives links to digital collections of other cultural and heritage institutions.

Restoration of the paper

Vilnius University Library‘s old collection documents, mostly, with a small exception, were written on the paper. Therefore, it is very important to extend the existence of valuable but damaged manuscripts or old prints. For this purpose, professional restorers help is very important. You will see the main processes of restoration of paper in this video.

Bookbinding

Vilnius University Library Restoration Department is the oldest department from all the left Lithuanian libraries restoration departments. Here unique manuscripts and rare documents which have to be saved for next generations are restored. The bindings or rare books, preserved in Library’s funds, are being restored in Restoration Department. Restoration Department also makes the new binding for valuable books. You will see the main process of binding in this video.

Digitization

In striving to preserve cultural heritage documents of great significance to Lithuania and the world and to ensure better access to original materials, Vilnius University Library has taken the leadership role among institutions of memory and initiated digitization projects. Shortly after launching, the Digitization Department has actively engaged in national and international cultural heritage preservation projects. A wide variety of cultural heritage documents that are kept in the Library can now be access through virtual visits.

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