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DIGMAP is a project focused on historical digitized maps. The project will develop a set of services, to be available in the Internet, based on reusable open-source software solutions. The main service will provide discovery and access to resources related to historical cartography, based on metadata from European national libraries and other relevant third(More)
The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists. We also assessed overall spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and identified major changes(More)
This paper describes the case of the processing of digitised works at the BND - National Digital Library, in Portugal. This initiative created half a million of digitized images, from 25,000 titles of physical items. These represent a very heterogeneous sample of historical or more relevant items (printed monographic and newspapers, maps, manuscripts,(More)
DIGMAP is a project to find solutions for digital libraries scenarios focused on digitised historical maps. The main service will reuse metadata from European national libraries and other relevant third party metadata sources to provide discovery and access to contents. This will also include a proof of concept of a scenario of reusing and enriching these(More)
Heretofore, the hesionid polychaete Parasyllidea humesi was only known from its original description, living in association with the bivalve Tellina nymphalis in mangrove swamps north of Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo, West Africa). The discovery of a stable population in Río San Pedro (Gulf of Cádiz, southern Atlantic coast of Iberian Peninsula) thus(More)
This paper describes the processing of digitised works at the National Library of Portugal, as done in the scope of the National Digital Library initiate (BND). This comprises the normalization of the names of the images, the creation of technical metadata, image processing, OCR, indexing, and the creation of derived copies for preservation and copies for(More)
This paper describes the automated process to create structured master and access copies for the digitised works at the BND – National Digital Library. The BND created during 2004 and 2005 nearly half million of digitised images, from more than 25.000 titles of printed works, manuscripts, drawings and maps. The resulting of the digitisation process is a(More)
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