Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Stockholm challenge 2006 (Egypt State Information Service)
Good news from the State Information Service: "Alexandria Library managed to reach the finals of the Stockholm Challenge 2006 via its project on digitisation of Description de l'Egypte.
The Stockholm Challenge is a well established global networking programme for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs for over ten years. It continues to be a leader in demonstrating how information technology can improve living conditions and increase economic growth in all parts of the world. One of the main features of the Stockholm Challenge is the ICT prize, the Stockholm Challenge Award, which has attracted over 3,000 projects over the years.
The valuable collection of Description De lEgypte containing text and images related to antiquities, natural history, and the modern states of Egypt, has been fully digitized, digitally restored, and integrated on a virtual browser with the objective of preserving it and making it publicly available."
See the above page for the full story.

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