30 September 2016     Conferences  

The president of the European Association of Folklore – EAFF, Kaloyan Nikolov took part at the Sixth international scientific conference “Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage”. The official opening ceremony was held in Museum of Bulgarian Revival and Constituent Assembly where Mr. Nikolov greeted all the participants and wished them productive work.

45 paper works of 60 experts from Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, China, Belarus, France, Romania, Lithuania and Czech Republic were presented during the conference on the main subject was the open access to digitized cultural and scientific heritage and the pursuing of sustainable policies for continuing its digital preservation and protection.

Prof. Radoslav Pavlov, co-chair in the Program committee of conference emphasized to the fact that open access to cultural and scientific information is important priority of EU and despite of all difficulties it develops in Bulgaria with the assistance of Institutions.

"It is inevitable future of scientific and cultural information. Digitization - this is equal to the access to information. New technologies enable ubiquitous access to cultural and scientific achievements" said prof. Pavlov.

The Ministry of Education has prepared 13 recommendations of project "Open access to scientific publications and data", reported in different European forums. According to co-chair prof. Peter Stanchev "they should became rules till 2018".

The principal organiser of the conference is the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI – BAS). The event was held from 26th till 28th of September with the support of Ministry of Education of Science and is under the patronage of UNESCO. Co-organizers are the Regional Museum of History, the P.R. Slaveykov Public Library (Veliko Tarnovo), the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo and the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo.