NTT Data The Future Vatican Library Digitization Project



NTT Data The Future Library Digitization Project.

A global IT services provider, today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archive online, enabling people to view digital reproductions of more than 4,000 ancient manuscripts at the Library’s.

NTT DATA was selected by the Vatican Apostolic Library to participate in its projects for digital preservation. The project was launched on March 20, 2014, when the two parties signed an initial four-year contract for digitization of about 3,000 documents by 2018. NTT DATA also has leveraged its AMLAD technology to establish the necessary infrastructure for long-term storage, safekeeping and viewing of digital specimens. Currently, NTT DATA is optimizing its metadata management technology to develop an efficient search function for the Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archive by the end of this year.

“We are truly excited to see these high-resolution digitally formatted ancient manuscripts made readily and widely accessible to people worldwide,” says Toshio Iwamoto, President and CEO of NTT DATA. “We will continue to leverage our IT solution technologies to help advance research in diverse academic disciplines and satisfy people’s curiosity about these irreplaceable manuscripts.”

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About NTT DATA
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 40 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.

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