TIKA donates seven professional digitization scanners for the archives in BiH

TIKA donates seven professional digitization scanners for the archives in BiH

SARAJEVO, August 14 (FENA) – The signing ceremony of the Agreement on the takeover of digitization equipment was held today in the Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the presence of the director of the BiH Archives and representatives of the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination TIKA.

The donation consists of seven professional scanners. One device each will be donated to the Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Archives of RS, the Historical Archives of Sarajevo, the Archives of the Una-Sana, Tuzla, Central Bosnia and Herzegovina-Neretva cantons.

TIKA coordinator in BiH, Muhamed Unal, reminded that they gathered today on the occasion of the implementation of the project within the protocol on cooperation signed between the state archives of Turkey and BiH.

“Return visits of experts from the archives of the two countries are also planned as part of this project, that will work on the preservation of material of common importance. Today, we delivered the equipment needed for the realization of the digitization of the Ottoman period archives located in BiH,” said Unal.

He expressed satisfaction that TIKA is part of such a project.

“As a result of the digitization of the material from the Ottoman period in Bosnia, the next step will be the translation into Turkish of these documents that were written in the Old Ottoman. This will be very important for our future research,” said Unal.

Director of the Archives of BiH, Saša Klepić, believes that this is a significant project, which is currently in its third phase.

“We will agree on the dynamic in the coming period, in accordance with the situation in both countries,” said Klepić.