• Esbern Erling Hjelm Kjærbo
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
On the Faroe Islands, the National Library, Landsbókasavnið, recently started to digitize parts of the cultural heritage. This thesis examines the basis of digitization of the cultural heritage in the Faroe Islands, and the influence the digitization has on the National Library. By examining the digital cultural heritage using the library’s own digitization projects, arguments for digitizing the literary heritage leads to a discussion about why the library should keep working with digitization, and puts forward some examples of what the library could do in regards to digitization. Despite the library having published an open access archive containing the majority of every published newspaper on the Faroe Islands (tidarrit.fo), an in-depth analysis of the copyright law applicable on the Faroe Islands, questions the library’s legal grounds to make digitized materials available on the internet for all to use. A suggestion presents how the library can keep adding content to archive. The results show that dissemination and not preservation is the primary focus for digitizing, and that working with digitizing is the result of an external public, and political pressure. By establishing a digitization department as part of the organizational structure, the library is able to cost-efficiently digitize the entire literary cultural heritage contained within the National Library.
Udgivelsesdato26 aug. 2017
Antal sider90
Udgivende institutionDet Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi


  • Digitalisering, Kulturarv, Færøerne, Ophavsret, Nationalbibliotek, Aviser