On 19 June 2015, the official kickoff of the Metagrid.ch project took place in the Swiss National Library. At the event, the development and the functions of this web-service were presented to almost 50 participants who work in the creation of editions and databases, in libraries, archives, and in long-term projects of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS).
After an opening address by the director of the Swiss National Library, Marie-Christine Doffey, who emphasised the project’s utility and the National Library’s plans for close cooperation with Metagrid, Sacha Zala, Maurizio Rossi, Tobias Steiner, and Christiane Sibille illustrated the web-service’s conceptual basis, its technical execution, and practical application.
In two subsequent workshops, participants discussed specific question about technical requirements and possible uses, and tested the editing system for themselves.
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