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A National Network Of Accelerators Dedicated To Material Irradiation (EMIR)
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Tartu
Coordinating Country
Type Of RI
Life Cycle Status
Construction since 2011
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, PO: 50090 (Estonia), Estonia(59.4285125732422, 24.7424087524414)
RI Keywords
Library portal,Information catalogue,Search engine,Semantic web,Digital repository,Digital library,Data networks,Virtual infrastructure,Mass digitizing,Book scanning,Digitizing centre,Deacidification,Deacidification centre
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections;Research Data Service Facilities;Collections;Repositories;Databases;Research Archives;Research Libraries;Research Bibliographies
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology

Mission and Objective

The planned portal "E-varamu" is a semantics-based search engine, which allows for access to related information from all databases of Estonian "memory institutions" - librarys, archives, collections and other information relevant to the research community. The portal will use extensive cross-reference methods between several databases, connect the search items with (science) literature catalogues and allow for saving querys and user-preferences. In addition to the portal, the infrastructure will feature a mass deacidification centre for conservation, and a large mass deacidification centre for written literature. The infrastructure creates the capability to digitize holdings of memory institutions and make the data more accessible for end-users through portal.


- Software development

Developing thin-client access portals.

- Mass deacidification

Mass deacidification of library and archival materials on acidic paper.

- Printer materials digitizing

Digitisation of cultural heritage (books, manuscripts, audio-visual materials ect).

- Database storage and data handling

Scientific databases for storing and handling of data.


- Automatic book scanner

Book scanner with automatic page turner. Documents (books, magazines, bound newspapers) max A1 format can be handled.

- Disk array

Disk storage system for digital archives.

- Mass-deacidification system

Treatment chamber(s). paper material precondiitioning (e.g drying) chamber(s). deacidificant fluid collector(s), deacidification reagent/carrier fluid storage tank(s).