First international co:op convention

2016-01-19 @ 08:30 – 2016-01-21 @ 13:00
Hessian State Archives in Marburg
Friedrichsplatz 15
35037 Marburg
Kerstin Muff

Technology meets Scholarship, or how Handwritten Text Recognition will Revolutionize Access to Archival Collections. With a special focus on biographical data in archives

The Hessian State Archives in Marburg (DE).

From 19-21 January 2016 the Hessian State Archives in Marbug (DE) organizes the first international convention of the co:op (community as opportunity – the creative archives’ and users’ network) project in cooperation with the project READ (Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents).

Both projects take highly current topic areas of the international archive-specific discourse into focus that concern archivists, historians and information technologists alike.

The convention will bridge current research topics of the humanities with the pioneering technological innovations of handwritten text recognition and thus enhance both spheres resourcefully.

The aim of this joint co:op convention and kick-off meeting of the READ project is simple: Learn from each other! Computer scientists shall get a sound insight into archival collections and the main research questions, archives shall get a better understanding of cutting edge technological solutions as they will be exploited in the READ project.

Please click here for the detailed programme.

The press release in German can be found here.


Due to great interest, the event is fully booked.

Accommodation and travel information

MTourismus-Logo_neuYou may book accommodation via the Convention Bureau of Marburg.
A contingent of special rates for hotels near the convention’s venue has been arranged for.

Information on public transport in Marburg is available here.

Please click here to enter your details in the foreseen booking form to be send via mail to your contact stated below.

Deadline for room reservations: 07 December 2015
Your contact: Theresa Birk t.birk[at]