Safeguarding and Promotion of Fragile Archival Material from the Lazić Family Private Library

  • Milena Kostic University Library "Svetozar Markovic"


This paper introduces possibilities of using new digital technologies in preservation and presentation of fragile archival material and other library material in the context of smart libraries and it presents a contribution to the draft proposal for standardization of digitization of such materials. Cutting-edge digital technologies and tools provide new possibilities for humanities researchers who can now conduct contemporary and transparent research of rare and fragile archival material. This paper will show that archival material with an added historical value, in the era of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things can be an extremely important part of the promotion of a culture in the context of smart libraries. However, the focus will be on standardization of digitization which is currently underway at the University Library, as only with the wider framework of potential national standardization, new technologies and concept will become more applicable. Smart libraries, as the main information hubs of the future society, and potential digitization standardization will be observed within the scope of the University Library project within the Endangered Archives Programme of the British National Library. That is why the last part of the paper will portray the contents of the archival library material that will be digitized in the project.
How to Cite
KOSTIC, Milena. Safeguarding and Promotion of Fragile Archival Material from the Lazić Family Private Library. Infotheca - Journal for Digital Humanities, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, apr. 2017. ISSN 2217-9461. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 oct. 2020. doi: