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Norbert Végh

Officer for Library Information services at the Slovak Library for Blind in Levoča, Slovakia

After the study at the Mathematical-Physical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava he worked in the field of information technologies in production, bank and private sector. Since 1996 he has been working in the Slovak Library for the Blind in Levoča. In 1998 he was at the birth of the first digital audio book DAISY which was introduced to the general public at ITAPA 2003. He specializes in the field of accessibility of digital service and web registered office for the blind. He is the author of the project called Digital Library which was awarded the prize INFORUM 2007 in Prague as the only project from Slovakia.

Publication activity: Creation of web pages for libraries

Since 2004 he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Slovak Librarians Association.

  • Experiences from using a Digital library at the SKN   |   Kongres ITAPA 2007: Living Online

    The Digital Library of the Slovak Library for the Blind in Levoča enables the blind to listen to the audio books from the library website ( ). The books are protected from unauthorized copying by the DRM (Digital Right Management) system. Despite that the readers of the library may listen to them not only by means of computers but also via MP3 players or via mobile phones with the support of DRM system. The digital services of the library are popular also due to the fact that the blind decide about new books which will appear in the Digital Library via voting themselves.
    It is automatic that the web registered office with such service fulfils the standards of accessibility for the blind as well as recommendations of W3C level AA.

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