Digitization of old postcards of the city of Niš

Sonja Šuković, Graduated in Law, Senior Graduated Librarian

Stevan Sremac Public Library, Nis, Serbia; Director of the Institution

Bio: In the field of Library and Information Science, over 25 years works in the Stevan Sremac Public Library Nis, Serbia. Work position: Director of the Institution. Sonja Sukovic has attributed a lot to the library and information  sphere and cultural sphere by her attendance in working of numerous republican scientific and  expert  boards( to name a few: member of the Organizational Board of the highest scientific assembly in the fied of library and information science at Matica Srpska “Biblionet 2016” , member of the Commettee for rewarding “Djura Danicic” the highest reward of the Parlament ZMB, the president of the jury for rewarding at the Book Fair that took place  in Nis in 2019…)

Title: Digitization of Old Postcards of the City of Niš

The digitization of old postcards of the City of Niš has great cultural and historical significance because it allows us to look into the past of this city and see its development over time. This initiative not only preserves these valuable visual documents from being forgotten, but also enables the general public to access valuable information about the urban, social and cultural development of Niš. This paper presents the processes of digitization of old postcards of the City of Niš, which are located in the Department of Native and Special Funds of the National Library “Stevan Sremac”. The collection of this very interesting visual material, which is under the roof of the Library, is described and the importance of its preservation and protection is indicated. The digitization of old postcards represents a significant step in preserving the cultural heritage of cities, and Niš, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans, is no exception. Postcards, as visual records of past times, provide an insight into the history, architecture and social life of the city. The process of digitizing these artifacts not only preserves their physical form from decay, but also allows a wider audience to access this precious material.