May 29, 2022

Czech National Digital Library: Dissatisfied Experts are Deserting the Ship

From the Czech Position:

Bohdana Stoklasová, the project designer and coordinator over many years, Jiří Vrbický, head of the IT group, and Jan Hutař, head of the long-term data project group (LTP) resigned from the National Digital Library project team. However, according to Czech Position sources this is by no means the end of the list of people leaving the team.

Not even the management of the National Library is attempting to conceal the fact that the reason the specialists have left is their disagreement with how the project is to continue. “This group of employees intensively promoted a solution different from that contained in the winning bid. This is clearly the reason for their departure,” said Tomáš Svoboda, the new National Digital Library project coordinator as of February 2011. “We are sure that the departure of these employees is not a threat to the project.”

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