Internationale conferentie: EDL 2008 'One more step towards the European Digital Library'
Op 31 januari en 1 februari 2008 vindt in Frankfurt am Main een internationale conferentie plaats over de European Digital Library.
The Conference aims to highlight and discuss The European Library's role in building the European digital library and to discuss strategic, technical and semantic interoperability between the four cultural heritage domains: museums, archives, audio-visual archives and libraries.
On behalf of EDLproject and the German National Libraryyou are invited to participate in the international conference on 31 January & 1 February 2008.
The Conference will be opened by Horst Forster, the director of “Content” in the Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission, and the key note speaker Herbert van de Sompel from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The results and findings of the EDLproject will be presented in the first session. The focus of the project has been to integrate the bibliographic catalogues and digital collections of the national libraries of Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain and Sweden into The European Library. EDLproject is a Targeted Project funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus Programme and coordinated by the German National Library.
The Conference will continue with a session on the EDL Foundation, its aims, its workplan and how interested associations and organisations may join.Further sessions of the Conference will be dedicated to the creation of the European Digital Library, and the focus will be on interoperability - technical, inter-sectoral and semantic. This part of the Conference is closely interlinked with the EDLnet programme which has set out to create a European community of cultural heritage sectors, and produce a first prototype of the European Digital Library. First results and findings of the EDLnet working groups will be presented and demonstrated, inviting discussion and feedback from the audience.
Participation is free of charge.