Conference Report "Beyond the Old Limits: New roads ahead for Europe's
(Leipzig, 24 March 1999)
News Article: Are you Linking to a Porn Site?
10th April 1999
Many web managers became concerned in early April on hearing the news that an innocuous web site had transformed into a porn site. Brian Kelly describes the event and its implications.
Workshop: Results of Exploit and PubliCA concerted actions
17th May 1999
Source: Digital Heritage and Cultural Content web site (31st March 1999)
In connection with the Annual AIB Conference (Associazione italiana biblioteche) which this year will be held in Rome on 16-19 May, it has been decided to present the results of the Exploit and PubliCA concerted actions during a one-day workshop scheduled for 17 May 1999. This will be structured in various modules focusing on specific topics and providing an overview of a number of relevant projects funded under the Telematics for Libraries Programme. The preliminary agenda is available at the URL given above.
Looking for a Fifth Framework Partner?
Source: lis-european-programmes mailing list (31st March 1999)
See: <http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/en/fp5/ideas.html> for a Digital Heritage and Cultural Content site that could be useful for partner finding.
IST Call for Proposals March 1999 - closing date
Source: lis-european-programmes mailing list (23 March 1999)
The Closing date for IST Call for Proposals is 16 June 1999 at 5:00 p.m. (Brussels local time).
"Beyond the old limits - new roads ahead for Europe's libraries" -
A pan-European Conference
Leipzig, Fair, New Fair Premises
Wednesday, 24th March 1999
This Colloquium brought together decision makers and leading practitioners to consider the role of libraries in the networked Information Society. Views from representatives of politics, science and culture were discussed as well the latest developments in infrastructure and services.
Europe's libraries preserve Europe's cultural heritage, offer access to scientific, commercial and leisure related information and are above all one of the most heavily used public institutions. The ever closer convergence of computing and communications in the networked world of the Information Society imposes per se a new dimension and an obligation for co-operation on libraries and their partners - not only the book trade, industry, research associations, but also other science and culture knowledge bases such as museums and archives.
European Culture is characterised by ist textual heritage in a very particular way. Libraries are building the infrastructure for this. For the first time there is the opportunity to weave an information network across Europe that links together past, present and future, that offers access to both printed and electronic media and that puts the diverse intellectual strands of varied European regions in relation to each other.
The European Programme for Libraries, launched in 1990 within the European Commission's Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, was designed to create a process of change and to stimulate awareness of the benefits and implications of European co-operation. Its approximately 100 research projects are making an important contribution, in co-operation with national programmes, to the emergence of the seamless "European Library Space". The time has come to encourage the practical take-up of these research results while at the same time stimulating a wider-discussion about the contribution libraries and their partners can make to the development of the Information Society.
PubliCA Training Centres
Source: PubliCA listserv (15 March 1999)
Contact: Sue Welsh
PubliCA is launching a series of training attachment programmes of 1-2 weeks duration for public library managers wishing to gain experience of new strategies and services for public libraries. The programmes will be hosted by excellent public library services in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Content and objectives vary, but are driven by analyses of training priorities for public library managers in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. The first programmes are available from September 1999.
PubliCA itself will be providing financial support for a number of attachments during the first year of operations. It is hoped that additional support will be available from other funding bodies, such as Soros Foundations and OSI Network Library Programme. Applications are welcome from all public library managers, subject to funding. Application forms are available from PubliCA Country Co-ordinators in Central and Eastern European countries. Further information is available at the PubliCA web site noted above.
Guidelines: The state of the art in libraries, museums and archives.
Source: IWETEL@listserv.rediris.es list, forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbase list(12 March 1999)
Digital Preservation Guidelines: The state of the art in libraries, museums and archives. By Marc Fresko and Kenneth Tombs. European Commission, DG XIII/E. These guidelines are available for downloading in PDF and in MS Word format
ECDL'99 Conference Announcement
Source: forwarded to lis-european-programmes mailing list from DIGLIBNS listserve
Third European Conference on Research and Advanced
Technology for DIGITAL LIBRARIES
Paris, France, 22-24 September 1999
Co-organized by BNF (Bibliotheque Nationale de France) and
INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique).
Russian-British Digital Libraries Workshop
Moscow, 16-17 June 1999
Source: lis-elib Mailbase mailing list
The Russian-British Workshop on Digital Libraries will take place on May 27-28, 1999 in Moscow, Russia. The theme is UK eLib Programme and Russian Digital Libraries Programme.
Third Metadata Workshop
Luxembourg, 12 April 1999
Contact: Odete Barreirinho
Fax: +352 4301 33530
This is the announcement for the Third Metadata Workshop
and Concertation Meeting being organised under the auspices of the European Commission DGXIII/E2.
The Workshop will take place in the Conference room in the EuroForum building, rue Robert Stumper, zone Cloche d'Or, in Luxembourg on: Monday 12 April 1999 from 9:30 to 16:30.
The objectives of this meeting, which is part of an on-going concertation activity
started in 1997, are:
The intended audience for this Workshop are people responsible for or working on practical implementations of metadata, particularly as applied to describing the record of scientific, intellectual and cultural activity.
Attendance in the workshop is free of charge; however, participants will have to cover their own travel and subsistence cost. If you are involved in a project funded by the European Commission, it might be possible that attending this meeting can be funded through your budget for concertation meetings. If in doubt, please contact your Project Officer.
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