Source: Posting to lis-european-programmes Mailbase List (29 Feb 2000).
Further information: See the List of ISG Projects on the CORDIS web site
A list of projects retained under the first Call for Proposals of the IST Programme i s now available on the Web at <http://www.cordis.lu/ist/projects.htm> Some of the projects have Fact Sheets available which give further information.
Diffuse web site|
The European Commission's Open Information Interchange (OII), which was available at <http://www.echo.lu/oii/en/>, has not been updated since December 1999, when its funding ceased. However a new service was launched in March 2000 which provides access to information relating to standards and specifications relating to the information society. The new service can be found at <http://www.diffuse.org/>.
Source: Posting to lis-european-programmes Mailbase list (23 Feb 2000)
CORDIS (the European Commission's on-line Research and Development information service) is now host to the Digicult (Digital Heritage and Cultural Content) web service.
The Digicult web service is part of Key Action 3 (multimedia content and tools) of the European Commission's IST programme (for a user-friendly Information Society). Work under this Key Action is aimed at expanding the contribution of libraries, museums and archives to the emerging culture economy, including economic, scientific and technological development.
The Digicult web service is now available at: <http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/>
Source: Posting to lis-european-programmes Mailbase list (19 Feb 2000)
The CECUP project (Central and Eastern European Copyright User Platform) run by EBLIDA and financed by the European Commission, was completed at the end of 1999. The main written result, the State-of-the-Art report, is available at the URL <http://www.eblida.org/cecup/docs/frdocs.htm>
The report "Copyright and libraries in Central and Eastern European countries" is the first overall presentation on this topic. It presents the copyright regulations in these countries under chapters such as "Lending", "Library copying" and "Copying for private purposes". Relations to decision-makers and other copyright partners are described.
Source: Posting to lis-european-programmes Mailbase list (19 Feb 2000)
The proceedings of the conference "Digitisation of European Cultural Heritage: Products - Principles - Techniques" (held on 21-23 October 1999 in Utrecht, The Netherlands) are now available online at <http://www.cs.uu.nl/events/dech1999/dech.htm>
Location: Protvino, Russia
Date: 26-28 Sept 2000
Source: Posting to IMESH Mailbase list (2 March 2000)
Digital Libraries is the area of research and development dealing with theory and practice of processing, dissemination, storage, search and analysis of digital data. The other view of Digital Libraries is that they are complex information systems providing for solving various scientific, technological, methodological, economical, legal and other issues.
The All-Russian 2000 Conference follows the First Conference successfully held in St Petersburg in 1999. Main objective of this series of Conferences is to promote forming of professional community in Russia making research and development in the area of Digital Libraries. For such community the conferences provide a good opportunity for discussion of new ideas and results, for establishing contacts for more tight collaboration. The conferences provide also for extending international cooperation in the field.
Submission of papers devoted to advanced research and development is especially welcome.
Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English, paper submission is possible using either of them. Synchronous translation of presentations from Russian into English is planned at the Conference.
Extended Abstracts of papers are expected by 21 April 2000. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 16 June 2000.
For further information look at the web site: <http://www.protvino.ru/dl2000/>
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Date: 4-7 Sept 2000
Source: Posting to SCRAN Mailbase list (2 March 2000)
CALL FOR PAPERS: The workshop is a major European forum which targets a community with wide range of interests and attracts professionals working in industry, academia and government. It is relevant to system developers, researchers, computer scientists, educators, theore-ticians, and policy makers. As an interdisciplinary field, we aim to promote interaction, collaboration and integration of projects between researchers, industrials and practitioners around the World from many disciplines: computer science, engineering, medicine, HCI, human sciences, art, law and others. Come along and be part of this event, share your expertise, make an impact and, enjoy the year 2000 in the Netherlands!
Deadline for Paper Submission: March 15th, 2000. Notification of acceptance: May 2nd, 2000
The workshop is an integral part of the EUROMICRO 2000 conference. For further information look at the EUROMICRO web site: <http://www.euromicro.org/>
Location: San Jose, California
Date: 5-8 September, 2000
Source: Posting to DC-general Mailbase list (1 March 2000)
The Seventeenth International Unicode Conference will address topics ranging from Unicode use in the World Wide Web and in operating systems and databases, to the latest developments with Unicode 3.0, Java, XML and Web protocols. Conference attendees will include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product marketing personnel responsible for the development of software supporting Unicode, as well as those involved in all aspects of the globalization of software and the Internet.
DEADLINES Submissions due: May 1, 2000
Notification date: May 19, 2000
For further information look at the conference web site: <http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc17>
Location: Copenhagen / Amsterdam
Date: 1-5 May 2000 / 5-9 June 2000
Source: Posting to lis-european-programmes Mailbase list (25 February 2000)
The ECPA is pleased to announce two workshops on management of photographic collections to be held in Copenhagen (1-5 May 2000) and Amsterdam (5-9 June 2000).
These workshops are part of a one-year project, 'Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access' (SEPIA), funded by the European Union under the Framework Programme in Support of Culture.
The workshops are aimed at all those responsible for photographic collections in archives, museums, libraries. For this introductory course, no specific expertise of photographic techniques or digital imaging is required. Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of English in order to participate in discussions.
For more information about the workshops see <http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/sepia/events/register.html>
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 22-23 June 2000
Source: Nuria Gallart <Nuria.Gallart@uab.es>
The conference will discuss the experiences and findings of the DECOMATE II project, the challenges encountered and the solutions found from both the management and technical areas. A user's view and the comparison with similar works will complete the panorama allowing a thorough assessment of the project which aims to be seen as the first step towards the European Digital Library for Economics.
For more information see <http://www.bib.uab.es/decomate2/>
Location: The Internet
Date: November 2000
Source: CORDIS Focus, issue 143, 14 February 2000, page 8. Also submitted to SCRAN Mailbase list (23 Feb 2000).
The next Netd@ys Europe Week is planned by the European Commission for November 2000. This will be the fourth year of Netd@ys events.
The Week will involve an extensive campaign to promote the value and potential afforded to education and culture by new media, particularly the Internet, and to enable European citizens to acquire the skills and tools necessary for full and active participation in the Information Society.
The EC Directorate General Education and Culture is planning to issue in March 2000 a call for tenders for a communication strategy to promote the event and to provide an in-depth evaluation of the campaign. The tender will also seek coordination of activities carried out in conjunction with Netd@ys Europe and organisation of the launch of the event.
A second part of the call will request tenders to create and manage a Netd@ys Europe 2000 Internet site.
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