The European Library (TEL) - The Gate to Europe's Knowledge
Date : April 29 - 30, 2002
Location: Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Organizer: Die Deutsche Bibliothek, TEL Project Partner
In addition to print media, which are likely to retain their importance in
many areas, networked publications, interactive and multimedia products and
services will play an increasingly important role over the next few years.
In order to structure the vast flood of information for the benefit of the
individual scholar and decision-maker, and ultimately for every private
citizen, WWW gateways and portals will need to be created and continuously
upgraded. This task requires international co-operation on both technology
Nine European national libraries together with the Conference of European
National Librarians are constructing the basis for such a portal concept in
the project "The European Library" (TEL). "The European Library" (TEL) is an
accompanying measure within the framework of the Key Action 3 of the
IST-Programme (Information Societies Technologies) of the EU.
On the basis of the decentralized digital and conventional holdings of the
participating national libraries the technical, legal and context platform
of a pan-European information server shall be created. In future the users
can search all online catalogues of the European national libraries
simultaneously with a single inquiry, proceeding from there to access their
digital and conventional holdings and services. Definition and clarification
of legal issues concerning copyright and licensing as well as a business
model play an important role.
The results of the first half period are going to be presented at the
international conference. External speakers are going to supplement and to
comment the Tel presentations in five topics.
· National Libraries and Publishers
· The business of Digital Libraries
· Describing and Handling Digital Publications
· The European Library: Proof of Concept
· European Information Networks
Participation is free of charge.
Further information: http://www.europeanlibrary.org
Registration (deadline April 2, 2002)
Regina Weiss, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am
Phone + 49 +69 1525 - 1002, Fax + 49 +69 1525 - 1010,
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