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[FYI] Digitisation of library materials 14/12/1998

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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1998 

 Record Control Number : 11587 
                             Date : 1998-11-16 

Category : Event

General Information : 

A concertation meeting on the digitisation of library materials will
be held in Luxembourg on 14 December 1998. Discussions during the
workshop will focus on both current projects, funded within the EU's
Telematics Applications programme, and future activities in this field
within the context of the Fifth RTD Framework Programme. 

The workshop aims to establish the technical baseline for current
digitisation activities, whether targeted at high volume conversions
or at digitising rare materials, and to create a platform for an
exchange of experience between those currently involved in the field.
The specific objectives include: 

- To review and update the state-of-the-art in the technologies of
imaging and of related standards; - To consolidate experiences to
date, from national, EU and other projects; - To provide a platform
for the exchange of experience between those currently involved in
technical and service issues relating to the digitisation of library
materials; - To present the results of a recent comparative analysis
of guidelines for future preservation; - To identify outstanding and
new problems that might affect future work in the area. 

The workshop will be divided into the following sessions: 

- Current technologies and standards: state-of-the-art review; 
- Digitising content: scanning and storage; 
- Access and delivery; 
- Preservation. 

Data Source Provider : European Commission, DG XIII

Document Reference : Concertation meeting on digitisation of library
materials: Event announcement.

Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 4C; TELEMATICS 2C

Subject Index Codes : Information, Media

Contact Person : 

For further information, please contact: 

European Commission 
DG XIII - Telecommunications, information market and exploitation of
research Unit E.4 Ms Concha Fernandez de la Puente Rue Alcide de
Gasperi L-2920 Luxembourg Fax +352-430133530 E-mail:

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