Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Internet gateways for national Libraries

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999

Record Control Number : 12471 Date : 1999-03-16

Category : Event

General Information :

"Building national and large-scale Internet Information Gateways" is a workshop for the National Libraries of Europe to be held on 14 and 15 September 1999 at The Hague, The Netherlands.

The European Union is funding DESIRE to run a workshop for the National Libraries of Europe on building national and large-scale Internet Information gateways, in line with international Web and library standards and with a view to developing European collaboration and strategy for Internet cataloguing.

The workshop will be run by partners in the DESIRE project:

- Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands) (where DutchESS is based); - The Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol (where SOSIG is based); - TERENA (The Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association); - UKOLN (The UK Office for Library and Information Networking).

DESIRE is a large pan-European project, which aims to promote the use of the world wide web in the European research community. The workshop will be run by staff who have experience and expertise in setting up national information gateways (such as DutchESS and SOSIG) and who have conducted considerable research in the following areas:

- Tools and methods for building large-scale Internet information gateways; - Internet resource discovery; - Metadata and Web standards; - Internet cataloguing.

Data Source Provider : DESIRE Consortium

Document Reference : Announcement on DESIRE Consortium website at:URL:

Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems; Telecommunications; Information, Media

Contact Person :

To register for the event, please complete the online booking form at: