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DELOS NoE. DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries Curent Tre n ds in D igitization Torun, 3-4 February 2003. DELOS NoE - Contract Issues. The DELOS contract (2000-2002) has been extended to June 30, 2003

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  1. DELOS NoE DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries Curent Trends in Digitization Torun, 3-4 February 2003

  2. DELOS NoE - Contract Issues • The DELOS contract (2000-2002) has been extended to June 30, 2003 • The DELOS contract has been expanded (additional funding) to promote the achievements and activities of DELOS to the CEE countries

  3. DELOS NoE - Objectives • Contribute towards improving effectiveness of European research in this important area • Provide forum where researchers, practitioners, representatives of interested applications and industries can exchange ideas and experiences • Co-operate with on-going standardisation activities in relevant fields for the DL domain • Facilitate take-up of DL technologies in all interested application communities • Improve international cooperation in DL research areas

  4. NoE Activity Organisation • The Network activities are organised in a set of Forums: • Research Forum • Evaluation Forum • Standardisation Forum • Training and Knowledge/Technology Transfer Forum • International Co-operation Forum

  5. Digital Library Research Forum Objectives: • to stimulate and co-ordinate actions aiming at the advancement of research in the DL domain • to improve scientific collaboration between European research teams working in this area Actions: • Thematic Workshop Series • European Conference on Digital Libraries Series • International Research Exchange Programme • Brainstorming Workshop Series

  6. Digital Library Research Forum Thematic Workshops: “Information Seeking, Searching, and Querying in Digital Libraries” Zurich, 11-12 Dec. 2000 “Personalization and Recommendation Systems in Digital Libraries” Dublin, 18-20 June 2001 “Interoperability in Digital Libraries” Darmstadt, 8-9 September 2001 “Evaluation of DLs: Testbeds, Measurements, and Metrics”, Budapest, 6-7 June 2002

  7. Digital Library Research Forum Conferences: European Conference on Digital Libraries, “ECDL 2000” Lisbon, 18-20 September 2000 European Conference on Digital Libraries, “ECDL 2001” Darmstadt,5-7 September 2001 European Conference on Digital Libraries, “ECDL 2002” Rome, 18-20 September 2002

  8. Digital Library Research Forum International Research Exchange Programme Brainstorming Workshops: First Brainstorming Workshop on: “The Next Generation of Digital Libraries” Alta Badia, Italy, 13-15 June 2001 Second Brainstorming Workshop on: “Digital Libraries: Main Research Themes for a Research Programme in Digital Libraries” Pisa, Italy, 6-7 December 2002

  9. Digital Library Evaluation Forum Objectives: • to accelerate and enhance research into digital libraries • to provide appropriate testbeds for evaluating research in the DL domain Actions: • Metalibrary and DL Schema • Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval - INEX • Evaluation of Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval Systems

  10. Digital Library Evaluation Forum Metalibrary and DL Schema • A DL Test Suite WG has been set-up • Description scheme for digital collections • Survey on existing DL test collections • Evaluation Methodology and Metrics

  11. Digital Library Standardisation Forum Objectives: • to contribute to the definition of relevant standards • to follow standardisation activities in the DL domain carried out by international bodies and working groups Actions: • to set-up and operate a number of Working Groups

  12. Digital Library Standardisation Forum Three WGs have been set up: • Registries • Ontology Harmonization • Project Metadata Two White Papers were prepared: Principles of Metadata Registries Building Core Ontologies

  13. Digital Library Training and Technology Transfer Forum Objectives: • to train young researchers in DL technologies • to speed up the take-up process of new DL technologies Actions: • International Summer School Series • National Technology Transfer Actions • Specific Technology Transfer Actions

  14. Digital Library Training and Technology Transfer Forum International Summer School Series: First International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies, “ISDL’01” Pisa, 9-13 July 2001 Second International Summer School on Digital Library Technologies, “ISDL’02” Pisa, 8-12 July 2002

  15. Digital Library Training and Technology Transfer Forum National Technology Transfer Actions: • Italian National Workshop Rome, 31 October 2001 • Greek National Workshop Corfu, 21 June 2002

  16. National TechnologyTransfer Events – Italy • Italian National Workshop on “Digital Libraries – Research and Development in Italy”Rome, 31 October 2001 • Survey of Italian research and development activities • Exchange of ideas and experiences • Promote collaboration between the research community and the Cultural Heritage institutions • About 120 participants from all communities

  17. National TechnologyTransfer Events - Greece • Greek National Workshop on “Developing Digital Libraries”(in cooperation with the Archive and Library Sciences Department of the Ioanian University)Corfu, Greece, 21 June 21 2002 • organization, developing stages and opportunities for the development of Digital Libraries. • basic elements of DLs, digital objects, metadata • success stories • digitization guidelines and calls for digitization • About 110 participants, mostly library personnel and senior students

  18. Digital Library International Co-operation Forum Objectives: • To enhance the collaborative links between the EU DL projects • to establish collaborative links with other non-EU DL research communities Actions: • DL All Projects Workshop Series • International Workshop Series • DELOS/NSF Joint Working Groups

  19. Digital Library International Co-operation Forum DL All Projects Workshops: • EU DL All Projects Meeting Luxembourg, 7-8 February 2001 • Harmonization Meeting on “Digital Libraries National Initiatives and EU Actions: The Need for Harmonization” Brussels, 11 May 2001 • EU/NSF DL All Projects Meeting Rome, 25-26 March 2002

  20. Digital Library International Co-operation Forum International Workshops: • DELOS - Russian DL Community Workshop Moscow, June 7-9, 2001 • DELOS - non-EU Mediterranean DL Communities Workshop Ifrane (Morocco), November 8-9, 2001

  21. Digital Library International Co-operation Forum DELOS/NSF Joint Working Groups • Spoken-Word Digital Audio Collections • Digital Libraries Information -Technology Infrastructures • Emerging Language Technologies and the Rediscovery of the Past • Digital Imaging for Significant Cultural and Historical Materials • Digital Archiving and Preservation • Actors in Digital Libraries • Personalization and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries

  22. Digital Library International Co-operation Forum DELOS Activities in CEE Countries • First DELOS-CEE Workshop Torun (Poland), 23-29 October 2002

  23. Delos - CEE • Open opportunities for the extension of already realised projects towards the NAS countries • Needs of undertaking the topic of digital libraries in CEE • Already started activities in digitisation • Preparation to the accession to the European Union • Will of cooperation between the institutions

  24. Delos - CEE Organizational structure • Coordinator – ERCIM, France • Principal Contractor – Head Office of State Archives, Poland • Members: • ICIMSS, Poland • Comenius University, Slovak Republic • Latvian University, Riga • Library and Information Science Institute, Hungary

  25. Delos - CEE Planned tasks • Participation in DELOS network of excellence activities • Dissemination of DELOS NoE achievements: • Translation • DELOS-CEE website • Workshops organization • Technology transfer

  26. Delos - CEE • Planned translation: • Lund report in digitisation: Digitisation Europe • San Casciano report • Metadata, Onthologies (reports by Thomas Baker) • EU-NSF working groups – reports:

  27. Delos - CEE • Planned translation: • Other documents being on preparation as deliverables of DELOS working groups in the topics of: • Preservation • Digital library information, technology, digital structure • Access to multimedia • Personalisation and recommended systems • Actors in digital libraries

  28. Delos - CEE • Training activities • Three international workshops • Four national events • Meeting with the national librarians • Meeting with the national archivists

  29. Delos - CEE • Three international workshops: • Introduction to digital libraries (delivered in October 2002, Torun) • International cooperation. May Prague • Technology Transfer workshop 12-13 June Gdansk

  30. Delos - CEE • Four national events: • Latvia: Metadata in digital libraries March • Hungary:Preservation of the digital cultural heritage: initiatives and technologies April • Slovak Republic: User Behaviour in Digital LibrariesMay 21-22 • Poland:Preservation of digital resources April 25-26

  31. DELOS NoE DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries http://www.delos-noe.org http://www.icimss.edu/delos

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