[Web4lib] DL.org Workshop "Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability strategies", 4 February 2011

Giuseppina Vullo Giuseppina.Vullo at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Dec 17 05:37:59 EST 2010

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DL.org Workshop on Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability

4 February 2011

British Academy

London, United Kingdom



The European project, DL.org (Digital Library Interoperability, Best
Practices and Modelling Foundations) is delighted to announce the
Workshop on "Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability
strategies", which takes place at the British Academy in London (UK), 4
February 2011.


Theme and objectives

The DL.org Workshop in London will gather international experts on
Digital Libraries and Open Access Repositories (OARs), providing a forum
in which to:

1) trigger the multi-disciplinary debate about research on Digital
Libraries and Open Access

2) discuss the DL.org project results, and existing frameworks and best
practices for interoperability within the communities of practice
3) propose common strategies for interoperability: start discussing how
to implement a mechanism for exchanging, sharing and integrating results
between DLs and OARs communities
4) create new connections and partnerships, and explore ways for a
closer cooperation between researchers and the communities of practice



08.45 - 09:15    Registration and Welcome Coffee & Tea

09:15 - 09:30    Introduction, Prof. Seamus Ross, University of Toronto

09:30 - 10:00    The DL.org Reference Model, Vittore Casarosa, CNR-ISTI,
Pisa (IT)

10:00 - 10:30    Interoperability best practices and solutions: the
DL.org Cookbook, Leonardo Candela, CNR-ISTI, Pisa (IT)

10:30 - 11:00    The Policy & Quality Interoperability Surveys. Lessons
learned from the OAR community, Perla Innocenti and Giuseppina Vullo,
HATII - University of Glasgow (UK)

11:00 - 11:30    Networking Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00    Data Libraries: A matter of trust, reliability,
quality, Hans Pfeiffenberger, Alfred Wegener Institute (DE)

12:00 - 12:30    The Sonex Workgroup on Interoperability, Pablo De
Castro, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)

12:30 - 13:45    Lunch break 

13:45 - 14:15    Open Repositories and interoperability challenges in
UK, Peter Burnhill, EDINA - University of Edinburgh (UK)

14:15 - 14:45    The "many ways" to interoperability. Outcomes and
challenges within DRIVER and OpenAIRE, Wolfram Horstmann, University of
Bielefeld (DE)

14:45 - 15:15    Future scenarios on Open Access, Heather Joseph, SPARC

15:15 - 15:45    Networking Coffee break

15:45 - 16:45    Round Table - Common strategies for interoperability.
Chair: Prof. Seamus Ross, University of Toronto (CA)

16:45 - 17:00    Conclusions and Future opportunities


The DL.org Workshop
en-access-repositories/agenda-3) will address the interoperability
challenges within the context of digital libraries and open access
repositories, along the perspectives of content, user, functionality,
policy, quality and architecture, the six core domains captured in the
DL.org Reference Model.



The workshop is addressed to Library and Information Science researchers
and professionals, and to the Open Access community. It should be of
interest to those involved in developing interoperability frameworks or
models, and those involved in the implementation of digital libraries,
institutional, subject or learning object repositories, and associated
services across a broad range of communities of practice.



This full day workshop will be held at the British Academy in London
(UK), 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH, England.


Registration and fees

For those who register by 5 January 2011, registration fees are GBP 50.
>From 6 January 2011 registration fees are GBP 75. 

Registration fees for students (doctoral, masters) are GBP 50.

Registration fees include: Workshop lectures and notes, lunch and coffee
breaks at the British Academy.

To register to the DL.org Workshop please fill in the online form at

Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation message and
course fee payment instructions.

Registration for the workshop is limited by the venue capacity. Early
registration is strongly recommended. 

For further information please contact london at dlorg.eu


Best wishes on behalf of the DL.org Project Team!


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