Telematics for Libraries - Projects
Updated: 15 DEC 99
|Project Number and Title
5605 - The Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums under the Influence of Networking Technologies, Pre-session seminar of the IFLA Conference 1998
|FP 4/Accompanying Measure
: dissemination of results; exploitation of results
for the Ifla Seminar
Convergence in the digital age: challenges for libraries, museums and archives
, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 13 - 14 August 1998, are now available
This is an accompanying measure to promote the Telematics for Libraries Programme's results
IFLA EU was an accompanying measure to organise a two-day pre-session seminar on the Telematics for Libraries Programme in the frame of the 64th International Federation of Libraries Associations (IFLA) General Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 16 - August 21 1998. The seminar theme was "The Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums under the Influence of Networking Technologies".
A single contractor, TNO-STB, organised the event, which was attended by 125 participants.
The target audience was from the three sectors.
The programme included speakers from the three domains who discussed common issues and problems in introducing new technologies and in developing new telematics services.
A number of Libraries projects that are relevant in these domains were presented, including
The key issues were:
- To create a strong link with the Telematics for Libraries Programme.
- To study the common issues facing the three types of institutions (libraries, archives and museums) in Europe and the way that they jointly use the new information technologies.
- To develop new ideas for co-operation in the information technologies field.
- To look at the process of standardisation at different levels.
Actions and results
The seminar had two objectives:
- To more widely disseminate the results of the Telematics for libraries Programme.
- To develop and present an analysis of the consequences of the tendencies of convergence between memory institutions, such as libraries, museums and archives, for their future work and for the formulation of strategies for co-operation between these.
The immediate results of the seminar were wider dissemination of the results of the Telematics for Libraries programme to those attending the pre-conference, a group of key librarians, archivists and museum experts from all over the world. The seminar also generated new ideas for the definition of strategies for co-operation in a digital environment of libraries, archives and museums.
Longer term results will be achieved by the publication and wide distribution among libraries, archives and museums of the conference proceedings and the dissemination by conference participants (multipliers) of the new ideas for co-operation developed during the event.
|Name of Institution/Organisation
||Postal Code / City
||2600 JD Delft, Postbox 6030
|Title, First Name, Name
||Johan van de Walle
||+31 15 26954 55
||+31 15 269 54 60
Prototyping of Interfaces
The project focused on providing graphical interfaces