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Proposal expansion awards for SMEs participating in the LIBRARIES third call for proposals

The advanced notice concerning proposal expansion awards related to the LIBRARIES intended third call for proposals, announced in RTD-News on 20 July 1993, is now published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The proposed third call is scheduled for November ...

The advanced notice concerning proposal expansion awards related to the LIBRARIES intended third call for proposals, announced in RTD-News on 20 July 1993, is now published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. The proposed third call is scheduled for November 1993, subject to availability of funds. Results of the two previous LIBRARIES calls indicated that a problem exists in matching the technological skills of suppliers of library-related systems and services, primarily small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the requirements of libraries as users of new or emerging technologies. To facilitate communication between SME suppliers and libraries the Commission is examining the possibility of making financial awards to partly fund activities related to the proposal expansion of suitable projects. These expansion awards would be made only in conjunction with the proposed third call, and are intended for SMEs established within the Community, in partnership with libraries. Qualifying consortia would be invited to submit proposal outlines for themes of LIBRARIES action line 4: Stimulation of a European market in telematic products and services specific for libraries, feasibility and requirements. A final decision concerning the proposal expansion awards initiative will be taken in September. However, interested organizations are invited, as of now, to contact the Commission for information. Organizations wishing to receive further details should contact: Commission of the European Communities DG XIII, Directorate E-3 LIBRARIES Programme - Expansion Awards Jean Monnet building (C5 66) L-2920 Luxembourg Tel. +352-430132126/430134071; Fax +352-430133530

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