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Telematics for Libraries

The European Commission, DG XIII, is to launch five new projects in the Telematics for Libraries activity within the year with funds available from their 1996 call for proposals.

The projects announced are:

DEBORA, led by the École Nationale des Sciences de l'Information et ...
The European Commission, DG XIII, is to launch five new projects in the Telematics for Libraries activity within the year with funds available from their 1996 call for proposals.

The projects announced are:

DEBORA, led by the École Nationale des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliotèques in Lyon, France. The program is aimed towards developing tools for accessing rare 16th century documents, setting up a production chain for digitizing old books, and storing and indexing an Image Based Management System for access on the World Wide Web.
ELVIL2000, will extend ELVIL by including parliamentary libraries in Poland and the Czech Republic and is intended to facilitate access to European law and politics for educational purposes.
HERCULE, is to be co-ordinated by Walsall Public Libraries, UK, and intended to provide Web-based library support services for school children.
MASTER, co-ordinated by De Montford University, UK, will develop, test, and document an international standard for electronic description in manuscripts. A union database of records contributed by partner libraries will also be established. This is intended to provide demonstrator services for accessing manuscripts in Europe.
MIRACLE, will develop facilities for the blind to access and download Braille music in digital form from a central database. SVB in Amsterdam, Holland, will co-ordinate the project.

DEBORA, HERCULE and MASTER are expected to commence in January 1999, and MIRACLE in February, 1999.

Source: The European Commission, DG XIII

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