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DL.org: Coordination Action on Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices, and Modelling Foundations

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning DL.org has increased awareness and understanding of interoperability of digital libraries systems and produced an enhanced and consolidated version of the DELOS Reference Model.

The goal of the DL.org Coordination Action on Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices, and Modelling Foundations was to create a framework where key representatives from major initiatives and on-going Digital Library related projects could collaborate, discuss experiences, exchange expertise, work on interoperability of their solutions, promote shared standards, and provide the DL community with a deeper understanding of key issues and new directions.

In using the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model as its conceptual and operational basis, DL.org made an innovative attempt to achieve the above. The main instrument of the project consisted of six thematic Working Groups composed by DL.org partners and representatives from important DL projects and organisations in order to achieve a maximum impact on the digital libraries community and beyond.

The main outcomes of DL.org are:

  • a "Digital Library Technology and Methodology Cookbook" providing a portfolio of current best practices and patterns to facilitate cross-fertilization between existing systems and their enhancement in terms of critical interoperability issues;
  • a consolidated and enhanced version of the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model;
  • workshops, summer schools, eCourses and dissemination activities to communicate the impact of DL.org achievements to relevant communities.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 520 073
Administrative Contact
Donatella Castelli (Ms.)

Participants (3)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 302 275
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yannis Ioannidis (Prof.)
TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 190 402
Address
Chase Side 42 Chase Green House
EN2 6NF Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvana Muscella (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 250
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seamus Ross (Prof.)