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European Libraries and Electronic Resources in Mathematical Sciences - Take-Up Action

Objective

The objective of this project is to upgrade the existing EULER prototype service into a European based world-class real virtual library for mathematics (pure and applied) by a process of technological adaptations/consolidations, and implementation of a sustainable business model and its promotion among users and suppliers.

Objectives:
The goal is to make the EULER service a world reference and delivery service, offering full coverage of the mathematics literature worldwide, including bibliographic data, peer reviews and/or abstracts, indexing, classification and search, transparent access to library services, cooperation with commercial information providers(publishers, bookstores) with a European basis.

Work description:
Based on the achievements of the successfully completed EULER project (FP4 "Telematics for Libraries" project LB-5609), it is proposed that the EULER service be consolidated and adapted according to the latest user studies and experiences from the EULER project by a consortium made up of a subgroup of participants of the EULER Consortium.

The EULER-TAKEUP consortium will act as a task force of the EULER Consortium to achieve the following specific goals:
encourage synergies, accelerate wider adoption and overcome barriers to exploitation by lowering entry barriers for new information providers such as libraries or publishers;
adaptation, consolidation, and introduction of EULER service model leading edge technology (now available as prototype) in service applications and its joint evaluation (by supplier and user);
continue the wide dissemination of results and exchange experiences across borders and scientific sectors and participation in co-ordination frameworks.

Milestones:
Make a wide variety of electronic resources in mathematics available through a unified gateway based on the EULER Dublin Core metadata format;
continue working toward comprehensiveness, service integration, and cost efficiency of the EULER services to assist in exploiting the benefits of networking for integration of library services such as data sharing and improvement, interlibrary loans, document delivery;
advance cooperation with commercial partners (e.g. publishing houses, bookstores);
create a non-profit service in the interests of the mathematical community.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENLICHEN RECHTS
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Goettingen
Germany

Participants (3)

FACHINFORMATIONSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE, GESELLSCHAFT FUER WISSENSCHAFTLICH-TECHNISCHE INFORMATION MBH
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Karlsruhe
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze