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European meta databases of E-academic resources

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 41090

  • Start date

    15 January 2005

  • End date

    14 October 2005

Funded under:

IS-ECONTENT

Coordinated by:

Università degli Studi di Milano - UNIMI

Italy

Objective

EUREA was a feasibility project aiming to determine the best conditions for implementation, commercial operating and perpetuation of a European cross-border mutualisation system of academic e-resources of the highest quality.

Nine of the twelve European universities with the highest performances in research joined efforts to pool and enhance their high quality digital resources by gathering them into extensive interoperable and multilingual European multimedia databases, and by developing tools and services to promote and exploit theses resources.

The wish was to "establish a vision of higher education that would be known throughout the world, and by that to become major actors in the emerging e-learning market".

Besides the elaboration of mature technical and managerial models, the partnership focused on defining the conditions for enlargement of the partnership to other European universities. The partners also developed the business dimension of the project, essential to its perpetuation:

- investigation of all the possible ways of commercial operating of the planed mutualisation system;
- search private partners to support and consolidate the business dimension;
- realisation of a market analysis and elaboration of a mature business model.

Coordinator

Università degli Studi di Milano - UNIMI

Address

Via Festa Del Perdono, 7
20122 Milano

Italy

Participants (6)

CRID - FUNDP

Belgium

Karolinska Institutet (KIS)

Sweden

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Germany

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (UHEI)

Germany

University of Leiden

Netherlands

Université de Genève (UniGe)

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 41090

  • Start date

    15 January 2005

  • End date

    14 October 2005

Funded under:

IS-ECONTENT

Coordinated by:

Università degli Studi di Milano - UNIMI

Italy