Sunday, April 01, 2007

Irish Digital Libraries Summit

We would like to invite everyone interested in the research and development of digital libraries in Ireland to participate in the Irish Digital Libraries Summit on 20th April 2007. This one-day forum explores the future of digital libraries at the eve of the next generation Internet.

The event is organized by the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI Galway, a campus company with an excellent international reputation for research and teaching on the semantic web. Further details of DERI are available at

The goal of the summit is to bring together researchers, librarians, library systems suppliers, and policy makers in order to facilitate the implementation of cutting edge technological developments in libraries. This four-way interaction is necessary for the future development of digital libraries in Ireland.

Expected outcomes from the summit include:
  • new digital projects in individual Irish libraries, and
  • the basics of an application for funding of a national digital libraries initiative under the EU FP7 Digital Libraries theme.

Speakers at the summit will present current research on digital libraries in the context of next generation Internet technologies (Semantic Web, Web 2.0), such as JeromeDL, Fedora, and BRICKS. JeromeDL allows institutions to easily publish documents on the Web. Further details are available at . There will also be presentations by practitioners and researchers on current Irish digital libraries projects.

The summit will be held at DERI, NUI Galway, IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday 20th April 2007. Details of the summit are available at:

If you intend attending the summit please register in advance by email sebastian DOT  kruk AT or phone +353 85 7126591 (M).  If you would like to give a short presentation about digital libraries, please provide details so that we can include you in the programme.

prof. dr. Stefan Decker
Director of DERI & Cluster Leader Semantic Web

Sebastian Kruk
Lead Researcher, Project Manager: Digital Libraries

prof. Mary Burke
School of Information and Library Studies (SILS)
University College Dublin (UCD)

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