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DELOS Brainstorming Meeting

Juan-le-Pins, France
05-06 December 2005

On December 5 - 6, 2005, the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries held a brainstorming meeting in Nice, France, to formulate responses to the i2010 Digital Library questions from the European Commission and to discuss the DELOS vision of the future of Digital Libraries. Participants came from within and without DELOS, from Europe and the United States, including librarians, researchers in the DL field, and representatives of the European Commission.


The final report of the meeting and related documents are now available:


Final Report (Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard, Yannis Ioannidis, Heiko Schuldt, Dagobert Soergel, Editors)

List of ideas (faceted classification)
The EU Vision - Horst Forster (EC)
The TEL Vision - Jill Cousins (Head of Office-The European Library)
The DELOS Vision - Yannis Ioannidis (U. Athens, Greece)
Overview of DL Activities in the US - Steve Griffin (NSF)


Monday, 05 December 2005


08.30 - 08.45Registration
08.45 - 09.00Welcome
 General Views
09.00 - 09.30The EU Vision - Horst Forster (EC)
09.30 - 10.00Overview of DL Activities in the US - Steve Griffin (NSF)
10.00 - 10.30The TEL Vision - Jill Cousins (Head of Office-The European Library)
10.30 - 11.00The DELOS Vision - Yannis Ioannidis (U. Athens, Greece)
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break
 Hot technology topics
11.30 - 11.45Future Search Engines- Gerhard Weikum (MPI, Germany)
11.45 - 12.00Content and Service Federations - Erich Neuhold (Fraunhofer, Germany)
12.00 - 12.15Information Access and Integration - Yannis Ioannidis (U.Athens, Greece)
12.15 - 12.30Multimediality - Stavros Christodoulakis (Tech. U. of Crete, Greece)
12.30 - 12.45Preservation - Seamus Ross (U.Glasgow, UK)
12.45 - 13.00Multilingual Information Access - Carol Peters (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
13.00 - 13.15Metadata - Traugott Koch (UKOLN, UK)
13.15 - 13.30Knowledge Management/Ontologies - Martin Doerr (FORTH, Greece)
13.30 - 15.00Lunch
15.00 - 17.00Spotlight Session
 Participants have 5 minutes maximum to present their ideas for the future of Digital Libraries
17.00 - 17.30Coffee Break
17.30 - 18.00Topic Bids
 Participants propose and vote on the most important and the least important/most wasteful items for the
future of research/development/policy/strategy
18.00 - 19.00Topic Classification
topic collection, classification and selection of the most voted in both categories (most important and least important)
19.00End of the first day
20.00Dinner - discussions continue


Tuesday, 06 December 2005


09.00 - 11.00Topic discussion
 selected topics are discussed in detail
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00Topic discussion continues
13.00 - 15.00Lunch/Recommendation formulation
15.00 - 17.00Recommendation, presentation and discussion
17.00 - 17.30Next Steps
17.30End of the Meeting


List of participants


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