Workshop on Policy & Quality Interoperability at ECA2010

The workshop entitled “Policy and Quality Interoperability: an organisational approach for digital archives and digital libraries”, which was spearheaded by Dr Perla Innocenti and Dr Giuseppina Vullo, both from the University of Glasgow, and Professor Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, was successfully held on 29th April 2010 within the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving (ECA 2010, 28-30 April 2010, Geneva, Switzerland,

Giuseppina Vullo @ Policy & Quality Workshop, ECA2010

The workshop was led by Dr Giuseppina Vullo (pictured left), who presented the research and activities towards policy and quality interoperability. The audience actively and fruitfully interacted on the key issues being addressed by the Policy Working Group and Quality Working Group, spanning the main challenges affecting digital libraries on policy and quality interoperability, to cross-domain user scenarios.

Attendees at the Policy & Quality Workshop, ECA2010

Another success factor was participation in the policy and quality interoperability survey targeting international digital libraries and archives on the part of several attendees. – On the Road – coming soon!

1) 2nd International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML), 25-28 May 2010, Chania, Crete, Greece. The talk draws on the interim findings of the six thematic Working Groups focusing on content, functionality, user, policy, quality and architecture that co-ordinated. The talk, entitled “Paving the way for Interoperability in Digital Libraries: The Project”, is based on a paper by Katerina El Raheb and co-authored by members of the Consortium.

2) presentation on Policy & Quality Interoperability Challenges & Approaches for Digital Libraries on 2 June at Archiving 2010, The Hague, Netherlands. The Policy and Quality Working Group co-ordinators are presenting a paper on DL interoperability challenges and approaches on 2 June 2010 during the Archiving 2010 conference in The Hague.
The presentation, co-authored by Perla Innocenti, Seamus Ross and Giuseppina Vullo, is entitled “Towards Policy and Quality Interoperability: Challenges and approaches for Digital Libraries”. Perla Innocenti (pictured) leads the presentation with a focus on:

  • Policy and quality within the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model
  • Core policy and quality aspects affecting information systems
  • The policy and quality interoperability frameworks
  • Real-world cases on policy and quality interoperability
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