Theory and Practice in Digital Libraries: A European Approach


The one-day Workshop on Theory and Practice in Digital Libraries: A European Approach, Monday 13 December 2010 in Athens, Greece, was co-hosted with the Veria Central Public Library, Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing at Ionian University. The event brought together over 40  representatives from the Greek Digital Library community, spanning librarians and library managers, researchers, PhD students, theorists and practitioners.

Workshop Features

  • Yannis Ioannidis from the University of Athens offered insights into Digital Libraries, the core concepts that define a Digital Library with particular reference to the Reference Model.
  • Cookbook was presented by Leonardo Candela from the Institute of Information Science and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy.
  • The event also explored Heterogeneity in European Digital Libraries: The Europeana Challenge with a talk from Yannis Trohopoulos and Vaggelis Banos, Veria Central Public Library.
  • Interoperability approaches on metadata with a talk from Sarantos Kapidakis, Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Ionian University.
  • A Demo Session illustrated a number of functionalities of Digital Libraries in the European landscape: Europeana, Access-IT, DRIVER & OpenAIRE, and D4Science.

The Presentations served as a springboard for further deliberations  with participants.

Workshop Ouputs