Workshop on Research & Education in Digital Libraries

Workshop  on Research and Education in Digital Libraries

European Library Automation Group (ELAG 2011), 25-29 May 2011, Prague, Czech Republic


Building on the successful outcomes of the Seminar on the same theme held on 9 November 2011 in Parma, this Workshop aims at establishing a forum for discussion on how to better exploit the results of research for education in Digital Libraries. The main thread of discussion will be interoperability in digital libraries, which means that research has to consider not only the technical dimension, but also other dimensions that may be affected by interoperability issues, such as policy, quality, user profiles, legal aspects, and so forth. The discussion will  focus not just on the content that should be included in Library and Information Science programmes, but will also explore the many implications, both conceptual and practical, that arise when working in the “information field”, very broadly defined.

Workshop Goals

  • Trigger a discussion aimed at understanding which aspects of research in Digital Libraries impact most on education in Digital Libraries.
  • Energise thinking on how results of research in Digital Libraries can be timely transferred to education in Digital Libraries, e.g. how to implement a European scale mechanism for exchanging, sharing and integrating research results into education.
  • Outline the content of a report to be distributed to the research and education communities interested in Digital Libraries, for furthering the discussion of those topics.


Vittore Casarosa, Institute of Information Science & Technologies, National Research Council of Italy.

Donatella Castelli, Institute of Information Science & Technologies, National Research Council of Italy.

Anna Maria Tammaro, professor at Parma University.

Outcomes of the Parma Seminar

Interview with Anna Maria Tammaro

Interview with Marcial Reyes Batiancila, Philippines, Master student of the Digital Library Learning (DILL), EC's Eramus Mundus programme