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Jul 18, 2011

Linking Research & Education in DLs is delighted to announce the Workshop on Linking Research & Education in DLs, 28-29 September 2011 within Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries in Berlin. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate collaboration in education and research for the Digital Libraries, demonstrating and explaining tools and methods of sharing knowledge. The Workshop is organised by Vittore Casarosa and Donatella Castelli from theĀ  National Research Council in Italy and Anna Maria Tammaro from the University of Parma.
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To foster a dialogue between different communities with their languages and research methods, we need a conceptual model and agreed definitions. In order to try and provide some common foundations (and terminology) to all those different perspectives, the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (an EU funded initiative) initially, and subsequently (a European project for Interoperability in Digital Libraries) have been working on the definition of a conceptual model for digital libraries, based on a small number of simple concepts (content, user, functionality, quality, policy, architecture).

Workshop expected outcomes

  • An (initial) understanding of what aspects of research and education in Digital Libraries can affect the development of Digital Libraries in a significant way.
  • An (initial) discussion on how results of research in Digital Libraries can be usefully transferred to education in Digital Libraries, quickly and easily: e.g. how to implement a European scale mechanism for exchanging, sharing and integrating research results into education.
  • The outline of the content of a report on conceptual model and definitions of concepts to be distributed to the research and education communities interested in Digital Libraries, for furthering the discussion of those topics.

Workshop format
This workshop intends to bring forward some initial ideas developed and discussed in a Workshop held last November in Parma, jointly organized by the DILL International Master in Digital Libraries Learning and the European project for Interoperability in Digital Libraries. It is planned to have only invited speakers, leaving ample time for discussion after each presentation, and to have a final plenary session to wrap up the discussions held during the workshop and to outline the follow-on activities.

Preliminary Programme and more information