Guides & Frameworks

Title: A DRIVER’s Guide to European Repositories

Authors: DRIVER (Digital Repositories Infrastructure Vision for European Research), a European project that has forged a strategic alliance with

Copyright SURFFoundation, 2008. Published by Amsterdam University Press

Target audiences and summary: Ideal for a first approach to the Digital Repository landscape, these guidelines cover Digital Repository developments with special emphasis on Europe, the population of repositories, intellectual propert rights, data curation, long-term preservation with reference to standards and metadata.


Title: European Interoperability Framework for eGovernment

Authors: European Commission

Target audiences: European policy decision makers and influencers, digital information creators, data curation, information and library professionals, standards groups.


This document establishes the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) to support the pan-European delivery of electronic government services. In particular, it will be the reference document on interoperability for the IDABC programme2.The document represents the highest-ranking module of a comprehensive methodological tool kit for implementing pan-European eGovernment services. It will be further developed parallel to the progress and the emerging requirements of pan-European infrastructures and services.


Title: Three Dimensions of Organisational Interoperability

Authors: Herbert Kubicek and Ralf Cimander, University of Bremen

Published in the European Journal of ePractice, January 2009.

Target audiences: information professionals and decision makers, funding agencies, local and national policy makers, digital information creators.


Interoperability (IOP) is considered a critical success factor to forge ahead in the online provi-sion of public services. Interoperability frameworks should give guidance to practitioners on what to consider and to do in order to enable seamless interaction with other public authorities and clients. This report delivers insignts insights for improving interoperability frameworks.