DL.org has established Strategic Alliances with national initiatives promoting open access and driving forward advances in terms of interoperability. Representatives serve on several DL.org Working Groups and support dedicated dissemination activities to share insights into their respective fields of expertise.
CRUI (Conference of Italian Rectors – Open Access Working Group) – Italy with a focus on copyright and intellectual property policies. Representatives from CRUI serve on the Working Group dedicated to Policy, contributing also to papers and the DL.org blog. CRUI website
DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is an institute under the auspices of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) which is also supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Since its establishment in 2005, DANS has been storing and making research data in the arts and humanities and social sciences permanently accessible. Representatives serve on the Quality Working Group. DANS website
Digital Curation Centre (UK) and its DIFFUSE Standards Framework (DCC DIFFUSE) provides a single point of access to a range of standards and specifications related to the curation and preservation of access to data and other digital materials. Representatives from DCC DIFFUSE serve on the Working Group dedicated to Quality and have served as DL.org testimonials. DCC DIFFUSE website
Digital Library Curriculum Project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF, U.S.) as a collaborative research project that builds upon an alliance between Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Digital Libraries Curriculum Project representatives from this initiative serve as experts in the Functionality Working Group. The alliance has been instrumental in shaping training modules for Wikidiversity, ensuring DL.org’s educational role is broadcast widely.
Digital Library Curriculim Website
Helmholtz Open Access supports scientists as well as the respective Helmholtz Centres in the realisation of Open Access to research data as an essential asset for scientific culture now and in the future. Representativesfrom Helmholtz Open Access serve on the Working Group dedicated to Policy, contributing to DL.org events and as testimonials. Website
Library of Congress is playing a pioneering role in tackling the challenges bound up with rapid advances in the arena of digital libraries on both an institutional level and through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the mission of which is to develop a national strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital content for current and future generations. Representatives from the Library of Congress and the NDIIPP have shared insights into interoperability and metadata challenges that are being addressed in an exclusive interview with DL.org. Library of Congress website
Memento proposes a technical framework aimed at better integrating the current and past Web. The framework adds a time dimension to the HTTP protocol and, inspired by content negotiation, introduces the notion of date-time negotiation. Besides leading to more Web browsing fun as old versions of Web resources (e.g. in Web Archives and in Content Management Systems) become easier to access, it also suggest a generic approach for versioning Web resources that can help bootstrap a variety of novel, temporal Web applications. Memento representatives are experts in the Architecture Working Group. Memento Website
MITLibraries and the PLEDGE project is a collaboration between the MIT and UCSD Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. With funding from the National Archives and Records Administration the project is conducting research and advanced development on prototypes for scalable, interoperable digital archives and preservation environments, working primarily with the DSpace digital repository platform and the SRB data grid middleware. Representatives from this initiative serve on the Working Group dedicated to Policy. MIT & PLEDGE website
National Digital Heritage Archive, National Library of New Zealand refers to the technology, new business processes and other organisational changes the National Library has put in place to provide on-going preservation of and access to and preservation of digital heritage collections under the guardianship of the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library. Representatives from this initiative serve on the Working Group dedicated to Policy. NDHA website
Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios and Societies (5S), is project underpinned by a unified formal theory for Digital Libraries. With 5S, digital library abstractions such as digital objects, metadata, collections, services, etc., can be rigorously and usefully described through compositions of basic and higher level mathematical objects. Representatives of the 5S Framework for Digital Libraries serve as experts in the Functionality Working Group. The alliance has been instrumental in shaping training modules for Wikidiversity, ensuring DL.org’s educational role is broadcast widely. 5S Website
Swiss National Library collects all publications relating to Switzerland. Established in 1895, it holds today more than three million documents that are available to the public. The NL also houses special collections, such as the Swiss Literary Archives, the Print Room and the Dürrenmatt Centre Neuchâtel. Representatives from the Swiss National Library serve on the Working Group dedicated to Quality. Swiss National Library website
Veria Central Library is a public institution in Northern Greece, serving the city of Veria, the county of Imathia and two neighboring counties, covering a total population of 180,000 inhabitants. It is operated as a central library, two mobile libraries and a network of branches. The library's main achievements include on-site and on-line services, and a strong focus on services for educational services, particularly at pre-school and elementary levels, thus transforming the library into a unique centre for creativity, innovation and edutainment. Veria Central Library co-hosted with the Workshop on Theory and Practice in Digital Libraries: A European Approach.