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      Date: Oct 22, 2010
     Title: Event: Research and Education in Digital Libraries Seminar, 9 Nov, Parma has forged an alliance with Digital Library Learning (DILL), a Master Programme under the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme, for a one-day seminar on Research & Education in Digital Libraries on 9 November 2010 in Parma, Italy. The seminar aims to energise thinking on shaping the landscape in  terms of  sharing research results across the EU, pinpointing research topics at PhD level and the transferring research results on interoperability.


Date: 9 November 2010, Parma, Italy

Venue: Biblioteca Civica, University of Parma, Vicolo Santa Maria 5, Parma, 9.00-17.30.

Preliminary Programme: presentations and round-table debate: more information and dedicated web page

Registration: Participation to the seminar is free, but for organizational reason it is necessary to register in advance. Please send an email with your name and your affiliation to Christin Mollenhauer (

Hosts: European project, DILL International Master, University of Parma

Introduction to the Seminar

The information society in general and digital libraries in particular can be researched from different perspectives and angles: Digital libraries are, for example, technological systems and can be researched as such; but they are also organizations and they can be researched also in that respect; they are arenas for information seeking behaviour and for social processes such as learning and knowledge sharing, which can be another dimension of research; they are collections of content that need curation (collection, description, preservation, retrieval, etc); they are social institutions with a social mandate, and as such they are affected by social, demographic and legal issues. has forged an alliance with the Digital Library Learning initiative to host a one-day seminar, as a forum for discussion between the research communities participating in the activities and the communities of Digital Library education in Europe. The main aim of the seminar is to  energise thinking on research and education in digital library and explore ways fto foster closer co-operation between them.