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2007-12-03: DELOS Association established
The DELOS Association for Digital Libraries has been established in order to keep the "DELOS spirit" alive by promoting research activities in the field of digital libraries.
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2007-06-08: Second Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries

The 2nd International Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries will be held in Budapest (Hungary) on 20 Septemeber 2007, in conjunction with the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2007).
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January 24-25, 2008 - Padova, Italy

4th Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Systems
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December 5-7, 2007 - Pisa, Italy

Second DELOS Conference on Digital Libraries
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DELOS main objectives

Digital Libraries (DL) have been made possible, through the integration and use of a number of Information Technologies, the availability of digital content on a global scale and a strong demand for users who are now online. They are destined to become essential part of the information infrastructure in the 21st century.

The DELOS network is conducting a joint program of activities aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoing research activities of the major European teams working in Digital Library - related areas with the goal of developing the next generation Digital Library technologies. DELOS also aims also at disseminating knowledge of digital library technologies to many diverse application domains

The objective is to:
  • define unifying and comprehensive theories and frameworks over the life-cycle of Digital Library information,
  • build interoperable multimodal/multilingual services and integrated content management ranging from the personal to the global for the specialist and the general population; the Network aims at developing generic Digital Library technology to be incorporated into industrial-strength Digital Library Management Systems (DLMSs), offering advanced functionality through reliable and extensible services.

Other important objectives include:

  • networking and structuring European research on digital libraries to consolidate an emerging community;
  • supporting an exchange program of researchers;
  • providing a forum where researchers, practitioners, and representatives of the application communities can exchange ideas and experiences;
  • promoting cooperation between European and national digital library initiatives;
  • improving international cooperation in digital library research areas.

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