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Welcome to the international conference on use and re-use of digital content

On 11 April 2014 the international conference "Sustaining the networked future: use and reuse of digital content" will be hosted by the University of Innsbruck under the aegis of the eBooks on Demand (EOD) network.
Through various case-studies the conference examines how can digital materials be made visible and stay visible, be linked and endure.

The first keynote speaker Martin Kalfatovic (Smithsonian Libraries, USA) shares the lessons in growth and sustainability learned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and discusses how they can be achieved in other digital projects.
The second keynote by
Niklas Lindström (LIBRIS, The National Library of Sweden) discusses the possibilities, best practices and challenges with linked data which is the core of the Swedish library’s currently developed new infrastructure and national catalogue.

Other presentations unfold:

  • concept of open data, including legal and technical issues and inspiring examples with OpenGLAM
  • example of interoperability between ISNI identifiers and other systems
  • experiments with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
  • long-term preservation of Linked Open Data sources
  • related topics concerning publishers
  • balance between digitization, making accessible and preservation of digital libraries.

The programme and abstracts of the presentations are available on the conference website.

Free registration is now open:

The conference is organised by the University and Regional Library of Tyrol (University of Innsbruck), together with the members of the EOD network.

Prior to the conference, on 10 April the EOD network gathers to share the best practices and common concerns with running the EOD service during 7 years and to look back on the achievements of the 5 year EOD project. The meeting is open to all.

More information:
Conference website
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