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The Convenors of ICSD 2009 have extended the Papers Submission Deadline to May 4th, 2009.

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

A document on the development of digital libraries after the first publication of Ariadne.

Dempsey, Lorcan. "The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After." 08 Feb. 2006. Ariadne. Available from: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey/intro.html.

An ad-hoc bibliography

A selected bibliography on "digital libraries and the semantic web", kindly drawn up by "Biblioteca Luigi Crocetti", Florence (Italy)

South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides

An article about repositories in South Africa and the problems related to OA in developing countries.

Van Deventer, Martie, and Pienaar Heila. South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides. 30 Apr. 2008. Ariadne. Available from: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/vandeventer-pienaar.

DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons joint collaboration

Last summer the two providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content announced the intention to work on common initiatives serving the open source repository communities. An update on their projects.


1) http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/hatcheck/2009/02/17/tomorrow-dspace-and-fed...

2) http://www.fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/DEV/mail/8750043

3) http://www.dspace.org/images/publications/pr_dspace%20foundationfedora%2...

Semantic Web technologies for digital preservation: the SPAR project

A document on the creation of a digital preservation repository which will be set up by the National Library of France, explaining the importance of RDF in digital preservation.

Bermès, E., Poupeau, G. Semantic Web technologies for digital preservation: the SPAR project, 2008. Available from: http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-401/iswc20...

Future Directions in Metadata Remediation for Metadata Aggregators

A report by Greta de Groat, Discovery Metadata Librarian at
Stanford University Libraries, on current and desired metadata tools used for mapping, correcting, and enhancing aggregated metadata.

de Groat, Greta. Future Directions in Metadata Remediation for Metadata Aggregators Washington, DC: Digital Library Federation, February 2009.(http://www.diglib.org/pubs/dlf110.pdf).

EU’s culture goes digital

Europeana, the European Digital Library, is a digitization project initiated by the European Commission to guarantee access to heterogeneous digital contents.

Online since December 2008, the European Digital Library contains approximately two million digital items (paintings, books, films, archives, etc.) already in the public domain, supplied by different institutions from the 27 countries of the European Union.

The digital resources are selected among those already digitized within archives, libraries, museums and audiovisual archives.

Language engineering for the Semantic Web: a digital library for endangered languages.

Many languages are in serious danger of being lost and if nothing is done to prevent it, half of the world's approximately 6,500 languages will disappear in the next 100 years. Language data are central to the research of a large social science community, including linguists, anthropologists, archeologists, historians, sociologists, and political scientists interested in the culture of indigenous people. The death of a language entails the loss of a community's traditional culture, for the language is a unique vehicle for its traditions and culture.

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