Libraries in the digital world: Library projects in the European Commission's Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme

Johnson, Rosalind Libraries in the digital world: Library projects in the European Commission's Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme. Library and Information Research News, 2002, vol. 26, n. 84, pp. 41-45. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Traditional libraries could be inward looking; dedicated to their users, but unaware of the broader picture of library activity. While some co-operation did exist, it took the new computing and telecommunications technologies that were developed from the 1970s onwards to facilitate the widespread sharing of resources beyond a national level. The European Commission (EC), aware of the need to share library resources across Europe to the benefit of libraries and their users, funded research into the use of new technology to facilitate this in libraries under the Telematics for Libraries Programme (1990 to 1998). This work of this programme continued under the Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Library projects in the European Commission's Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, information society, digital libraries
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
Depositing user: Kristina Brown
Date deposited: 15 Mar 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6065

References

Fifth Framework Programme: http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/home.html

IST Programme: http://www.cordis.lu/ist/

Digital Heritage and Cultural Content in the IST Programme: http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/

Links to projects mentioned in the text: see links at: http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka3/digicult/

DigiCULT: http://www.digicult.info/pages/index.html


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