Cooperative Strategies for European Libraries: Access and Preservation

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COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES FOR EUROPEAN LIBRARIES:

ACCESS AND PRESERVATION


Sponsored by Western European Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Cosponsored by the Slavic & East European Studies Section (ACRL)


Monday, June 30th, 2008, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. • Hilton Anaheim, Santa Monica Room

This program will highlight cooperative efforts among European libraries to enhance access to library resources
through collaborative cataloging and preservation standards.


Program Speakers:
Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard
Director of Development at the State and University Library, Statsbiblioteket,Universitetsparken, Aarhus, Denmark.
Presentation Title: Future Access to the Cultural Heritage - A Shared Responsibility
Audio file of Christensen-Dalsgaard presentation   (Right-click to open audio link in a new window)
PowerPoint slides from Christensen-Dalsgaard presentation
Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard earned a Ph.D in Theoretical Atomic Physics in 1984, but by 1991 became interested in multimedia learning applications at the Danish IT Centre for Education and Research (UNI-C) where she eventually led their R&D division. Since 2000, she has worked at the State and University Library, in Aarhus, first as Head of IT Research and Development and now as Director of Development at the State and University Library, in Aarhus. Her interest is on the role of the library in the information economy with emphasis on digital preservation, identifing user needs and the development of a new integrated search interface, which will become an open source product next year.


Janifer Gatenby

Research Integration and Standards, OCLC, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Presentation Title: A Library Preservation Challenge: Managing the Collective Collection over Time
Audio file of Gatenby presentation   (Right-click to open audio link in a new window)
PowerPoint slides from Gatenby presentation
Janifer Gatenby majored in arts at the University of Tasmania and later obtained a Masters in Librarianship at the University of New South Wales. She has worked in reference, acquisitions, cataloguing, and ILL in the State Library of Tasmania and the University of New South Wales. After 10 years in state and university libraries, she moved to working in library automation in commercial companies and worked in system design and implementation. She has been active in standardisation for ISO and Standards Australia and is currently working at OCLC where her role involves research integration and standards.


Fleur Stigter

Marketing Manager for The European Library and 'Users for Usability' Coordinator for Europeana/EDLnet
Presentation Title: Enhancing access to Europe’s cultural and intellectual heritage: Accomplishments and future directions of The European Library and Europeana.
Video file of Stigter presentation - abridged version
Fleur Stigter studied history and international law in Leiden, The Netherlands. Before joining the European Library in 2006, she worked with the Peace Palace in The Hague and a small publishing house. Her currently project at the European Library is the Europeana/EDLnet-the project of the developing European Digital Library that will provide access to library resources, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations within Europe. Currently she is working on her PhD Dissertation titled ‘National reactions to globalizations-a comparison between China and Brazil.’


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