The Digital Future of Cultural and Scientific Heritage
Tallinn, Estonia, 19-20 October 2006

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Last update: 14 June, 2006

18 October 2006
17:00 – 19:00 Registration of guests in the National Library of Estonia
18:00 – 19:00 Guided tour of the National Library of Estonia
19:30 – 22:00 Welcome reception at the Estonian Museum of Occupations
19 October 2006
08:00 – 08:45 Guided tour of the National Library of Estonia
08:30 – 09:00 Registration of guests and morning coffee
09.00 – 09.15 Opening speech by Raivo Palmaru, Minister of Culture, Estonia
09:15 – 10:45 SESSION 1 – The European Digital Library: quo vadis?
Chaired by Daria Nałęcz, Director, State Archives of Poland

The European Digital Library: how are we going to get there? – Jill Cousins, Head of Office, The European Library
The view of CENL, the Conference of European National Librarians – Elisabeth Niggemann, Chair, CENL; Director General, Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Germany
The European Commission's role, strategy and vision – Horst Forster, Director, Directorate E, Commission of the European Communities

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2 – TEL-ME-MOR and the New Member States

PANEL DISCUSSION chaired by Jill Cousins

(Ten minutes presentations will be followed by an open discussion on possibilities of cooperation and synergy between existing European digital library networks.)

TEL-ME-MOR: overview and outcomes – Monika Segbert, Eremo srl
Current trends in cultural heritage and ICT research in the European national libraries – Adolf Knoll, National Library of the Czech Republic; Zinaida Manžuch, Vilnius University, Lithuania
What language(s) is The European Library speaking? Towards multilingual access to European content – Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, National Library of Switzerland; Maja Žumer, National and University Library of Slovenia

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch in the dining hall of the National Library of Estonia
13:30 – 16:30 SESSION 3 – A broader perspective: research, copyright and the 'local' dimension

Research libraries and the building of the European Digital Library – Erland Kolding Nielsen, Chair, LIBER; Director General, Danish Royal Library
Pitfalls and promises: copyright in the digital age – Teresa Hackett, Project Manager, - Electronic Information for Libraries
Copyright issues: the publishers' view – speaker to be confirmed
The local and thematic dimension in the European Digital Library – Rob Davies, MDR Partners Ltd., UK
Digital library services: a researcher as an end-user – Linnar Viik, Professor, IT College, Estonia; Member of the Boards of the Information Society and Innovation of the Government of Estonia

16:30 – 17:00 Conclusions of the first day discussions
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant Olde Hansa
20 October 2006  
08:30 – 09:45 SESSION 4 – The European Library, MICHAEL, DELOS and BRICKS: converging efforts

PANEL DISCUSSION chaired by (to be confirmed)

(Ten minutes presentations will be followed by an open discussion on possibilities of cooperation and synergy between existing European digital library networks.)

Coordinating digitisation in Europe: the new action plan of the National Representatives Group (NRG) – David Dawson, MLA, United Kingdom
Cooperation of museums, libraries and archives: MICHAEL & the European Digital Library – Rossella Caffo, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Italy
DELOS: the Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries – Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens, Greece
BRICKS and The European Library: converging experiences – Massimo Bertoncini, BRICKS coordinator, Engineering, Italy; Silvia Boi, BRICKS Communication Director, Metaware, Italy

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:30 SESSION 5 – A global vision

IFLA and the World (of) Digital Libraries– Claudia Lux, President elect, IFLA
The universal digital library and initiatives in South East Asia – Johnson Paul, National Library Board of Singapore
Access to digital resources: a co-operative approach by memory and
educational institutions in Norway
– Sidsel Hindal, The Norwegian Archive, Library and Museum Authority
• Working with the private and public sector: the British Library moves toward mass digitisation – Stephen Bury, Head of Collections, The British Library
The Oxford-Google Digitisation Project – Michael Popham, Head of the Oxford Digital Library, Oxford University Library, United Kingdom

12:30 – 13:30 FINAL DISCUSSION

The conclusions and recommendations on the outcome of the conference will be drawn up and made publicly available after the end of the event.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch in the dining hall of the National Library of Estonia
14:45 – 15:45 Guided tour in the National Library of Estonia
15:00 – 17:00 Walking tour in the Old Town
21 October 2006  
10:00 Full day guided tour to the National Park of Lahemaa
The conference is funded by the Commission of the European Communities and is free for all participants, except the highlighted events that are to be paid by all participants themselves.


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