Conference agenda

The conference will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in the Vencovsky Aula at the University of Economics in Prague.

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08:30–09:30
Registration
09:30–09:45

Welcoming Address

Václav Riedlbauch
Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic
 Richard Hindls   
President, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

09:45–11:15

European Digital Library Iniciative
Horst Forster, Directorate E-Digital Content and Cognitive Systems, Directorate General for Information Society and Media, European Commission

 Europeana Stage Two
Jill Cousins, Executive Director, European Digital Library Foundation and Director, The European Library
Discussion: 15 minutes
11:15–11:40
Coffee break
11:40–12:15
Numeric – Measuring the Digitisation of Europe’s Cultural Heritage
Phillip Ramsdale, Numeric Project Coordinator, Great Britain
 Discussion: 10 minutes
12:15–12:45
Usage of Structural Funds for Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Digitization
Regina Varniene-Janssen, Deputy Director-General, National Library of Lithuania
 Discussion: 10 minutes
12:45–14:15
Lunch break
14:15–15:45
Major Digitization and Digital Access Projects
 Gallica : Towards the Digital Library of France
Gérald Grunberg, The National Library of France
 Digitizing Austrian Newspapers
Christa Müller, Head of Digital Services, The Austrian National Library
 "Biblioteca Digital Hispanica": Bridge between Europe and Latin America
Milagros del Corral-Beltrán, Director-General, The National Library of Spain
15:45–16:05Coffee break
16:05–17:05Manuscriptorium: Towards a European Digital Library of Manuscripts
Adolf Knoll, Deputy Director-General, The National Library of the Czech Republic
 

Meeting Boundless Challenges with Joint Purpose – Living up to the Digital Promise
Gunnar Sahlin, Director-General, The Royal Library – National Library of Sweden

17:05–17:20Closing Address
František Zborník
Director, Arts and Libraries Department, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
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19:30–22:00

Evening reception, Klementinum, National Library of the Czech Republic