Conference agenda

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



Welcoming Address

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


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
Coffee break
Numeric – Measuring the Digitisation of Europe’s Cultural Heritage
Phillip Ramsdale, Numeric Project Coordinator, Great Britain
  Discussion: 10 minutes
Usage of Structural Funds for Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Digitization
Regina Varniene-Janssen, Deputy Director-General, National Library of Lithuania
  Discussion: 10 minutes
Lunch break
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
15:45–16:05 Coffee break
16:05–17:05 Manuscriptorium: 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

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

Evening reception, Klementinum, National Library of the Czech Republic