13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

European Digital Library and Similar Projects Worldwide

Session coordinator: Adolf Knoll, National Library of the Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 8.30 - 12.00, New Auditorium

The National Digital Library: The Portal Site of the Digital Information Resource!

Autor: Chi-ju Lee, National Library of Korea



Along with the two principles of "integration" and "openness", the National Digital Library is in progress of establishing the vision of “building the portal of the worldwide digital libraries.” The direction of the construction of the National Digital Library approaches from the two big different directions. The first is to construct a separate building to accommodate the collection, process, and preservation. The second is to carry out the research and develop projects in order for construction of contents and information technology and information service of the digital library, which is the new paradigm of a library. The building of the National Digital Library will have three floors above ground and five floors underground. For operational and management strategies, there will be five objectives; that is, developing the collection management system of the National Digital Library, building the National Digital Library portal, building the information commons, enhancing the digital archiving, and establishing the operation reformation of the digital system. And further, the detailed plans for each goal tasks and the performance tasks have been established for the next four year plans from the year of 2007 to 2010.

About author:

[Summary] • 27 years of extensive experience in Information and Technology • 1st Class Certified Librarian • Organizational leadership and managerial skill. [Educational Background] • Ph. D. in Library and Information Science Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea • M.E. in Librarianship Education, 1995 Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea [Professional Experiences] • 2005.08.08. ~ present: Deputy Chief Executive of The National Library of Korea • 2004.11.18. ~ 2005.08.07: Division Chief of Acquisitions & Technical Processing, The National Library of Korea • 1999.12.06.~ 2004.11.17: Division Chief of Information Technology • Supervised a staff of 23. [Major Accomplishment] • Conduct the Bibliography Standardization Project • Direct the Domestic Library Information Network Project • Launch the National Electronic Library Project • Lead the National Bibliography DB, the Library Information Project • Initiated the National Digital Library Project [Awards] • Presidential Award: Awarded Commendation for an excellent official.

Other papers in this session:

i2010: Digital Libraries Initiative: Europe's Cultural and Scientific Heritage at a Click of a Mouse

Author: Javier Hernandez-Ros, European Commission, Luxembourg

From The European Library to a European Digital Library

Author: Jill Cousins, The European Library, Netherlands

Towards the European Digital Library: Management of Cultural Heritage in the National Libraries

Author: Zinaida Manžuch, Vilnius University, Lithuania

A Brief Analysis of Digital Resource Developments and Services in National Library of China and the National Digital Library Project

Author: Wei Dawei, National Library of China

ENRICH: Towards a European Digital Library of Manuscripts

Author: Adolf Knoll, National Library of the Czech Republic


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