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

ENRICH: Towards a European Digital Library of Manuscripts

Autor: Adolf Knoll, National Library of the Czech Republic


Stanislav Psohlavec / AiP Beroun



The Czech Digital Manuscriptorium Library will become a European one thanks to the EU ENRICH project. The paper describes the aims and methods of building such an international digital library. The Manuscriptorium environment will be adapted both to needs of user specialists and contributing partners. The beginners will get an opportunity to have their own virtual digital library and, in parallel, to be a part of a rich international library. The project cares also about the multilingual environment. Among others, he is member of the High Level Expert Group on Digital Libraries of the European Commission.

About author:

Adolf Knoll is director for science, research, and international coooperation of the Czech National Library. Since the middle of 1990s he has been resposnsible (and/or participating in) many national and international projects.

Stanislav Psohlavec - director of the AIP Beroun Comp. Ltd., which - in cooperation with the Czech National Library - has developed Manuscriptorium. He has had the crucial impact on the successful development of the whole programme.

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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

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

Author: Chi-ju Lee, National Library of Korea

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