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Conference Opening Session

Session coordinator: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 27. 5. 2009, 10.30 - 13.00, Vencovsky Aula

Opening Address

Autor: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic


About author:

Vladimír Karen (born in 1963) graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1988. Then he joined the first Compact Disc manufacturer Gramofonove zavody in Lodenice near Prague, where he was initially co-responsible for starting up the premastering studio and then for the introduction of CD-ROM production and publishing the first Czech demo CD-ROM.

Vladimir Karen became a co-founder of a private company ICOME s.r.o . in 1991, which was a pioneering company in the CD-ROM business in the former Czechoslovakia. The company later transformed into Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., where he is now the Managing Director.

Other papers in this session:

Welcome Address

Author: Richard Hindls, rector, University of Ecomics, Czech Republic

Attempts at Innovation in Scholarly Communication

Author: Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Library/Information Prospects: Three Views of the Future

Author: David Bawden, City University London, United Kingdom

Measuring Value and Journal Article Reading Patterns: Changes Over Time

Author: Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, USA