Coordination, Cooperation and Communication
Session coordinator: Jindra Planková, Silesian University in Opava - The Institute of Computer Science
Time and venue: May 24, 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM, Auditorium D
Fostering Open Access Usage by Creation of the Library Aggregator for Europeana: Project Europeana Libraries
Sanja Antonic, University of Belgrade - University Library "Svetozar Markovic", Serbia
Jelena Mitrovic, Adam Sofronijevic, University of Belgrade - University Library "Svetozar Markovic", Serbia
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LIBER, CERL and CELN have teamed up with The Europeana foundation in order to implement the project “Europeana libraries”. This CIP ICT PSP project started in January 2011 and by 2013 a brand new library aggregator of Europeana will be operational and 5 million new items will be added to the digital portal of the European cultural heritage.
To achieve these goals, twenty five partners across Europe, including some of the oldest and most famed university and public libraries of the continent, will be aggregating research library content for Europeana, extending The European Library aggregation infrastructure and enhancing searchability of existing library content of Europeana.
New metadata model – EDM (Europeana Data Model) will be developed, and it will allow for enhanced possibilities in describing composite objects. Dissemination activities will be fostering usage of Europeana and promoting the Open Access principle that is the basis for Europeana operations.
University library “Svetozar Markovic”, the only partner in the Europeana libraries project from a non-EU state, is a firm proponent of the Open Access principle and had joined the project in order to contribute to furthering of this principle by making digital content of academic libraries accessible to the vast audience of Europeana. The particular aim this library will try to achieve in the course of the project is creation of the library aggregator for university libraries of the Western Balkans countries.
Author's professional CV
Sanja Antonic (1966) – Employed as an Information specialist for biomedicine and biotechnology at the Department for scientific information and education, University library “Svetozar Markovic” in Belgrade, Serbia from 1997. Attended and participated in national and international scientific meetings and conferences (IFLA 2003, Online Information 2003, Inforum 2008, INFORUM 2010, “2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” in Turkey, Ankara 2010 etc.).Authored over 30 articles in English and Serbian in journals and proceedings. Researcher ID B-1412–2009 in WoS and Author ID – 15519197800 in Sсopus. She held numerous presentations, lectures and educational courses at many academic, medical and cultural institutions on the topic of electronic information resources. Main research interests are development of information science, digital literacy, information retrieval, Open Access, web 2.0, etc. Active member of the Advisory Board of the Serbian Library Association.