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Updated: 15 MAR 99 

Concertation Meeting on Public Libraries

8 March 1999 
European Commission, DG XIII-E2, Cultural Heritage Applications
Euroforum Building , 10 rue Robert Stumper, L-2557 Luxembourg

A concertation meeting on projects involving public libraries was held in Luxembourg on 8 March 1999. The main objective was to ensure that results and experience are shared between projects in order to maximise their impact on networked library services across Europe. 

Report of the meeting 

Draft Agenda

9.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome and general objectives of the meeting: Axel Szauer; Ian Pigott
10.00 PUBLICA - supporting the development of public library services throughout Europe: Jan van Vaerenbergh - Centrale Openbare Bibliotheek, Leuven
10.20 ILIERS - a multimedia library information system for children and adult users: Robert van Breugel - Courseware Scandinavia, Copenhagen
10.40 CHILIAS - improving children's information skills in a multimedia library envirnoment: Pedro Isaias - ISEGI, Lisbon
11.00 Coffee
11.20 LISTED - increasing access to technology-based open learning through public libraries: Richard Honeysett - Solihull MBC
11.40 DERAL - ensuring access to distance education in rural areas: Brigitte Kühne - Kalmar Läns Bibliotek
12.00 HERCULE - developing a web site for European schoolchildren as library users: Ian Everall - Walsall Public Libraries
12.20 LIBERATOR - developing regional information services through public library networks: Ian Hunter - Gateshead Central Library
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Support actions: ECUP /TECUP - Barbara Schleihagen, EBLIDA, The Hague; HARMONICA - Richard Tucker, SVB, Amsterdam; EXPLOIT - Klaus Reinhardt, Deutsches Bibliothekinstitut, Berlin
14.30 Panel on user requirements: Richard Tucker; Ian Hunter
15.00 Panel on web-site development: Kirsten Waneck; Richard Honeysett; Barbara Morganti
15.45 Examples of emerging national policies: Finland - Barbro Wigell Ryynänen; Ireland - Norma McDermott; Spain - Victoriano Colodrón; Italy - Igino Poggiali
16.15 Recommendations for the future: Jan van Vaerenbergh
16.30 Conclusions and follow-up: Ian Pigott
16.45 Close

European Commission
DG XIII/E-2 Cultural Heritage Applications
Contact person: C. Fernandez de la Puente

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