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In the previous four years, with its academic quality, profile of its participants, as well as its setting as an exhibition, ANKOSLink Conference has become the largest library event in the country and in the region. If we look at the numbers, ANKOSLink has succeeded in fashioning itself as a brand born out of libraries, with more than 550 participants and close to 60 firms. It continues to be the right address not only for libraries and librarians, but also for information professionals of all levels, from administrators to students.

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The attached report presents the outcome of a study on Linked Open Government Data (LOGD), a set of principles for publishing, linking and accessing open government data as a service on the Web. The study was commissioned by the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme of the European Commission to address the following research topics:

  1. the value of LOGD for businesses, citizens, and public administrations;
  2. the cost structures behind the provision of LOGD;
  3. the revenue streams linked to the consumption of LOGD services; and
  4. enablers and barriers with regard to the value creation of LODG.


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BornDigitalDocumentsby Gabriela Redwine, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas

October 2013. 28 pp. $0
ISBN 978-1-932326-46-8
CLIR pub 159

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This is a web-only report—it is not available in print.

This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff.

Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories by Council on Library and Information Resources is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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logo CC OER EU1To start the discussion about OER in Romania, we actually have to talk about copyright. People in general have little knowledge about copyright and licences…not to mention OER. Therefore, in Romania we need to focus on information and awareness campaigns targeted at decision-makers, educators, parents as well as pupils and students. At the same time, there is a sense of shyness and reluctance when it comes to approaching this new subject and people hardly stop to grasp and internalize its advantages. Consequently, OER is not yet perceived as a new business model and is considered as a threat to the publishers’ market.

written by Valentina Pavel from the Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI).


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Public libraries across the European Union (EU) have long played an important role in communities by providing free access to information, guidance from trained librarians, and public meeting space. As meaningful participation in society increasingly requires access to digital information and resources, many public libraries in the EU have expanded their offerings to include access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) like computers and the Internet.

Final Report - Cross-European Library Impact


Under the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the EU has set ambitious objectives in many of the development areas to which access-to-information efforts contribute – specifically employment, innovation, education, and social inclusion. EU member states are expected to meet targets in these areas by 2020. There is anecdotal evidence that ICT access through public libraries can support the implementation of the specific growth, education, and cohesion policies related to the EU 2020 Strategy.

TNS, an independent research company with a global presence, was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to conduct research across 17 EU countries to identify perceptions and types of use of public libraries. The purpose of the research was to understand the impact that public libraries in the EU have on users’ lives.


The document may be accessed from here:

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Digital National Library of Serbia is built in accordance to principles of open access to knowledge and information. The digitised material from the NLS Collections represents a public national treasure.


Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Skerliceva 1, 11000 Belgrade
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intalnireBrasovProiectMoldovaBergenTransilvaniaIn period April 11-13, 2013 Transilvania University hosted the meeting of the project "Development of New Information Services for Moldovan Higher Economic Education", funded by The Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Eurasia in partnership between the Academy of Economic Studies and the University of Bergen.

The contact between the institutions comes as part of us both cooperating with Prof. Dr. Angela Repanovici of Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. [ROM: Dezvoltarea noilor servicii informaţionale pentru Învăţământul Economic superior din Moldova]

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