Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory


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Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries

Period:January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2012
Web Site: DELOS Web SIte


The aim of the project is to deliver a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries capable of providing an open context in which an international research agenda for future research activities in the digital library domain can be developed and continuously updated. It will constitute a reference point for all DL projects funded by the IST Programme, stimulating the exchange of experiences and know-how in this multidisciplinary domain, and will also establish close contacts with relevant application communities. It will make testbeds available, facilitate their interoperability, and provide mechanisms for the evaluation of models, techniques, and approaches, and the exchange of open-source software components. It will contribute to the definition of relevant standards. Appropriate take-up models will be studied to facilitate the exploitation of the new DL technologies in the industrial/commercial environment. A network of links with the international DL research community will be created.