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Subject: International summer school on the digital library
From: Jola Prinsen <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:34:59 MET

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This press report is posted on several lists. My appologies for any

Press report

Fourth International Summer School on the Digital Library

The fourth International Summer School on the Digital Library will be
held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, from Sunday 15 up to and
including Friday 27 August 1999. The course is updated every year on
the basis of the most recent developments. It provides an excellent
refreshment opportunity for librarians (working at middle and higher
management levels in university, college, research and business
libraries) as well as for teachers at library schools. The course is
also of value for publishers, subscription agents and other

Some 30 lectures, case studies and demonstrations will be presented by
international experts. In 1998, lecturers included:
-  William Y. Arms (Corporation for National Research Initiatives, USA)
-  Lynne J. Brindley (University of Leeds, UK)
-  Ronald J. Dietz (Elsevier Science, USA)
-  Hans Geleijnse (Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, NL)
-  Emanuella Giavarra (Chambers of Mark Watson-Gandy, UK)
-  John A. Hearty (OCLC, USA)
-  Richard Luce (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
-  Prof. John Mackenzie Owen (Ticer B.V., NL)
-  Eugenie Prime (Hewlett Packard Company, USA)
-  Bas Savenije (Universiteit Utrecht, NL)
-  Herbert Van de Sompel (Universiteit van Gent, BE)

In 1998, themes included:
-  the changing information chain (publishers, subscription agents,
-  the future role of libraries strategic planning
-  organisational, management and financial issues
-  electronic documents (formats, copyright, journals, research
papers, licensing)
-  information technology (networks, CD-ROMs, integrated desktops)
-  Internet and WWW
-  users in an electronic environment
-  preparing your library staff

Group discussions and workshops will enable you to apply the new
information in your own situation.

The first three Summer Schools were a great success. They were
attended by 150 participants from 23 different countries. Ninety per
cent of the participants indicated that they would recommend the
Summer School to colleagues in the field. An evaluation and several
reports (also in French) by participants can be found at

The Summer School is organized by Ticer (Tilburg Innovation Centre for
Electronic Resources) in cooperation with Tilburg University. You can
put in a request for a brochure on the Summer School at Ticer B.V.,
P.O. Box 4191, 5004 JD Tilburg, the Netherlands, telephone
+31-13-4668310, telefax +31-13-4668383, electronic mail [log in to unmask]
The text of this brochure can also be found on the home page of Ticer:

Kind regards,

Jola Prinsen


Jola Prinsen
Deputy manager
Ticer B.V., P.O. Box 4191, 5004 JD Tilburg, The Netherlands
tel. +31-13-466 8310, fax +31-13-466 8383

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