registration open for 3rd OA-Forum workshop

From: Leona Carpenter <l.carpenter_at_UKOLN.AC.UK>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:35:05 -0000

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The organizing committee is very pleased to announce the 3rd Open
Archives Forum Workshop, which will be held in Berlin on 27-29th
March, 2003. Registration is opened on the Open Archives Forum website

The aim of the Berlin workshop is to explore which specific
requirements and demands ought to be carefully weighed and considered
before a digital media archive is made available via the Internet.
Within this workshop we will discuss different approaches to network
media repositories, libraries, archives and other information
resources using the Open Archives Initiative technical framework for
metadata harvesting.

The workshop will consist of both presentations given by invited
speakers and small group breakout sessions where the participants can
discuss key issues, such as:
* Metadata for multimedia-objects
* Demands for an Application profile for media archives
* University services in this field
* User needs/Usage conditions versus technical, legal, access issues
* Cross searching distributed Internet information resources
* Collaboration among different cultural heritage institutions /
     Multi-Institutional ventures

A tutorial on the implementation of OAI-PMH will be held the day
before the workshop (on March 27th) for those who are not familiar
with this protocol. One of the workshop speakers will be Herbert van
de Sompel (Cornell University) representing the Open Archives
Initiative (OAI) with an update of OAI activities.

Who should attend
* People from media service institutions, museums, digitization
     projects and librarians who are considering making their
     repositories of information available via the Internet;
* technical, research and project managers who are interested in
     providing third party services for interoperable open archives
     and libraries.
* decision makers in the area of libraries, media centres and
     museums looking for new strategic opportunities to promote
     their organizations and working areas.

About the Open Archives Forum (OA-Forum):
The OA-Forum provides a Europe-based focus for dissemination of
information about European activity related to open archives and, in
particular, to the Open Archives Initiative. The aim of the Forum is
to facilitate clustering of IST projects, national initiatives and
other parties interested in the open archives approach. In order to do
so, OA-Forum brings interested parties together to build a community
of interest, enable exchange of information and establish a web-based
European information source for open archives. In addition, OA-Forum
undertakes comparative reviews of technical and organisational issues.
OA-Forum is funded as an accompanying measure within the Information
Societies Technology (IST) Programme, a theme of the European Union's
Fifth Framework Programme managed by the Information Society
Directorate-General of the European Commission. The partners of
OA-Forum are:
* University of Bath - UKOLN
    (United Kingdom)
* Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione - CNR
* Computer- and Media Service (Computing Center)
    of Humboldt University (Germany).

Leona Carpenter (for OA-Forum)
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Technical Development and Research
UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
telephone: +44 (0)1225 383618 / +44 (0)1784 452 623
fax: +44 (0)1225 826838
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