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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Research books its place in the library of the future

In the digital age, cultural institutions face new technical and organisational challenges. They must improve and sometimes radically change how they acquire, store and preserve their collections as well as how they provide access to users. European research is helping them rise to the challenge. European libraries and archives contain a wealth of material representing the richness of Europe's history, and its cultural and linguistic diversity: books, newspapers, films, photographs, and electronic publications such as CDs, databases, scanned papers or multimedia content published on the Web. But the value of libraries in the Internet area lies not only in their own resources but also in their role as gateways enabling access to other collections.Read the whole article


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