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  • Russian-British Digital Libraries Workshop

    Moscow, June 16-17, 1999


    The Russian-British Workshop on Digital Libraries will take place on June 16-17, 1999 in Moscow, Russia. The theme is UK e-Lib Programme and Russian Digital Libraries Programme.


    [IIS logo] Institute of the Information Society - Russia
    [BC logo] The British Council Russia
    [IHPCDB logo] Institute of High Performance Computing and Data Bases of the Russian Ministry of Science and Technologies
    [IOC RAS logo] Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences


    [Ministry of Sci logo] Russian Ministry of Science and Technologies
    [RFBR logo] Russian Foundation for Basic Research
    [RFTD logo] Russian Foundation for Technological Development
    [BC logo] The British Council Russia


    [FREEnet logo] Academic and Research Network FREEnet


    [IIS logo] Journal of the Information Society
    [Compulog logo] Compulog Journal


      Abstracts submission deadline: April 25, 1999
      Notice of acceptance: May 10, 1999
      Papers submission deadline: May 20, 1999
      Workshop dates: June 16-17, 1999



      Dr. Yuri Hohlov (Institute of the Information Society - Russia)
      Antony Andrews (The British Council Russia)


      Prof. Alexander Antopolsky (Scientific and Technical Centre "Informregister")
      Prof. Alexander Bogdanov (Institute of High Performance Computing and Data Bases)
      Ms. Tatiana Ershova (Institute of the Information Society - Russia)
      Prof. Andrei Fonotov (Russian Foundation for Technological Development)
      Dr. Vladimir Nechiporenko (Russian Ministry of Science and Technologies)
      Dr. Andrei Mendkovich (Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences)
      Dr. Irina Romanova (The British Council, Moscow)
      Dr. Ivan Senchenya (Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects on Technical Assistance)
      Prof. Oleg Syuntyurenko (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)


    The workshop will take place in the conference hall of the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Leninskij pr. 47).

    The workshop will be broadcasted as a Mbone videoconference to active sites in St.Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Novgorod and Ekaterinburg. Organisations wishing to join the videoconference are welcome to apply to sid@free.net.

    The Workshop programme presupposes both plenary talks and short presentations. All accepted talks and presentations will be published as a special issue of the electronic journal "Russian Digital Libraries" (http://www.iis.ru/el-bib).


    The workshop will be aimed at presenting new research results, discussing policy issues, including Russian-British co-operation, at demonstrating new digital libraries and related technologies. Computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, museum workers, archivists and others in academia, government, and industry will attend.

    Topics of particular interest will include but are not limited to:

    • Digital library models and systems
    • Information retrieval, navigation, indexing, catalogues
    • User interfaces
    • Interoperability, metadata, multilinguality
    • Multimedia information management and digitisation
    • Building up and exploiting DL collections
    • DL and collaborative work
    • Electronic publishing
    • Economic, legal and social issues
    • International DL co-operation


    Participants are requested to get registered by the e-mail:


    by sending a message with the following information: surname, first name, position, organization, address, postcode, town, country, phone, fax, e-mail.

    Submission of abstracts finished on 25 April 1999.


    No registration fee will be requested for participation at the Workshop. Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided by the Organising Committee. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs except invited speakers.


    Working languages will be Russian and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the workshop sessions.