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Friday, September 15, 2006

Study will affect EU digitization policies

The EU is willing to fund a study of its digitization needs, process, and policies.  From its call for tenders:

[We will fund] the development and testing of a framework and associated methodology for the collection and analysis of data on digitisation of material by libraries, archives and museums in the EU. The aim is to be able to better identify the total European digitisation effort and progress, make international comparisons, and stimulate further digitisation.

The study results will be used by stakeholders that have an interest or direct involvement in digitisation policies and funding (governments, statistical agencies, cultural institutions, academic and scientific institutions, publishers, industry).