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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Digital Libraries group discusses OA issues with the EC

Europe's Digital Library experts set to focus on copyright today, a press release from the European Commission, April 18, 2007.  Excerpt:

The EU's High Level Expert Group on Digital Libraries - which includes, inter alia, stakeholders from the British Library, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, the Federation of European Publishers and Google - will present this afternoon an advisory report on copyright issues to the European Commission. In addition, the group will discuss today how to ensure more open access to scientific research and how to improve public-private cooperation. The work of the High Level Group is part of the European Commission's efforts to make Europe's rich cultural and scientific heritage available online. For this purpose, the group advises the Commission on issues regarding digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation of cultural material....

PS:  That's all I have on today's meeting or its OA agenda.  If anyone has more, I'd love to hear it and, if permitted, publicize it.