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[InetBib] 1st DRIVER Summit report

(apologies for cross posting)

Dear colleagues,

On 16 and 17 January 2008, DRIVER II successfully carried out its first
Summit in Goettingen, Germany. Approximately 100 invited representatives
from the European Community, including representatives of the European
Commission, over 20 spokespersons of European repository initiatives as well
as experts in different repository related fields from Europe, the U.S.,
Canada and South Africa came together to discuss their experiences and
concrete actions with respect to the further building of cross-country
repository infrastructures.

The first DRIVER Summit was a successful milestone on the way to building a
professional, active repository community. Over the course of 2008, DRIVER
II will invite various stakeholders to support DRIVER in an advisory
capacity and to prepare the building of a Confederation, by exploring models
of and potential liaisons with, existing organisations and initiatives (like
SPARC, LIBER, the European Digital Library, Alliance for Permanent Access,

On behalf of the DRIVER II Consortium, Dr Norbert Lossau, Scientific
Coordinator, has prepared a brief report on the Summit, available on the
DRIVER website and the following link:


The EC-funded DRIVER II project is leading the way as the largest initiative
of its kind in helping to enhance repository development worldwide. Its main
objective is to build a virtual, European scale network of existing
institutional repositories using technology that will manage the physically
distributed repositories as one large scale virtual content source. For
further information please go to the central entry point of the DRIVER

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