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Volume Heft 8/9

Full text: Bibliotheksdienst (Rights reserved) Issue40.2006 (Rights reserved)

Notizen 1054 Bibliotheksdienst 40. Jg. (2006), H. 8/9 on, haben an der Beratungsrunde für die Bibliotheken teilgenommen und greifen nun die Aufforderung auf, die fachspezifische Umsetzung voranzubringen. Im Rahmen der deutschen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft wird Anfang 2007 eine Kon- ferenz zum Thema Kulturelle Vielfalt vorbereitet. Wenn sich auf dieser Konferenz wie auch auf dem nächsten Beratungstermin dieser Runde das bereichsübergrei- fende Denken, das gemeinsame Konkretisieren und Erarbeiten einer praxisnahen Umsetzung im Sinne der kulturellen Vielfalt weiter fortsetzt, dann sehe ich selbst- bewusst für die Bibliotheken in der kulturellen Vielfalt in die Zukunft – dann sehe ich nicht rosig oder schwarz, dann sehe ich bunt! Der Einsatz lohnt sich! Hella Klauser OCLC and LIBER exchange bibliographic records to support digital preservation efforts The European Research Library Organisation LIBER and OCLC have agreed to ex- change bibliographic records about digital masters. By this agreement, full infor- mation about digitized print material from both European and US libraries will be united in a central Registry of Digital Masters, which will be freely accessible for online searching. This collaboration is the first step toward a global registry. The next step is to involve libraries and groups in more regions of the world to ensure comprehensive coverage in this new registry. The idea of a central database for metadata about digitized print material is not new. The need for the construction of such a central registry arose in Europe in the context of EROMM (now called European Register Of Microform and digital Masters). Work on this online database started in 1991, and it has been hosted by the State and University Library of Göttingen (Germany) and the library comput- ing centre of GBV since 1994. EROMM member libraries, who contribute records either directly or through their country’s EROMM partner, are called upon to help supply copies of materials. At present, the EROMM partners (most of which are national libraries) are in the fol- lowing countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United King- dom. All libraries and individual users from those countries can search the data- base and send requests for copies of the materials. The Digital Library Federation (DLF) has also recognised the need for a global registry as an important part of the infrastructure that is required by the Digital Libraries of the Future. The DLF set up a working group to define the functional re-
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