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** The full agenda is available. Download it. **

 **Live streaming** 

available from Monday, 3 December, 13:00 CET: Channel 1, Channel 2.

December 3rd and 4th – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 

Do you work for a research library that would like to:

  • Learn more about what the researchers of tomorrow expect and need?
  • Benefit from low-cost aggregation services?
  • Raise the profile of your digital content and metadata?
  • Join a network at the cutting edge of digital library developments?

 If so, then please join The European Library and over 100 like-minded library professionals from across Europe at our next network meeting in Madrid, Spain.

 Event highlights include

Reaching The Researcher
Keynote talks around the themes of open access, the requirements of researchers and how the use of databases can change research.

Horizon 2020
Learn about funding opportunities for libraries, through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Joining The Cloud
An introduction to the new Europeana Cloud project, which will start building a cloud-based infrastructure in 2013 for research-based purposes.

Hands-On Workshops
Join a session focused on skills for marketing your library, the development of our new Europeana Research service or The European Library’s API (Application Programming Interface).

  Participation is free!


Day 1

Overview of the conference

Open Access Challenges - Kurt de Belder, Leiden University Libraries

Researcher Requirements - Jennifer Edmond, Trinity Long Room Hub / Trinity College Dublin

Database Usage Changes Research - Pil Dahlerup, University of Copenhagen

Horizon 2020 and CEF: opportunities for libraries - Javier Hernandez-Ros, European Commission

Celebrating the achievements of Europeana Libraries:

Europeana Libraries Introduction - Europeana Libraries MembershipEuropeana Libraries - WP4 - Europeana Libraries WP5 - Europeana Libraries partner Sibiu - Europeana Libraries partner University Library Belgrade - Europeana Libraries Exhibition - video

Day 2

The Europeana ecosystem and the role of libraries - Jill Cousins,  Europeana Foundation - video

Presentation of The European Library business plan and strategy 2013-2015 - video

Hathi Trust Accomplishments and Aspirations - Jeremy York, Hathi Trust

Impact Centre - Rafael Carrasco and Francis Ballesteros University of Alicante / Impact Centre of Competence

Europeana Cloud - Alastair Dunning, The European Library - video


Track 1: The Researcher of Tomorrow  - Part 1

Track 1: The Researcher of Tomorrow - Part 2

Track 2: Technical and Metadata

Track 2: Technical and Metadata Minutes


Registration: To register, please go to: Deadline for Registration: 15 November 2012

Questions? Contact

Conference Venue: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Facultad de Informática. c/Profesor José García Santesmases s/n. Ciudad Universitaria. 28040 Madrid

See all venues on one map!

AccomodationHere is a list of recommended hotels, some of them have special rates for plenary guests.

Transport: Information on Madrid Airport Transportation and Madrid public transportation.

Library Tours: 

optional, registration required.

National Library of SpainBiblioteca Nacional de España. Paseo de Recoletos, 22 28001 Madrid

Get directions: From the Faculty of Informatics (Complutense Campus) to the Spanish National Library:

Historic Collection Complutense University (Library Marqués de Valdecilla) - Calle del Noviciado, 3. 28015 - Madrid

 Get directions: From the Historic Library to the Faculty of Informatics (Complutense Campus):

From the Faculty of Informatics (Complutense Campus) to the Historic Library:


IMPORTANT: Do you need an official Invitation Letter to request a Visa? Please contact directly Ms Almudena Caballos Villar  from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, at the following email address:

   Image by Jorge Dias: Panorama of Madrid

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