Promoting Innovation in Europe: The European Library Partnership of National and Research Libraries

Current and prospective member libraries and industry professionals attended our annual meeting, Promoting innovation in Europe - The European Library partnership of research and national libraries. This event took place on the 16th and 17th September 2013 at the Amsterdam Central Public Library.

list of attendees



Below find links to all presentations that took place during the annual meeting:


Title of Presentation Speaker
Annual Meeting Opening and Overview of the Programme Louise Edwards, Director of The European Library
Outcomes of Strategic Review Bas Savenije, Director General of the National Library of the Netherlands
Why does The European Library Matter to Research Libraries? Dr Paul Ayris, President of LIBER and Director of Library Services at University College London
Leadership in the Digital Age Gunnar Sahlin, Partner at Gaia Leadership
Why RLUK became Members of The European Library Mike Mertens, Deputy Executive Director and Data Services Manager, RLUK
Ghent University Library: "A" European Library Sylvia Van Peteghem, Head Librarian, Ghent University Library
Joining The European Library Adam Sofronijevic, Head of Department at the University Library of Belgrade
Wikipedia in the Library Andrew Gray, Wikipedian in Residence at the British Library
Library of the Month, the Multiplier Effect Aubéry Escande, The European Library Communications, Marketing and Editorial Manager
Enhanced Library Collections and Services through Social Media Mar Perez Morillo, Chief of Web Services at the National library of Spain

Library of the Month Video Presentation – The National Library of The Netherlands (KB):


Title of Presentation Speaker
Open Innovation in Libraries Hildelies Balk, Head of Research, Innovation and Development at the National Library of the Netherlands
Collection Descriptions at The European Library Valentine Charles, Interoperability Specialist  at The European Library
Europeana Collections 1914-1918 and the Great War Online: the Setup of a Huge Thematic Portal Frederic Lemmers, Head of Digitization Programs at the Royal Library of Belgium
eBooks on Demand: Creating Digital Collections on Users' Request Onne Mets, Activity Leader of Dissemination in EOD project at the National Library of Estonia
Making Monographs Available: OAPEN Library Ronald Snijder, Technical Coordinator at OAPEN Foundation
Open Data at The European Library Alastair Dunning, Programme Manager at The European Library
Developing Linked Open Data Nuno Freire, Senior Researcher, The European Library
Licensing Metadata Julia Fallon, IPR and Policy Advisor at Europeana
Europeana Newspapers Alastair Dunning, Programme Manager at The European Library
British Library Labs Aly Conteh, Digitisation Programme Manager at the British Library Labs
CORE Petr Knoth, Research Associate
ISNI and Libraries Anila Angjeli, Bibliotheque National de France
CENDARI and the Future of Research Deirdre Byrne, CENDARI Project Officer at Trinity College Dublin
Building a Research Infrastructure on the First World War Across Borders Dr. Anna Bohn, CENDARI Researcher at Freie Universitat, Berlin

Horizon 2020 and CEF Presentation - Javier Hernández-Ros, Information Society and Media Directorate-General at the European Commission:

We would like to thank representatives from current and potential member libraries as well as industry professionals for attending.

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