Monday 06. June 2011 / Age: 9 yrs

IMPACT at LIBER Annual Conference


By: Lieke Ploeger

29 June - 2 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Apart from a poster on the IMPACT Centre of Competence, that will be presented by Aly Conteh (The British Library), Ines Jerele from the National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK) will host a parallel session on “The Role of the National and University Library of Slovenia in a multinational research project (IMPACT): a case study”.

In this paper, the participation and the role of individual libraries as partners in a consortium research project on digitisation issues are analyzed. The IMPACT consortium’s work is based on interdisciplinary collaboration in which libraries (like NUK) play an important role as demonstrators of tools developed within the project, and representatives of end-users needs and demands as well. This case study shows that the IMPACT consortium ensures libraries the economic and expert groundwork for an effective realization of the objectives outlined in the framework of the project. Furthermore, the main results of the library as a demonstrator in the project are presented – they are in accordance with the library’s strategic goals and its official role in the information society.