7th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries
IRCDL 2011: Focus on Information Access and Interoperability
IRCDL is a yearly deadline for Italian researchers on Digital Libraries related topics. This year the focus of IRCDL is on information access and interoperability, in fact Digital Library Systems start to be mature, but it is time to give a more effective and personalized access to information to users and to improve interoperability among heterogeneous available systems. The Semantic Web is emerging as a set of tools and methods that can respond to many of the DL requirements, especially Linked Data is likely to play a central role in interoperability.
The IRCDL conferences have been launched and initially sponsored by DELOS, an EU FP6 Network of Excellence on digital libraries together with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. Over the years IRCDL has become a self sustainable event sponsored by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua and supported by the Italian Digital Library Research Community.