To a great extent this annual report reflects that 2005 was a year of international cooperation. There were three major events: Establishment of Knowledge Exchange, the conference ’Building the Info Grid’ and an international review of DEFF. These events will have great influence to bear on activities in 2006 and particularly on the revision of strategy and preparation of a new action plan for DEFF, which the Steering Committee has planned for 2006.
The extension of the cooperation in DEFF with the Ministry of Education’s institutions is an important cause for the revision of DEFF’s strategy. As will appear from the National Budget stipulations for DEFF the extension has been formalised, but the practical collaboration and concrete objectives have as yet not found their final form.
Peter Brantley, Director of Technology from California Digital Library,
photographed during his talk ’Deploying services, not libraries’.
At the conference ’Building the Info Grid’ in September
2005 17 countries were represented with about 240 delegates.
Distinguished engineer from Google Scholar, the
charismatic Anurag Acharya, was keynote speaker
at the conference with ’A Google Scholar Perspective’.
National Budget stipulations for DEFF 2005
Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) is an organisational and technological partnership between research libraries cofinanced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture. DEFF’s purpose is to advance the development of a network of electronic research libraries that make available their electronic and other information resources to the patrons in a coherent and simple way. DEFF offers financial support to shared development projects, development of infrastructure and administrates joint purchase of licenses. The Danish National Library Authority runs the secretariat of the partnership.