Two informative seminars on copyright were held at the Tartu Public Library on May 31 and at the University of Tartu Library on October 11, 2023. Both events were a significant step toward enhancing awareness and knowledge among librarians on the complexities and practical applications of copyright, aiding them in applying these principles effectively in their respective professional domains.
On October 6th, a workshop titled "Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Contemporary Literary Works" was held at the City Museum in Ljubljana, organized by the National and University Library, Slovenia (NUK). During the workshop, NUK presented its experiences in resolving copyright issues related to contemporary works, which were obtained as part of the European EODOPEN project. The seminar also covered the content and results of the EODOPEN project, for which NUK leads a work package aimed at adapting digitized works for mobile device users and individuals with visual impairments.
The 9th EODOPEN project meeting found its venue at the National Szechenyi Library (NSZL) in the enchanting city of Budapest, taking place on September 21st and 22nd, 2023. This annual event brought together partner libraries from across Europe to discuss the progress and challenges faced by the EODOPEN project before last year.
EODOPEN made a remarkable debut at the LIBER Annual Conference 2023 and the World Library and Information Congress 2023 (WLIC2023, IFLA), underscoring our core values of user dialogue, audience development, copyright matters, and on-demand access to concealed collections. The presentation shed light on the project's goals, outcomes, and its potential to transform the accessibility of cultural heritage materials for everyone.
In a strategic collaboration with the EODOPEN project, Vilnius University Library has commenced an important phase of digitizing selected works authored by renowned scholars from the university and subsequently published by Vilnius University Press.
In collaboration with the Moravian Library, the Olomouc Research Library successfully organized a joint EOD network & EODOPEN meeting. This two-day event, held on May 10th and 11th, 2023, at the centrally located Hotel Arigone in Olomouc, Czech Republic, focused on project progress, the future of libraries, and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
While participating in the international EODOPEN project, Vilnius University Library has digitised and made available more than 360 graduation papers that were prepared in the interwar period and defended at Vytautas Magnus and Vilnius universities.
One focus of EODOPEN is the aspect of audience development. This includes a citizen-centred approach that invites the broad public to participate in the process of selecting works for digitisation. In addition to targeted award campaigns via social media or cooperation with institutions and associations, specific target groups are invited to make suggestions.
Regensburg University Library has achieved an important project goal early in the European digitization project EODOPEN: since the project began in November 2019, 1.000 books from the 20th century have been digitized and made publicly accessible.
On November 17th, 2022, The National and University Library (Slovenia) presented the EODOPEN project at the International Conference Zmoremo – videti naprej (We can do it - seeing forward), which was organized by the Learning Center of the Ljubljana City Library as part of the Erasmus+ project TECH.LIBRARY.
The seventh EOD Open Meeting was fortunately able to take place again in Presence and this time in the very northeastern part of Germany. Over the two days of September 7 and 8, 2022, nearly 50 participants from 17 institutions from 12 different European countries came to the Hanseatic city to follow up on the previous meeting in Lisbon in May, where approaches and practices for digitizing various library collections and making scanned works digitally available were shared.
Nearly 50 participants from 17 institutions from 12 European countries will accept the invitation of the Old University Library of Greifswald to follow up on the previous meeting in Lisbon in May by exchanging approaches and procedures for the digitization of various library collections and the digital provision of scanned works. The aim is to discuss the progress made so far and to agree on upcoming activities.
On 12 and 13 May 2022, the EOD Network and EODOPEN partners gathered in Lisbon for the first face-to-face meeting after the pandemic period. Nearly 50 participants from 17 institutions of 12 European countries were kindly hosted by the National Library of Portugal. As the event took place just after the 15th anniversary of the eBooks on Demand service (EOD), the EOD Network and EODOPEN project partners had the great opportunity to discuss the progress achieved so far and to align on upcoming activities.
Webinar will be held via Zoom on 28th September 2021, 9.00am – 1pm. On 17th April 2019, the Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the digital single market has been adopted; its aim is to adjust certain copyright exceptions in the digital and cross-border environment, and to ensure a wider access to digital content. Some changes are relevant also to the field of librarianship, especially in regards to preservation of cultural heritage.
As a result of the workshops conducted by the Rights Clearance Assessment and Support Group (WG5), a report on best practice models for the practical process of rights clearance is available for interested parties.
Last year the EODOPEN working group „Delivery formats of digitised material for special needs“ (WG 4) led by the National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK) prepared a survey that aims to capture a broader insight into the reading experience of users and to get information about positive or negative characteristics of devices and formats that support e-books.
Vilnius University Library has joined EODopen project team in November 2019. Soon after having officially joined EODopen, the staff of the project at VU Library started planning EODopen activities.
The Center for Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republic digitizes commercially inaccessible works published by the Slovak Academy of Sciences as part of the international project EODOPEN.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the EODOPEN 2nd project meeting had to be moved online and 40 representatives of the 15 partner organisations from 11 countries joined from their home or library offices. On 13 to 15 May 2020, the project partners held a series of meetings of each work group and met colleagues from the EOD libraries.
The EODOPEN working group „Delivery formats of digitised material for special needs“ (WG 4) led by the
National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK) prepared a survey that aims to capture a broader insight
into the reading experience of users and to get information about positive or negative characteristics of
devices and formats that support e-books.
National Library of Estonia and University of Tartu Library call everybody to suggest which books, written
by Estonian authors, should be digitised in the first order. Digitisation will be carried out under the
four-year-long European project EODOPEN, aiming at making 15 000 texts from the 20th and 21st centuries
digitally accessible to all in the digital format.
On November 19, the kick-off meeting of the 4-year project EODOPEN, co-financed by the European Commission under the Culture Programme, took place at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. The aim of the project is to digitize 15,000 textual materials from the 20th and 21th century, taking into account the needs and requests of the defined target groups.