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Digital Libraries for the Maghreb convened by the Fulbright Academy of Sci & Tech January 24-25, 2011. This Workshop: Who Is Here?. About 60 People About 1/4 is from outside of USA About 1/3 is Fulbright Grantees About 1/2 know the Maghreb About 3/4 know Digital Libraries

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Digital Libraries for the Maghrebconvened by the Fulbright Academy of Sci & TechJanuary 24-25, 2011

This Workshop: Who Is Here?

  • About 60 People

  • About 1/4 is from outside of USA

  • About 1/3 is Fulbright Grantees

  • About 1/2 know the Maghreb

  • About 3/4 know Digital Libraries

    Goal: Be A Catalyst for Cooperation

Circulation of Ideas

Source: GWU Gelman Library Facebook Page

This is a Workshop

  • Short Presentations (10 min max)

    • 18 today

    • 12 tomorrow

  • Time for Discussion

  • Time for Round-table Conversation

  • Time for Interaction

  • Time to Develop Recommendations

  • Time to Develop New Partnerships

It’s About New Ways to Find Info.

Source: GWU Gelman Library Facebook Page

Selected Meeting Goals:

  • Increased collaboration among projects for the region (funded by outside entities)

  • Increased collaboration among related projects in the region (conducted or funded by local governments, businesses and institutions)

  • Recommendations on additional training needs for "informationists" (librarians, publishers, IT professionals and others)

  • Increased awareness of opportunities for dialog and exchange in the Maghreb and in Africa as a whole

Five Special Activities for You

  • Smithsonian Tour (was this morning)

  • Situation in Tunisia (a talk tonight)

  • Intl Conf on African Dig Libs (Tue 7:45)

  • Next Steps Group (Tues. 4:30 pm)

  • GWU Lib. Tour (Wednesday am)

    (Please raise hand if going on the Wed tour)

Working Groups

  • 1. Training of Informationists

    Education of digital managers, education of users

  • 2. Physical Infrastruture and Policy

    Network infrastructure, government policy relating to DLs and DAs

  • 3. Access to and Storage of Electronic Information (databases, etc)

    Content development, cyberinfrastructure, management structures,

  • 4. Digital publishing and advancing scientific research collaborations.

Fulbright AcademyCatalyst for Cooperation

Improve the state of the world by leveraging the unique knowledge, skills and contacts of Fulbright scholars and alumni.

What is the Fulbright Academy?

  • The Academy was created by alumni as a professional organization.

  • Grantees, Hosts & Institutions

  • Independent, global organization

  • Conferences and programs since 2006

  • Not affiliated with the Fulbright Exchange Program

Who / What is Fulbright?

Senator FulbrightRhodes Scholar: 1925-26in Congress 1942-1974Fulbright ScholarsEstablished 1946Fulbright AcademyRegular programs since 2006

State of Maine

Size=Jordan or 2.5x Belgium or ½ Bangladesh

1.3 million people + 6 million tourists/year

2 hours to Boston via car

2 hours to Washington by plane

Portland / Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Fulbright Academy has an office at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Our Post Office Box is across the street from this lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, at the mouth of Portland harbor.

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