The PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation (DLF, http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/) is the next stage of developing a network of distributed digital libraries and repositories in Poland. The name of the DLF corresponds to its nature – it is a set of advanced network services based on the resources available in Polish digital libraries and repositories deployed in the PIONIER network. These resources are created by many institutions like universities, libraries, museums, archives or research institutions. The Digital Libraries Federation is maintained by PoznaŮ Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the PSNC Digital Libraries Team is responsible for the DLF development.

The mission of the Digital Libraries Federation is to:

  • facilitate the use of resources from Polish digital libraries,
  • increase the visibility and popularity of resources from Polish digital libraries in the Internet,
  • enable new advanced network services based on the resources from Polish digital libraries to the Internet users and creators of digital libraries.

The mission is realised by the development of the Digital Libraries Federation functionality.

Starting date: 2007-06-22


Marcin Werla
ul. Jana Paw≥a II 10
61-139 PoznaŮ
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On June 15 2012, the number of digital objects accessible through the Digital Library Federation exceeded 1 000 000. The Publication which entered into the FBC database in this unique way, comes from the collection of the Silesian Library, and was made available by the Silesian Digital Library on June 15,  entitled "Polonia, 1928, R. 5, No. 149."

Promotion of new trends and solutions in the field of Internet technologies and their application by government agencies and other organizations are the main aims of this year’s eChallenges Conference, held on October 27-29 in Warsaw. On one of the stands are presented services of Platform for e-Science –  PLATON, which is one of the largest projects in the PIONIER network.
Digital culture and all the opportunities granted to users by new media are leading to reflection on the role and future activities of memory institutions in this extremely interesting times. This cultural transformation were the main topic of  “Transforming Culture in the digital age” conference which was held on 14th – 16th of April in Estonian city Tartu.
On 14-15 of April 2010 in Kiev, Ukraine the IV conference “Library and Book in the Context of Time” was held. The conference scope joins scientific topics with the information useful for practitioners. The main organizer of this conference is the National Parliament Library of Ukraine. In this year the main topic of the conference was “Libraries activities on the preservation of national cultural heritage”.
On the 1st of March 2010 on the EuropeanÍ projects group website an annual activity report was published. Section 4.4 of this report unfortunately contains outdated data (coming probably from August 2009, from the “Europeana Content Strategy” document), and according to this data the Polish participation in Europeana is lower than 1%.
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