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Interview: Bringing a European perspective to digitisation

Thu 7th Dec, 2006

Researchers all over the world have the ‘right’ to access the scholarly resources they need. In the digital age, this means that the digitisation of scholarly resources becomes an imperative for education and research bodies across Europe.

So says the man responsible for digitisation at Germany’s national research foundation, the DFG, (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). With a current annual budget of around 30m Euros – a figure that could double from 2008 - the organisation responsible for funding research in Germany is setting the agenda in the field of European digitisation.