The European Library Automation Group, brings together once a year people involved in library automation in the leadingEuropean libraries and information centres. The organization counts 450 members in 27 countries all over Europe. Last years over 100 colleagues attended the seminars.

The meetings aim at in depth discussions of particular library automation topics and at the promotion of informal exchange ofideas and experience. The topics covered are technical and meant for participants with computing background.

26 - 28 April 2006 Bucharest, Romania

Workshop WS6: E-Learning Objects - Discussion guidelines 

Tobias Möller [moeller@mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de] 

·         What challenges do e-learning objects pose for libraries and their technical infrastructures ?

·         Which (metadata) standards have been developed or are still needed ? (library cataloging, exchange formats, evaluation tools, quality assurance).

·         What type of content is included in the spectrum of e-learning objects ?

·         Best practices and experiences in libraries: What do the adoption and the implementation of e-learning objects look like in practice ?

·         Looking beyond the end of our own noses: Is business further along ?

·         How does industry work with e-learning objects in on-the-job training and in continuing education ?

·         Are there solutions for the problems of high cost and effort in producing content in the area of e-learning ?

·         Modularization, reuse, and continued use: How can content produced at great expense, for example, be reused in a sensible and modular way ?

·         How does one handle packaged e-learning content in libraries, e.g., in a password-protected learning management system ?

·         Which IT services must libraries offer in the future in order to support e-learning ? Will the integration of learning management systems into library systems be required in the future ? Which corresponding interfaces must be developed ?

·         Archiving and long-term archiving of e-learning objects: Are approaches to the solutions from other areas transferable to this type of library content ?