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 Poznań 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.

Scheduled start date: 2007-06-22
Status: current

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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."

Briefly about the main challenges, projects and events, which PSNC will face in 2012.
On the 28th of February Europeana published its API, compatible with the OpenSearch standard. With such API external applications and Internet services can search in the information aggregated in Europeana and use such search results outside of it.
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