Press release DECOMATE II project

Subject: Press release DECOMATE II project
From: Nuria Gallart. UAB Biblioteca (
Date: ma 07 syys   1998 - 21:00:12 EEST

Press release
September 4th, 1998

EC DECOMATE II project: End of specification phase

The Telematics for Libraries funded project DECOMATE II: Developing the
European digital library for economics, finished its specification phase in
August 1998.

The following reports are available to the public in electronic form (both
HTML and PDF formats) at the project's web address:

*Analysis of digital resources. This report outlines the digital resources
available at the local sites of the project participants, including an
analysis of these digital resources and their suitability to the
development of the project.

*Scope of Decomate II contents. The report identifies the type of materials
and resources to be included in the service, and includes a short study on
its main characteristics in view of potential problem areas that can be

*User study design. The report outlines the methodology to be used to
gather both qualitative and quantitative feedback, and outlines a
preliminary timetable for the user study.

*User requirements, system architecture and conceptual design. This report
describes the user requirements and contains the description of the system
environment and conceptual design of the system.

Project manager: Mr Joost Dijkstra, Tilburg University Library. P.O. Box
90153. 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands. Phone: +31-13-663327; fax:
+31-13-663370; e-mail:
Dissemination contact: Mrs Nuria Gallart, Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona. Servei de Biblioteques. Edifici A. 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.
Phone: +34-93-5812746; fax: +34-93-5813219; e-mail:

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