19-21 June 2013
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Sponsors

Sponsors

@mire, based in Belgium (EU) and California (US), is a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider for DSpace, the popular Open Source institutional repository platform. Strategic commitment to Open Source technology and technical excellence are among @mire's core values.

The company employs proficient DSpace engineers to provide professional consultancy, development, support, training and maintenance services for DSpace repositories.

Apart from providing services, @mire also offers a range of commercially licensed add-ons to the DSpace platform, enhancing the administrator and end user experience. These modules are the result of continuous investments in research and development.

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments. DART-Europe offers partners a European networking forum on ETD issues, and may provide the opportunity to submit collaborative funding applications to achieve DART-Europe's vision for ETDs.
ExLibris Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides the efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base serving thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering patrons to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) is the principal association of the major research libraries of Europe. It was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Its current membership includes almost 400 research libraries in more than 40 countries. LIBER membership is not restricted to the area of the European Union, and membership of research libraries outside the European Union is widely encouraged.

LIBER promotes in particular:
       -       efficient information services;
       -       access to research information, in any form whatsoever;
       -       innovation in end-user services from research libraries in support of teaching, learning and research;
       -       preservation of cultural heritage;
       -       efficient and effective management in research libraries.

Since Microsoft Research was established in 1991, it has become one of the largest, fastest-growing, most respected software research organizations in the world. Its distinguished researchers and scientists help shape the computing experience of millions of people worldwide through advances that enhance virtually every product Microsoft ships.
ProQuest ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.
 
ProQuest’s massive information pool, built through partnerships with content creators, is navigated through technological innovations that enable users to quickly find just the right information. The company is currently rolling out the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content—accelerating research productivity.
 
An energetic and fast-growing organization, in 2009 it launched the pioneering Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a boon to academic libraries worldwide. In 2010 ProQuest expanded into corporate and government markets, launching the ProQuest Dialog™ service and acquiring Congressional Information Services and University Publications of America. In early 2011 it acquired ebrary, expanding ProQuest’s content base to include e-books and adding to the technology expertise resident across the enterprise, which also includes such units as Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®.
With membership of over 100 institutions, SPARC Europe is an alliance of European research libraries, library organisations and research institutions. We provide a voice for the research community and the support and tools it needs in order to being about positive change to the system of scholarly communications.  SPARC Europe aims to promote an open scholarly communication system in Europe through advocacy and education, the promotion of new models, and partnerships with all interested stakeholders.  We take a lead in debate about Open Access, act as a catalyst through partnerships with all interested stakeholders, and coordinate lobbying actions within Europe for the benefit of researchers and society at large in Europe and beyond.

Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books.  It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies.  Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature.  The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide.  Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.

Symplectic is a leading developer of integrated research information management systems. Founded in 2003, Symplectic's flagship product Elements is used by thousands of researchers, repository managers and librarians at some of the world's top universities including: Cambridge, Oxford and Duke. With 10 years of experience in the sector, Elements has been designed with leading academic institutions and are specifically designed with their needs in mind.

In 2010, Symplectic received investment from Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Dedicated to building better tools for research, Digital Science has helped grow Symplectic into an international company with employees in 3 countries and counting.

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