Speaker: Filippos Tsimpoglou

Filippos Tsimpoglou, Ph.D.


General Director, National Library of Greece
32, Panepistimiou str. 106 79, Athens, Greece
tel.:    +30 210 3382 605
fax :   +30 210 3608 495
e-mail: ftsimp@nlg.gr

BSC on Economics at Athens University of Economics and Business.PhD in Library and Information Science at the Ionian University/Greece.April 2014 – General Director, National Library of Greece1999 – 2014 Library Director, ex officio member of the Senate of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia.2009 EFQM “Recognised for Excellence in Europe” 3 star accreditation of the UCY Library. 2010- Participation in the Paneuropean project OpenAIRE, Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, electronic infrastructure and support mechanism for identification, repository and access to papers produced from FP7 and ERC financed projects, OpenAIRE plus.1983-1999 Head of the Departments “Libraries Development” and “Databases and Information Market” at the National Hellenic Documentation Centre in Athens, Greece.2003-2008 Coordinator of the project “Development of the Union Catalogue of the Hellenic Academic Libraries” creation of a database with 3.000.000 merged bibliographic records originated from 60 institutions, 5 Library software programmes, 2 MARC formats, 4 character sets.  Development of the Union Catalogue of Cyprus libraries and the National Network of Scientific and Technological Libraries, the Interlibrary loan network in Greece and Cyprus.

Digitisation projects (SIMAE, KEE, EMA, E-BiBa etc.) including historical content concerning Cyprus history (sound, video, photos, articles, books).

Design and supervision of the digitisation project of the National Dissertations Archive 12.000 PhD theses, totally 2.000.000 digital pages. Proposal of ARGOS project (ARchaeological Greek Online System).

Member of the Working Groups: 2006- for the  Infrastructure of the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities in Cyprus.

2003- The Scientific Committee of the biennial conferences of UNICA on Scholarly Communication

2002-2005 “Information, Telecommunication, e-Business” in the frame of the project “Technological Foresight. Greece 2015-2021”.

1988-1995 The “Technical Committee for the Standardisation in Documentation /Information/ Librarianship of the Hellenic Organization for Standardization” ELOT/TC22.

Author of a study on the networking and collaboration of Cyprus Libraries, proposal for establishing the “Libraries Council” for a coordinated libraries policy in Cyprus. His book “Libraries cooperation. A systems approach” was published in 2008

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