In a national gathering, more than 70 librarians and National Agency for Innovation and Research (ANII) representatives met to gain new insights into Uruguay's current digital libraries landscape and its vision for the future. With the support of ANII, Elsevier hosted "Digital Libraries: Tendencies and Perspectives," a Library Connect event, in Montevideo on September 1.
Presenter Isabel Maturana Salas, head of the Library Automation System at the Universidad de Chile, spoke to the audience about the university's new digital library and its role in facilitating access to information. Fernando Amestoy, the CEO of ANII, also reflected on access, elaborating on a strategy for the dissemination and social appropriation of Timbó Portal, a national inter-institutional multidisciplinary online library network. Other topics included bibliometric indicators and Elsevier's Article of the Future project, a redesigned article page with easy access to external links, contextual information, enriched content and content-based apps.
Presentations from the event are available in Spanish on Elsevier's Latin America website at: http://bit.ly/nlgio7.