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On 28 February 2013, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund (Eesti Haigekassa, in Estonian) and the Estonian E-Health Foundation (Eesti E-tervise Sihtasutus, in Estonian) signed a memorandum of cooperation for the development of eServices and data standards in the health sector.
The department of Culture, Media and Sport in the UK today published the Sieghart review on E-lending in English public libraries. This government commissioned review states that E-lending should be free as well as a service that should be offered remotely to library users.
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The seventh edition of the eHealth Week will take place on 13-15 May at the Convention Centre in Dublin under the title ‘Innovative Healthcare & Well-being’. It will present the views and ideas of the world’s health IT experts and showcase cutting-edge health ICT.
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The European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have agreed on a roadmap to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in eHealth and health information technologies (IT), it was announced on
The Ubuntu Linux distribution is to become the basis of a reference architecture, Canonical, the company developing the distro, announced last week. Kylin, the country's own customised version of the Ubuntu distribution will be released next month, first for desktop PCs and later for servers and other computing platforms. The goal is to provide a flexible, open, widely-used and standardised operating system.
At the Latvian Geospatial Information Agency in Riga, all parts of the organisations use open source. Linux, to begin with, provides a stable operating system for its databases, both proprietary and the open source alternative Postgresql. Naturally the agency uses all kinds of open source solutions for its Geographic Information Systems, including Postgis and Quantum Gis.
Postgis and Postgresql are actually central to the agency's services, to offer, for example, the Eurogeographics reference data via web services.
General information for IFLA Members
Ballot papers, including supporting information, have been dispatched to all voting Members of IFLA on 20 March 2013.
Only those Members who have paid their membership fees in full and who are not in arrears, are eligible to vote in these elections.
Politicians in the German states of Berlin and Lower Saxony are again pushing for the use of free and open source software solutions by the states' public administration, the IT trade press reports.
A report on the Special Event of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) which took place at the UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on February 27, 2013, within the framework of the First WSIS+10 Review Meeting, is available at http://ifapcom.ru/en/news/1418/?returnto=0&n=1
Dutch provincial public administrations and organisations are promoting the sharing and re-use of government software solutions, government data and standards. To launch their campaign, a geographic map management system, Flamingo Geo Content Management Systems, is made publicly available.
Just before the M&M midterm meeting, Russian State Library invited a “guru of library marketing”, co-author of IFLA Public Libraries Guidelines, Professor , Florida State University (USA) Dr. Christie Koontz to conduct a workshop.