Three decades of databases, two decades of electronic articles and one decade of open access have resulted in an avalanche of digital scholarly information services. At the moment we observe a metamorphosis from the electronic library to an enhanced library meeting the emerging demands of eScience and eLearning.
Progress in technology, new concepts of knowledge networking, but also economic issues are the driving forces for upgrading the eLibrary, all of them opening up both a world of new opportunities and of new constraints for progressing enhanced scholarly information services.
The International Bielefeld Conference 2009 provides insights in the future of eLibraries, based on the threefold interdependency of service, technology, and economics.
The Bielefeld Conferences have proved to be a forum for internationally renowned and trendsetting speakers to stimulate strategic discussions among scholars, information specialists, publishers, library managers and patrons from all over Europe and beyond.