The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), with nearly 8,000 students and 600 Professors with a PhD, is the most important school of the Lisbon Technical University and the oldest and largest Portuguese school of engineering. Its mission is to contribute to the development of society by promoting higher education ofoutstanding quality in the areas of Engineering, Science and Technology, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and by carrying out research and development activities in accordance with the highest international standards.
José Borbinha, EuDML’s general project coordinator, is Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of IST and the leader of the Information Systems Group at the associated laboratory INESC-ID. His main area of research is information systems in general and Digital Libraries in particular (architectures, preservation, metadata, digitisation and interoperability). He was director for I&D for the National Library of Portugal, is the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries, and has been involved in several projects related with TEL and Europeana.