Festive Presentation of 'Flandrica.be'

Logo Flandrica.be

Flanders Heritage Library and the KU Leuven University Library cordially invite you to the Festive Presentation of Flandrica.be on Thursday 15 November 2012 in the Grand Reading Room of the Central Library of the KU Leuven. This presentation will be attended by the Flemish minister of Culture, Joke Schauvliege.

Flandria.be is a new portal site, providing access to digitized books, manuscripts, newspapers, engravings and other materials from six heritage libraries in Flanders, Belgium.


10:30: Admission, with music played on the carillon by Luc Rombouts

11:00: Festive Presentation of Flandrica.be

  • Prof. dr. Mark Waer, Rector of the KU Leuven
  • Prof. dr. Mel Collier, Honorary Head Librarian of the
    KU Leuven and Chairman of the Flandrica.be Steering Committee
  • David Coppoolse, Project Leader for Flandrica.be
  • Signing of the Europeana Data Exchange Agreement by the Chairman and the Secretary of Flanders Heritage Library
  • Joke Schauvliege, Flemish Minister of Environment, Nature and Culture
  • Joke van Leeuwen, author, poet, illustrator and winner of the Constantijn Huygens Literary Award 2012

12:30: Reception and Sandwich Lunch

Side Programme

During the reception and the lunch, you will be able to visit the Alamire Digital Lab and the museum of the Central Library. For the occasion, a selection of works included in Flandrica.be is put on display. If you would like to participate in the visit, please indicate so on the registration form.

Partners in Flandrica.be

Logo's Partners in Flandrica.be


Central Library
KU Leuven
Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21
B-3000 Leuven


11:00 hours


Attendance is free, but registration is required.

  • Via the online registration form
  • By phone: +32 3 338 87 94
  • By mail: Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek vzw, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Agendabericht
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  • 16-10-2012
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  • David Coppoolse (Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken)