IRCDL is a yearly deadline for Italian researchers on Digital Libraries related topics. The IRCDL conferences have been launched and initially sponsored by DELOS, an EU FP6 Network of Excellence on digital libraries together with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. Over the years IRCDL has become a self sustainable event sponsored by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua and supported by the Italian Digital Library Research Community. The previous events were held in Bari, Pisa and Padua.
This year the focus of IRCDL 2013 is on emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the research on digital libraries which not only goes from humanities to computer science but also crosses among areas in the same field ranging, for example, from archival to librarian sciences or from information systems to human-computer interaction. This is a continued challenge for the DL field and there is the need to effectively bridge the gap existing between communities that share common objectives. The aim is therefore to provide the opportunity to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, developed both in the humanities and computer science fields, and to exchange experiences from on-going projects.