Why does TEL matter to Research Libraries? by Dr Paul Ayris, President LIBER, Director of Library Services University College London

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  • 1. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Why does TEL matter to Research Libraries? Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer Chair, LERU Chief Information Officer community (League of European Research Universities) e-mail: p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk
  • 2. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES The Issues  Competitiveness  Data Services  Supporting the researcher
  • 3. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Competitiveness Q16 2012 Q16 2013 87% 90% % of UCL students satisfied with library services HEI performance overall – see http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2013/name,82928,en.html NSS Student Survey scores. Q16: The Library resources and services are good enough for my needs
  • 4. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES UCL’s digital library in the context of the Russell Group of research universities Learning Satisfaction Online Library UCL RGI (mean) International 91.80% 91.27% Home 93.57% 92.27% Overall 92.65% 91.94% National and International Student Barometers, Summer 2012
  • 5. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Data Services from TEL  By September 2011 there were 31 billion RDF triples, interlinked by around 504 million RDF links as part of a global web of Linked Open Data
  • 6. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What can TEL do?  Provide services for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge  In an Open Access world, harvest metadata and full-text, index it, and make it available to other research groupings, commercial knowledge bases
  • 7. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Supporting the researcher  Work with subject communities on bespoke services  Discovery services by providing subject view of academic output  Partner with OA publishing services to provide OA journal and monograph publishing opportunities
  • 8. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES The Future for TEL?  A new dawn  With a new Strategy  Focussed on Innovation  Serving the Library community  Supporting Research
  • 9. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Finally  Happy to hear questions and comments