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Cilip Cymru 2011

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Presentation for 13/5/11 to be given at Cilip Cymru Conference 2011

Presentation for 13/5/11 to be given at Cilip Cymru Conference 2011

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  • 1. CILIP Cymru 2011 Shared Services ..an overview for Wales Mark Hughes Head of Collections Swansea University
  • 2. What are shared services? Library 1 Library 2 Service 1 Service 1 System 1 System 2 Library 3 etc..
  • 3. Why shared services?
    • Avoid closures?
    • Cost Savings
    • Greater co-operation
    • Improve services
  • 4. Why shared services? More on these later!
  • 5. Why shared services?
    • Avoid duplication of effort
    • Avoid re-inventing the wheel
    • Greater use of distributed knowledge
    • Economies of scale
    • Cloud Computing?
    • .. drive down costs
  • 6. Where we are now : Shared LMS'
    • Linc y Gogledd
    • Pembrokeshire / Neath Port Talbot / Carmarthenshire
    • Cardiff University / NHS Libraries
    • ..other small co-hosting projects
  • 7. Where we are now : SWWHEP
    • Shared RFID procurement
    • Reciprocal borrowing
    • Joint Catalogue
    • Joint hosted Federated search
    • Co-hosted VLE
    • ..now sadly ended
  • 8. Where we are now : CatCymru
    • Great 1 st stage discovery tool
    • Limited functionality
    • Crude live availability linking
    • Discovery = good
    • Delivery = patchy
    • Sustainability of delivery?
  • 9. Where we are now : Other shared services
    • Lots of regional & national partnerships
    • How many are “true” shared services ??
    Welsh Information Literacy Project
  • 10. The UK context : Shared Services / Consortia
  • 11. The UK context : Sconul / HEFCE / JISC
    • £12.5 million HEFCE funding
    • JISC / Sconul LMS Study
    • JISC / Sconul ERM project
    • ..wider remit than just libraries
    • Not just HE & FE relevance
  • 12. The UK context : Shared LMS
    • Small(ish) groupings
    • Varied degrees of co-operation
    • Sector specific
    • 'Traditional' technology models
    • On the increase?
    • Governance !
  • 13. The UK context : Shared LMS
    • Cloud solution = centrally hosted / shared
    • ‘ Traditional LMS’ available as cloud solutions
    • Older technology
    • Open Source options
    • New ‘cloud’ designed systems
  • 14. The International Context : Case Study: Australia
    • 44 Library Services
    • 285 'branches'
    • 30 million visits
    • 48.7 million loans
    • 50% population 'active borrowers'
    • Intra library loans & delivery
  • 15. The International context : Case Study: USA
    • Georgia Pines
    • 275 'branches'
    • 18.5 million loans
    • 92.2% approval amongst users
    • KCLS
    • 22.4 million loans
    • 48 Libraries
    • c10 million visits per year
    • ..and many more large consortia – some cross sectoral
  • 16. 'The Consortia Effect' “ (an) increase in the use of libraries which results after they join a resource sharing consortium” Dr Bob Molyneaux 2011 Consortia = Wider patron choice = Increased use for all Georgia Pines / Swift consortium statistics http://blog.esilibrary.com/2011/04/05/the-consortial-effect/
  • 17. Shared systems & Open Source
    • Open source, shared services & libraries = shared values & common purpose?
    • Open accessibility
    • Sharing of expertise & knowledge
    • Co-operation & community base
    • Free licensing / reduced costs
    • Growing market share in many areas e.g. Android mobile phones
  • 18. CILIP Cymru 2011 Case study : Evergreen LMS Consortia designed open source LMS ..fastest growing system in North America? [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Systems 46 48 63 160 251 424 Outlets 240 253 284 428 609 873 Consortia 1 1 4 10 13 18
  • 19. The future : Wales “ Reviewing service delivery” “ Local..Regional..National context” “ Encourage the establishment of new collaborative service delivery models” “ ..will work..in partnership to investigate the potential of joint Library Management System procurement”
  • 20. The future : Wales
    • Institutional mergers
    • Funding bid for pilot project to investigate shared Library Management System & ERM
    • Wales Higher Education Electronic Library (WHEEL)
    • ..investigate possibility of cross sector system provision?
  • 21. The Future: Wales Expect Shared Services to be high on the agenda Expect pilot projects to spring up over next 12 months Expect some of those projects to be cross sectoral Expect shared LMS to be a big priority for investigation Expect some UK wide projects to start up Expect Open Source software to be a considered option ..expect change..more co-operation, improved services, and hopefully, survival
  • 22. Thank you @Mark_H_Swansea www.slideshare.net/Mark_H_Swansea [email_address] http://www.netvibes.com/mark_h_swansea