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Overview & outlook for the European Digital Library. Olaf Janssen presenting during the CIPA/VAST 2006 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 03-11-2006
 

Overview & outlook for the European Digital Library. Olaf Janssen presenting during the CIPA/VAST 2006 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 03-11-2006

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In this presentation Olaf Janssen - Project Manager at The European Library - outlines the history, organisational and technical foundations of The European Library, the collaborative platform and ...

In this presentation Olaf Janssen - Project Manager at The European Library - outlines the history, organisational and technical foundations of The European Library, the collaborative platform and website of the 48 national libraries of Europe.

He details the array of benefits of this joint service:
- for its end-users : giving integrated access to national collections across Europe
- for its member libraries
- for knowledge sharing & developments of common standards across Europe
- for political & strategical purposes (European Union funding & lobbying)
- to enable future collaboration with other European cultural initiatives

He explains how the Google Print Initiative sparked the creation of a European Digital Library (to be called Europeana) for safeguarding the European cultural heritage.

The European Library is used as the organisational and technological model for building a successful Europeana. It has established many of the required ingredients. These include:
- An operational technological platform
- Common and open standards for metadata & access
- Firm cooperative organisational framework
Challenges that are yet to be tackled include
- More partners: not only libraries, but also museums & archives are needed
- Large amounts of digital content
- Multi-lingual search & retrieval facilitie

After outlining the strategic planning for Europeana for 2006-2010, Olaf concludes:
* Common and open standards for access and interoperability are essential for a European Digital Library
* The European Library is the forerunner
* Building a European Digital Library is a much a political & social game as it is a technological
* The willingness to collaborate is key!!

I presented this at the CIPA/VAST 2006 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 03-11-2006

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  • A service for all European national libraries to provide access to their deep web content (catalogs and collections) via one central multi-lingual web-interface. For Libraries: Alternative point of access to their collections. A means of exposing a wider audience to their collections Amongst libraries: A platform for collaboration For users: A convenient point of access A one stop shop where they can search multiple libraries from different countries simultaneously
  • A service for all European national libraries to provide access to their deep web content (catalogs and collections) via one central multi-lingual web-interface. For Libraries: Alternative point of access to their collections. A means of exposing a wider audience to their collections Amongst libraries: A platform for collaboration For users: A convenient point of access A one stop shop where they can search multiple libraries from different countries simultaneously
  • And here it is Version 1.2 This is the current version since last week. Where we have kept a simple user face, in line with user wishes but have tried to give more ways of accessing the information i.e. to make the shop window more representative of the goods inside. Again searching for content is the dominant function. It has clear navigation with tabs at the top – and you can find via the treasures the other members of CENL and you can change the interface language
  • Users Content – can therefore be used elsewhere
  • A service for all European national libraries to provide access to their deep web content (catalogs and collections) via one central multi-lingual web-interface. For Libraries: Alternative point of access to their collections. A means of exposing a wider audience to their collections Amongst libraries: A platform for collaboration For users: A convenient point of access A one stop shop where they can search multiple libraries from different countries simultaneously
  • A service for all European national libraries to provide access to their deep web content (catalogs and collections) via one central multi-lingual web-interface. For Libraries: Alternative point of access to their collections. A means of exposing a wider audience to their collections Amongst libraries: A platform for collaboration For users: A convenient point of access A one stop shop where they can search multiple libraries from different countries simultaneously
  • Being able to search across cultural heritage institutions, so therefore search across and within their data, works, metadata and in all the languages of Europe, representing sound, text, video, objects
  • A service for all European national libraries to provide access to their deep web content (catalogs and collections) via one central multi-lingual web-interface. For Libraries: Alternative point of access to their collections. A means of exposing a wider audience to their collections Amongst libraries: A platform for collaboration For users: A convenient point of access A one stop shop where they can search multiple libraries from different countries simultaneously

Overview & outlook for the European Digital Library. Olaf Janssen presenting during the CIPA/VAST 2006 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 03-11-2006 Overview & outlook for the European Digital Library. Olaf Janssen presenting during the CIPA/VAST 2006 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, 03-11-2006 Presentation Transcript

  • Olaf D. Janssen The European Library Office The Hague, The Netherlands The European (Digital) Library - Overview and Outlook CIPA/VAST 3-11-06
    • 1. The European Library
    • 2. TEL-ME-MOR project
    • 3. Towards a European Digital Library
    • 4. Challenges to tackle
    Structure of presentation
    • An online service by all European National Libraries to provide access to their catalogues & digital collections via one central, multi-lingual web interface (portal)
    • www.TheEeuropeanLibrary.org
    • Europe : 47 national libraries from 45 countries (CoE)
    • CENL = = C onference of E uropean N ational L ibrarians
    • Mission of CENL: reinforce role of national libraries in Europe
    What is The European Library?
  • www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org The European Library Portal www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org./com/.net./.eu
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org is live since 17 March 2005
    • Funded by the national libraries (not EU) , owned by CENL
    • Development + maintenance by European Library Office (KB in Netherlands – 8.5 FTE)
    • Catalogues & collections searchable (230+ collections), based on common open standards 1) for Metadata (DCX) and 2) for Access (OAI, Z39.50, SRU, FTP)
    • TEL focusses on access, not on digitisation or preservation
    • 18 national libraries of :
    Current status of TEL
      • UK
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Hungary
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Portugal
      • Slovenia
      • Czech Republic
      • Switzerland
      • Austria
      • Serbia
      • Croatia
      • Slovakia
      • Estonia
      • Latvia
      • Denmark
    • For its users
      • Give integrated access to national collections across Europe
      • 1.5M digital objects and 45M metadata records
      • Quality of trusted deep web resources
      • For its partner libraries
        • International showcase for collections
        • Combined political mass  greater marketing and negotiation power.
      • The European Library is a mechanism to extend collaboration (TELMEMOR, EDL)
    What’s good about TEL?
    • 1. The European Library
    • 2. TEL-ME-MOR project
    • 3. Towards a European Digital Library
    • 4. Challenges to tackle
    Structure of presentation
    • Extension of
    • with NL collections from 10 NMS of EU
    • 100% Funded by European Union - 1.4M Euro
    • Project started 1 st Feb 2005 – Will end Jan 2007
    • www.telmemor.net – 5 workpackages
    • 10 national libraries of
    TEL-ME-MOR project – Fact sheet
      • Slovakia
      • Poland
      • Cyprus
      • Estonia
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Czech Republic
      • Poland
      • Malta
      • Slovenia
  • 1. New resources for users  # collections in TEL before TEL-ME-MOR : 165  new collections added by TEL- ME- MOR : 51 2. Extension of network and collaboration  o pen standards, development & sharing knowledge 3. Extended profile of The European Library Snowball effect  future collaboration with other European cultural institutions  Towards a European Digital Library TEL-ME-MOR – Benefits for TEL
    • 1. The European Library
    • 2. TEL-ME-MOR project
    • 3. Towards a European Digital Library
    • 4. Challenges to tackle
    Structure of presentation
  • Towards a European Digital Library
    • December 2004 : Google announces its Google Print initiative (digitse 4 major US libraries + Oxford)
    • January 2005: article in Le Monde by Jean-No ël Jeanneney (president BnF) : Anglo-American dominance
    • Large press coverage: “Europe’s cultural war with Google”
    • French call for safeguarding the European cultural heritage: Backing from the leaders of six countries and 24 national libraries (CENL)
    • Creation of a “European Digital Library” is a strategic priority for the EU
    EDL – Short historical context
    • 1. Vision of EU for EDL
    • TEL is seen as a good starting point for a European Digital Library (libraries, museums, archives)
    • 2. Timeline of EU for EDL
    • End 2006 : full collaboration among all EU national libraries (CENL and TEL)
    • From 2007 : collaboration to be expanded to archives and museums
    • By 2008 : 2,000,000 books, films, photographs, manuscripts, and other cultural works accessible
    • By 2010 : At least 6,000,000 works accessible via EDL
    EDL – Timeline & Vision of the EU
    • EU : TEL is seen as a good starting point for a European Digital Library (libraries, museums, archives, AV)
    • The European Library already has:
      • Operational technological platform (portal)
      • Based on common open standards for metadata & access
      • Firm cooperative organisational framework (CENL)
    • PROBLEM: A successful European Digital Library also needs
      • More partners (museums, archives, AV) (!)
      • More digital content (!!)
      • Multilingual search & retrieval facilities (!!!)
    Ingredients for a succesful EDL
    • 1. The European Library
    • 2. TEL-ME-MOR project
    • 3. Towards a European Digital Library
    • 4. Challenges to tackle
    Structure of presentation
  • Challenges to tackle for EDL
    • 1. More partners, esp. museums, archives, AV
    • Beginning of 2008 : 35 national libraries searchable via TEL  300+ collections, 50-100M records
    • TEL is already collaborating with DELOS, MICHAEL, MINERVA, BRICKS et al.
    • 2. More digital content
    • (Only 5-10% of content in TEL are digital objects)
    • Make sure that access to existing digital content is as complete as possible
    • Digitisation – Centres of Competence
    • 3. Multilingual search & retrieval facilities
    • Prototyping in TEL portal of MACS, MSAC, CrissCross + VIAF
    • Biggest challenge of them all !!
  • Summary
    • Common and open standards for access and interoperability are essential for EDL
    • CENL, TEL and TEL-ME-MOR are catalysts for the creation of EDL
    • Building a EDL is a much a political & social game as it is a technological
    • Collaboration is key!!
    • A true multilingual EDL is still distant
  • See full paper for more details www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org Questions?  olaf.janssen@kb.nl