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TheEuropeanLibrary.org - a (non technical) case study. Olaf Janssen lecturing for Radboud  University Nijmegen, 12-05-2005 TheEuropeanLibrary.org - a (non technical) case study. Olaf Janssen lecturing for Radboud University Nijmegen, 12-05-2005 Presentation Transcript

  • KB, Den Haag, 12 Mei 2005 Olaf Janssen, Webmaster, The European Library Office TheEuropeanLibrary.org A (non technical) Case Study
  • Outline
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org als voorbeeld van Europese wetenschappelijke informatievoorziening: organisatie & management, beleid, electonische netwerken, menselijke netwerken, financiering…
    • 4 delen:
    • Introductie: Nationale bibliotheken in Europese context
    • Voorgeschiedenis: Op weg naar van TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org portal (2005)
    • Toekomst
  • Wat is/doet een nationale bibliotheek?
    • Bij wet 1 per land (Rusland en Italie: 2)
    • D epotbibliotheek ( nationale bibliografie )
    • Wetenschappelijke bibliotheek
    • Vaak ook universiteitsbibliotheek (bv FI, SI)
    • B ehoud, beheer & ontsluiting nationa a l culture el erfgoed (documenten)
    • B evordering & ondersteuning van landelijke ( GvN ) & internationale samenwerking
    • O nderzoek & ontwikkeling ( nationaal – Metamorfoze - & internationaal)
    • Meer: http://www.kb.nl/bst/taken.html
  • Nationale bibliotheken in Europese context
    • 43 officiele nationale bibliotheken – 41 landen (Council of Europe)
    • Concrete samenwerking sinds 1987
    • CENL : C onference of E uropean N ational L ibrarians (directeuren)
    • Veel Europese projecten & werkgroepen onder de vlag van CENL
    • Ook regionale samenwerkingen (Noord, Zuid-Oost)
    • Financiering: eigen middelen + EU fondsen
    • Online samenwerking sinds 1995 (Gabriel)
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org @20?? : Search all collections/catalogues of all European national libraries in one query + find many/all online (digitized) books, journals, magazines, papers…
    The road to The European Library
    • Steps so far:
    • Gabriel : guide to national libraries (1997 – 2005)
    • TEL Project : feasability study of 2 years (2001-2004) to search collections of national libraries
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org : operational result of feasability study (2005 - ?)
  • A 1997 - Begin Gabriel webdienst Webgids voor/van/door Europese nationale bibliotheken
  • Gabriel : Guide to European national libraries
    • Website, online since 1997
    • GA teway and BRI dge to E urope's national L ibraries
    • Official website of CENL
    • Non EU funded – own means
    • Maintained & hosted by KB, 4 mirrors (Finland, Germany, Slovenia, UK)
    • Will be taken offline in June 2005 – content goes to TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • www.kb.nl/gabriel
  • What can/could you find on Gabriel?
    • Practical information about the 43 European NLs: addresses, opening hours, history, contact info, etc.
    • Information about online services : main catalogues, national bibliographies, websites, periodicals…
    • Exhibition of (digitized) treasures of the 43 NLs
    • Information about CENL
    • Search all websites ( NOT: catalogues ) of all 43 NLs in one query
    • Available in 3 languages: EN, FR, DE
  • Pros & cons of Gabriel
    • Pros
    • All NLs had a presence on the web (Malta did not have a website until 2003!)
    • Ability to search website, even if a NL itself did not have search engine
    • Cooperation, share knowledge, networking
    • Cons
    • Not able to search the catalogues/collections of the NLs  Enter TEL Project (2001)
  • B 2001 - Begin TEL Project Haalbaarheidsstudie
    • Haalbaarheidsstudie : is het mogelijk om 1 centrale dienst te creeren waarmee je de collecties van alle Europese nationale bibliotheken kunt doorzoeken??
    • Gefinancierd door de EU (30 maanden) + eigen middelen – 2MEuro
    • 8 pilot libraries: Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
    • If successful other NLs can participate too
    TEL Project (2001-2004)
    • Denk niet alleen puur technisch (‘paar databaseesjes aan elkaar knopen’), maar denk ook
    • Consensus building: alle neuzen dezelfde kant op – de wil moet er zijn.
    • Relaties met uitgevers – copyright issues - open access vs. restricted access
    • Meertaligheid (37 talen binnen CENL)
    • Business models/marktonderzoek - is er behoefte aan TEL? Zo ja, hoe financier je dit?
    • Politieke obstakels wegwerken/herkennen
    TEL Project (2001-2004)
  • Resultaten van het TEL Project
    • T EL-project naar tevredenheid geëindigd op 31-1-2004
    • Nieuw samenwerkingsverband tussen de nationale bibliotheken in Europa – start van TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • Er wordt een European Library Office opgericht , g ehuisvest in de KB
    • Driejarig programma:
      • 2004 -2005 : bouwen van de portal - TheEuropeanLibrary.org
      • 2005-2006 : operationele dienst, incl. toevoeging van nieuwe collecties + bibliotheken
      • 2e helft 2006: evaluatie en besluit om door te gaan of niet
  • C 2005 - Begin van TheEuropeanLibrary.org Resultaat van Haalbaarheidsstudie
  • From TEL Project to TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • TEL Project
    • 2001-2004 - TEL Project - EU funded
    • Intended to create operational service from start, so business plan was part of project
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • Funded by the national libraries - for 3 years.
    • Now owned by CENL, Office set up May 2004 - 4.5 FTE
    • The 9 Full Participants are the national libraries of Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland ( collections searchable )
    • Other 34 libraries are Basic Participants
  • The European Library at launch (17-3-05)
    • The 9 Full Participants have created access to 150 collections, 11 million records, 500K digitised objects.
    • Incorporated much of former Gabriel site (Full and Basic participants)
    • Operational on KB systems – shares hard and software
    • Multi-lingual with the portal interface in 8 of the 37 CENL languages
    • Beta release – do load testing, get user feedback to improve site & fix known bugs
    • Strong on and offline marketing and communication plan
  • Vision
    • “ Provision of equal access to promote world-wide understanding of the richness and diversity of European learning and culture.”
    • “ The European Library exists to open up the universe of knowledge, information and culture of all Europe's national libraries”  
    Mission
  • TheEuropeanLibrary .org will be able to:
    • Attract the ‘informed citizen’ and researcher alike
    • Provide integrated access to the combined resources of national libraries
    • Give access to digital (500K) and non-digital (10.5M) resources
    • Offer information about CENL libraries (Gabriel)
    • Brand Development- standing for access to original, authentic material in digital form or resident in a library
    • Drive up usage and readership of national collections
    • Represent a ll 43 CENL libraries
    • Distribution in n a tional + academic libraries, societies and institutions
  • M arketing of TheEuropeanLibrary.org (on and offline)
    • Search Engine Promotion - Google, Yahoo, Scirus
    • Link, Link, Crossl ink
    • Email Marketing, National + international discussion lists , Forums, O nline n ewsletters
    • Conferences & Exhibitions, trade fairs…
    • Brochures/Bookmarks, posters, leaflets
    • Public Relations : speaking, press releases, a rticles + newsletter s
    • Etc…
  • Benefits to national libraries and users
    • Another route to their collections & services
    • Increased visibility via
        • links
        • search engines
    • New resources for users of NLs
    • Access to native resources held in other countries
    • Open standards - development & sharing
    • Political – all NLs operate as one force (more weight than individual NLs)
  • Future steps (2005-?)
    • Gabriel : guide to national libraries (1997 – 2005)
    • TEL Project : feasability study of 2 years (2001-2004) to search collections of national libraries
    • TheEuropeanLibrary.org : operational result of feasability study (2005 - ?)
    • TELMEMOR : Another EU funded project to include 10 EU New Member States in TheEuropeanLibrary (2005-2007)
    • In June 2005 3 libraries will join The European Library (Denmark, Serbia and Croatia – Full Participants) In 2006/07 more NLs will join TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • In coming years more&more books, magazines, articles etc. will be digitized and available online..
  • Further future – 20??
    • Centrally search all collections/catalogues of all European national libraries
    • Find many online (digitized) books, journals, magazines, papers…
    • IDEAL: “Find every book, magazine, article etc. in Europe and read it on your PC” (2100??)
  • www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org
    • Thank you!
    • [email_address] Webmaster, The European Library Office
    • Presentatie downloaden via : www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/nijmegen20050512.ppt