Europeana Libraries Review

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These slides review the Europeana Libraries project, a 2011-2 project funded by the European Commission in the field of digital libraries. The project sought to develop the structure of The European Library, and help aggregate metadata from research libraries in Europe.

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  • Existing Portal and processes based on outmoded technologies - overlapping user groups with Europeana No integration with research libraries. Potential for them to go their own way Little contact between CERL, LIBER and CENL >> Europeana Libraries created within this context
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  • Europeana Libraries Review

    1. 1. The successes of theEuropeana Libraries projectProject Review, Den Haag, February 2013 Louise Edwards, The European Library (Project Coordinator 2011) Alastair Dunning, The European Library (Project Coordinator 2012)
    2. 2. Europeana Libraries• Some background• The aims of the project • 1 – Ingesting content • 2 – Incorporating full text • 3 – Creating a sustainable library aggregator• The next steps• All deliverables available via project website at http://europeana-libraries.eu/
    3. 3. Some background : Existing E uropean Libraryportal harvesting via outmoded technologies
    4. 4. Some background : No European Library contac with Research t Libraries (nor European a)
    5. 5. Some background : No European Library contac with Research t Libraries (nor European a) Little interacti ons between acronyms – C ERL, CENL, LIBER
    6. 6. Europeana LibrariesJanuary 2011 –December 2012 Coordinated by The European Library (the library aggregator for Europeana) 25 partners
    7. 7. Europeana LibrariesWP1 Project management, coordination andmonitoring (Mary Rowlatt, MDR Partners) WP2 Modelling the library landscape (Martin Moyle, University College London) WP3 Aggregating research library content for Europeana (Andreas Juffinger, The European Library) Aggregation Steering Group (Marian Lefferts, CERL)
    8. 8. Europeana LibrariesWP4 Extending The European Libraryaggregation infrastructure (José Borbinha,Instituto Superior Tecnico) WP5 Enhancing searchability of existing library content (Valentine Charles, The European Library) WP6 Dissemination, communication and promotion (Aubéry Escande, The European Library)
    9. 9. The aims of the project1. Bring to Europeana the digital collections of some of Europe’s leading research libraries from 11 countries2. Be the first project to offer digital collections where the text will be fully searchable3. Establish systems and processes capable of ingesting and indexing significant quantities of digitised material … The outcome will be an efficient and effective library-domain aggregator service for Europeana
    10. 10. MedievalManuscriptsfromOxford,Complutense(Madrid),Belgrade andUppsala
    11. 11. Early Modern Booksfrom Sibiu, Zurich andVienna, amongstothers.
    12. 12. Google BooksGhent, Oxford,Bavarian StateLibrary,Complutense.2m+ metadatarecords
    13. 13. DART Europe(Ph.D. Theses -67,868 records)Directory ofOpen AccessJournals(915,013records)
    14. 14. Provided links to 5.6mdifferent digital objects
    15. 15. 19 providershave mademetadataavailable forharvestingMaterial fromover 75research librariesincluded
    16. 16. 25m pages oftext adapted forincorporation into thenew European Libraryportal
    17. 17. 2.6mpages fromNárodníknihovna ČR8.2mpages fromBibliothèquenationale deFrance3m pagesfrm BibliotecaNacional deEspaña
    18. 18. An effectivelibrary-domainaggregatorservice Stores Data Centrally / Builds Index for TEL and Customer and Aggregates / Europeana/ Process Harvests Data Normalises & Management Enriches Data (REPOX) (UIM) (SugarCRM)
    19. 19. An effectivelibrary-domainaggregatorservice Now capable of processing 160 records / second (aim was 100 records a second) – entire TEL corpus processed in January 2013
    20. 20. Development of new The Europeana Library portal - http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/
    21. 21. "We are involved here in Switzerland with two nationalprojects and that gives us some experience withcollaboration but this – on a European level – is quitenew for us. As a Swiss library, we have almost nopossibilities to take part in European projects. We wantto gain experience in technical workflows and it’s alsovery important for us that we have more visibility of ourcollections outside of Switzerland." Dr. Urs Fischer, Chief Librarian of the Special Collections of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich
    22. 22. Some broaderresults : Shared governance and organisation between CENL, LIBER and CERL
    23. 23. Some broader results :A technical infrastructurealso requires asustainable businessmodelThe project BusinessPlan directs the futurebusiness model of TheEuropean Library
    24. 24. The next steps• Libraries remain the most important aggregator for Europeana (18% of records)
    25. 25. Some broaderresults :Research andnational libraryconnectionforged atEuropean level
    26. 26. Europeana Libraries asa springboard for furtherprojects – EuropeanaCloud, Europeana Closer working practicesNewspapers and with ERICs – EuropeanEuropeana Research Research Infrastructureplatform Consortia, such as DARIAH and CLARIN
    27. 27. Research and“The launch of the new European Library website is anexciting event that represents another important library national connectiondevelopment in the way researchers can gain accessto digitised sources from Europe’s national and at forgedresearch libraries. The launch also holds a special level Europeansignificance for the National Library of Wales as we arenamed as a contributor to the European Library for thefirst time. As an institution we are proud to be able toextend access to some of our most important digitalcollections to the European stage” Andrew Green, Chief Librarian, National Library of Wales
    28. 28. Images Credits• Slide 3 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brothermagneto/3801193167/• Slide 4 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrycady/5827494144/• Slide 5 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogersmith/2278856732/• Slide 10 - MS. Bodl. 579 - fol. 256rhttp://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000086012883• Slide 11 - Aus Johann Jakob Wickhttp://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000082153224• Slide 12 - Capitulatie, om te werven een Regiment Voetknechten ten dienste vande, http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000069565290• Slide 13 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogdansuditu/2377844553/• Slide 15 - Bradshaws Map of Europe http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/2000000045453• Slide 16 - Piers Plowman (C text) http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000086150263• Slide 18,19 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastair-dunning/8458545820/• Slide 21 - Mäandrierender Fluss und Häusergruppe, http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000096775016• Slide 22 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477/• Slide 23 - Coins showing Rose bis Feigeeblatter http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000086136818• Slide 27 - Llangollen http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/1000093321560

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