The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib)

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  • 1. The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) UNC Seminar, Oxford, May 1998Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 1
  • 2. DNER/eLib overview: contents  Background  Services, collections, the DNER  eLib outline: Phases 1/2 & 3  Related activities  MODELS  Ramblings!Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 2
  • 3. JISC Strategy  Summary: Excellent access to relevant content  eLib is core development • stimulus to new information service developments  CEI provides core content • enriched distributed national electronic resource for HE  Related skills development  Cultural change... slow processChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 3
  • 4. eLib: background  “Follett Report” of Libraries Review committee, 1993 • Buildings program (£30m?) • Special collections & archives (£50M?) • CURL OPAC (£0.5M) • Pilot Site Licence Initiative (£4M?) • Arts & Humanities Data Service (£1.5M) • eLib Programme (£15M)Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 4
  • 5. Value  Greatly improved access  Increased resource sharing  Digital content  Downward pressure on publishing prices  Stimulating publishing changeChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 5
  • 6. CEI Services  Data Centres (BIDS, Data Archive, EDINA, MIDAS) & Information service (NISS)  UKOLN, BUBL  Mirrors (HENSAs?, Visible Human)  Subject-based Gateways?  Digitisation (HEDS)  Coordinated by the Monitoring & Advisory Unit (MAU)Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 6
  • 7. CEI Collections  Collections policy  Data sets • Bibliographic, numeric/statistical, full text, images, GIS  OPACs • COPAC, clumps?  Electronic journals/full text: PSLI/NESLI, ILEJ etc?  Image sets • HELIX, MIDRIB, Fast track, JIDIChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 7
  • 8. The Distributed National Electronic Resource  Fuzzy concept ... but useful  Unification? + Specialised? • geographic distribution: single failure, network load • access points • metadata... how do I know what‟s there? • authentication... who am I? ... once! • preservation implications  Tailoring... information landscapes • economy of attentionChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 8
  • 9. The eLib Programme  A Programme of “Collaborative partnerships between libraries, academic staff, publishers and others, to promote large scale pilot and demonstrator projects focusing on the components of a future electronic library service, and to provide stimulus to its creation.” » The Libraries ReviewChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 9
  • 10. eLib: programme outline Funded by UK Funding Councils through the JISC • Projects short term, 1-3 years • Practical focus: achievable & off the shelf rather than blue sky technology. What will help libraries, students and academics? • Phases 1 & 2: ~60 projects; £15 million • Phase 3: ~20 projects; £5 millionChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 10
  • 11. eLib: phases 1 & 2  Electronic publishing  Access to resources Document delivery Web p ubl i shi ng  ANR  Training & studies Do c Del  Digitisation (text and Trai ni ng an d stu di es images) Di gi tisatio n  Customised publishing Cu stomi se d pu bl ishi ng (e-reserve)Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 11
  • 12. Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 12
  • 13. Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 13
  • 14. eLib: comparisons with DLi eLib DLi  60 projects, 3 years,  6 projects, 4 years, $24M £15M  ASQ-not!  Incremental change  Computer science  Library & publisher orientation orientation  Theoretical, research,  Low technology? high technology  Local service, user and  Low impact on academic copyright issues processesChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 14
  • 15. Evaluation comments “The electronic library is attractive ... but is only likely to be realised as an institutionally pervasive concept. That is, library strategies cannot be divorced from the internal ... research, teaching and learning strategies of individual HEIs.” » Policy Mapping Study “We can also observe ... actual mobilisation ... effects of the programme - on researchers, publishers ... and individual disciplines and HEIs.” » Formative evaluation reportChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 15
  • 16. eLib: phase 3  Exemplars of “hybrid libraries”  Large scale resource discovery (“clumps”) Hybrid L ib rari es Cl umps • Z39.50-based virtual Di gi ta l union catalogues Preservati on Proj ect Exten si on s  Digital preservation  Project extensions towards servicesChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 16
  • 17. eLib Phase 3 : Clumps  Stress test for Z39.50? • scaling issues • holdings, serials, IPR  3 regional virtual union catalogues (2 years) • linked to regional computer networks (MANs) recently created as part of national SuperJANET network  Music virtual union catalogue project (3 years) • libraries, commercial agencies, publishers • multi-media: scores, performances, etcChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 17
  • 18. Higher Education Resources ON demand (HERON)  Teaching & learning focus (Dearing etc)  Consolidate eLib OD/ER results  3 UK HE partners + Blackwell‟s • Stirling, Napier, South Bank  Create “critical mass” resource bank of copyright cleared, digitised electronic materials for UK HE  Return £ to rights owners (including HE!)Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 18
  • 19. Phase 3++  Hybrid library and clumps projects • about access to information in all forms, whenever, wherever  Integrate with... • document delivery • DNER, NNDP (archives), museums • preservation/conservation for local material  Ecosystem not jigsawChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 19
  • 20. eLib Phase 3: Hybrid Library  Assumes print and electronic media will coexist  Seeks to integrate delivery of both from local and remote sources via electronic access  5 3-year projects varying in technical ambition from almost none to sophisticated software tracking individuals  Varied scope: individual institution -> subject -> customer groupsChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 20
  • 21. Agora  UEA, UKOLN, CERLIM, FDI etc  Open, standards-based platform for distributed, mixed media information management • link to MODELS Information Architecture; information landscapes • sequence of prototypes tested in partner institutions • innovative strategy for disseminating results & sharing experiences • exploratory enabling infrastructure for the DNERChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 21
  • 22. BUILDER  Institutional project (Birmingham) but with partners  Both teaching and research • seamlessly integrate access to a wide range of printed and electronic information sources, • local and remote users and information, • integrating library with other academic activities, • through user-oriented information landscapes.  6 modules & 6 subject areasChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 22
  • 23. Headline  LSE, LBS, Hertfordshire  Integration of print and electronic • beyond resource discovery to resource access  Orientation to knowledge & preferences of user • customisation of services • user-oriented design  Copyright issues addressed  Tools and technology to be made widely availableChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 23
  • 24. HYLIFE • Research possible new boundaries of libraries • More user need driven than technological; focus: Social, organisational, educational, operational • Concerned with library management/strategy issues • 6 customer groups: student, research centre, health practitioners, business, community college students, distance students - “the electronic subject librarian”? • Overarching generic strand: identifies and feeds best practise into implementations, builds results of testing into final toolkit for interface designChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 24
  • 25. MALIBU  3 partners (KCL, So‟ton, Oxford) • Humanities-based • Oriented towards organisation & management issues • Management of change issues • Staff training and development; User documentation and training • Integrated hybrid resource catalogue, resource discovery tools and integrated delivery strategies • Not new tools: integrate existing & developing toolsChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 25
  • 26. Multiplying resources Independent Independent Unified service/ Applications Applications/ Flexible Unified presentation presentation 5Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 6 MODELS 26
  • 27. Generic Architecture - Helper Components SEARCH LOCATE USER/ BROKER/ REQUEST BROKER SUPPLIER DELIVER AUTHENTI SECURITY PAYMENT CATION HELPERS12Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 6 MODELS 27
  • 28. Service Example (Z39.50 Discovery Only) End External Admin User Z39.50 User Client Z39.50 Searches HTTP SQL Library Broker Distributed Z39.50 Searches Target 1 Target 2 Target 3 Target 4 Target 5 ...14Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 6 MODELS 28
  • 29. Extensibility - e.g. Clump Network Network Gateway 2 User Community Gateway 1 Clump User Community Gateway 2 Clump Gateway 1 Clump Gateway 3 Gateway 3 User Community Target A Target G Target F Target B Target C Target D Target E17Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 6 MODELS 29
  • 30. Related activities  Copyright-related: JISC/PA  JTAP technology programme • includes authentication & authorisation  ?Other HEFC activities? • TLTP, TLTSN, CTI, Anderson, LTDI, Talisman?Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 30
  • 31. Dissemination  Vital to make programmes worth while  Needs specific planning; first to be dropped!  Telling • scholarly & popular articles, conferences, web, email,  Helping • assisted & supported take-up & implementation • workshops, roadshows, summer schoolsChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 31
  • 32. In a digital world, are libraries...  irrelevant? • no, but... “Don‟t do libraries!”  necessary? vital? • yes: print legacy, electronic info support, service & IPR  sufficient? • no: must recognise „external‟ non-library resourcesChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 32
  • 33. In a digital world, are libraries...  warm, social, supportive study & research environments, giving access to the world‟s knowledge? • librarians self image?  cold, authoritative, excessively complex, ritualised, exclusive, devoted to the past? • need for self-challenge?Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 33
  • 34. Comments from ADL  Advances in Digital Libraries conference attendees remarks: • “Libraries will increasingly hold data as well as documents; substantial new challenges” (NLM) • “This is now about leadership... the technology exists, drive this thing through” (Palumbo) • “Solutions will unfold organically over many years” (Lucier) • “We‟re beginning to move away from digital libraries to knowledge management” (Freeston)Chris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 34
  • 35. “Gateways to Knowledge” ed Dowler 1997  “...librarians have too often bolted new technology, programs and services onto existing library functions”  “The gateway, like Janus, looks to the documentary sources of the past, even as it looks in the direction of electronic sources ... in the future” Dowler  “The library I never go to is already one of the most important places in my life” Appiah  “The gateway library is ... a process that delivers services to the user” RockwellChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 35
  • 36. “Gateways to Knowledge” ed Dowler 1997 (cont)  “The gateway library is not a place ... [it] is as distributed and decentralized as campus computing has become” ibid  “Investments in people will be critical to success” ibid  “Libraries can still make themselves irrelevant to the new information age, by repelling all invaders from IT, by allowing job protection strategies to dominate decision making, or by failing to provide librarians with opportunities for appropriate training and re-training” ibid  “Every new database ... seems to generate more demand for instructional support” DowlerChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 36
  • 37. Service in Digital Libraries?  “[There is] an emphasis on technology & information resources, and a very noticeable lack of discussion of the service aspects of the digital library” Sloan, UIUC  “... high tech and high touch” Dwyer, Cal State Chico  “Social interaction helpful in • selecting information • seeking informal information • highly specific, contextual information • socialising function” Ackerman via SloanChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 37
  • 38. eLib: more information  eLib phase 3 information pack... June?  Web pages maintained by UKOLN http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/elib/  Mailbase lists including lis-elib@mailbase.ac.uk lis-elib-tech@mailbase.ac.ukChris Rusbridge: Electronic Libraries Program (eLib) 27/09/2012 38