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  • 1. The Spanish BNE project with Telefónica Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Malága 27 th May 2011
  • 2. 3 Summary 01 About the National Library of Spain 02 The Telefónica Project 03 Institutional changes 04 Conclusions
  • 3. 3 About the National Library of Spain Biblioteca Nacional de España 01 Biblioteca Nacional de España
  • 4. Flash information of the BNE
    • Created in 1711 as Royal Public Library
    • Becomes the National Library in 1836
    • Emblematic Headquarters building at the heart of Madrid since 1893
    • Legal Deposit since 1957
    • Autonomous institution since 1991
    • Second building complex in Alcalá de Henares opens in 1992 (six storage towers, one equipped by robots + usual services to users)
  • 5. The BNE in figures...
    • Over 28 million pieces of which some 9 million are books
    • More than 60% are stored in the Alcalá de Henares building
    • A monthly average of 20 tons of new entries through Legal Deposit
    • More than 400.000 new monographs per year
    • Close to one million new items per year
    • Annual budget for new acquisitions of heritage pieces and electronic resources (3 million €)
  • 6. The Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
    • Launched in January 2008 with 10.000 items
    • currently has over 43.000 items
    • Diversity of supports of the patrimonial collections
    • It supports OAI /PMH
    • Image format : TIFF, JPG and PDF using DigiTool software, with the SOLR search engine
    • Different selection criteria for the content
    • Target audience: research and studies on ‘Hispanic’ culture and its promotion worldwide
    • The whole BDH is accessible in TEL and Europeana
  • 7. 9 The Telefónica Project The Telefonica project 02
  • 8. Strategic partner agreement with Telefónica
    • Large scale digitisation projects
    • Signed in January 2008 as a result of successful launching (visits, downloading and media coverage)
    • The 5-year agreement amounts to a contribution of
    • 10 million euros + technical assessment
    • Scope: to have 200.000 works representing around 25.000.000 digital images by the end of 2012
  • 9. Both sides of the agreement
    • The main benefit for the Library is the funding of the mass digitisation activities
    • Telefónica can deduct this contribution from Corporate Tax
    • The logo of Telefónica must appear in the Digital Library Portal and Telefónica ’s sponsorship has to be mentioned in any communication of the Library regarding the mass digitisation project
    • Exclusivity of this agreement in terms of other telecommunication companies which could be considered as competitors of Telefónica
  • 10. Special benefits for the BNE
    • The BNE is the only owner of the digital images (both access and master copies)
    • It is unique responsible for the digitised content and for the technical specifications
    • Quality of the content and of the process is assured as long as it is done under the Library’s criteria and needs
    • Access to the digital objects depends only of the BNE
    • The BNE respect for copyright law, only works that are undoubtedly under public domain
  • 11. Others related projects
    • Two other projects related to the Public Private Partnership in the digital environment:
    • ENCLAVE, an agreement with Spanish editors to offer digital content under copyright through the Digital Library of the BNE
    • A print on demand service (POD). This service is under a non-exclusive agreement with a print on-demand company: Bubok
  • 12. 18 Institutional changes 03 Biblioteca Nacional de España, Alcalá de Henares Building
  • 13. Cooperation BNE/ Telefónica
    • The project is being coordinated in cooperation between the BNE and Telefónica
    • The works are developed in the Library facilities and the BNE is responsible for the procedures, technical and quality aspects with the assistance of experts from Telefónica
    • Telefónica carries out the administrative management with the agreement of the Library
    • The BNE informs Telefónica of the different activities that are going to take place. There has been a very good understanding between the BNE and Telefónica
  • 14. Impact in the Library procedures
    • The massive digitisation process has had a great impact on the Library procedures:
    • The effort to have thousands of pages digitized every day (27.000) has been very important and has affected most of the Services of the Library
    • In the process, and in order to guarantee the quality of the Digital Library, specialists select the books, catalogue them and repair them if necessary
    • The infrastructure of the Digital Library Department has grown as the digital collection increased
  • 15. 16 Conclusions 04 Biblioteca Nacional de España
  • 16. The future
    • Looking for a long-term sustainability guarantee
    • Dependence of external funding
    • Agreement with Telefónica ends in December 2012
    • New ways to ensure funding
  • 17. Final considerations
    • Importance of Public Private Partnership
    • Cooperation without losing any kind of ownership
    • Best quality standards and procedures
    • Clarification of responsibilities
    • Adaptation of the Library processes to the new reality
    • Ensure the long-term sustainability of the model
  • 18. 3 Biblioteca Nacional de España [email_address] www.bne.es http :// bdh.bne.es / bnesearch / http://bdh.bne.es www.facebook.com/bne Glòria Pérez-Salmerón Biblioteca Nacional de España