Developing European LibraryServices in Changing TimesDr Paul AyrisDirector of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Offic...
Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Researc...
Economic crisis and the impact on librarybudgets In the current economic crisis, what should libraries do?    Joint Proc...
Joint Procurement JISC Collections procures digital content for UK HE    JISC Electronic Information Resources Working G...
Recent successes Hardline negotiation with academic publishers    One publisher wanted c. 25% increase in one year    A...
Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Researc...
The ProblemOur key finding is that the currentarrangements for producing anddistributing bibliographic data for bothbooks ...
Open and Linked Data The Open Knowledge Foundation identifies a number of  advantages to libraries opening up their bibli...
Open and Linked Data Library catalogue becomes re-positioned in terms of its  relationship to the wider context of the we...
Recommendations Best solution is for a cloud-based implementation to stand in  for both local and central management of s...
Recommendations RLUK databases need to be re-positioned in the wider  context of the web    Expand coverage to include n...
Recommendations Top-level Recommendations That funding is identified to investigate the  requirements and feasibility of...
Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Researc...
LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access A consortium of 22 research-intensive universities in Europe    See http://www.leru.org...
LERU LERU wanted to know what position, if any, it should take  on the Open Access debate General meeting of LERU Chief ...
LERU Purpose of the Roadmap is to offer guidance on how to  position your University in the European Open Access  landsca...
LERU Open Access in a wider context: Open Scholarship and  Open Knowledge The Green route for Open Access – Steps to Tak...
Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Researc...
Conclusions Economic crisis is an opportunity as well as a threat    Collaboration through Shared Services is a way forw...
If you have been… Thanks for listening Happy to answer questions
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Developing European library services in changing times

  1. 1. Developing European LibraryServices in Changing TimesDr Paul AyrisDirector of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright OfficerPresident of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)E-mail: p.ayris@ucl.ac.ukWeb: UCL LIBER10th Anniversary special EISZ Consortium Members’ Meeting2 December 2011, Budapest, Hungary
  2. 2. Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Research Area – libraries as research infrastructure4. Conclusions
  3. 3. Economic crisis and the impact on librarybudgets In the current economic crisis, what should libraries do?  Joint Procurement  Collaborate to innovate through Shared Services  Fundraising Contracts to run new services for third parties EU Project funding / national project funding Philanthropic funding  Secure the robustness of your management information, so that all your decisions are evidence-based
  4. 4. Joint Procurement JISC Collections procures digital content for UK HE  JISC Electronic Information Resources Working Group acts as Steering Group for this activity JISC Collections oversees Big Deal purchases for the Higher and Further Education communities  Rationale is that the bigger the consortium which comes to the table, the bigger the saving that can be made  Efficiency gains of £50 million for members in 2009-10
  5. 5. Recent successes Hardline negotiation with academic publishers  One publisher wanted c. 25% increase in one year  Average price increases being negotiated is c. 2-2.5% a year  Explicitly because of the economic downturn New features to negotiated deals  Single payment, with JISC Collections paying the invoice to the publisher and collecting the dues from participants, who opt in to the deal  Invoices being paid in £ sterling, not € euros
  6. 6. Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Research Area – libraries as research infrastructure4. Conclusions
  7. 7. The ProblemOur key finding is that the currentarrangements for producing anddistributing bibliographic data for bothbooks and journals involve duplications ofefforts, gaps in the available data, andmissed opportunities. ...[T]here wouldbe considerable benefits if libraries, andother organisations in the supply chain,were to operate more at the network level.
  8. 8. Open and Linked Data The Open Knowledge Foundation identifies a number of advantages to libraries opening up their bibliographic data: Shared cataloguing New services Linked Data refers to a set of Best Practices for connecting structured data on the web
  9. 9. Open and Linked Data Library catalogue becomes re-positioned in terms of its relationship to the wider context of the web, and the social network of links that the web represents Benefits to a shared approach Cost savings Improved access
  10. 10. Recommendations Best solution is for a cloud-based implementation to stand in for both local and central management of systems Local library management functions Centrally shared metadata catalogue (community zone) Metadata issues will need to be addressed Duplication of records for same item needs to be replaced by concept of Master record
  11. 11. Recommendations RLUK databases need to be re-positioned in the wider context of the web Expand coverage to include new media types, e.g. blogs, wikis, Open Access content, E-Books Shared cataloguing service reduces the footprint of local library management system and so will re-define how libraries work
  12. 12. Recommendations Top-level Recommendations That funding is identified to investigate the requirements and feasibility of a shared UK cataloguing service To co-sponsor with the JISC a full cost-benefit analysis of providing an overall, above-campus shared cataloguing system solution
  13. 13. Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Research Area – libraries as research infrastructure4. Conclusions
  14. 14. LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access A consortium of 22 research-intensive universities in Europe  See http://www.leru.org/index.php/public/home/ LERU is committed to  Education through an awareness of the frontiers of human understanding  Creation of new knowledge through basic research, which is the ultimate source of innovation in society  Promotion of research across a broad front, which creates a unique capacity to re-configure activities in response to new opportunities and problems The purpose of the League is to advocate these values, to influence policy in Europe and to develop best practice through mutual exchange of experience
  15. 15. LERU LERU wanted to know what position, if any, it should take on the Open Access debate General meeting of LERU Chief Information Officers/University Librarians in December 2009  Appointed a Working Group to draw up a LERU Roadmap towards Open Access  Road Map was considered by LERU Vice-Chancellors at their meetings in London (2009) and Paris (2010)  Launched in Brussels on 17 June 2011
  16. 16. LERU Purpose of the Roadmap is to offer guidance on how to position your University in the European Open Access landscape Builds on the Open Access Statement of the European Universities Association  See http://www.eua.be/eua-work-and-policy-area/research-and- innovation/Open-Access.aspx A Roadmap for all European Universities, not just LERU members
  17. 17. LERU Open Access in a wider context: Open Scholarship and Open Knowledge The Green route for Open Access – Steps to Take LERU and the Gold route for Open Access Models of Best Practice to support the Roadmap Benefits for researchers, Universities and Society LERU is considering European E-Press developments  Agreed at Workshop on 28 November 2011 to consider pan- European infrastructure for LERU members interested in Open Access Publishing
  18. 18. Contents1. Economic crisis and the impact on library budgets2. Shared Cataloguing – the Next Generation3. European Research Area – libraries as research infrastructure4. Conclusions
  19. 19. Conclusions Economic crisis is an opportunity as well as a threat  Collaboration through Shared Services is a way forward Libraries have to re-position themselves in the Information Landscape in order to stay relevant  RLUK’s Shared Cataloguing Initiative a model for future development Open Access is part of the European research infrastructure  Libraries playing a leading role in taking this forward
  20. 20. If you have been… Thanks for listening Happy to answer questions
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