Challenges & opportunities in the preservation of
(digital) information: the case of European
research libraries
Museo de ...
Contents
 About LIBER
 Drivers for (digital) preservation in research libraries
 Challenges & opportunities
LIBER: reinventing the library of the future

 Largest network of European reseach libraries: 450 in over 40
countries

M...
LIBER Projects

Reshaping
The
research library

Advocacy

Scholarly
Communication
&
Research
Infrastructure
Activities impacting preservation in research
libraries
We know that…
1. Libraries are engaging in mass digitisation proje...
Driver 1: scholarship is changing…
 Collaborative
 Interdisciplinary
 Change in information seeking behaviour (Google
G...
but preservation is still essential
“one thing about scholarship will never
change: scholars will demand access to
informa...
No. 1 benefit of digital preservation to
organisations*

“Increased use of content as a result of better
findability and a...
No. 2 benefit to organisations

“Ensure the integrity of research results”
Driver 2: ensure our investment
All European cultural heritage available
online by 2025 (Neelie Kroes)
All public domain...
Challenge 1= types of information
 Scholarly discourse
 Digital cultural heritage
 Research data
 Dynamic Web content
The Data
Publication Pyramid
(2) Further data
explanations in
any kind of
supplementary
files to articles

(4) Data
public...
Newspapers
 Complex format
 Large files
 Richness of metadata
Challenge 2= sustainability
 Recognition of the benefits of digital
preservation by key decision-makers
 Incentives for ...
Selection

Seems to indicate there is no selection
process/set of critieria
Resource allocation
Open to new revenue streams and shared
services
Lack of human resources/skills

Incomplete cost models...
Governance
 57% of organisations have incorporated DP in strategy
 49% in mission and vision

?

But 89% rate DP as
impo...
Opportunity 1= collaboration
 Common Vision
 Shared Infrastructure
 Shared Services
 Business Cases
Shared Infrastructure: Europeana Cloud

 Common storage infrastructure for metadata and content
 Increase accessibility ...
¡Gracias
 Any questions?
 Find out more at www.libereurope.eu
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A presentation given by Susan Reilly of LIBER, at the Museo de las Ciencias Teatro de UNIVERSUM November 6th- 8th, 2013.

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Challenges & opportunities in the preservation of (digital) information: the case of European research libraries

  1. 1. Challenges & opportunities in the preservation of (digital) information: the case of European research libraries Museo de las Ciencias Teatro de UNIVERSUM November 6th- 8th, 2013 Susan Reilly Projects Manager LIBER: Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche susan.reilly@kb.nl @skreilly
  2. 2. Contents  About LIBER  Drivers for (digital) preservation in research libraries  Challenges & opportunities
  3. 3. LIBER: reinventing the library of the future  Largest network of European reseach libraries: 450 in over 40 countries Mission: To provide an information infrastructure to enable research in LIBER institutions to be world class
  4. 4. LIBER Projects Reshaping The research library Advocacy Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructure
  5. 5. Activities impacting preservation in research libraries We know that… 1. Libraries are engaging in mass digitisation projects 2. Deposit of born digital content being legislated for 3. Some are collecting born digital (Websites, e-journal etc) anyway 4. Responsible for institutional repositories 5. Developing role in research data management
  6. 6. Driver 1: scholarship is changing…  Collaborative  Interdisciplinary  Change in information seeking behaviour (Google Generation)  Culture of ‘openness’
  7. 7. but preservation is still essential “one thing about scholarship will never change: scholars will demand access to information resources to examine what others have discovered and thought; to use and reuse evidence and scientific conclusions; and to publish results of their own research based on these resources. That is why their sources must be authentic, reliable, easy to find and retrieve, and easy to use and reuse” Paul N. Courant (2008) No brief candle, http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub142/pub142.pdf
  8. 8. No. 1 benefit of digital preservation to organisations* “Increased use of content as a result of better findability and availability” *From APARSEN WP36 survey of libraries (Sep212)
  9. 9. No. 2 benefit to organisations “Ensure the integrity of research results”
  10. 10. Driver 2: ensure our investment All European cultural heritage available online by 2025 (Neelie Kroes) All public domain masterpieces available in Europeana(Digital Agenda) Cost= 10 billion per year over the next 10 years (Collections Trust)
  11. 11. Challenge 1= types of information  Scholarly discourse  Digital cultural heritage  Research data  Dynamic Web content
  12. 12. The Data Publication Pyramid (2) Further data explanations in any kind of supplementary files to articles (4) Data publications, describing available datasets How do we preserve this? (1) Data contained and explained within the article (3) Data referenced from the article and held in data centers and repositories (5) Data in drawers and on disks at the institute
  13. 13. Newspapers  Complex format  Large files  Richness of metadata
  14. 14. Challenge 2= sustainability  Recognition of the benefits of digital preservation by key decision-makers  Incentives for the decision-makers to act in the public interest  A process for selecting digital materials for long-term preservation  Mechanisms to secure an on-going, efficient allocation of resources (e.g. skills) to digital preservation activities  Appropriate governance of digital preservation activities
  15. 15. Selection Seems to indicate there is no selection process/set of critieria
  16. 16. Resource allocation Open to new revenue streams and shared services Lack of human resources/skills Incomplete cost models Business models may not meet short term needs
  17. 17. Governance  57% of organisations have incorporated DP in strategy  49% in mission and vision ? But 89% rate DP as important?!
  18. 18. Opportunity 1= collaboration  Common Vision  Shared Infrastructure  Shared Services  Business Cases
  19. 19. Shared Infrastructure: Europeana Cloud  Common storage infrastructure for metadata and content  Increase accessibility of content  Develop common standards  Facilitate the development of tools
  20. 20. ¡Gracias  Any questions?  Find out more at www.libereurope.eu

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