Introduction to  The European Library Sally Chambers The European Library
www.theeuropeanlibrary.org
What is The European Library? <ul><li>Service of all 48 European National libraries to provide access to their catalogues ...
A pan-European service…
The vision and mission Vision Provision of equal access to promote world-wide understanding of the richness and diversity ...
The European Library’s role
The European Library’s role A valued service to the research and learning communities in Europe and beyond
Members of The European Library <ul><li>2005:  Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Finland, France, </li></ul><ul><li>Germany, P...
The European Library timeline…
Our achievements 2005 - 2009 <ul><li>Growth, partnership and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Growth from 9 to 46 full members...
The future: 2010 - 2012
Core Aims: 2010 - 2012 <ul><li>Embed The European Library service within international research and learning communities <...
Key outcomes for 2010 <ul><li>A new look portal </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of a funding proposal on research e-infrastru...
Europeana: the vision
Europeana: the vision
www.Europeana.eu
www.Europeana.eu
www.Europeana.eu
www.Europeana.eu
www.Europeana.eu
Becoming the library aggregator
The library-domain aggregator
The library-domain aggregator
Europeana plenary
ВИ   БЛагодарам !
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This was a presentation I gave at National and University Library St. Kliment Ohridski - Skopje on 8th October 2009 at an event they organised to celebrate the end of the FUMAGABA project.

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Introduction to The European Library, Republic of Macedonia

  1. 1. Introduction to The European Library Sally Chambers The European Library
  2. 2. www.theeuropeanlibrary.org
  3. 3. What is The European Library? <ul><li>Service of all 48 European National libraries to provide access to their catalogues & digital collections via 1 central, multi-lingual web-interface (= PORTAL) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate point of access </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Single point of access </li></ul><ul><li>Search multiple libraries and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-lingual interface </li></ul>www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org Libraries Users
  4. 4. A pan-European service…
  5. 5. The vision and mission Vision Provision of equal access to promote world-wide understanding of the richness and diversity of European learning and culture. Mission The European Library exists to open up the universe of knowledge, information and cultures of all Europe's national libraries.
  6. 6. The European Library’s role
  7. 7. The European Library’s role A valued service to the research and learning communities in Europe and beyond
  8. 8. Members of The European Library <ul><li>2005: Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Finland, France, </li></ul><ul><li>Germany, Portugal, Italy-Florence, Italy-Rome </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Malta, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, </li></ul><ul><li>Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Russia-Moscow </li></ul><ul><li>2008-9: Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Turkey, </li></ul><ul><li>Russia Saint Petersburg, Ukraine </li></ul><ul><li>2009+: San Marino, Vatican City </li></ul>9 23 33 46 48
  9. 9. The European Library timeline…
  10. 10. Our achievements 2005 - 2009 <ul><li>Growth, partnership and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Growth from 9 to 46 full members </li></ul><ul><li>A powerful membership network, sharing knowledge and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>A multilingual user environment </li></ul><ul><li>Successful funding bids for innovation and an excellent track record in managing funded projects </li></ul>
  11. 11. The future: 2010 - 2012
  12. 12. Core Aims: 2010 - 2012 <ul><li>Embed The European Library service within international research and learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Establish collections and services that are of high value to users </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strategic partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a first-class infrastructure that continues to innovate </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the sustainability of The European Library </li></ul>
  13. 13. Key outcomes for 2010 <ul><li>A new look portal </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of a funding proposal on research e-infrastructures in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of service statement </li></ul><ul><li>A first collection development strategy for The European Library </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strategic alliances to establish The European Library as the library domain-aggregator for Europeana </li></ul>
  14. 14. Europeana: the vision
  15. 15. Europeana: the vision
  16. 16. www.Europeana.eu
  17. 17. www.Europeana.eu
  18. 18. www.Europeana.eu
  19. 19. www.Europeana.eu
  20. 20. www.Europeana.eu
  21. 21. Becoming the library aggregator
  22. 22. The library-domain aggregator
  23. 23. The library-domain aggregator
  24. 24. Europeana plenary
  25. 25. ВИ БЛагодарам !
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