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Naple presentation danish digital library


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Presentation of the Danish Digital Library at the NAPLE Assembly may 10th 2012

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Naple presentation danish digital library

  1. 1. The Danish Digital Library Jakob Heide Petersen Head of division, Danish Agency of Culture NAPLE Assembly Copenhagen 2012
  2. 2. Contents• The Danish library sector• Library developments• The Danish Digital Library – The challenge – The Ting project – The solution• Implementation• Related developments• Issues
  3. 3. Some Danish public library key figures• Population 5.56 million• Local authorities 98,• 500 public libraries (main and branches)• Total budget: 355 million euro (64 euro per. capita)• Staff: 4.500 (2.100 librarians)• 36 million visits, 45 million loans (8,2 loans per capita)• Population library usage: – 1/3 frequent users (several times a moth) – 1/3 occasional users (several times a year) – 1/3 non-users
  4. 4. Act regarding library services• Cooperation between research and public libraries• The extended library concept (all media)• Free access to all primary services• Few services at a charge• Framework for the library structure: regionalisation, inter- municipal payment
  5. 5. Recent library developments• Reform of municipalities in 2006 – from 275 to 98 municipalities• 300 service points closed from 2000 to 2008• 130 service points closed in 2007 following reform of municipalities• Report on the public libraries after the reform of the municipalities in the fall of 2008• Debate in parliament on the development of libraries• Commission on the Public Libraries in the Knowledge Society 5
  6. 6. Commission report – April 2010Recommendations withfive action lines:1. Open libraries2. Inspiration and learning3. The Danish Digital Library4. Partnerships5. Professional development 6
  7. 7. Awareness of web-based library materials Use of library e-resources (20 public libaries 2011) Games and media Movies E-books Music Articles Audio books 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Not relevant Dont know Know but dont use Know and use
  8. 8. The Danish Digital Library• The challenges – Competitive web-based library services. – Highly visible web-based materials. – Consolidated it-solutions – Collaboration• The solution – “A joint solution for digital presentation that can be used by all municipal libraries and libraries in other sectors”• Collaboration between Ministry of Culture and Local Government Denmark (LGDK) – Work started in spring 2011 and report published in March 2012 – Use of it consultants to evaluate existing library collaboration 8
  9. 9. Approach• Focus on infrastructure (not portals)• Modular and open source• Evaluation of existing initiative – TING• Focus on public libraries• Use of it consultants to evaluate existing library collaboration• Negotiation with municipalities 9
  10. 10. The TING project• Open source collaboration with additional focus on open data and innovation• Modular service oriented infrastructure• Collaboration between – DBC (Public limited company owned by government and local government) – Aarhus municipal library – Copenhagen municipal library• DBC technical partner (infrastructure, data well)• Started in fall 2008• Used by a number of large public libraries 10
  11. 11. Service Oriented Architecture
  12. 12. Many user interfaces
  13. 13. Assessment by it-consultants(Devoteam)Assessment of TING The Danish Digital Library• Favourable assessment • Presentation + access to – Open source, scalable materials – Best practise architecture • Additional technical – Good experiences with components practical use • Purchasing• National solution means – Consortia increased need for: – Joint negotiations – Organisation – Administration of the – Governance purchasing process – Technical integration
  14. 14. The technical solution CMS CMS CMS Accessmanagement Webservices ERMSAcquisitionPaymentAccessAdministration Data wellStatistics
  15. 15. The Danish Digital Library• Organisation – Multiple vendors, use of tenders – Contract management and purchaser/supplier models – Coherent infrastructure• Technical elements – Data well that handles enriched data (user generated content, recommendations, book covers) – Search – National and local presentation on the internet – ERMS – Access and rights management
  16. 16. Organisation Steering Committee Coordination group Secretariat Purchasing It-development Development and presentation
  17. 17. Implementation• Budget – National government: 2,3 million euro – Local government: max. 3,7 million euro (max. 0,69 euro pr. capita)• Membership – Implementation costs estimated at 3,75 million euro in 2-3 years – Voluntary for the individual municipality – Goal: within three years 80-90 % of the population should be covered by the solution – The implementation should result in net savings for the individual library (positive business case)
  18. 18. Related developments• National tender of library system – Not an OPAC – Open modular service oriented system – Focus on transactions and administration – Mediation and user interface to be handled by CMS – Almost all municipalities participating• E-books – National service started in November 2011 – Huge success• Mobile platforms – A lot of projects on apps and mobile solutions
  19. 19. Issues• Opportunities – New service delivery strategies (channel migration) from printed books to e-books – Joint thematic presentations – Other sectors school libraries, research libraries – Partnerships and international collaboration – Library advocacy – Mandate to act as representative for all public libraries• Challenges – Equal access – Transaction based or relation based services – Free commercial services (e.g. music, YouTube, Google Books)
  20. 20. Questions?•• Presentation available on• The Ting project: and