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NeoLibre for a Private University


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NeoLibre for a Private University

  1. 1. NeoLibre’s Solution for a Private University } A Brief Overview of the Case Study
  2. 2. Client Profile One of the leading business education centers in the Baltics
  3. 3. Client Profile • The university enrolls ~6,400 students annually • It has its own library with ~15,000 users • In addition to full time and extramural studies, the university offers e-studies and distance learning
  4. 4. Client Profile The Goal To facilitate a high-quality education by providing students with a modern library
  5. 5. Client Needs The Vision To ensure unlimited access to the university’s library through a digital library on a single online platform
  6. 6. NeoLibre Solutions Implementation of a three-phase project Initial Step Analysis of Client’s Needs 1 Content 2 Data 3 Web Production Processing Integration Time: less than six months
  7. 7. Phase 1 - Content Production Need Text digitization Solution Organization of a mobile unit to facilitate on-site scanning with a capacity of 2,500 books per month without interruption of the library’s daily functions
  8. 8. Phase 2 - Data Processing Need Multilanguage recognition Solution The scanned files were transferred to secure servers, edited, and recognized in the Latvian, English, and Russian languages
  9. 9. Phase 2 - Data Processing Need A database of theses to assist in limitation of plagiarism Solution Development of a unique, solution-specific tool for the analysis of the works and returning of a “coincidence” ratio on each of them
  10. 10. Phase 2 - Data Processing Need Integration of the existing library catalogue Solution Ensuring further inter-operability with other systems by organizing metadata input in accordance with the DC standard
  11. 11. Phase 2 - Data Processing Need Integration of the existing library catalogue Solution Integrated 15,000 former users: alumni, students, and lecturers
  12. 12. Phase 3 - Web Integration Need An integrated web platform Solution • Implementation of a web platform with easy-to-use reading tools and full text search across all documents • For each work, access levels for various user groups were determined
  13. 13. Phase 3 - Web Integration Need An integrated web platform for every library user Solution • Providing access for users with special needs, according to Universal Design Requirements and Web Access Guidelines (W3C)
  14. 14. NeoLibre Solutions The Result Establishment of a digital libary that allows 15,000 users to work simultaneously with the university library’s resources remotely from anywhere in the world
  15. 15. NeoLibre Solutions User Benefits • Unlimited access to the library’s resources • Access for students with special needs • The opportunity for students to choose a convenient study time • Full text search for easy work with any text
  16. 16. NeoLibre Solutions Benefits for the University • Improved distance and e-study processes • Savings on personnel and storage costs in the long term • More funds available for new collection purchases