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A vision for resource discovery professor david baker, deputy chair jisc board

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A vision for resource discovery professor david baker, deputy chair jisc board

  1. 1. One to many: many to one A Vision for Resource Discovery Professor David Baker JISC Deputy Chair 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide
  2. 2. In the beginning... <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>JISC and RLUK convened a group of HE library, museum and archive experts </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF) </li></ul><ul><li>Met four times throughout 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision + implementation plan </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries of the RDTF meetings and the vision and implementation plan on the RDTF blog </li></ul>20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide
  3. 3. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide Taskforce ToRs <ul><li>Define the requirements for the provision of a shared UK resource discovery infrastructure for libraries, archives, museums and related resources to support education and research </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on metadata that can assist in access to resources, with special reference to serials, books, archives/special collections, museum collections </li></ul>
  4. 4. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide A Collaborative Effort Full list of members at: http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/scope-and-terms-of-reference/
  5. 5. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide <ul><li>To enable [initially] UK HE to implement a fit for purpose infrastructure to underpin the consumption of resources held by libraries, museums and archives for the purpose of research and learning </li></ul><ul><li>To address the key challenge of providing end users with flexible and tailored resource discovery and delivery services that suit their needs </li></ul><ul><li>To help to provide institutions with services that help them reduce duplication of effort and increase efficiency and effectiveness </li></ul>Purpose
  6. 6. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide <ul><li>Network level - leveraging scale. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into the Web and future global communication structures. </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable and flexible integrated into local, national and global provision. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce duplication of effort and be sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Robust and scalable . </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of supporting a comprehensive (format) inclusive (content) coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent, “compelling”, useable. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to adopt (shouldn’t confuse with applications) </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the requirements of key user groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative and open to change and adaptation . </li></ul><ul><li>Achievable. </li></ul>Principles
  7. 7. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2010/06/08/launch-of-vision/
  8. 8. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide <ul><li>Integrated and seamless access to the rich resource collections held in libraries, museums and archives in UK HEIs </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a thorough  and open aggregated layer - designed to work with all major search engines - of data about the resource collections </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of a diverse range of innovative and personalised resource discovery services to students, teachers and researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance of duplication of effort and increased efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Existing resource discovery services encouraged to develop and innovate </li></ul><ul><li>Data will be available to commercial organisations to develop services as well </li></ul><ul><li>Data and functionality will need to be diffused to other software and websites that are used by students, teachers and researchers </li></ul>A Future State of the Art by 2012
  9. 9. 20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide Implementing the vision We have until 2012 to have a go at realising the vision Short iterative bursts of activity to allow us to constantly correct and adjust our approach as we go Implementation plan: http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/wp/implementation-plan/
  10. 10. Programme of Projects <ul><li>Allow exploration of making library archive and museum metadata openly available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Support the discovery of approaches that will work for others </li></ul><ul><li>Impressive range of projects now under way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicability </li></ul></ul>20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide
  11. 11. Key Themes <ul><li>Shift in ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing openness </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation in service provision </li></ul><ul><li>Discontinuous change (to a degree)? </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees of risk </li></ul><ul><li>New technical infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Developing business cases </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging partnerships </li></ul>20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide
  12. 12. What Next? <ul><li>2011 is about building critical mass through opening up data, providing examples and communicating outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The realities of exposing, sharing and exploiting the resource description data held by our institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape the messages, advice and support offered during the 2011 programme and beyond. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then - meeting on 20 April of the RDTF </li></ul>20/04/11 | Supporting education and research | Slide

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