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Metadata licensing clinic banks may 2012

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Presentation given to the Discovery Metadata Licensing Workshop, Birmingham (UK) 9th May 2012. Please see Twitter #UKdiscovery and my own blog http://chrisabanks.wordpress.com/ for the context and for the further discussion

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Metadata licensing clinic banks may 2012

  1. 1. Open Metadata:opportunities and challenges for the HE libraryChris BanksUniversity Librarian and Director, Library, Special Collections and Museums
  2. 2. What metadata have we got? • Manuscript/Archives • Printed materials with unique content • Published materials • Repository publications • Research Data • Digitised content • Electronic: in perpetuity • Electronic: licensed • Just in time • Project created resources www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  3. 3. Agencies • Author / creator/ project • Publisher • Aggregator • Acquired/licensed from • Licensed to • LMS • Local • Cloud • Library • Public • Re-purposing / Semantic enrichment www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  4. 4. Metadata priorities • Buy / license / link to pre- existing metadata • Eliminate cottage industries • Concentrate human resource on managing the uniquely held metadata creation: • MSS & Archives • Research outputs • Digitised materials www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  5. 5. Metadata utopia • Created once • Enhanced and enriched by the community • Held in the cloud • Ability to link holdings / copy specific information / library specific metadata www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  6. 6. Resource discovery priorities • Maximise the investment in the purchased / licensed resources • Eliminate complexity • Eliminate barriers to access • Get the data to where it is needed www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  7. 7. The catalogue still matters! New e-Book acquisition E-book catalogue 3000 records added to our catalogue 2500 e-books become 2000 available 1500 1000 500 0 www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  8. 8. Investment in resource discovery tools www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  9. 9. Cross searching all collections, includingmuseum and archives (with single-sign-on) www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  10. 10. Investment in training www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  11. 11. Training Reader instruction - user hours 16000 14000 12000 Aberdeen 10000 Bangor 8000 Cambridge 6000 4000 Edinburgh 2000 Strathclyde 0 Swansea UCL r h en n ge a L de o rg ea se UC ng de id cly bu an m br Ba SCONUL mean er th in Sw m UL Ab Ed ra Ca N St O SC www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  12. 12. Metadata characteristics • Created • Licensed • Distributed • Enriched • Discovered • Re-purposed www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  13. 13. www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  14. 14. www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  15. 15. Whose metadata is it anyway? www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  16. 16. Opportunities
  17. 17. • Minimise duplication• Maximise reach• Allow for community created richness• Opportunities for new services which add value to the community www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  18. 18. Existing sharing includes • RLUK / Copac • Backup catalogue • Collection management tool • WorldCat • Uniqueness /collection strength comparison • Aggregation of unique items • eThos • Europeana • NRA • Archives Grid • Much data is OAI/PMH enabled (more to come) www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  19. 19. Challenges
  20. 20. Challenges • Data ownership(s) • Data quality • Don’t just need to convince libraries • Existing aggregations, business models, associated services and community benefits • Resources required to publish www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  21. 21. Metadata as £ $ €
  22. 22. Various agencies exploiting metadata • Aggregators • License to libraries • License to LMS / resource discovery agencies • Create “value added” services based on mass creation/accumulation of metadata www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  23. 23. • LMS suppliers • Aggregate publisher created and library created data • In the cloud • Opportunity for community created enrichment • Opportunity to move physical storage (and storage management) into the cloud www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  24. 24. Others who aggregate data give HE • Strategic decision making tools • Value added search • H- index • Peer review information • Citation information • Data in the cloud www.abdn.ac.uk/library/
  25. 25. Inspire to enquire

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