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Global Accessible Library


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Global Accessible Library

  1. 1. Global Library Virtual library for the world community of print disabled persons Julie Rae Project Leader
  2. 2. <ul><li>The future is already here – it is just unevenly distributed </li></ul><ul><li>William Ford Gibson </li></ul><ul><li>Science fiction writer </li></ul><ul><li>1948- </li></ul>
  3. 3. Issues <ul><li>No easy way to find library material in alternative formats </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright exceptions and import/export of works in alternative formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Rights Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The digital divide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity and bandwidth </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Global Library <ul><li>A network of online collections of digital objects, </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboratively created/collected according to internationally accepted principles for collection development, </li></ul><ul><li>Made available digitally in a coherent, accessible and sustainable manner, </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by services to allow authorised users worldwide to retrieve and exploit global resources, and </li></ul><ul><li>All subject to copyright. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Business Model team <ul><li>Will be based on a consortium model </li></ul><ul><li>May include a membership fee </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by member libraries </li></ul>
  6. 6. Partnership model <ul><li>Determining which partners should be approached will depend on the final specification of what is required is developed </li></ul><ul><li>Potential partners are Google, Bookshare, OCLC </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shared Collection team <ul><li>Collection development </li></ul><ul><li>Develop purchasing models </li></ul><ul><li>Aware of each others production schedules. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of standards for content sharing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discovery and Access team <ul><li>How does the library member find what is available </li></ul><ul><li>How does the library member get it. </li></ul><ul><li>Union catalogue? </li></ul><ul><li>Federated searching using z39.50? </li></ul><ul><li>Or Other????? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Survey <ul><li>25 organisations representing 23 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Identify support for the vision of the Global Library </li></ul><ul><li>Rate importance of the key attributes of the Global Library </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on proposed high level requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Information on current collections, systems and standards used </li></ul>
  10. 10. Do you think this vision provides a good basis for a global library
  11. 11. Provide an easy way for people to discover library material in alternative formats
  12. 12. Provide an easy way for people to get library material in alternative formats
  13. 13. Increase the number of accessible titles available
  14. 14. Provide an easy way for participating libraries to know what other print disability libraries are producing
  15. 15. Current Outcomes <ul><li>Specification of requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Potential partners identified. </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot project to be implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Agree to cataloguing standards for DRM information. </li></ul><ul><li>Finalise the governance model </li></ul><ul><li>Further communication </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where to here from here? <ul><li>A final report will be available for the Global Library sponsors by December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Receive financial support from organisations for the employment of a project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Initial meetings with potential partners to identify future support </li></ul>
  17. 17. For more information <ul><li>j [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>