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LIBER and its EU projects

  1. 1. LIBER and its EU projectsWouter SchallierExecutive Director of LIBER (Ligue des bibliothèques européennes deRecherche - Association of European Research Libraries) Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  2. 2. Contents1. What does LIBER do?2. LIBER’s role in EU projects3. LIBER’s portfolio of EU projects4. Opportunities for French research libraries5. Q&A Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  3. 3. “Making the case for European research libraries” LIBER = the largest network of European research/academic libraries: 425 institutions, from over 40 countries Mission: to represent and promote the interests of European research/academic libraries  Formulate a European strategy for research libraries  Knowledge sharing and dissemination, fostering partnerships  Advocacy and lobbying Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  4. 4. Strategy 2009-2012: areas of interest Scholarly Communications E-science, OA Digitisation and Resource Discovery Europeana, copyright Heritage Collections and Preservation Organisation and Human Resources Architecture, quality and benchmarking, security, library passport Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  5. 5. LIBER’s role in EU projects BEFORE DURING AFTER Initiator, catalyst Partner Dissemination Co-ordinator Lead Conversion into sustainable service Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  6. 6. LIBER’s portfolio of EU projects Europeana Travel ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) APARSEN (Digital Preservation Best Practice Network) Europeana Libraries MedOANet Gateway to European Newspapers (EU Library Passport) Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  7. 7. National LibraryEuropeana Travel of Latvia See LIBER project ran between 2009 -2011 19 partners, led by the National Library of Estonia  See an article on Europeana Travel at €1,000,000 project, funded by EU Aim was to digitise over 1,000,000 units of content on the themes of Travel, Tourism and Exploration and to make these materials available via the Europeana portal at Travelling through history – an online exhibition at Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  8. 8. Opportunities for data exchange Data sharing is  smart: it is efficient, avoids duplication, stimulates the advancement of science  about transparency: it allows re-analysis  about enrichment: it adds value to traditional publications  rewarding: requirement for publicly funded research Roles and responsibilities: researchers, publishers, funders, libraries and data centres Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  9. 9. Image: Cern/Maximilien Brice Image: NASAFredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  10. 10. It’s all about laaaaaarge amounts of data “Data are no longer considered as interim products to be discarded once the research reporting them is published. Rather, they have become important sources of scholarly content to be used and re-used.” Borgman, The role of libraries in e-science Raw data from a central Pb+Pb event for 40 rows of the Main TPC Image: Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  11. 11. Making data usable/useful Data description and identification Organisation Data protection, privacy regulations, ethical issues Visualisation Interpretation Preservation Persistent link between publications and datasets Integrated search Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  12. 12. Making data usable/useful (2) Validation and peer review of data Data quality and integrity Interoperability Repositories Control over correct usage Selection Data publication Citation… Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  13. 13. This is e-science … and no science fiction Sharing Use and re-use of data Internet used as a vehicle Distribution over many networked computers/people Transparency New expertise: data journalism, data managers, data scientists, data librarians etc. Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  14. 14. APARSEN project of excellence in digital preservation A forum for discussion with other stakeholders (researchers, publishers, data managers, funding, private sector) in digital preservation Shared European vision/framework: Blue Ribbon Task Force, LIFE, Planets, CASPAR, SHAMAN etc. Awareness raising + tools for implementation Roles and responsibilities, business models Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  15. 15. LIBER’s contribution to APARSEN A huge network of research libraries Linked through a common strategy where e-science and DP are crucial Some of them with a lot…others with less expertise Keen to take up their roles in a European e-science infrastructure cf. Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  16. 16. DP is not only a matter of finding sufficient funds, it’s about mobilising resources (human, technical, financial) BRTF Final Report p,1 Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  17. 17. Europeana Libraries EC funded project, 2 years 5 million digitised objects will be made available through Europeana:  Books (incl. books digitised by Google)  Special collections  Audiovisual materials  More than 200,000 OA research theses (via DART Europe)  More than 270,000 OA scholarly articles (via DOAJ) Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  18. 18. Europeana Libraries (2) From 19 leading research libraries: Bavarian State Library, Hungarian Parliament Library, Nat. Library of Wales, Romanian Academy Library, Trinity College Dublin, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University of Belgrade, University of Berne, University College London, University of Gent, University of Leuven, University of Lund, University of Oxford, University of Sibiu, University of Tartu, University of Uppsala, University of Vienna, Wellcome Library, Zentralbibliothek Zurich Will become THE libraries aggregator for Europeana New business model Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  19. 19. Europeana Libraries: sustainability Economies of scale:  46 national libraries  400+ national + research Economies of scope: libraries  Aggregator  aggregator + other services (tools and services for researchers, DP, innovation …?)  Other content (raw data, …) relevant for R&E Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  20. 20. Europeana Libraries: sustainability (2) New funding model needed New governance neededImportant because some institutions feed Europeana through several aggregators, so can choose! Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  21. 21. Digitisation of out of commerce works Memorandum of Understanding signed on 20/9/2011 Allows collective licensing schemes in the Member States Major break through for legal mass digitisation and making available of-commerce-works-on-behalf-of-european-research- libraries Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  22. 22. MedOANet Co-ordination of Open Access strategies, policies and structures at the national and regional Member State level Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey Online ‘Mediterranean Open Access Tracker’ Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  23. 23. Opportunities for French research libraries Become a LIBER member  It’s cheap and it’ll make a big difference to you… and to us! Subscribe to our mailing list LIBER-ALL (or LIBER-NEWS if you’re not a member), join us on LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Keep an eye on our calls for partners If you’re preparing a bid, send your call for partners to our network Come to our 41st Annual Conference in Tartu (Estonia) Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011
  24. 24.  Thank you! Questions/comments? Visit us at the KB in The Hague! Fredoc, Bordeaux, 12 October 2011