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Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe

  1. 1. Mobilising the knowledge economyfor EuropeWouter SchallierExecutive Director of LIBER (Association of European ResearchLibraries) Ex Libris, Jerusalem,16 November 2011
  2. 2. Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  3. 3. Contents1. Economic crisis2. Mobile devices3. E-science and primary data4. Conclusions Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  4. 4. Economic crisis Severe budget cuts: typically 10-20% spread over 3 years Information/knowledge remains crucial business for universities and innovation Libraries are obvious partners in this business but will have to re-invent themselves from scratch More public-private partnerships Business process analysis Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  5. 5. What this means for libraries Fundamental questions about role of libraries: how we contribute to better research? What services do we provide to whom? Choices have to be made (not everything can be done and definitely not in the same way as before)  Do we still need ILL if Amazon can provide the same documents in a cheaper and a quicker way?  Special attention to hidden (staff) costs What should be done in house, what can be outsourced? Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  6. 6. … and for library collections E-only (large scale digitisation is very much needed) Active partner in research or dark archive? Primary research data is a must Owning all information resources is no longer an ambition Collection assessment: analysis of user needs/usage; data analysis; very flexible and customised acquisition/subscription (cost per usage) Market collections Open Access will be part of several important business models Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  7. 7. Library services for researchers Library collections/services 24/24-7/7 available More and better datamining and visualisation techniques to connect publications, and publications and data: access to data is an issue, but original analysis even more. Data enrichment The portal is just one of the information channels: the researcher wants to wake up with a personalised list of recommended readings Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  8. 8. Services for researchers (2) Reputation of universities/project teams/researchers will become more important than reputation of journals Need for trustworthy long term accessibility Embedment in the research workflows: DP strategies from data creation Institutional/subject based respositories:  Better linking  Better interoperability  More consistent functionalities Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  9. 9. Universities need CIO’s Lots of data is produced, analysed and exchanged in and between universities:  Where is the strategy to deal with all this info?  How is this data stored?  How is it made available for re-use inside and outside the organisation?  Do we still need to make a distinction between published and other data (documentary, administrative, grey and raw data)? Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  10. 10. Libraries will organise differently New profiles Thorough business process analysis Centralisation or even outsourcing of back end services combined with de-centralised front end Division of tasks on an international level Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  11. 11. Mobile devices Researchers are constantly on the move and will carry their information ID on them Are increasingly sharing raw research data with colleagues in an informal way Want secure data traffic and storage Want to consume, produce and publish from their devices Social media = share = publish Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  12. 12. Sharing data is a necessity not a luxury The world is changing: From an information to a (primary) data society  Data deluge: now and even more in the future  Mission of research institutes: doing research and disseminating the results We need NEW models for scholarly communication  Current models are too slow and too rigid  Cf. Obama admin, EC: open public data  Universities, university presses, libraries and data centres Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  13. 13. Science Image: Cern/Maximilien Brice Image: NASA Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  14. 14. 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: Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  15. 15. 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 Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  16. 16. 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… Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  17. 17. E-science is not science fiction  Large scale computing resources Data -intensive  Carried out over the internet  Collaborative (team science, virtual science communities)  Distributed (networked science)  Interdisciplinary  Heterogeneous  Quick and wide dissemination Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  18. 18. The paradox of e-science I share my data because I want/need your dataVs. I don’t share data because it doesn’t help my career It is MY data and I keep them safely stored on my laptop I don’t want other people to make misuse of my data Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  19. 19. 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 3 perspectives: researchers, publishers, libraries and data centres Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  20. 20. There is no other way E-science is a reality and Open Access goes hand in hand with it Research output needs stable and trustworthy  Access  Storage Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  21. 21. Challenges for research libraries Directly contribute to more efficient/transparent research (open scholarschip, open knowledge) Getting embedded in the research and education workflows Mobilising (less) resources for new priorities in new areas in a different way with different people Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011
  22. 22.  Thank you! Questions/comments? Become a member of LIBEREurope in LinkedIn Twitter: @LIBEREurope Ex Libris, Jerusalem, 16 November 2011