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Online portals: opportunities for library professionals?

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Online portals: opportunities for library professionals?

  1. 1. Online portals: opportunities forlibrary professionals?Wouter SchallierExecutive Director of LIBER (Association of European ResearchLibraries)wouter.schallier@kb.nlwww.libereurope.eu LIBER @London Online, 29 November 2011
  2. 2. “Making the case for European research libraries” LIBER = the largest (and nicest) network of European research/academic libraries: 425 institutions, from 46 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 Annual Conference, workshops, EU projects, publications  Advocacy and lobbying LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
  3. 3. LIBER Strategy 2009-2012: areas of interesthttp://www.libereurope.eu/activities 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 LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
  4. 4. Push it!Don’t try to get the researcher to the libraryGet the library into the researcher’s working environment LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
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  6. 6. Portals are nice windows …But we need more and better stuff behind them (enriched data, DIGITISATION!!!)And we need to put them in front of the researchers LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
  7. 7. Europeana-Libraries.eu 2-year project funded by the European Commission’s IST-PSP programme Will add over 5 million digital objects (including full text) to 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) From 19 research and university libraries LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
  8. 8. Some portals reinforce poor information literacyPortals should not direct to themselvesBut should stimulate people to discover new things LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
  9. 9. Opportunities for data exchange http://www.ode-project.eu/ 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 Raw data from a central Pb+Pb event for 40 rows of the Main TPC Image: http://na49info.web.cern.ch/na49info/Public/Press/pictures/mtpc40rowsRawData.gif LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
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  11. 11. Mobile devices are cars…And many of us have cars (or at least look at them)… but still ride horses LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011
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  13. 13.  Thank you! Questions/comments? LinkedIn: LIBEReurope http://www.slideshare.net/libereurope Twitter: @LIBEREurope wouter.schallier@kb.nl LIBER @London Online, 22 November 2011

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