Reaching the researcher

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Reaching the researcher

  1. 1. Reaching the researcher:Europeana Libraries- apatnership approachSusan Reilly, LIBERSLA / 27/10/2011
  2. 2. Reaching the researcher• The opportunity• The project• The partners• The potential Place your organisation logo here
  3. 3. Portrait of an unknown male scholar, http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=86386
  4. 4. Information practices in the humanities• A Research Information Network report• develop an in-depth understanding of humanities researchers’ approaches to discovering, accessing, analysing, managing, creating, refining and disseminating information resources• Looked at users of specific online resources, humanities departments, a research field, an international collaborative project Place your organisation logo here
  5. 5. Information practices in the humanities Need for collaborative environment, share• Growth in systematic collaboration information sources Support for cross• More complex research disciplinary research e.g.• Less time for research (occurs in bursts) digital humanities• Some barriers: Need information in • Lack of linking between archives one place, remotely • Lack of standadisation of online databases and archives • Difficulties in data linking arising from the lack of standardisation, and the inconsistencies in quality, reliability, and functionality across different resources Place your organisation logo here
  6. 6. University libraries and informationservices could help by providing a structure that maintains digital tools and archives and promotes development of innovative resources. Place your organisation logo here
  7. 7. A solution?• A single European resource for research library content• Standardised data• Interface designed specifially for the needs of researchers• Digitised content from all of Europe’s research libraries Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5XjMUl5wvA Place your organisation logo here
  8. 8. The project: Europeana Libraries• 2-year project funded by the European Commission’s IST-PSP programme• Will add over 5 million digital objects (including full text) to Europeana• 19 research and university libraries are participating• A project coordinated by The European Library Place your organisation logo here
  9. 9. Making it happen- the partnership Conference of European National Libraries Europeana Foundation Consortium of European Research Association of Libraries European Research Libraries Place your organisation logo here
  10. 10. What the project will achieve• A valuable resource for researchers with full-text search capabilities• A robust network of national and research libraries• An efficient sustainable aggregation model for research libraries across Europe Place your organisation logo here
  11. 11. Getting there• Create a sustainable business model• Create standards for best practice• Communicate value ofEuropeana Libraries to researchlibraries and to researchers• Develop dedicated researchportal Title: George Enescu and queen Elisabeta performing together, Peles castle Creator: Duschek, Franz (1830-1884) Year: 1898 Technique: silver bromide print Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm Institution: Library of the Romanian Academy Collection: Prints, Drawings and Photos Department Place your organisation logo here
  12. 12. Creating the business model• Model the library landscape in Europe in order to recommend a sustainable, domain-wide framework for aggregating library content into Europeana, building on the mechanisms developed in the project, in an efficient, scalable and cost-effective way.• Develop a new and enhanced business model and business plan for The Europeana Library in support of its role as the libraries domain aggregator for Europeana, including governance, legal aspects and copyright issues specific to the project Place your organisation logo here
  13. 13. The Value Proposition• What do research libraries want? • Enabling searching of bibliographic records of texts in hard copy and metadata for related digitised texts at the same time • Offering OCR services for providers’ digital content to support full text searching in the portal Pushing the data out to other academic / research services • Providing access to universities’ own digital repositories …and more? Place your organisation logo here
  14. 14. This is just the beginning…• Not just for humanities- social sciences,lingusitics and more…across the globe• News ways to exploit library metadata• More research content from othersources De rebus Alexandri Magni Title: De rebus Alexandri Magni Quintus Curtius Rufus Year: 1685 Institution: University Library «Svetozar Marković», Belgrade Collection: Collection of Heinrich Christensen on Alexander the Great Place your organisation logo here

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