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Presentation on the Europeana Libraries project at the SLA 2011 in Belgrade.


  • 1.Reaching the researcher:Europeana Libraries- apatnership approachSusan Reilly, LIBERSLA / 27/10/2011

2. Reaching the researcher The opportunity The project The partners The potential Place yourorganisation logo here 3. Portrait of an unknown male scholar, 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, rening and disseminating information resources Looked at users of specific online resources, humanities departments, a research field, an international collaborative projectPlace your organisation logo here 5. Information practices in the humanities Need for collaborativeenvironment, share Growth in systematic collaborationinformation sources Support for cross More complex researchdisciplinary research e.g. Less time for research (occurs in bursts)digital humanities Some barriers: Need information in Lack of linking between archivesone 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 resourcesPlace your organisation logo here 6. University libraries and informationservices could help by providing a structurethat maintains digital tools and archives and promotes development of innovative resources.Place your organisation logo here 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 Europes research librariesSomething like this: your organisation logo here 8. The project: Europeana Libraries 2-year project funded by the European Commissions 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 LibraryPlace your organisation logo here 9. Making it happen- the partnershipConference ofEuropean NationalLibrariesEuropeanaFoundationConsortium ofEuropean ResearchAssociation ofLibrariesEuropean Research Libraries Place yourorganisation logo here 10. What the project will achieve A valuable resource for researchers with full-text searchcapabilities A robust network of national and research libraries An efficient sustainable aggregation model for researchlibraries across EuropePlace your organisation logo here 11. Getting there Create a sustainable business model Create standards for best practice Communicate value ofEuropeana Libraries to researchlibraries and to researchers Develop dedicated researchportalTitle: George Enescu and queen Elisabeta performing together, Peles castle Creator: Duschek,Franz (1830-1884) Year: 1898 Technique: silver bromide print Dimensions: 180 x 240 mmInstitution: Library of the Romanian Academy Collection: Prints, Drawings and Photos DepartmentPlace yourorganisation logo here 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 yourorganisation logo here 13. The Value Proposition What do research libraries want? Enabling searching of bibliographic records of texts in hard copyand metadata for related digitised texts at the same time Offering OCR services for providers digital content to support fulltext searching in the portal Pushing the data out to other academic/ research services Providing access to universities own digital repositoriesand more?Place your organisation logo here 14. This is just the beginning Not just for humanities- social sciences,lingusitics and moreacross 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 Markovi, Belgrade Collection: Collection of Heinrich Christensen on Alexander the GreatPlace your organisation logo here

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