Europeana Libraries Business Plan

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Europeana Libraries Business Plan


Madrid, December 2012

Presentation outline


The project


The value proposition


The business plan 2013
-
2015


The long and winding road to the
business plan

Marian Lefferts, CERL

Madrid, December 2012


The project


The value proposition


The business plan 2013
-
2015


Europeana Libraries


some facts


2
-
year project

funded by the
European Commission’s IST
-
PSP
programme



Will add over
5 million

digital
objects to Europeana



19 research and university
libraries
are participating



A project coordinated by
The
European Library



Supported by key international
library associations:



CENL

(Conference of European
National Librarians)



CERL

(Consortium of European
Research Libraries)



LIBER
(Ligue des Bibliothèques
Européennes de Recherche)



Main aim


Bringing digital content from Europe’s national and research
libraries to the
researcher

in a useful, easy way to facilitate
research:


Data
-
driven research


Cross disciplinary


Special emphasis on social sciences and humanities
research infrastructure



By developing a sustainable, credible, visible, efficient
service for content providers

Challenges facing the project


Value proposition


Offering the European research libraries a tailor
-
made proposition



Business model


Sustainable aggregation and innovation model



Step
-
by
-
step approach


Develop Business Model and validate it



Develop Business Plan and validate it

Business Model


First undertook desk research


Then held stakeholder interviews


This fed into Scenario development. Four dimensions


Funding


Range of services to be offered


Ownership/responsibility


Scope/content acquisition


We arrived at:

Membership structure

TEL

Flat fee +

Charge for add
-
ons

Feeds Europeana

plus…

views on data, e.g. union catalogue

Public interface for academics

Data openly available

Bib/cat and


digital object metadata,

for all materials (in an


approp. electr. format)


held @ libs

Data directly

from libraries

(= richest

format)

Data prepared by

Content providers +

Aggregation team

Validation


Feed back from reviewers (interviewed stakeholders)


Feed back from business planning group


Wider community


Coordination Group TEL


CERL EC meeting


LIBER Annual Conference (June 2011)


TEL Management Committee


LIBER Board


CERL Directors


Project Plenay in Belgrade (Nov 2011)


From Business Model to Business Plan


Business Planning Group prepared draft


Governance model for The European Library was agreed
with LIBER and CERL (April 2012)


TEL office prepared Executive Summary and promotional
materials based on the Business Plan


BP was put to TEL Management Committee and the TEL
Board


after which the BP was refined


Second round of consultation with LIBER Board (Oct 2012)
and CERL Directors (Oct 2012)


Some further refinements and final costings were added


Delivered to EU in November 2012




Europeana Libraries Business Plan.
What is the value proposition for
research libraries?

Izaskun Lacunza, LIBER

Madrid, December 2012

What’s on


The project


The value proposition


The business plan 2013
-
2015


Consultation proccess


What do European research libraries expect from The
European Library?


Access to a wide range of
quality content

through a broad
network of libraries


Getting libraries’ data into as many
researcher channels

as
possible


Linking libraries’ data with other
content

in
Europeana


Making it possible to
re
-
use data and content


Getting the researcher as close as possible to the
actual object



What does the BP offer to research libraries?

1.
Widened access to libraries’ resources

2.
Participating in new projects for research and development

3.
Networking and knowledge sharing

4.
Cost
-
effective aggregation

5.
Data enrichment


6.
Marketing of libraries


1. Widened access


Single gateway to collections and data


10 million digital objects, 200 million bibliographic records,
25 million pages full text


CCO metadata sets:


Available trough APIs


OAI
-
PMH


Linked open dataset


Maximizing exposure of content of libraries


Continuous improvement


2. Participation in R&D projects


Bidding for projects with participating libraries: the way to
innovate in The European Library framework


Coming: Europeana Cloud

3. Networking and knowledge sharing


Participating libraries will access knowledge in:


Data enrichment


Clustering techniques


Full text indexing


Linked open data


4. Cost effective aggregation


Complete service:


Data management


Indexing


Clustering


Distribution of data into multiple channels (i.e. Europeana)


Europeana Cloud:


First approach to the cloud as a cheaper infrastructure to store
data and (some) content


5. Data enrichment


De
-
duplication services


Enhanced discovery with external vocabularies


Handling data formats for several aggregators (i.e.
Europeana)


Enriched data:


Search engine optimization


Reusable for libraries (cataloguing, etc.)

6. Marketing of libraries


The European Library to showcase libraries and their
collections

What’s on


The project


The value proposition


The business plan 2013
-
2015


The Strategy and Business Plan
2013
-
2015

Jill Cousins, The European Library

Madrid, December 2012

Our business plan has 4 major sections

1.
Background


Our experience and competencies


Environment in which we operate


The market we intend to serve

2.
Vision and strategic priorities

3.
Operations


How we will run the service

4.
Finance, governance and performance


Background


Libraries led the way in founding Europeana


1997 Gateway to Europe’s National Libraries (GABRIEL)


2005 Launch of The European Library


2007 Europeana pilot project, supported by CENL, CERL and
LIBER


2008
-

The European Library re
-
positions to support
researchers in the humanities and social sciences


Large dataset of bibliographic records and metadata to libraries
digital content


Alliances to support strategy e.g. LIBER and CERL, CLARIN and
DARIAH


Data into virtual research environments e.g. CENDARI



Environment and market


Research and innovation are critical to future growth of
Europe



80 billion in Horizon 2020 programmes


Continuing increase of open access scholarly content,
backed by governments and the European Commission


Market in humanities and social sciences is large


Nearly half of EU graduates


New forms of digital scholarship, facilitated by technology




Our vision


An expanded The European Library service of national and
research libraries


The European Library as a core building block in the Europeana
eco
-
system



Partnership with Europeana to deliver a new service,
Europeana Research


Cross
-
domain platform to support research in the humanities and
social sciences

Strategic priorities 2013
-
2015

1.
Ensure the sustainability of The European Library as a
core service for national and research libraries

2.
Provide high
-
value collections and services for users

3.
Embed services in research and learning communities

4.
Develop strategic partnerships

Priority 1: Sustainability


Membership of national
and

research libraries, with set of
value
-
added services


Look after the special needs of non
-
EU/EFTA libraries


Shared, cloud
-
based infrastructure for Europeana partners,
including The European Library


Support central structural funding for Europeana, as a
benefit to libraries


New project funding opportunities





Priority 2: Collections and services


Largest possible dataset of Europe’s national and research
libraries, with emphasis on open access scholarly content



Content strategy to support European research communities



New functionalities, tools and services to enable researchers
to mine, analyse and manipulate data and content


Priority 3: Services to researchers


Develop and launch Europeana Research platform



Deepen understanding of digital research practices and how
we support them



Distribute libraries metadata to support new types of
research, using CC licences



Further develop API’s for data distribution into researcher
workflows


Priority 4: Strategic partnerships


Build relationship with research infrastructure providers,
DARIAH and CLARIN



Continue to strengthen partnership between CENL, LIBER
and CERL



Through Europeana, develop relationships with other
domains (museums, archives etc) to support research


Key outcomes by 2015


Broad
-
based membership of national and research libraries


Scaled, cost
-
effective cloud infrastructure


Very large dataset of scholarly material to support digital
research


Set of tools and services to interact with data and content


Set of linked open data to support research


Long
-
term partnership with key stakeholders in European
research agenda


Operations


Core team of professionals based in The Hague



Employed by Europeana and share the same office space



The European Library is run by a Management Committee of
representatives from CENL, LIBER and CERL


CENL is currently running elections for 6 representatives


LIBER representatives are Paul Ayris and Jeanette Frey


CERL representatives are Ulf Goranson and Raymond Berard

How do we fund the plan?


Commitment from both national and research libraries is vital



Core operational funding met by libraries


Shared fee model for national and research libraries


Research libraries pay

500

5000


Discounts for consortia



Innovation trhough project funding


Project consortia based on TEL members



Your business plan needs you!

Thank you!

marian.lefferts@cerl.org

izaskun.lacunza@kb.nl

jill.cousins@kb.nl