Libraries and the network platform: a new cooperative context. Lorcan Dempsey 2006 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science. The School of Information and Library Science, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 22 February 2006. Overview. Overview.
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Libraries and the network platform: a new cooperative context
2006 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science.
The School ofInformation and Library Science,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
22 February 2006
Trajectory: from vertical integration …
… to collaborative and third party sourcing around shared processes and data
‘Content layer’: storage and preservation solutions
On demand library systems
Moving to the
Reduce transaction costs: supply chain
Mobilize and connect a large number of potential users on open web
E.g Google ads
Platforms for others to build on: APIs, browser tools, etc
D2D Supply chain?
Visible to limited users
1.7% of circulations are ILLs
20% of collection accounted for 90% of use
(2 research libraries over ~4 years)
Each book its reader
Each reader his/her book
Each arrow is a potential added cost:
In terms of attention or technical,
policy, business or service gaps.
Find items, collections or services of interest
Fewer unified resources?
Where the user wants: RSS, search engine, CMS, ….
Find instances of discovered items and services on them
Place ILL request
Initiate purchase request, ….
Service or item is delivered
From multiple sources
‘Paypal for libraries’
Things to think about:
OCLC Fee Management
Registry of resolvers
To think about …
To think about:
Consolidated usage data?
Consolidated circ data?
Consolidated resolution data?
Consolidated download data?
California Digital Library
OhioLink, Pines, …
RLG, OCLC, …
Ithaka (JSTOR, ArtStor)
DEF, NLA, …
Open Content Alliance