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  1. How to prepare a European Digital Library Olaf D. Janssen The European Library Office The Hague, The Netherlands ICADL Dec 2007

  2. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments

  3. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments

  4. 1. National libraries in Europe Europe – relevant institutions • European Union (EU)- Founded 1992- 27 members states- Major project funderMore  www.eu.int • Council of Europe (CoE)- Founded 1949- 47 member states, 800M people - Aim: to achieve a greater unitybetween its members. More  www.coe.int

  5. 1. National libraries in Europe National libraries • By law 1 per country (Russia & Italy 2) • Roles: • Deposit library(national bibliography) • Scientific library • Sometimes also university library (eg FI, SI) • Preserving, managing& opening national cultural heritage (documents) • Promoting&supporting national& international co-operation • Research & development (national & international)

  6. 1. National libraries in Europe National libraries in Europe • National library  e.g. British Library • 47 official national libraries – 45 countries(Council of Europe) • 20y collaboration, consensus & trust Since 1987, since 1995 online • Latest collaborative project is The European Library

  7. 1. National libraries in Europe More info: www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/libraries

  8. Commercial break

  9. A new exhibition

  10. Architecture of Europe’s National Libraries

  11. Is now live!!!

  12. www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org/exhibitionThis commercial breakwas sponsored by TheEuropeanLibrary.org

  13. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments 5. Future plans

  14. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments 5. Future plans

  15. TheEuropeanLibrary.org =- service of all 47 European national libraries - to provide access to their- catalogues & digital collections - via 1 central multi-lingual web interface - (= portal) 2.1 Introduction to The European Library What is The European Library?

  16. www.TheEuropeanLibrary.org

  17. 2.1 Introduction to The European Library Background • Origin in 2001: 2.5y feasibility study funded by EU • Intended to create operational service from start, so business plan was part of feasibility study • TheEuropeanLibrary.org is live since March 2005 • Funded by the national libraries (NOT EU) • Development + maintenance by The European Library Office (Netherlands – 9 FTE)

  18. 2.1 Introduction to The European Library Vision “Provision of equal access to promote world-wide understanding of the richness and diversity of European learning and culture.” “The European Library exists to open up the universe of knowledge, information and culture of all Europe's national libraries” Mission

  19. 2.1 Introduction to The European Library 9 Members of The European Library – year by year 2005 : Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy-Florence, Italy-Rome 2006 : Malta, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Denmark 2007 :Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Russia-Moscow end 2008 : Bulgaria & Romania end 2008 : Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Ukraine end 2008 : Turkey + Russia-StPetersburg 23 33 35 43 45

  20. 2.1 Introduction to The European Library What’s good about The European Library For end-users • Have integrated access (1-stop-shop) to catalogues & digital collections of national libraries of Europe • Quality-controlled deep web resources • 310+ collections - 170M bibliographic records - millions digital objects For the national libraries • International showcase for collections • Wider access to their collections & content • Combined political mass  greater marketing and negotiation power.

  21. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments 5. Future plans

  22. 2.2 Demo – searching in The European Library www.theeuropeanlibrary.org

  23. Homepage in English

  24. Homepage in Icelandic …. or 23 other languages

  25. 2.2 Demo – searching in The European Library 1. Basic search

  26. Movie from Hungary about Vietnam

  27. Photo from Austria about Vietnam

  28. 2.2 Demo – searching in The European Library 2. Themed search Theme = religion

  29. Photo from The Netherlands about religion in Hanoi

  30. 2.2 Demo – searching in The European Library 3. Search all collections from Estonia(in Estonian interface)

  31. 2.2 Demo – searching in The European Library End of demo

  32. Structure of presentation 1. National libraries in Europe 2. The European Library (TEL)2.1 What is it?2.2 Demo2.3 How does it work? 3. TEL as basis for European Digital Library (EDL) 3.1 Introduction to EDL3.2 Strenghts of TEL3.3 Weaknesses of TEL 4. From TEL to EDL – recent developments 5. Future plans

  33. 2. The European Library 2.3 How does it work? Common standards C. Collection descriptions A. Access protocols B. Metadata D. Multilingual access

  34. 2. The European Library 2.3 How does it work? Common standards C. Collection descriptions A. Access protocols B. Metadata D. Multilingual access

  35. 2.3.A Access protocols in The European Library The European Library = hybrid portal = federated search tool • Overall goal of The European Library = COLLABORATION  Low implementation barrier for libraries is key!! TEL uses well-known access protocols • OAI-PMH • Z39.50 • SRU • OpenURL • The European Library portal queries  100 harvested collections in 1 central index via OAI-PMH 210 remote collections via Z39.50 & SRU