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  1. Digital Content Infrastructure (DCI) Project Implementation Michael Ridley Chair, Negotiations Resource Team (NRT) AGM 2007 - Toronto

  2. DCI Project Update • DCI Project Goal and Objectives • Mechanisms, Processes & Timelines • Guiding Principles • RFP Strategy & Next Steps • Some Key Concerns • Product & Services • Questions

  3. Digital Content Infrastructure for the Human & Social Sciences (DCI) Project May 2006 • 67 universities • Application to CFI for $19.4 M • Universities to bring matching funds of $29.2 M Nov 2006 • CFI Board approves award of $19.1 M • Universities to bring matching funds of $28.7 M: • $11.9 M from institutional sources • $16.8 M from 9 provincial funders • Total project value of $47.8 M over three years Feb 2007 • CFI public announcement

  4. DCI Project Goal • To enable interdisciplinary and innovative research in Canada, through systematic, coordinated and national access to the best of global knowledge in the human and social sciences (HSS).

  5. DCI Project Objectives • to secure durable rights and equitable access to a cohesive portfolio of digital content • to implement access to a broad and high-impact suite of digital resources • to acquire a critical mass of digital text, data, images, visual, and sound content

  6. Inter-Institutional Agreement • Required by CFI • 63 institutions have signed • Funds to flow with all 67 signatures • CRKN to invoice 1st instalment ~Nov 07

  7. Content IS Infrastructure • Public good, public value • Equitable access; addresses disparities • Primary goal is capacity building; enabler • Requires multi year commitments and ongoing investments • Return on investment is in the community served

  8. Expanded Digital Content Infrastructure • provide pan-Canadian and equitable access to a critical mass of digital content • reduce research barriers caused by existing economic, regional and disciplinary disparities • stimulate development of new: • methods of inquiry • networked approaches • interactive structures for conducting research and creating knowledge • collaborative research communities

  9. Implementation Timelines 20 Sept 07 RFP Issued; 26 vendors; 49 products Feb 07 CFI Award 19.1M ($47.7M total) Aug-Sept 07 RFP Design & vendor input Nov 07-Mar 08 Negotiations Apr 08 Implementation of Licenses Oct-Nov 07 Evaluation of offers May-August 07 Consultations Sept 07 Final RFP Draft Interuniversity Agreement and Inter-InstitutionalAgreements

  10. Consultation Process • Focus groups • Wish lists (296 titles) • Prioritization ranking survey (260 titles) • Institution top 10 priorities • 140 titles with at least one vote • 49 titles retained after review by NRT

  11. Guiding Principles • Member demand & interest • Flexibility of content (interoperability of content) • Multiple languages including French content • Diversity of disciplines (including interdisciplinary) • Diversity of formats (e.g. e-journals, e-books, multimedia, news sources) • 40% minimum investment in non-recurring cost

  12. RFP Process and Strategy • RFP invitations to 26 vendors representing 49 titles; vendor information session (20+ vendors participated) • Product clusters: • Journals • E-books • Journal Backfiles-Archives • Primary documents / historical files • News Sources • Multimedia • Multi-type

  13. Some Key Concerns • Anticipated costs & available funding • Scope, diversity & depth • Impact of large collections • Impact on regional consortia/networks.

  14. CAIRN ejournals Emerald Management Xtra Érudit Haworth Press Journals Project MUSE SourceOECD ALPSP Learned Journals LEA Online eJournals University of Chicago Ejournals University of Toronto Press Journals WestlaweCARSWELL Products/services under considerationCluster 1: Journals

  15. Cluster 2: e-books • Oxford Reference Online • Oxford Scholarship Online • Taylor and Francis eBooks • Conference Board e-library • Gale Virtual Reference Library • Blackwell H & SS e-books • Blackwell Reference Online • Cambridge University Press ebooks • Canadian Electronic Library • Canadian Public Policy Collection • Canadian Publishers Collection • OUP eBooks • Oxford English Dictionary • Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online

  16. Cambridge University Press – archives JSTOR (all collections) British Periodicals Online (Collections I and II) Periodical Archives Online Sage Publication ejournalsbackfiles Cluster 3: Journal Backfile Archives

  17. 19th Century Masterfile InteLex Past Masters American Periodicals Series Online Early English Books Online Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online, 1543-1946 Literature Online (LION) ProQuest Digital Dissertations & Theses Archive of Americana (Complete) Making of Modern Law Adam Matthew Digital Collections (8 titles): - China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 - Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online - Eighteenth Century Journals I & II - Empire Online - Mass Observation Online - Medieval Travel Writing - Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 Cluster 4: Primary Documents/ Historical Files

  18. Cluster 7 – Multi-type APA Package: PsycInfo, PsycBOOKS, PsycArticles, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA Lexis Nexis Academic Cluster 5 – News Sources Biblio-branchée (Eureka) Canadian Newsstand Factiva New York Times Online Cluster 6 - Multimedia Classical scores library Theatre in Video Naxos Music Library

  19. Timelines & Next Steps • RFP issued Sept 20, 2007 • RFP Close Oct 25, 2007 • RFP Evaluation Oct 30-Nov 1, 2007 • Negotiations Nov 6, 2007 to ? • Implementation Apr 2008

  20. Questions?