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FinELib / OECD Seminar & Training session 17 sept 2009 in Helsinki 18 sept 2009 in Turku Dan Ahlskog, Wize Nordic Phone +46-8-54 54 38 85. Agenda for todays seminar. OECD – Mission and overview OECD iLibrary – background and vision

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FinELib / OECD Seminar & Training session17 sept 2009 in Helsinki18 sept 2009 in TurkuDan Ahlskog, Wize Nordicdan.ahlskog@wizenordic.comPhone +46-8-54 54 38 85

agenda for todays seminar
Agenda for todays seminar
  • OECD – Mission and overview
  • OECD iLibrary – background and vision
  • OECD iLibrary – overview presentaion
  • Transition from SourceOECD to OECD iLibrary
  • Online demonstration & search excercises
  • Questions and answers
what is the oecd
What is the OECD?
  • An Organisation of 30 member countries committed to democracy and the market economy
  • A provider of comparative data, analysis and forecasts
  • so that governments can:

- compare policy experiences

- seek answers to common problems

- identify good practice

- co-ordinate policies

the mission of oecd
The mission of OECD
  • Support economic growth
  • Boost employment
  • Raise living standards
  • Maintain Financial stability
  • Assist other countries‘ economic development
  • Contribute to growth in World Trade

Article 1 of the OECD Convention

an organization with a global reach
An organization with a global reach

OECD Member Countries

Working with countries around the world

oecd at a glance
OECD at a glance
  • OECD share of world GNI: 71,9%
  • OECD share of world trade: 60,5%
  • OECD share of world population: 18%
  • OECD share of world official development assistance: 94,9%
  • OECD contribution to world CO2 emmissions: 45,9%
  • OECD share of world energy production: 32,6%
key activities environment issues
Key activities: Environment issues
  • Make markets work for a healthier environment
  • Use science and technology to benefit people everywhere
  • Cut wastage and pollution
key activities economics and trade
Key activities: Economics and Trade
  • Analyse and publish comparative data
  • Produce forecasts
  • Develop policies for growth and stability
  • Foster open markets
  • Encourage expansion of financial services
  • Promote cross-border investment
  • Share best practices
key activities education employment and social cohesion
Key activities: Education, Employment and Social Cohesion
  • Ensure equal access to education for all
  • Promote effective and accessible health systems
  • Fight social exclusion and unemployment
  • Bridge the “digital divide“ between rich and poor
key activities governance
Key activities: Governance
  • Promote effective public administration
  • Encourage companies to run their affairs better
  • Ensure transparent and fair tax systems
  • Foster fair competition
  • Fight corruption and money-laundering
  • Promote high ethical standards
  • Encourage citizen-participation in policy-making
other key activities
Other key activities
  • Global Relations
  • Statistics
  • Communication and publishing
oecd s way of working
OECD’s way of working

Data Collection





Peer reviews,

multilateral surveillance

who drives oecd s work
Who drives OECD’s work?


Oversight and strategic direction

Representatives of member countries and of the European Commission; decisions taken by consensus



Discussion and implementation

Analysis and proposals

Representatives of member countries and of invited non-Members work with the OECD Secretariat on specific issues


Deputy Secretaries-General


Annual budget: 336 million euros funded by member countries

the oecd secretariat
The OECD Secretariat
  • Two official languages: English and French
  • Staff members are international civil servants
  • No quota system for national representation
  • 2 500 staff at Paris headquarter
working with governments
Working with Governments
  • Sharing information and experience
  • Country and region-based co-operation programmes
  • Peer review and surveillance
working with civil society
Working with civil society
  • Consulting with business

(represented by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee)

  • Consulting with labour (represented by the Trade Union Advisory Committee)
  • Expanding relations with civil society
  • Making information available to the public on
  • Public comment always welcome!
some oecd achievements
Some OECD achievements
  • Anti-Bribery Convention
  • Polluter-Pays Principle (PPP)
  • Principles of Corporate Governance
  • Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • Anti-spam Task force
  • Co-operation programmes with China, Russia and Brazil
  • Export Credit Arrangement
  • Model Tax Convention
more information about oecd
More information about OECD
  • Visit:
  • OECD Annual Report 2009
  • Online access platform to OECDs content launched 10 years ago
  • More than 5 000 organizations around the world having access
  • Outdated interface and user funtionality

Completely re-engineered search platform from OECD that was launched in its first preliminary version on June 29th 2009

main objectives
Main Objectives
  • Simplicity
  • Usability
  • Linking
main objectives continued
Main Objectives - continued
  • INTUITIVE – simple navigation of OECD’s knowledge base by country or theme
  • GRANULAR – search and click directly to tables, chapters, articles or whole publications and databases
  • CONTEXTUAL – from any item explore related content – just one click away
  • COMPLETE & INTEGRATED – access to OECDs complete knowledge base – data and analysis for the OECD and all its bodies
subject areas
Subject areas

Industry and Services

Nuclear Energy

Science & Technology

Social Issues/Migration and Health




Urban, Rural and Regional Development

  • Agriculture & Food
  • Development
  • Education
  • Economies
  • Employment and Labour market
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance and Investment
  • Governance
  • OECD Book Series
  • OECD Annuals and Outlooks
  • OECD individual e-books
  • OECD Working Papers
  • OECD Journals
  • OECD Statistical databases
  • IEA databases
  • OECD readymade statistical tables
  • OECD Factbook
  • Other material
content formats
Content formats
  • PDF-files
  • Excel-files
  • Web-files
  • Video-files
  • Audio-files
content by numbers 7 sept 2009
Content by numbers (7 Sept 2009)
  • 17 thematic subject collections
  • 500 journal issues
  • 2 500 working papers
  • 5 000 e-book titles
  • 2 200 multilingual summaries
  • 25 000 excel-files with statistical information accessible from the full-text of publications
  • 5 000 separately accessible excel files
  • 22 OECD statistical databases + access to OECD.stat with more than 300 cross-searchable datasets and 4 billion data points
  • 9 IEA Statistical databases
interface features
Interface features
  • Enhanced Search engine with results pages allowing one-click full text access to any content format
  • Entry-page simple search across all content and with options to search by theme or by country
  • Advanced search screen allowing for limiting search to language, publication year, publication type, imprint and by using Boolean operators
  • Search tips accessible online
  • Navigation assistance via Breadcrumbs
interface features continued
Interface features - continued
  • Separate search and browse functionality within the different sections of OECD iLibrary (Books, Papers, Statistics, Factbook and Glossaries).
  • Individual users can register own profiles to manage alert set-up
  • Marked List feature for session bookmarks
  • Course pack functionality
  • Email-this page – function available for all entries in OECD iLibrary
citation tools
Citation tools
  • EndNote
  • RefManager
  • ProCite
  • BibTEX
  • RefWorks (being implemented)
metadata and linking
Metadata and linking
  • DOIs supplied for serials, books, periodicals, book chapters, journal articles, statistical databases, as well as for individual graphs, data points and tables
  • Links to Google Scholar and Google Books and relevant websites
  • CrossRef linking available on book chapter and journal article level (linking on data objects level in development)
  • Open URL-compliancy and SFX server set-up
  • Federated searching (Z.39.50 standard)
  • MARC/21 records supplied
administrator features
Administrator features
  • MARC/21 records can be downloaded by administrators online and exported into library catalogues
  • COUNTER3-compliant usage statistics accessible online for administrators
  • Branding option available for customers who wish to personalize OECD iLibrary with own banner at the top of the page
  • Easy entry and management of IP-information
  • E-mail alert management tool at institutional level
oecd stat interactive statistical resource
OECD.Stat – Interactive statistical resource
  • Cross data-base browser allowing simple and quick searching across all OECDs statistical databases
  • Functionality to select dimension, time, countries, and other variables and build own statistical tables using OECDs extensive statistical information
  • Functionality to choose and change display mode and re-arrange the layout for statistical tables, charts and diagrams
  • Functionality to mix and merge data from several statistical databases and build customized tables
oecd stat continued
OECD.Stat – continued
  • Access to Metadata with clear explanation of sources, definitions and other information related to the figures
  • Own statistical databases can be saved via individualized user profile
  • Functionality to export data to excel-files with formatting and references preserved
  • Customized tables can be forward by email also to users without an OECDiLibrary subscription or included into coursepacks and reading lists.
online subscription packages
Online subscription packages
  • OECD Books and Papers/OECD Statistics
  • OECD Books and Papers
  • OECD Statistics
  • IEA Statistics
access to oecd print material
Access to OECD print material
  • OECD Online Bookshop
  • Print versions of individual OECD Books and periodicals issues can be purchased via direct links from the entries within OECD iLibrary
  • OECD iLibrary Subscription options available for combined access to the online material and print material
transition from sourceoecd to oecdilibrary
Transition from SourceOECD to OECDiLibrary
  • Phase 1: Launch of preliminary version of OECDiLibrary with all content in place except IEA Statistics. Implementation of all functionality (adminstrative features, user stats, marc-records).
  • Phase 2: OECDiLibrary ready available in its full version with all functionality and content in place. Transition of all current customers to OECDiLibrary. (SourceOECD will continue to be there as a back-up).
  • Phase 3: OECD iLibrary becoming the only access point and SourceOECD being closed off.
  • Feedback & comments?
  • Need for support & training material – what shall OECD produce?
  • On the wish-list?