French academic libraries : acting and supporting for the digital transformation of pedagogy, research and documentation in higher education
Swiatek, Cecile*, adbu, France
Abstract: The French academic library managers association (adbu) is now identified in the French higher education landscape as a key-partner in order to help any librarian who wishes to engage digital transforming processes by implementing similar workshops in his/her institution, consistent with national orientations.
Context: In 2013, the EU High level group on Modernization of higher education published its “Report to the European Commission on improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions”, and the French Higher Education Department issued the French national higher education strategy (StraNES). In 2016, the French Conseil national du numérique (CNNum) organized collaborative workshops on a design-thinking model, in which the French Association for academic libraries Directors and managers was acting as both a partner and a DIY-workshop kit tester.
National advocacy and leverage : following the partnership with the CNNum and this librarian-designed workshop, adbu provided CNNum with comments, suggestions and points of vigilance from library professionals, with a view to integrating in the best manner the human resources and action repository for transforming pedagogy/research/documentation digital policy and practices in both the local and national French higher education.
This framework (transformation repository and DIY kit for setting up a collaborative workshop in one’s working environment/institution) was presented to the Secretary of State in charge of Higher Education and Research, Mr. Thierry Mandon, on December 14, 2016, along with the the co-design methods of these collaborative and reproducible workshops.
Local pollinating: the adbu cross-pollinated this collaborative workshop model aiming at engaging digital transformation processes at a local level, considering that each and every librarian has all the potential needed to act as an incentive and a facilitator in his or her institution. You will find the restitution in images of the adbu workshop that took place on December 7, 2016 on https://padlet.com/AdbuPedagogie/TransfoNumeriqueESR . Various papers and posts were published in France about this initiative.
Today, some academic libraries started working on a local institutional background : they suggested and impulsed collaborative meetings and workshops in order to enhance or accelerate their institutional digital transformation.
Bio: Cécile Swiatek represents the French academic library managers association (adbu) where she is in charge of the Pedagogy and Documentation Committee. She is Deputy Director at the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas academic library in Paris, France. She is particularly involved with pedagogy and HE digital innovation. She was previously in charge of Law, Economics, Management and Journalism collections in Paris II. Before that, she was Collection manager in Medicine Science and Technology at the BUPMC – Université Paris6 academic library – and head of medical and computer science research sections. She spent over nine years engaged on the BUPMC collections and on both professional and users training services. In 2014 she committed herself in the IFLA Lyon national committee for Cfibd. She is currently an active member of adbu, ABF and LIBER in the Research and Education Support working group, Reshaping the Research Library steering committee, where she represents the French Librarians Association (ABF).
Out-of-the-box thinking around in-library use data collection: the case of Spanish University Libraries
Sant-Geronikolou, Stavroula*, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
The purpose of this presentation is to share research findings on factors potentially affecting in-library use data integration into campus Learning Analytics initiatives within Spanish public university ecosystem.
About seven years since the Bologna Process 2009 Stocktaking Report on Higher Education environment improvement challenges, academic librarians across the continent are just starting to see Learning Analytics (LA) as a way to break Higher Education barriers to intra-institutional effective communication and collaboration for the benefit of student success and retention. Drawing from North American counterparts’ experience, they are already envisioning data contribution to campus-wide Learning Analytics interventions as the next phase of the library evolution continuum.
As Spanish Academic Libraries, within this changing development context, continue to enhance products and services in order to stay relevant with new pedagogical and technological paradigms, it was felt that it was time for a study exploring Spanish public university libraries landscape and their potential to successful library integration in LA projects by initially addressing questions related to (1) current in-library use data collection processes, (2) library participation rates in LA conversations, (3) the adequacy of Library and Information Science (LIS) curricula to preparing librarians to meet the challenges associated with library involvement in Learning Analytics initiatives and (4) the existence of correlations between library use data collection practices, Learning Analytics conversations and library transformation.
Adding to the little reference made so far to library role in Spanish campus Learning Analytics, our poster displays preliminary context-specific findings as part of a wider interdisciplinary Ph.D. research, offering visitors a brief overview of current trends, gaps and issues to Spanish academic library data collection practices and LIS undergraduate program relevance to LA critical skills.
Through univariate and bivariate analysis of a 48% response rate total population mini-survey and academic library services website documentation review, it brings to light a series of negative correlations between in-library use data collection, library use data reporting, different library/LRRC types, and Learning Analytics conversations, potentially useful to advancing our understanding of challenges and opportunities involved in the development of a library culture supportive to Learning Analytics initiatives.
Furthermore, Spanish Librarianship Bachelor’s program review reveals non-uniform limited adjustment of current LIS undergraduate programs to Academic librarianship changing paradigms especially under the Learning Analytics scope, which may suggest the need for rethinking LIS curricular content with a progressive mindset towards equipping future library leaders with what is described by Arnold et al. (2014) as Competencies for Systemic Learning Analytics Initiatives.
Bio: Stavroula Sant-Geronikolou is a second-year Ph.D. student in Library Science at the University of Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M, Spain). Prior to arriving at UC3M where she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Libraries and Digital Information Services in 2014, she had received her B.A. in French Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). She also holds post-graduate qualifications in Educational Technologies. Her thesis focuses on factors potentially impacting library involvement in Learning Analytics initiatives within Spanish and Greek Higher Education contexts. Her academic interests also include Information Literacy, Learning Commons and High Impact Practices.
Open Access and Open Data at a research library: PUBLISSO by ZB MED
Arning, Ursula*, ZB MED – Information Centre of the Life Sciences, Germany
Abstract: Background/Purpose: PUBLISSO is an open access publishing platform for life sciences. The website is aimed at all researchers working in the field of life sciences who wish to make their work and research data freely accessible through open access publishing. It also caters to anyone working in the field of information science. PUBLISSO offers advice and workshops on all aspects of open access (OA).
Aim/Objective/methods: PUBLISSO offers a range of open access publishing platforms for scientists and researchers working in the field of life sciences, enabling them to publish their research findings and data in different types of publications. There is the chance to publish the research results in quality-reviewed specialist journals under the open access system. There is also the opportunity for speedy publication of proceedings and papers from conferences, meetings and congresses. That helps boost communication and cooperation between scientists and researchers and makes people’s research work more efficient. Living Handbooks is an open access publishing platform run by ZB MED in collaboration with GMS gGmbH. It enables authors to publish scientific handbooks under the open access model. The goal is to provide access to up-to-date scientific information by drawing on the worldwide cooperation of experts in each specific discipline. The ‘living’ nature of the handbooks allows authors to add and update their contributions at any time (versioning). The quality of the texts is guaranteed by experts through the peer review process, and the content is brought to life by images, research data, audio and video files. According to the German Research Foundation, research data can essentially be defined as data which can be digitally and electronically stored and which arises in the course of a research project. This includes source research, experiments, measurements, data collection and surveys, to give a few examples. Research data is used to support scientific analyses and propositions. It forms the basis of scientific publications, but in the PUBLISSO repository it can also be published in its own right.
Results/Conclusions: The presentation will show that the open access paradigm can be a new way for research libraries to be a partner for the scientist.
Bio: Ursula Arning is the head of Open Access Publishing and Advisory Services from ZB MED – Information Centre of the Life Sciences (Cologne/Germany) since 2013. Before, she worked as a librarian from the Goethe-Institute in Córdoba/Argentina and studied Library and Information Science in Stuttgart/Germany.
OpenMinTeD: towards a sustainable infrastructure for text and data mining
Oudenhoven, Martine* (1,2), 1: LIBER, Netherlands, The; 2: OpenMinTeD
The volume of digital data is doubling every two years (EMC, 2014). In the world of science, the cumulative total of articles published since 1665 is estimated to be more than 50 million (Jinha, 2010). There is a wealth of knowledge hidden in this huge amount of articles, but reading and analyzing all of them manually is not humanly possible. Text and data mining (TDM) can provide a solution. It can read and analyze millions of texts quickly and reveal patterns and trends that can lead to new discoveries in various fields, for example in scholarly communication, medicine, agriculture and social sciences.
However, it is difficult for researchers and their librarians to find minable data and TDM services online. Even if the data are openly accessible, they are often only available on publishers’ websites that all support their own technology for accessing this information (Knoth and Pontika, 2016). Combining services on one dataset is almost impossible.
The European project OpenMinTeD helps to solve these problems with a new platform on text and data mining. The project will:
- provide an extensive collection of TDM tools and services, which can be used across disciplines and communities.
- give access to big amounts of mineable open science, both text and data.
- establish interoperability standards and build a standard layer. In this way, miners can combine different TDM services on their data.
- provide training and support for different stakeholders, in the form of workshops as well as online resources and courses.
- encourage developers to further develop existing open tools and services.
The OpenMinTeD platform will be of major help to librarians who would like to give researchers hands-on guidance on TDM. And, libraries who are working with open data are invited to become part of the platform by making their text and data available for TDM.
All the tools and services are open access and open source. Our goal is to make the world of open science mineable, therefore we work with content providers of open text and data, such as CORE. In order to make sure the platform and services will be used, OpenMinTeD works together with different user communities, including research analytics, life sciences, agriculture & biodiversity and social sciences. We are also working on a sustainability plan and we will work closely with the OpenAIRE project to continue the infrastructural work on text and data mining in the long-term. Our mission is to make the immense amount of open text and data that currently exists discoverable, and we believe TDM is the way to do this.
Bio: Martine Oudenhoven, EU project Community Engagement Officer, LIBER. Martine joined LIBER in November 2016 as community engagement officer. She is responsible for engagement related activities and dissemination of several EU projects, including the OpenMinTeD project that sets out to build an open infrastructure for text and data mining. Before joining LIBER, she worked as communication advisor at Leiden University Medical Center and the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. She is also a member of the core team of ScienceOnline Leiden, an open community that experiments with new ways of communicating science. Martine has a background in biology (MSc from Wageningen University) and communication. She is experienced in connecting and engaging multidisciplinary communities, science communication and outreach and strategic communications of scientific and scholarly consortia, organisations and higher education.
Information Literacy Online: an Erasmus+ project to improve students’ competencies
Dreisiebner, Stefan* (1); Schlögl, Christian (1); Mandl, Thomas (2); Žumer, Maja (3); Merčun Kariž, Tanja (3); Pehar, Franjo (4); Juric, Mate (4); Stricevic, Ivanka (4); Urbano, Cristóbal (5); Robinson, Lyn (6); Botte, Alexander (7); Libbrecht, Paul (7), 1: University of Graz, Austria; 2: University of Hildesheim, Germany; 3: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 4: University of Zadar, Croatia; 5: University of Barcelona, Spain; 6: City, University of London, Great Britain; 7: German Institute for International Educational Research, Germany
Abstract: Motivation and Background: Information Literacy (IL) is “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning” (American Library Association, 2016). IL as a social key competence is particularly essential in post-secondary education and research. According to many studies (e.g. Katz, 2007; Rubinić, Stričević, & Juric, 2013), student’s information literacy levels are generally low. Accordingly, in November 2016 the EU project ILO was started with the aim to develop, evaluate and disseminate a multilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for developing information literacy focusing on higher education students.
Expected Outcome: MOOCs are online courses with no entry barriers aiming at unlimited participation. The ILO project will at first concentrate on information literacy elements which are relevant for all subjects/disciplines. Examples for such general information literacy elements are Boolean operators, basic principles in knowledge organization, or basic knowledge of copyright law. IL also covers subject-specific elements, so the project will demonstrate the applicability of the generic information literacy MOOC to two exemplary disciplines: Business Administration and Psychology.
A major shortcoming of current IL courses is the lack of self-assessment components. Therefore, a central innovative approach of our MOOC will be the implementation of technology based assessment components which allow students to get feedback on their learning success and hints on how to improve. A special aspect of the project concerns offering this content to six European cultural and language groups: English, German, Spanish, Catalan, Slovenian and Croatian. By addressing three of the largest language groups in Europe, the MOOC will be available to many citizens. Moreover, it will be one of the first MOOCs available in Slovenian and Croatian and as such provide a new innovative model for MOOC development in these two language areas. The multilingual approach will not only consider formal translation but also cultural-specific differences in the various realizations. The project will strongly endeavor to evaluate the MOOC in several phases and with different methods.
Acknowledgements: The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Bio: Stefan Dreisiebner studied Business Education and Computer Science in Austria, the United States and China and holds a master degree of the University of Graz, Austria. Currently he works as University Assistant at the Department of Information Science and Information Systems at the University of Graz. His research and teaching is focusing on electronic business models, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Information Literacy, an area in which he is also working towards his PhD. Before that he already hold several positions in research projects where he worked on the business model development of the Austrian MOOC platform iMooX and research on last mile logistics together with a major logistics enterprise. Currently he coordinates the Erasmus+ project “Information Literacy Online”.
To facilitate the workflow and the innovation around an open archive: HAL-related applications
Berthaud, Christine* (1); Magron, Agnès* (2); Barborini, Yannick* (2), 1: The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-France), France, CCSD; 2: The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-France), France, CCSD
Abstract: The HAL open archive (https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr) is the common platform, shared by the French academic community, for the open access dissemination of the scientific production. At the beginning of 2017, it has disseminated more than 400 000 documents: published and not published documents (journal articles, conference papers, theses), images and videos.
Since its creation in 2011, the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD) has developed and maintained the platform. One of the goals of the CCSD has always been to develop the interoperability and to boost the archive, but also to offer to the researchers a fluid environment and workflow to help them with their different activities.
That is why it has developed an application for the management of scientific conferences: Sciencesconf (https://www.sciencesconf.org/). The platform facilitates the different steps of the organization of a conference, from the submission of the communications until the edition of the proceedings, passing by the configuration of the reviewing and the program by topics. It also offers a set of features. Some of them are customizable by the administrators: appearance of the website, management of the registration and the submissions, automatic transfer of the acts to HAL.
The hosting platform of epijournals, Episciences (http://episciences.org/) is a complete tool for managing journals focused on peer-reviewing and disseminating its contents. It also allows researchers and academic editing societies to try out an innovating model of open access publications: the author proposes its article by submitting it on an open archive (HAL but also arXiv, CWI) to one of the journals hosted on Episciences. Its manuscript is immediately in open access and, once accepted and published, the first version submitted in HAL is updated with the new version.
Finally, Campus- AAR is a digital working environment project for the production, the description and the publication of audiovisual scientific archives. Its aim is to offer an expandable software infrastructure and a set of terminological resources allowing the holder of the archives to upload, to analyze, to show, to republish, to browse and to make interoperable the audiovisual resources. The videos are hosted and released on HAL.
The poster will present these three applications and their interactions with HAL.
Bio: Christine Berthaud is research engineer specializing in the field of scientific and technical information. She was responsible for the engineering Documentary department of the Institute of social and Humanities sciences from 1998 to 2011. She coordinated the project mobilizing the critical electronic edition of corpus in this institute and she is co-founder of the MUTEC project, it is a device sharing, accumulation and dissemination of technologies and methodologies that are emerging in the digital humanities. Since 2003, she operates in the field of open access, she was the responsible of HAL-SHS and deposits from the field of Humanities and Social Sciences in the HAL open archive. She coordinated the Scientific and Technical Committee established by the Protocol for a national and inter-institutional archive (2006-2008). Since April 2011, she is the director of the Center for Direct Scientific Communication CNRS unit dedicated primarily to open-archives and related platforms such as the peer review project : Episciences.org. She represents the CNRS at COAR.
LEARN: addressing research data management needs
Grant, Friedel (1); Ayris, Paul* (2), 1: LIBER Europe, Netherlands, The; 2: University College London
Abstract: We live in the age of the ‘data deluge’, where digital technology enables us to store petabytes of data and to make that available for sharing as open data. Sharing data has the potential to revolutionise the way that researchers work. It avoids costly duplication in the collecting of data and enables research collaborations across the world which otherwise would not be possible.
In order to make the most of this data, however, we also have to find new ways of making sure that data is properly managed, stored and made accessible for reuse. This presents opportunities but also challenges for librarians, higher education professionals, researchers and IT staff (among others) who create and deal with data on a regular basis.
The purpose of LEARN (LEaders Activating Research Networks) is to address the challenges currently arising from the existing and disparate e-infrastructures, and the global needs of research data management (RDM). As an EU-funded project, it began work in 2015 to develop the LERU Roadmap for Research Data (produced in 2013 by the League of European Research Universities) in order to build a coordinated e-infrastructure across Europe and beyond.
It has done this by producing several resources for librarians and others working with research data. These include the following:
- Model Research Data Management policy
- Toolkit featuring Best Practices to support the implementation of RDM policies
- Executive Briefing combining the main points of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data with conclusions drawn from LEARN’s work
For librarians and other library staff, the work of LEARN is particularly important because it can help them to understand and support researcher needs in RDM, and to articulate RDM responsibilities to their own researchers.
LEARN’s Model RDM policy and suggested KPIs for success can also help academic and research institutions to identify the required level of investment to support RDM, enabling each to exercise responsible stewardship of its digital assets.
Bio: Dr. Paul Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
EUDAT research data management support for libraries
Hanahoe, Hilary (1); Kalaitzi, Vasso* (2), 1: Trust-IT Services Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: LIBER Europe, Netherlands, The
Among librarians and data managers, there is a growing awareness that the “rising tide of data” requires new approaches to data management and that data preservation, access and sharing should be supported in a seamless way. Data, and a fortiori Big Data, is a cross-cutting issue touching all research communities and infrastructures.
EUDAT’s vision is data shared and preserved across borders and disciplines and its mission is to enable data stewardship within and between European research communities through the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure. EUDAT offers a common model and service infrastructure for managing data spanning all European research data centres and community data repositories. EUDAT is the largest pan-European data infrastructure and is conceived as a network of collaborating, cooperating centres, combining the richness of numerous community-specific data repositories with the permanence and persistence of some of Europe’s largest scientific data and computing centres.
The EUDAT partnership is a network of 35 pan-European trusted organisations – data centres, HPC centres, and research institutions – all closely connected across Europe to offer scientific communities and users reliability, sustainability and confidence in the longevity of research data management services. In 2016, a 10-year agreement was signed by EUDAT service providers, guaranteeing long term sustainability to communities, infrastructures and their end-users. In addition, EUDAT relies on the best professional IT management practices in use to preserve data (multiple copies, back-up, and recovery plan).
Data managers and librarians across Europe but also globally are particularly important for the success of EUDAT. Librarians and data managers working at research libraries, national libraries, library organisations and information centres know what the researchers in their institutions need, and they are often the first point of contact for researchers with questions about safe storing and sharing of their research data. As such, they play a key role in improving the full lifecycle of research data management in their own institution and in Europe as a whole.
EUDAT offers a suite of research data management services to support data managers and librarians in their daily work and with their ever-increasing data management challenges. Covering both access and deposit, from informal data sharing to long-term archiving, and addressing identification, discoverability and computability of both long-tail and big data, EUDAT services aim to address the full lifecycle of research data. Libraries can join the collaborative data infrastructure to archive, replicate, process and catalogue data on behalf of their users.
For more information on EUDAT visit https://www.eudat.eu/
Bio: Vasso Kalaitzi works as an EU Project Communications Officer for LIBER. She is responsible for various project-related events and activities which have been assigned to LIBER in the context of the European Open Science Cloud Pilot Project and EUDAT and plays a key role in the promotion of these projects to people in the target communities. Vasso has extensive experience with EU Projects. She has been involved in several Projects already (MedOANet, PASTEUR4OA, RECODE, WIRE2014 amongst others) and has a thorough knowledge of the EU projects’ lifecycle and the communication and dissemination approaches to be followed. She has considerable experience in developing and implementing communication strategies, as well as in project management and quality assessment tools, policies and procedures. Her interests lay in the alignment and dissemination of Open Access policies, Open Science and the engagement of relevant stakeholders, in order to make scientific research and data accessible to all levels of society. She believes that Open Science is the key to improving the transparency and validity of research, and the best way to communicate scientific knowledge. She also cares about growth, business and innovation management, political science and open government policies. Vasso holds a BSc in Political Science & Public Administration and a Diploma in Cultural Units Management from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an Executive MSc in European Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business.
OpenUP: opening up new channels for scholarly review, dissemination, and assessment
Vignoli, Michela*, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Abstract: The growing dissatisfaction with the traditional scholarly communication process and publishing practices has resulted in the proliferation of alternative review, publishing and bibliometric methods. Considering the diversity of platforms and channels by which these alternative dissemination/review/evaluation tools are communicated, there is an urgency to conceptualize the scholarly discourse and gather best practices which can further guide developments in this field.
The EU-funded project OpenUP addresses key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape and aspires to come up with a cohesive framework for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research life cycle that is fit to support and promote Open Science. The primary objectives of the project are (1) to identify ground-breaking mechanisms, processes and tools for peer-review for all types of research results (e.g., publications, data, software), (2) explore innovative dissemination mechanisms with an outreach aim towards businesses and industry, education, and society as a whole, and (3) analyze a set of novel indicators that assess the impact of research results and correlate them to channels of dissemination. The project employs a user-centered, evidence-based approach, engaging all stakeholders (researchers, publishers, libraries, funders, institutions, industry, public) in an open dialogue through a series of workshops, conferences and training, while validating all interim results in a set of seven pilots.
The main objective of the OpenUP presentation at the LIBER Conference 2017 is to present the results of the project on the triptych alternative peer review, altmetrics and innovative dissemination from the first project year, and putting all these in parallel on the broader canvas of Open Science. We will present the first iteration of frameworks of alternative methods and tools currently in use by diverse research communities, as they were captured by the OpenUP case studies and an extensive survey of European researchers. These frameworks conceptualize ways researchers (1) communicate their scientific results at smaller, communal level or at a wider, global level, (2) evaluate each other’s work, and (3) employ altmetrics. The case studies are at the core of OpenUP’s activities, and our aspiration is not only to showcase new tools and services in the scholarly market, but also to identify the emerging methods, practices, and workflows. We will also present the outline of the seven pilot studies involving communities from four research disciplines (life sciences, social sciences, arts & humanities, energy) and their role in evaluating the first iteration of the framework. At the conference, we are seeking feedback from the LIBER community on the framework as well as the pilot studies and discuss how to best include and engage with the important stakeholder group of librarians.
Bio: Michela Vignoli is Scientist and Open Science expert at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. Her focus of interest lays on knowledge management in the digital era and on how to foster the transition of the current science system to a more Open Science. In the H2020 project OpenUP she contributes to researching novel ways of scholarly communication beyond traditional research channels and alternative peer review methodologies. Earlier this year she was nominated member of the EU high-level advisory group Open Science Policy Platform. As board member of the YEAR Network (Young European Associated Researchers) Michela considerably contributed to consultation activities with the European Commission and to the organisation of YEAR events. At AIT she contributed, among other, to various digital preservation and data science research projects (e.g. SCAPE, BITCRIME, e-Infrastructures Austria, Europeana Sounds).
Frew, Helen*, LIBER, Netherlands, The
Abstract: In response to the call for posters: http://libereurope.eu/blog/2016/11/14/liber-2017-call-papers-posters/ I hereby submit a proposal for the H2020 Commission funded project – FutureTDM. The exponential growth of data in the digital age has led to the development of powerful techniques for effectively harnessing digital information and discovering new knowledge. In this context, text and data mining (TDM) enables businesses, governments, journalists, researchers etc. to analyse, extract insights and knowledge, and exploit diverse and complex data-sets from various digital media.
However, the present use of TDM in Europe is significantly lower than in the US and Asia, in part perhaps due to limitations imposed by the European legal framework. The FutureTDM project seeks to identify and reduce the barriers that inhibit the uptake of TDM within Europe – both at government and institutional level. As well as overarching policy recommendations, the FutureTDM project has (in June) developed sector specific guidelines – policies and practices that stakeholders such as libraries can take up to increase TDM use in their sector.
The purpose of the LIBER 2017 poster will therefore be to use appealing graphics to showcase the guidelines that are relevant to libraries as well as signposting where to go for further information. Our aim will be to help libraries increase TDM in their sector with tailored guidance in text and visual form.
The project meets a number of the LIBER conference objectives, not least because the project recommendations for TDM mirror LIBER’s vision for the research landscape in 2022, developing an approach to the technology in a way that promotes open access, FAIR research data, encouraging digital skills, optimising the research infrastructure environment and maximising the use of ‘big data’ for the benefit of libraries and cultural heritage in the future.
LIBER is a Partner in the FutureTDM project, recognising that we can only improve uptake of text and data mining (TDM) in the EU if we actively engage with stakeholders such as libraries, researchers, developers, publishers and SMEs working in the field of data analytics.
Over the past year LIBER have been responsible for the stakeholder outreach of the project, organising workshops and knowledge cafes in order to raise awareness of text and data mining and to hear from those involved. We held a session at LIBER 2016 to this effect. The feedback from those actively involved in TDM has now been combined with expert analysis from the project partners and advisors and the project has set out its recommendations for improving TDM uptake in the EU.
We have been contributing heavily to the project’s online platform www.futuretdm.eu which highlights TDM research developments in the field. For those wanting to connect with others working in digital analysis, the online platform provides upcoming events, blogs and a stakeholder directory.
Bio: Helen Frew is LIBER’s Advocacy Officer working to keep LIBER members informed of policy developments in copyright and text and data mining and promoting LIBER policy at the EU institutions. She is LIBER’s representative on the FutureTDM project where we are responsible for stakeholder engagement activities. Helen has spent over 15 years working in the field of EU advocacy. She has worked in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands with roles at the BMA, European Parliament, Scotland Europa and her own policy consultancy before joining the team at LIBER.
Standardization and digitization: precious bookbindings and Tibetan book covers
Fabian, Claudia*, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany
Abstract: Bookbindings have a special position in research libraries and their special collections. They are part of the traditionally text-centred collections held by libraries, but they are also material objects. The most elaborate examples of this class of objects must be considered works of art in their own right; they are often preserved in museums. Images and exhibitions of bookbindings are popular, but their description in librarian contexts has hitherto been subordinate to that of the related volume and its provenance. Based on a corpus of around 60 medieval and early modern metal book bindings and a collection of about 100 Tibetan wooden book covers preserved in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, a DFG funded project aims at developing a modular standard for the art-historical description of these independent works of art. It will be suitable for library and museum collection contexts and adapted to the demands of online presentation and Linked Open Data.
The accompanying digitization of the artefacts is carried out in a camera-based workflow which is closely defined and documented. These images are complemented by stills and videos of microscopic details and the results of art-technological and scientific analysis. Models for their online presentation are being developed and recommendations will be formulated.
The poster will include digitized images from both project corpora, high-resolution detail views of medieval European treasure bindings and Asian book covers as well as graphs representing the art-technological primary research data. The peculiarities of the object classes and the challenges of their description will be explained in accompanying short texts.
Bio: Dr Claudia Fabian works in the Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany since 1986. She has studied Classical and French Philology in the University of Munich and Paris (Sorbonne), has been head of alphabetical cataloguing until 1999, then became head of the Department of users’ Services, before being named head of the Department of Manuscripts and early and rare printed books in 2004, thus responsible for a worldwide famous heritage collection in times of digitization, online publishing of research information and important heritage exhibitions. She has been and is member of all relevant national groups within her area of responsibility, serves on the Committee of the Consortium of European Research Libraries since its beginnings, is member of the IFLA Rare books and manuscripts section and as member of the LIBER Board responsible for the LIBER forum on digital cultural heritage.
Knowledge sharing across campuses at SDU and the evolving role of library
Shaghaei, Najmeh*, The University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Abstract: In recent years, knowledge sharing has become a great concern for multi-campus universities to identify the most effective ways for improving university performance by fostering collaboration environment across campuses. Research libraries are an integral and nerve centers of universities in supporting teaching, research and other academic activities with using networked data and sharing knowledge and information. With the advent of the information and communication technologies, which plays a significant role in knowledge sharing, influences in every aspect of academic libraries, and the way information and knowledge are handled between libraries and universities.
The University of Southern Denmark is a multi-campus university, which operating on several cities. Therefore it is important factor in how we plan and carry out our teaching and research activities as well as all of the services and support effectively. The purpose of the study is to review of relevant literature on contemporary issues for knowledge sharing behavior in multi-campus universities. It also examines factors affecting role of library in providing right information, and find an appropriate model for academic library to facilitate relation and exchange knowledge by individual researchers who want to cross disciplinary boundaries alone or in collaboration with others that initiate and support research and teaching along campuses, which applies for the University Library of Southern Denmark.
The methodology of the study includes quantitative approach and conducts through a survey using a pre-structured questionnaire which is given to librarians and researchers at SDU.
Through this process, I determined expectation of library support and identified multiple ways to meet academic needs, provide networking, reduce institutional barriers by developing practical ways between main campus and its satellite campuses. This poster illustrate possible library role in knowledge sharing process and how our expertise can be used towards knowledge sharing.
Bio: Najmeh Shaghaei was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1971. She received the B.C. degree in Physics from Ferdoosi University, Iran, in 1997, and MBA and Ph.D degrees in Business Management from Girne American University, Cyprus, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Meanwhile, she joined the Library of Girne American University, as Library manager, and became member of Anatolian University Libraries Consortium, in Turkey, and Member of School Library Association, in UK. During her time at the GAU, Najmeh also had the chance to teach part-time at faculty of Business and Economics. Her research interest is change management, and knowledge management. During her research, she joined Frankfurt
University Library (Germany), Stockholm University Library (Sweden), Delft University Library (Netherlands), Bilkent University library (Turkey) as a guest researcher to finish her book with title “Change Management in Academic Libraries: As they evolve into modern technological workplace” in 2013. She moved to Denmark in 2014 and joined University Library of Southern Denmark as Head of Library at Campus Sønderborg since February 2015.She is currently a member of Danish Research Library Association (DFFU) in Denmark, and also besides her main job as head of Library, Najmeh is in charge of Internationalization at University Library of Southern Denmark.
Open Knowledge Maps: a visual interface to the world’s scientific knowledge
Kraker, Peter*, Know-Center, Austria
Abstract: Getting an overview of a research field and being able to identify a set of relevant findings pertaining to one’s information need are prerequisites for research, evidence-based practice and self-directed learning alike. Yet, the tools for exploring and discovering scientific content are seriously lacking. With traditional, list-based search engines, users have to examine articles and their relationships by hand, which is a time-consuming process. Researchers have a community of peers and librarians who support them in this task. People outside academia, however, are usually on their own, and therefore often lost. This is true for policy makers looking to optimize decision-making by using evidence from relevant research, as well as patients who would like to learn about the newest findings on their illness.
Open Knowledge Maps is an attempt to solve these challenges by providing an open exploration and discovery system that leverages the emerging digital open science ecosystem. Instead of lists, we propose to use knowledge maps. Knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a field by showing the main areas of the field at a glance, and papers related to each area. This makes it possible to easily identify useful, pertinent information.
We aim to provide a large-scale, web-based system of open, interactive and interlinked knowledge maps for every research topic, every field and every discipline. This system will enable users to not only get an overview of a field and identify relevant concepts, but also to discover trends, recognize important researchers, and to understand connections between fields.
Over the past year, we have been developing the system as a group of volunteers and have released the results on our website http://openknowledgemaps.org. With the existing service, users can create a knowledge map for a topic of their choice based on either PubMed or the Directory of Open Access Journals. Our software retrieves the 100 most relevant results for a topic and creates a knowledge map based on textual similarity between the records. The map is intended to give users a head start in their literature research.
With this service, we have created a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in the community. Our user base has quickly grown: in November 2016 alone, we recorded over 44,000 visits to the site, and more than 25,000 maps have been created on the site to date. Open Knowledge Maps has become an international collaboration with team members, advisors and partners from all over the world.
In the future, we want to turn discovery into an open and collaborative process. Most people are currently tackling discovery on their own – and therefore repeat the same process over and over again. By sharing the results of our discoveries, we can save valuable time and build on top of each other’s’ knowledge; for example, researchers and medical librarians can collaboratively map the newest research on a certain disease and openly share result of their efforts for the benefit of evidence-based practice and patients affected by this disease.
National projects which revolutionize Romania: end and beginning or a road to build the scientific documentation and information system
Olariu, Ivona*, “MihaiEminescu” Central University Library of Iasi, Romania, Romania; “Anelis Plus” Romanian National Consortium
Abstract: For Anelis Plus, National Consortium in Romania, the beginning of 2017 represents the moment of the balance sheet for the “Assuring national electronic access to scientific literature for supporting and promoting the research and education system in Romania” Project, which ensured, since 2013, continuous access to an increasing number of electronic resources – ER, for the Romanian academic and research community.
The paper analyzes the impact of the Project, the first of this size developed in Romania, including 106 research institutions; the analysis is important for both evaluating the investment and for using conclusions for projecting development directions in the next years. The starting point is specifying the level at which its objectives have been reached:
- to develop the research capacities and to integrate the Romanian research-development-innovation system (RDI) in the international scientific environment by ensuring the continuity of access for the scientific and academic community to ER of information & documentation (I&D) and developing specific methods for sustaining researchers’ work;
- to create a national repository of documents containing scientific archives from important publishers;
- related activities:
I. Initiatives addressed to the scientific community from universities and RDI institutes
- Developing the Train the trainer Project, consisting in forming a core of specialists, capable of instructing final users in their own institution;
- Launching the program for increasing the number of Romanian scientific articles and books published at international publishing houses;
II. Initiatives addressed to Romanian publishers of scientific journals have as goal increasing the number of such journals indexed in international databases, aiming at improving their visibility.
The impact of the Project is evaluated from 3 different perspectives:
- Analysis of databases and scientific journal platforms usage, at national level, through studying the dynamics of performance indicators (2013-2016) according to ISO 11620:2014 (quantitative analysis);
- Development of a case study regarding scientific performance of each institution participating in the project (given by number of indexed papers in bibliometric databases, number of citations, H-index) relative to the number of hits per user of scientific literature. The results revealed a direct proportionality between the level of access to literature and scientific performance, and conclusions led to personalized studies addressed to institutions.
- Assessment study of offered services, I&D resources and personnel who mediated the access to information. The users’ feedback is analyzed by measuring their minimum accepted, perceived and desired level (qualitative analysis).
The obtained results have been used to design the development directions for the future:
- Obtaining of national licenses for an as high number as possible of scientific resources in electronic format, so that the cost at national level to plateau upon increasing number of subscribed institutions;
- Elaborating a national strategy in the field of OA;
- Elaborating a national strategy of I&D, exploiting past years’ experience.
Therefore, Romania decided for aligning with the international tendencies in the field but the condition of success is to continue and strengthen the process that has been developing these last years. To this end, in the following years, Project Anelis Plus 2020 will take place, financed by European funds.More about this, the news it carries in a future episode…
Bio: Dr. Ivona Olariu is the Executive Director of the Association of the Universities, Research and Development Institutes, and Central University Libraries in Romania “ANELiS Plus” (www.anelisplus.ro), head of the Exact Sciences Department at “Mihai Eminescu” Central University Library Iasi (www.bcu-iasi.ro), and also Deputy National Coordinator of the European Documentation Centres Network in Romania. She was a member of a Pan-European Working Group on developing electronic repositories for the EDC network, 2010-2011; of the Pan-European Working Group for e-books, social media and electronic repositories for the EDCs, 2012, and also of the Pan-European Working Group 2015 – Looking to the future (Europe Direct). Dr. Olariu is one of the initiators of the establishment of the first Romanian consortium for the acquisition of the electronic scientific resources at national level to support research and education in Romania (Anelis Plus). She is the president of Statistics and Evaluation Section of the Romanian Library Association. Ivona Olariu has a PhD in Chemistry and another one in Library and Information Science. She teaches Introduction to Information and Library Science within Faculties of Letters and History at University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi. She has participated in national research projects and in many national and international conferences in this field.
Creating tomorrow’s history: examples of how grass roots global digitization programs are changing our world view
Kaleta, Ariana C*, St. John’s University, United States of America
Abstract: This poster aims to document positive examples from around the world covering various digitally focused preservation organizations within the Information Services community. These examples demonstrate how these organizations are using cutting edge technology to create cultural memories and insights for future generations to be able to help them understand these often undocumented global communities.
Nations with economic instability and nations under political threat both can benefit from today’s technological opportunities for cultural preservation. This poster will provide an inside view of how various communities across the globe are dealing with their individual conflicts and challenges. The viewer will see how each community has found their own distinct ways that is economically viable, easily transportable and gender, generation and racially unbiased techniques to preserve today’s culture for future generations.
The portion designated to the United States, reflects some of the secrets of how local outreach groups are answering the need to digitize not only long-term cultural heritage but to capture the experiences of the 21st century to speak truth to future generations. The groups presented in this portion are:
- Greenwich Preservation Trust – www.greenwichpreservationtrust.org
- Queens Memory Project – www.queensmemory.org
- Story Corps USA – www.storycorps.com
The poster will then provide a contrasting overview by showcasing examples and references from the European Community. These groups below, which will be focused on, are creatively overcoming border and lingual challenges in focusing on local history and undocumented socio-economic sectors of society:
- Civic Epistemologies Project – www.civic-epistemologies.eu
- ITN-DCH – www.itn-dch.eu
- Riches Project – www.richesproject.eu
The final section of this poster will be dedicated to communities outside of the developed world and what we can learn from how librarians are acting fast in areas of need and with struggling political climates. Two companies in particular will be showcased:
- Tibet Buddhist Resource Center – www.tbrc.org
- Latin Americanist Research Resources Project – www.crl.edu/programs/larrp
All three groups are providing important documentation for future generations in protecting ethnic groups at risk, formerly undocumented ethnic communities and historic preservation despite governmental oppression of information. Conference attendees will learn from this poster, how to be a part of this growing global phenomenon.
Bio: Ms. Ariana Csonka Kaleta has worked in a combination of Academic-Special Collection libraries across Europe including the Nabokov Institute and the U.S. Consulate Education Center in Zurich, CH. Since returning to the U.S. to study International Librarianship, she has focused on multicultural access to outreach programs in academic and public libraries. She is also the editor of “The Young Person’s Guide to the Opera” and the author of “The Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet.”
Developing research data services for an emerging open science culture that lacks national policies and guidelines
Johnsson, Maria*; Lassi, Monica, Lund University Library, Sweden
Abstract: In contrast to many European countries, Sweden lacks a national open science policy, presently having no national guidelines for researchers, research infrastructures, and other actors on how to manage research data to make research data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).
Even though there is no national policy, there is a strong movement in the professional development of research data management (RDM) competencies and skills at Swedish universities; university libraries playing an important role. Researchers are increasingly requesting support for RDM, partially due to the new Horizon 2020 requirement of data management plans. We also see a growing interest for making research data FAIR from researchers across disciplines. In this poster presentation, we describe our approach to developing research data services at Lund University Library. Our work is based on the premises that there are no national, nor university specific, policies or guidelines, whereas the needs for RDM support are growing, and will continue to grow as the open science movement evolves.
Lund University is a broad university with eight faculties, each having its own faculty libraries. The library services are thus decentralized and are highly specialised towards their users. This local “closeness” could be of high value in the future, when researchers will need support on research data services. Lund University Library provides services for the entire University, and has worked with research data management since 2014. We started out by identifying the characteristics and requirements of research data produced or collected by researchers at the University, thus tailoring the research data services to Lund University’s research data. So far, we have conducted four studies: a study of the requirements for RDM within the humanities and social sciences; a survey of the current RDM practices at the University’s Faculties; an explorative study of individual researchers’ RDM practices; and a study investigating researchers’ needs of support for data management plans. Currently, we offer services including advice on trusted data repositories, metadata quality, and provenance, e.g. persistent identifiers for data. We also follow the RDM area closely, participating in a network of actors and professionals in the RDM field. Since 2014, we contribute to the development of the ICOS Carbon Portal, a research infrastructure on greenhouse gas.
The services we offer have been developed from the bottom-up, from researchers’ requests. However, we see a shift in the interest for RDM on several levels. The University’s Research Board has set up a working group on research data, which is currently drafting a research data policy as part of an open science policy. With the growing interest from the University management, and national bottom-up initiatives of collaboration across universities, we anticipate contributing to the development of a University wide research data service organisation, which could be a network-based organization with nodes of different experts and professionals. We believe that librarians are well suited to coordinate such a network-based support organisation.
Bio: Maria Johnsson is a librarian specializing in research support services in the Section of Scholarly Communication at Lund University Library. She has a special focus on research data management and e-science, and on how libraries may develop services within research data management. Before joining the University Library she had a position at the Library of Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. She also has experience in working with library and information services at different companies. She has a Master’s in Library and Information Science, combined with studies in Modern Languages.
Digital competences, strategic assets for undergraduate students in Spain REBIUN (Network of Spanish University Libraries) from CRUE (Council of Spanish University Presidents)
Malo de Molina, Teresa*, REBIUN_Netwkor of Spanish University Libraries, Spain
Abstract: Since in 2007 Spain started updating the university degrees to the European Higher Education Area, REBIUN (Network of Spanish University Libraries) has been working on integrating information competences in the study programs as one of its main strategic objectives. The aim has been to make graduate students skilled enough in order to improve their labour market integration as well as to foster lifelong learning. This is why REBIUN, together with CRUE-TIC (IT University Services sectoral commission from the Council of Spanish University Presidents), was working on a “Decalogue” of information and computer skills, which finally led to DIGCOMP, the European initiative on digital competences.
This poster aims to show how DIGCOMP, the European digital competences framework, can be integrated in the university study programs in Spain.
The methodology has been based on a work group involving representatives from a variety of universities, both from library and IT services, whose mission has been to analyse the scope of the DIGCOMP version 2.0 (competence areas: Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration, Digital content creation, Safety, and Problem solving) and, building on the previous work on the “Decalogue” of information and computer skills, to adapt it to the undergraduate students’ level, as well as to identify the knowledge, attitudes and competencies needed.
The final result of the work group has been a document that every university is free to adapt according to its needs. Furthermore, this framework helps harmonize, strengthen and consolidate the higher education model, so that universities can acknowledge and compare the outputs of teaching as well as the labour market integration of graduate students. And therefore, to contribute to a solid citizenship as it is fostered by the European Commission.
Bio: Teresa Malo de Molina holds a degree in Spanish Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid. She began working in 1983 as Assistant Librarian at the University of Salamanca. From 1985 to 1990 she held the position of Head of the Golden Age Section at the National Library. She then joined the CSIC Library as Head of the Professional Coordination Unit. In 1998, she moved to Carlos III University of Madrid as Deputy Librarian and in June 2005 she was appointed Technical Director of the Spanish National Library, where she launched important projects and participated actively in international forums, developing the European Digital Library project. In November 2007 she returned to Carlos III University of Madrid, as Deputy Head of Administration in Human Resources and Organization. Since 2011 she holds the position of Head Librarian at the same university. She is actively involved in several professional forums and has extensive experience in teaching as she has been Associate Professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid for several years, and collaborates in multiple training programs for professionals. She has also published several articles and papers in Spanish and foreign specialized journals and has made many presentation at various professional meetings.
University library & publishing house synergy as a solution to the academic publishing puzzle
Adlerová, Iva* (1,2); Němečková, Lenka (1), 1: Central Library, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic; 2: Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: The development of publishing activities by university libraries is a new competence that libraries successfully fulfill based on their knowledge, skills and experience. With the development in the past 10-15 years, libraries have gradually adopted many publishing/e-publishing activities, e.g. institutional repositories, publishing standards, persistent identifiers, Open Access publishing, etc. Some went on to provide journal publishing platform and became involved in publishing peer-reviewed content. Libraries have gradually mastered all pieces of the academic publishing puzzle:
- Document management background – electronic information resources management, experience and knowledge of new document types and formats incl. course and multimedia materials, metadata knowledge and skills, close communication with content providers.
- Methodological background – deep knowledge of scholarly communication, peer-review process, research assessment, citation metrics, and research output quality requirements at national and international levels also with regard to low-quality and questionable publications.
- Ethical background – information and publishing ethics related to the quality of research outputs (junk science, salami publication, plagiarism)
- Business and legal background – Open Access and new business models, related copyright issues.
Technical background – online publishing tools, content management tools, repositories, various party persistent identifiers.
With such a wide experience and know-how, a space for a close synergetic cooperation with the publishing house opens up. In summer 2016, the Czech Technical University in Prague brought up an idea to incorporate the publishing house into the university library. Following this decision, we started seeking an inspiration for the organizational and functional scheme for the new unit around the world.
Such a cooperation saves duplicate work and significantly benefits both bodies, and at the end simplifies the services for the end users. There are three main possible models of such a cooperation mentioned in literature. (1) Publishing house and library can successfully coexist side-by-side and work in close cooperation as individual independent bodies; (2) Library, publishing house and other related bodies, e.g. IT/technical support, work closely together, being merged in one organizational unit. (3) In case that publishing house lacks capacities to adopt the necessary tools required for keeping up to date with the new trends in academic publishing/scholarly communication, publishing house can become a part of the library.
There is some partial experience from a few institutions in the CZ with such a cooperation. To learn more, in fall 2016 we conducted an analysis of 25 European university libraries from 11 countries which were found to serve as a publishing house at their institution. The aim of the study was to find out practical aspects of the procedures and services that such a unit provides to the university. Such aspects were observed as e.g. document types published, forms and formats of electronic publishing, business models (Open Access publishing), proportion of peer-reviewed content published, authorship (internal vs. external authors), target audience, promotion, etc. The results showed that such bodies act as a full scale academic publishing houses publishing a wide variety of materials for various users. Further details will be presented at the poster.
The future of the past: digitizing, publishing and enhancing the documentary heritage for the scientific community
Fargier, Nathalie*, Persée, France
Abstract: Background: Since 2004, Persée operates digital and shared services, and provides digitized heritage content to French scientific community. Supported by the Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon, CNRS and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Persée is a public and not-for-profit organization. It fulfills three main activities: promoting the back files of scientific publications through the Persée portal (www.persee.fr); developing digitized corpora in partnership with researchers especially in the field of Digital Humanities; clustering large amounts of data to enable Text and Data Mining.
Objectives: The aim of the poster is to present the ‘Open Digitized Heritage Content and Services Platform’ developed and implemented by Persée. The poster will underline the key elements of this platform: (1) a range of services driven by the demand of the academic community; (2) an integrated and automated process line (3) an articulation with national and European infrastructures.
Content: SERVICES AND COMMUNITIES. Persée aims at different target audiences: the researchers firstly but also the heritage institutions as academic libraries and museums. Persée provides them with a wide range of services to help them to digitize corpora, to ensure XML and semantic encoding and to implement explorative and visualization tools. In this context, Persée brings together digital skills and a pool of software and hardware resources. The poster will be illustrated by some complementary examples: the Persée portal with a broad spectrum and a high visibility (650.000 documents available in Open Access / 30M visits per year) and two digital humanities projects focused on history of art and history of education (ATHAR / BHE).
TOOLS. The process line was developed using open source technologies. Its originality relies on its automation and its completeness (digitization, documentation, dissemination of enriched data, online publishing, referencing, long term preservation, quality controls). It may process 1 million pages per year. The poster will focus on the dissemination aspect with different web sites, an OAI-PMH server allowing the harvesting of metadata and data, a set of web services and, a triplestore (data.persee.fr).
SUSTAINABILITY. The sustainability is a core issue. Persée provides not only technical answers (use of open standards, interoperability procedures, long term preservation of the digitized heritage content) but also institutional ones. The Persée platform is interconnected with French (Humanum, CollEx) and European infrastructures (DARIAH) to ensure the consistency of the fundings and the adequacy with research framework.
Perspectives: One of our objectives is to support a platform allowing the engagement of the research community. Tim Sherratt from the National Library of Australia wrote that “Portals are for visiting, platforms are for building on”. Persée aims to enhance interactions with researchers and reuse of data by its involvement in the semantic web and in the open data and open access movement.
Increasing the access to electronic resources of scientific and technical information – e-resources
Martek, Alisa*, National and Universiry Library in Zagreb, Croatia
Abstract: In this presentation the establishment of the Croatian Academic and Research Libraries Consortium is presented. It was created as a result of the cooperation agreement signed between the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the National and University Library in Zagreb (Library) in April 2015. The main benefit for the Library has been the transfer of responsibility for e-resources procurement. Due to the continuous reduction of funds for e-resources acquisition in the State Budget the Library applied to the European Social Fund and the project increasing the access to electronic resources of scientific and technical information – e-sources was approved. The contract was signed 25th November 2016 for the five year period: 2016 – 2020. Five activities have been planned. The main activity is the e-resources licensing, monitoring and usage analysis of licensed resources, education of patrons and students, management and promotion of the Project. Each activity has indicators that have to be fulfilled in five years of the Project duration. Other indicators are: for the activity e-resources licensing is the number of licensed resources, for monitoring and usage analysis of licensed resources statistical data from publishers, for education of patron and students the number of attendants in workshops, for project management the key indicators are meetings at Croatian Universities and the promotion of Project planned on conferences in Croatia and abroad.