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 +====== National (digital) infrastructure and national catalogue ======
  
 +===== Single digital presence for UK public libraries =====
  
-**National (digital) infrastructure and national catalogue** +[[https://​www.ukauthority.com/​articles/​british-library-to-prototype-uk-wide-digital-platform/​|Single Digital Presence project aims to provide a service for all public libraries]]. UKAuthority web site 4th May 2020
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-====== Developments ======+The British Library has begun work on a prototype of a UK-wide digital platform for public libraries.It has begun the work over the past few days with its delivery partner, public sector digital services specialist dxw, to test the concept as part of its Single Digital Presence project.
  
-===== Single digital presence for UK public libraries ​=====+**[[https://​www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/​publications/​digital-transformation-for-uk-public-libraries-five-approaches-to-a-single-digital-presence/​|DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR UK PUBLIC LIBRARIES**]]** : FIVE APPROACHES TO A ‘SINGLE DIGITAL PRESENCE’ A report by the British Library for Arts Council England and Carnegie UK Trust. June 2019 
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 +From the **[[https://​www.bl.uk/​press-releases/​2019/​june/​new-research-proposes-five-options-for-a-digital-presence-in-public-libraries|Press Release]]:​** 
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 +New research proposes five options for a digital presence for public libraries Thu 6 Jun 2019. A new report from the British Library, commissioned by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, has set out five possible options for digital transformation for UK public libraries. 
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 +The recommendations paper, //**Digital Transformations for UK public libraries: five approaches to a ‘Single ​Digital Presence**// ​ ’ , sets out what a national online platform (or “single ​digital presence”) for public libraries could look like, what it could be used for and how such an offering might fit in with existing digital library systems.The British Library undertook a year-long enquiry to examine a range of options for such a platform and has identified five potential models that could enable public libraries to benefit fully from recent technological developments and to engage new and existing users at local and national level. These are: 
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 +   - Deep Shared Infrastructure – a common, centralised Library Management System, procured at a UK wide level and run as a single piece of technology serving all libraries. Such interventions are rare at national level, though the Republic of Ireland has recently introduced such a system. 
 +  - UK wide Content Discovery – an aggregator at UK national level of free-to-view digital content from libraries, archives and other public ​collections. Example include Gallica in France, Trove in Australia, Finna in Finland and the Digital Public Library of America in the USA. 
 +  - Unified Digital Lending – a single, publicly-run service devoted to the free digital ‘lending’ of books and other copyright content that would otherwise only be available on a commercial basis. An example is eReolen in Denmark. 
 +  - Safe Social Space – a user-led digital platform for the people who love libraries, replicating the community spaces they visit and work in as a complementary alternative to commercial social media services. No exact national equivalent currently exists, though emergent services such as Library Planet and Lit Hub offer analogies as digital places where library users and book lovers can gather and interact. 
 +  - One Library Brand – an intervention to create and promote a single ‘library brand’ at cross-UK scale: potentially applicable in both the digital and physical realms and consistent with any of the above propositions.
  
 [[http://​www.bl.uk/​press-releases/​2017/​august/​single-digital-presence-announcement|"​British Library to investigate possibility of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries"​]] BL Press Release Wed 30 Aug 2017The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries. [[http://​www.bl.uk/​press-releases/​2017/​august/​single-digital-presence-announcement|"​British Library to investigate possibility of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries"​]] BL Press Release Wed 30 Aug 2017The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries.
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 Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for public libraries might deliver, and will explore the network of stakeholder groups and organisations best placed to make it a reality. Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for public libraries might deliver, and will explore the network of stakeholder groups and organisations best placed to make it a reality.
  
-===== Shared national digital platform for public libraries in England ​=====+===== Reports leading to a single digital presence ===== 
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 +==== Shared national digital platform for public libraries in England ====
  
 This initiative was taken up by the Public Libraries Task Force and forms an action point in their report "​**[[https://​www.gov.uk/​government/​publications/​libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-to-2021/​libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-to-2021|Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021]]**",​ DCMS December 2016 This initiative was taken up by the Public Libraries Task Force and forms an action point in their report "​**[[https://​www.gov.uk/​government/​publications/​libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-to-2021/​libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-to-2021|Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021]]**",​ DCMS December 2016
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 "​Supporting the development of the digital offer of libraries."​ is action point 20 in the [[https://​www.gov.uk/​government/​uploads/​system/​uploads/​attachment_data/​file/​603108/​Ambition_Action_Plan_December_2016.pdf|Task Force action plan]] "​Supporting the development of the digital offer of libraries."​ is action point 20 in the [[https://​www.gov.uk/​government/​uploads/​system/​uploads/​attachment_data/​file/​603108/​Ambition_Action_Plan_December_2016.pdf|Task Force action plan]]
  
-"​**Explore the feasibility of a shared national digital platform for public libraries in England** (Single Library Digital Presence) and then identify ways to develop, operate and fund it" +"​**Explore the feasibility of a shared national digital platform for public libraries in England** ​ (Single Library Digital Presence) and then identify ways to develop, operate and fund it"
-=====   ​Essential Digital Infrastructure ​ for Public Libraries in England. ​ =====+
  
-A plan for moving forward.Prepared by BiblioCommons November 24, 2015+==== Essential Digital Infrastructure ​for Public Libraries in England====
  
-Commissioned by The Society of Chief Librarians in collaboration with The Reading Agency With funding from Arts Council England +A plan for moving forward.Prepared by BiblioCommons November 24, 2015 Commissioned by The Society of Chief Librarians in collaboration with The Reading Agency With funding from Arts Council EnglandAlso known as the "​Bibliocommons report"​
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-Also known as the "​Bibliocommons report"​+
  
 "This report argues that a standards-based digital platform is the only viable technology for realising recent strategic goals articulated by leaders for England’s public libraries. The platform would allow libraries and their partners to innovate, collaborate and share in ways they cannot now do. The report further argues that the primary mode of service on this platform must be co-production – among library authorities,​ and among library staff, national and local partners, and importantly,​ end users. We show how new digital divides have made the mission of libraries – literacy, learning, and community inclusion – as relevant as it ever was. And that in order to provide an energetic response, libraries must invite their users into their digital spaces: their catalogues, their websites, their ebook readers, their online events calendars. We argue that these two measures, a standards-based digital platform and co-production of services, will reinvigorate libraries and create substantial,​ tangible outcomes in literacy, digital and social inclusion, health, education, and economic participation."​ "This report argues that a standards-based digital platform is the only viable technology for realising recent strategic goals articulated by leaders for England’s public libraries. The platform would allow libraries and their partners to innovate, collaborate and share in ways they cannot now do. The report further argues that the primary mode of service on this platform must be co-production – among library authorities,​ and among library staff, national and local partners, and importantly,​ end users. We show how new digital divides have made the mission of libraries – literacy, learning, and community inclusion – as relevant as it ever was. And that in order to provide an energetic response, libraries must invite their users into their digital spaces: their catalogues, their websites, their ebook readers, their online events calendars. We argue that these two measures, a standards-based digital platform and co-production of services, will reinvigorate libraries and create substantial,​ tangible outcomes in literacy, digital and social inclusion, health, education, and economic participation."​
  
-===== Unified Digital Platform for All Libraries in England ​=====+==== Unified Digital Platform for All Libraries in England ====
  
-Press Release 6 February ​2015+March 2015: The Society of Chief Librarians is working to create a [[https://​www.bibliocommons.com/​news/​2015/​3/​5/​bibliocommons-working-with-the-society-of-chief-librarians-to-develop-plan-for-unified-digital-platform-for-public-libraries-in-england|unified digital platform]] for public library resources aimed at increasing use of libraries by existing and potential customers "The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) has begun work to envision a unified digital platform for all public libraries in England. This new digital platform for public libraries will improve how library customers can access, understand, and use the information and resources that libraries provide, including book catalogues, digital resources, IT training, events calendars, and library locations and opening hours. This web platform will help bring new users into public libraries, both virtually and physically, and enrich the library experience for existing customers.As a result of a public tender for the work, SCL appointed BiblioCommons,​ a Canadian company that works to transform how libraries serve communities online. The initial phase of the project, which is funded by a £30,000 grant from Arts Council England, will research consumer and library sector needs and create a vision and roadmap for the unified digital platform. Work on stage 1 is expected to complete at the end of March 2015."
  
-The Society of Chief Librarians is working to create a unified digital platform for public library resources aimed at increasing use of libraries by existing+==== Universal Digital Platform : Concept Development and Test ====
  
-and potential customers+Invitation to Tender ITT by the Society of chief librarianAim:​ To develop a roadmap for a single unified public user interface / web presence, for use by and across Public Libraries in England. From the ITT
  
-"The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) has begun work to envision a unified digital platform for all public libraries in England. This new digital platform for public libraries will improve how library customers can access, understand, and use the information and resources that libraries provide, including book catalogues, digital resources, IT training, events calendars, and library locations and opening hours. This web platform will help bring new users into public libraries, both virtually and physically, and enrich the library experience for existing customers.As a result of a public tender for the work, SCL appointed BiblioCommons,​ a Canadian company that works to transform how libraries serve communities online. The initial phase of the project, which is funded by a £30,000 grant from Arts Council England, will research consumer and library sector needs and create a vision and roadmap for the unified digital platform. Work on stage 1 is expected to complete at the end of March 2015."+**Purpose**
  
-**(see below for details of the Invitation to Tender)** +  * "to design a universal digital platform which will fulfil a range of relevant functions and provide compelling user experiences
-====   ​Universal Digital Platform : Concept Development and Test  ==== +
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-Invitation to Tender ITT by the Society of chief librarian +
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-Aim: To develop a roadmap for a single unified public user interface / web presence, for use by and across Public Libraries in England +
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-From the ITT +
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-**Purpose** (see tender doc for full list) +
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-   * "to design a universal digital platform which will fulfil a range of relevant functions and provide compelling user experiences+
   * unify customer access at a national level to both national and local resources, and provide a strong advocacy tool demonstrating the value and purpose of libraries within a digital technology   * unify customer access at a national level to both national and local resources, and provide a strong advocacy tool demonstrating the value and purpose of libraries within a digital technology
   * The new digital presence will encourage use of physical libraries   * The new digital presence will encourage use of physical libraries
   * Incorporation of national catalogue tools and functions (e.g. through WorldCat) and potentially (future potential) for e-lending functionality   * Incorporation of national catalogue tools and functions (e.g. through WorldCat) and potentially (future potential) for e-lending functionality
  
-In practical terms, the universal platform must be able to incorporate existing national +In practical terms, the universal platform must be able to incorporate existing national digital library products and services, such as:
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-digital library products and services, such as:+
  
   * SCL Information offer geo-location tool, Information for Living   * SCL Information offer geo-location tool, Information for Living
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   * Build in user journeys / case studies / feedback forums   * Build in user journeys / case studies / feedback forums
  
-===== Sieghart on a national infrastructure for (English) public libraries ​=====+==== Sieghart on a national infrastructure for (English) public libraries ====
  
 [[http://​www.thebookseller.com/​news/​government-must-fund-digital-resource-libraries-says-sieghart|'​Government must fund digital resource for libraries, says Sieghart'​]].By Joshua Farrington. The Bookseller 18 December 2014 [[http://​www.thebookseller.com/​news/​government-must-fund-digital-resource-libraries-says-sieghart|'​Government must fund digital resource for libraries, says Sieghart'​]].By Joshua Farrington. The Bookseller 18 December 2014
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 "It is possible to strengthen the service nationally without losing the local approach. My strong view is that part of the answer can be found through offering a digital network for libraries, which could include a **single management system, one library card** ​ valid in all libraries in England,​……Once set up, this network could also be a vehicle for improving the leadership of, and vision for, libraries; more joined up procurement;​ the sharing of best practice and encouraging change – without conflicting with the need for local approaches. It could give users access to a much wider choice of materials…"​ "It is possible to strengthen the service nationally without losing the local approach. My strong view is that part of the answer can be found through offering a digital network for libraries, which could include a **single management system, one library card** ​ valid in all libraries in England,​……Once set up, this network could also be a vehicle for improving the leadership of, and vision for, libraries; more joined up procurement;​ the sharing of best practice and encouraging change – without conflicting with the need for local approaches. It could give users access to a much wider choice of materials…"​
  
-====== Current situation ======+===== Some current national digital services ​=====
  
-A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles+==== Access to research ====
  
-====   Access to research ​  ====+[[http://​www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/​|Access to research]] is a national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles. From January 2014, over 1.5 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in participating public libraries across the UK. Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.
  
-From January 2014, over 1.5 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in participating public libraries across the UK. Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.+==== National Interlending - UnityUK ™ ====
  
-===== A national ​public library portal =====+[[http://​oclc.org/​en-UK/​unityuk.html|UnityUK]] is web-based resource sharing and interlibrary loan (ILL) service for librarians that enables them to meet ILL requests from users from a national ​network of resources. Provided by OCLC in partnership with The Combined Regions (TCR), UnityUK is a national network for resource sharing. UnityUK brings together the union catalogues previously known as UnityWeb, LinkUK and RevealWeb into one single union catalogue. In addition UnityUK allows staff users to search other data sets/union catalogues such as COPAC and the British Library files.
  
-====   Bookmark your Library ​  ====+==== Welsh National Catalogue ​====
  
-This provides information on public ​libraries ​across the UK and includes ​link to the national catalogue Fab Libraries launched in 2012.+Since 2008 there has been all-Wales library catalogue. Cat Cymru at [[https://libraries.wales/​find-a-book/​|https://​libraries.wales/​find-a-book/​]] and an all-Wales library portal since 2006 at [[https://​libraries.wales/​|https://​libraries.wales/]]
  
-Bookmark Your Library ​is provided by The Combined Regions, The Arts Council England, WorldCat.org from OCLC, The Society of Chief Librarians, ​and The Reading Agency. 'Our goal is to help promote ​the services ​of libraries around ​the country – as they provide support to everyone'​.+“The catalogue ​is cross-sector and users can also request the item that they find from their local public library service. The portal ​and the cross-catalogue search ​is led by the National Library ​of Wales, funded by the Welsh Government.
  
-==== National (reference) inquiry service ​====+==== Registry of libraries: The WorldCat Registry ​====
  
-The bookmark your library portal also provides a link to the '[[http://​The%20Ask%20a%20Librarian%20service%20is%20powered%20by%20Enquire%20-%20a%20collaboration%20%20of%20libraries%20in%20the%20UK%20and%20US.%20%20You%20can%20chat%20with%20a%20librarian%20in%20real%20time%20or%20can%20email%20your%20questions%20and%20simply%20wait%20for%20the%20answer.%20%20http://www.bookmarkyourlibrary.org.uk/index.php?​page=ask-a-question|Ask a Librarian'​ service]] a collaboration of libraries ​in the UK and USUser can chat with a librarian in real time or can email questions. The services is powered by //​Enquire// ​ from OCLC.+The [[https://www.worldcat.org/webservices/​registry/​xsl/​about|WorldCat Registry ​]]is Web-based directory for libraries and library consortia"It is an authoritative single source for information that defines institutional identity, services, relationships,​ contacts and other key data often shared ​with third parties."
  
-====   Registry of librariesThe WorldCat Registry ​  ====+===== Past (deceased) attempts to create a national infrastructure/​catalogue =====
  
-The WorldCat Registry is a Web-based directory for libraries and library consortia. "It is an authoritative single source for information that defines institutional identity, services, relationships,​ contacts and other key data often shared with third parties."​+==== Bookmark your Library [now deceased] ====
  
-===== National ​public ​library ​catalogue ​=====+This provides information on public ​libraries across the UK and includes a link to the national ​catalogue ​Fab Libraries launched in 2012. Bookmark Your Library is provided by The Combined Regions, The Arts Council England, WorldCat.org from OCLC, The Society of Chief Librarians, and The Reading Agency. 'Our goal is to help promote the services of libraries around the country – as they provide support to everyone'​.
  
-====   ​Fab Libraries ​  ​====+==== Fab Libraries ​[now deceased] ​====
  
 FABLibraries is the current instance of the Combined Regions/​OCLC initiative described below. It provides access to more than 149 UK public library catalogues in a single search. It will link you to the library’s own website, tell you if it is available so you can get your local library to borrow it for you, and will even show you library locations on a map and the distance from where you are. FABLibraries is the current instance of the Combined Regions/​OCLC initiative described below. It provides access to more than 149 UK public library catalogues in a single search. It will link you to the library’s own website, tell you if it is available so you can get your local library to borrow it for you, and will even show you library locations on a map and the distance from where you are.
  
-==== National Interlending - UnityUK ™ ==== +====== Some further ​history ======
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-[[http://​oclc.org/​en-UK/​unityuk.html|UnityUK]] is web-based resource sharing and interlibrary loan (ILL) service for librarians that enables them to meet ILL requests from users from a national network of resources. Provided by OCLC in partnership with The Combined Regions (TCR), UnityUK is a national network for resource sharing. UnityUK brings together the union catalogues previously known as UnityWeb, LinkUK and RevealWeb into one single union catalogue. In addition UnityUK allows staff users to search other data sets/union catalogues such as COPAC and the British Library files. +
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-====   Welsh National Catalogue ​  ​==== +
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-Since 2008 there has been all-Wales library catalogue. Cat Cymru at [[https://​libraries.wales/​find-a-book/​|https://​libraries.wales/​find-a-book/​]] and an all-Wales library portal since 2006 at [[https://​libraries.wales/​|https://​libraries.wales/​]] +
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-“The catalogue is cross-sector and users can also request the item that they find from their local public library service. The portal and the cross-catalogue search is led by the National Library of Wales, funded by the Welsh Government.” +
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-====== Some history ====== +
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-**[[http://​www.guardian.co.uk/​government-computing-network/​2011/​aug/​30/​public-library-electronic-catalogue-25jan11?​CMP=twt_gu|UK to get national public library e-catalogue]][[http://​www.guardian.co.uk/​government-computing-network/​2011/​aug/​30/​public-library-electronic-catalogue-25jan11?​CMP=twt_g|.]]** Plans to launch a web based UK national public library catalogue have been announced by The Combined Regions and the Online Computer Library Center''​ +
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-Guradian Government Computing. 30 August 2011+
  
-The two organisations said the catalogue ​will contain bibliographic data from 80% of the UK'​s ​public ​libraries and enable web users to search 9m bibliographic records ​and 50m books and other stock items.+**[[http://​www.guardian.co.uk/​government-computing-network/​2011/​aug/​30/​public-library-electronic-catalogue-25jan11?​CMP=twt_gu|UK to get national ​public ​library e-catalogue]][[http://​www.guardian.co.uk/​government-computing-network/​2011/​aug/​30/​public-library-electronic-catalogue-25jan11?​CMP=twt_g|.]]**Plans ​to launch a web based UK national public library catalogue have been announced by The Combined Regions ​and the Online Computer Library Center''​ Guardian Government Computing30 August 2011
  
-Taking information already indexed in WorldCat, an online resource for finding library materials, the new UK catalogue should provide a view of library materials held by the 149 local authorities with a current full subscription to UnityUK. This is a resource sharing and interlibrary loan service provided by The Combined Regions.+The two organisations said the catalogue will contain bibliographic data from 80% of the UK's public libraries and enable web users to search 9m bibliographic records and 50m books and other stock items.Taking information already indexed in WorldCat, an online resource for finding library materials, the new UK catalogue should provide a view of library materials held by the 149 local authorities with a current full subscription to UnityUK. This is a resource sharing and interlibrary loan service provided by The Combined Regions.
  
 ==== OCLC Announces a first step towards a UK National Public Library Catalogue ==== ==== OCLC Announces a first step towards a UK National Public Library Catalogue ====
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