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 **National (digital) infrastructure and national catalogue** **National (digital) infrastructure and national catalogue**
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 ====== Developments ====== ====== Developments ======
  
-===== Single digital presence for UK public libraries =====+==== Single digital presence for UK public libraries ==== 
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 +REPORT PUBLISHED 6 June 2019. 
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 +[[https://​www.bl.uk/​britishlibrary/​~/​media/​bl/​global/​about us/freedom of information/​publication scheme/3 priorities/​1 strategic plans/five approaches to a single digital presence.pdf|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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 "​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. ​ =====+ 
 +===== Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England. =====
  
 A plan for moving forward.Prepared by BiblioCommons November 24, 2015 A plan for moving forward.Prepared by BiblioCommons November 24, 2015
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 **(see below for details of the Invitation to Tender)** **(see below for details of the Invitation to Tender)**
-====   ​Universal Digital Platform : Concept Development and Test  ====+ 
 +==== Universal Digital Platform : Concept Development and Test ====
  
 Invitation to Tender ITT by the Society of chief librarian Invitation to Tender ITT by the Society of chief librarian
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 From the ITT From the ITT
  
-**Purpose** (see tender doc for full list)+**Purpose** ​ (see tender doc for full list)
  
-   * "to design a universal digital platform which will fulfil a range of relevant functions and provide compelling user experiences+  ​* "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
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 A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles
  
-====   ​Access to research ​  ​====+==== Access to research ====
  
 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.
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 ===== A national public library portal ===== ===== A national public library portal =====
  
-====   ​Bookmark your Library ​  ​====+==== Bookmark your Library ====
  
 This provides information on public libraries across the UK and includes a link to the national catalogue Fab Libraries launched in 2012. This provides information on public libraries across the UK and includes a link to the national catalogue Fab Libraries launched in 2012.
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 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 US. User can chat with a librarian in real time or can email questions. The services is powered by //​Enquire// ​ from OCLC. 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 US. User can chat with a librarian in real time or can email questions. The services is powered by //​Enquire// ​ from OCLC.
  
-====   ​Registry of librariesThe WorldCat Registry ​  ​====+==== Registry of librariesThe WorldCat Registry ====
  
 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."​ 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."​
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 ===== National public library catalogue ===== ===== National public library catalogue =====
  
-====   ​Fab Libraries ​  ​====+==== Fab Libraries ====
  
 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.
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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. [[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.
  
-====   ​Welsh National Catalogue ​  ​====+==== Welsh National Catalogue ====
  
 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/​]] 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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