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1 University of Pretoria Library e-Information Strategy 2008-

2 Achievements of the previous e-Information strategy Creation of the e-Service unit as that part of the Library primarily responsible for the implementation of the e-Information strategy Creation of several Library e-Steering committees Development and implementation of UP digital research repository, UPSpace ( Google Scholar and Scholar SFX as global search engine of the library's electronic sources. ( Also bought the commercial SFX link resolver in 2007 Created a digitisation centre and established several UP digitisation projects. We are the first library in South Africa to buy the Digibook 10000RGB scanner. We also obtained scanners for microfiche / microfilm, slides and audio. ( Development and implementation of the Open Scholarship strategy (thesis, dissertations, journal articles) Start of e-Books collection project Development of the skills of library staff (conferences, workshops, courses etc) Marketing of the Library’s e-Strategy, e-Products & e-Services: UP, RSA, Africa & internationally UP executive supports this strategy


4 Content Strategic objective: To create a scholarly e-environment for the Library’s clients (academic staff & students) Strategic objectives for specific endeavors: –e-Research –e-Learning –Digitisation –Open Scholarship –Repositories –Library web –Web / Library 2 –e-Resources, global search engine & catalogue –Governance –e-Steering committees –Marketing –Advocacy & involvement –Consultancy –Budget

5 e-Environment for Scholarship e-Researche-Learning Digitisation Open Scholarship Repositories Library web Web / Library 2 e-Resources

6 e-Research (Heila Pienaar) Digital data curation –Implement digital curation of research data at UP in collaboration with Vice-rector: Research –Involved with national initiatives e-Research environment –Develop & implement SA Malaria virtual research environment (VRE) in collaboration with Sera –Investigate VRE’s for UP Digital Scholarship advocacy –2 nd African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference April / May 2009 (UP & UB are co-chairs)

7 e-Learning (Ina Smith) Develop e-Skills of Library staff –Design 60 minutes workshops to support e- Information strategy –Make these workshops available for other people at cost? UP e-Learning –Seamless integration of library information with clickUP Library e-Learning –Develop & implement e-Learning modes & modules (e.g. information literacy)

8 Digitisation (Ria Groenewald) Create physical space for the digitisation centre Identify and train an understudy for the digitisation expert Develop system of priorities and co-ordination Implement Media24 arrangement Implement software and platform for digitised e- books Development of digital preservation strategy

9 Open Scholarship (Monica Hammes) To develop and implement a strategy in order to change UP to an Open Scholarship institution Integrate list of accredited journals with list of journals that support open access

10 Repositories (Ina Smith) Investigate the possibility that UPSpace can handle the preservation of research data Develop guidelines for a trusted repository Investigate the migration of the UPeTD collection to the DSpace platform and to integrate it with UPSpace in collaboration with the Open Scholarship team

11 Library web (Monica Hammes) Change look & feel of web as soon as UP web situation is stable Investigate functionality of web in view of UP implementation of Oracle / PeopleSoft e.g. the content management system and the portal software

12 Web / Library 2 (Heila Pienaar) Develop a Web / Library 2 strategy & implementation plan Enhance the clients’ e-Environment with Library 2 services and products (“go where the users are”) / Invite clients to participate in library content / Increase engagement of library staff on social sites “Increasing staff engagement on social sites should be included in every library’s strategic plan”; “By inviting participation, the connection between the user and the library, changes. And so do the perceptions.” OCLC Report. 2007. Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World.

13 Library will focus on FaceBook, Flickr and YouTube Workshop for information specialists necessary for these three applications and for blogging (Ina, Christelle etc, during February 2009) Identify opportunity during Library centenary month to demonstrate best practice (Hilda) Use a blog for newsletters (internal and external). Keep in mind the function on the UP Web that generates newsletters automatically (Ujala, Christelle, Diana - asap) UP Library presence on Wikipedia (Ujala, Christelle, Ina) Video clips of the library and clients (testimonials) will be put on YouTube with links from the Library web (Bettie de Kock). Magda to investigate possibilty of also taking video clips (Magda) Student space on our web for feedback and virtual grafiti (Christelle) Blog vir e-resource trials to be investigated (Soekie, Chrissie) Skype basic facility on al library computers (Bettie & Stelsels): Skype facilities for students and helpdesk (Bettie) Use (and training) of online gaming and podcasting for helpdesk (Bettie) Implementation of Web / Library 2 tools in the Library Services, UP in 2008 Decisions taken by workshop held on 15 January 2008

14 Library’s Millenium Library 2 applications very advanced; training, marketing etc to library staff and clients needed (Ujala & Anette to co-ordinate) Integrate catalogue’s Library 2 applications into Library web (Anette, Christelle & ?) Get quote for LibraryThing (tags) integration with Millenium (Anette) Evaluate Encore (Millenium) (Soekie) Organise funding for Encore or similar product (Ujala, Hilda, Soekie) Use Google products e.g. Google Earth and Google Coop (all) Keep up to date with Google products (Christelle) Develop partnership with Google SA (Heila) UPSpace also a Web 2 tool (all) Investigate SL (Heila & Bettie) Monitor impact of all these actions on client (Cecilia) International Internet Librarian 2008, London: Translating 2.0 Technologies for Tangible Benefits & Transparency ( Decisions at meeting on UP Web 2 implementation on 15 January 2008 (Dolf, Heila & Emmerentia) Podcasts and RSS feeds currently available on UP web? (Emmerentia > Christelle & Bettie) Internal UP blog will be available end of March (Library one of champions) Internal UP wiki (wikimedia) will be available end of April (Library one of champions)

15 e-Resources, global search engine & catalogue Develop a strategy to make these resources part of the clients’ e- environment Integrate these resources into interactive interfaces


17 Library Structure Subject librarians e-Information strategy Matrix (project / process) teams sp?art=268478&issue=172 Governance

18 Deputy-director: e-Information Strategy & e-Research Enablement is responsible for the development & implementation of the strategy e-Service unit is responsible for the research, development, implementation & maintenance of e-products & services that support the strategy e-Steering committees (matrix teams) are responsible for co-ordination and development of their respective areas

19 e-Steering committees Library e-Service steering committee: Heila Pienaar e-Research steering committee: Heila Pienaar e-Learning steering committee: Ina Smith Digitisation steering committee: Ria Groenewald Open Scholarship steering committee: Monica Hammes Repositories steering committee: Ina Smith Library web steering committee: Monica Hammes Web / Library 2 steering committee: Heila Pienaar e-Resources steering committee: Soekie Swanepoel

20 Roles & responsibilities of steering committees Chairs are responsible for the establishment of their steering committees Steering committees are responsible for their own strategic & implementation plans Steering committees to co-ordinate with one another Steering committees to discuss progress etc with the e-Service steering committee on a regular basis Steering committees are responsible for good communication and interfaces between line and project perspectives

21 Marketing This strategy is responsible for its own marketing Chairs of the different areas must co- ordinate marketing efforts In collaboration with the Deputy Director: Specialist Services

22 Advocacy & involvement Advocacy to UP role players about the importance of developing a scholarly e- environment is essential It is important to take part and make a contribution to national and international e- Initiatives Chairs of the different areas must co- ordinate advocacy and involvement efforts In collaboration with the Deputy Director: Specialist Services

23 Consultancy Consultancy policy, procedures and fees must be developed Investigate the possibility that visitors must pay a fee for training visits In collaboration with the Deputy Director: Specialist Services

24 Budget The e-Information Strategy must feature in the normal budget of the library and university

25 In conclusion … Just Do It! Resistance is futile! Borg, Star Trek


27 Information resources scenario Impact of open access movement Digitisation Interactive journals Sophisticated search engines Open catalogues Web 2 content Data curation and manipulation

28 Open catalogues

29 Digitisation With everything on the Net – what is left for academic libraries?

30 Impact of open access movement Open Access & Libraries Libraries Can Provide Enhanced Access to OA Works Libraries Can Be Digital Publishers of OA Works Libraries Can Build Specialized OA Systems Libraries Can Digitize OA Versions of Out-of-Copyright Works Libraries Can Preserve OA Materials Libraries Can Subsidize Author Fees “The identification of desirable OA materials is more challenging than the identification of conventional electronic materials because there are a large number of potential suppliers, not a limited number of commercial vendors, and these suppliers typically have no special relationship to the library.”

31 Interactive journals Journal of Interactive Media in Education /

32 Sophisticated search engines Proponents of AI techniques Proponents of AI techniques say that one day people will be able to search for the plot of a novel, or list all the politicians who said something negative about the environment in the last five years, or find out where to buy an umbrella just spotted on the street. Techniques in AI such as natural language, object recognition and statistical machine learning will begin to stoke the imagination of Web searchers once again. search-engine/2100-1032_3-6107048.html

33 Web 2 content Amazon Stockholm Library Google / Innovative Mashup Virtual world (SL) & library Tagging Youtube video of British Library

34 Data curation & manipulation Research Data Life Cycle Data acquisition Data ingest Metadata Annotation Provenance Data storage Data cleansing Data mining Curation Preservation

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