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1 EU Bookshop A single access to the official general publications of the European Union Dr. Silke Stapel - Publications Office Luxembourg/ Brussels, December 2008

2 Agenda What is EU Bookshop today? Which projects are currently undertaken? What will EU Bookshop be tomorrow?

3 Online services managed by the Publications Office

4 Opened in March 2005 to: Offer a single online access point to all general publications published by the European Union institutions, agencies and other bodies, serve as online catalogue, providing an overview to citizens of all general publications of the EU, enable ordering of free of charge and priced publications. What is EU Bookshop today?

5 titles 150 new added every month Titles of over 370 author services all publications produced by the Publications Office since 2003 Bibliographical notice PDF file (web- and print optimized) What is EU Bookshop today: content?

6 What is EU Bookshop today: users? Citizens general public interested in EU affairs (1/3) Professionals Academia and teaching professions (1/3) Businesses and other international organisations (1/3)

7 Login for EU employees Order one copy of priced publications for free Privileged users Bulk orders Representations and delegations, info points and documentation centres in Europe (over 2000) Biggest growth potential Commercial distributors network (36) Librarians Corner Retrieve bibliographical data in different languages and formats What is EU Bookshop today: privileged accesses?

8 What is EU Bookshop today: functionalities? Navigation in 22 languages Several search criteria simple or advanced search, by words, identifiers, author, theme… Download PDF files Order hardcopies Select subscriptions to the Official Journal Create your personal profile (my EU Bookshop) Subscribe to information service

9 What is EU Bookshop today: How to obtain the publications? Free publications Download PDF file Order 1 paper copy, if available Shipped directly from the Publications Office within 48 hours Priced publications Download PDF files free of charge Place order through commercial distributor

10 What is EU Bookshop today: figures? Visits PDFs downloaded Private orders Copies distributed Oct

11 Which projects are undertaken? Enrichment of EU Bookshop content Publications Office Digital Library Project Improvement of user functionalities Acquisition of a front end market solution

12 All titles in the Publications Offices archives from 1952 to 2002 Scan: publications Estimated total: 13 million pages Create: bibliographical notices Features: Bookmarks and searchable text layer Upload : – publications / month Deadline: October 2009 Collections of other institutions may be added later Which projects are undertaken: Digital Library Project

13 Which projects are undertaken: Acquisition of a market solution Offer functionalities currently not available: Better search and indexation Full text search Facetted search Presentation of serials Web 2.0 user feedback tools, ratings, web-analytics Better presentation of content: shop in shop by author services Direct sales with credit card payment Up-to-date order follow-up Up-to-date back office

14 What will EU Bookshop be in the future? The unique access point to a complete digital library where citizens will find all the publications ever published by the European Union institutions, bodies and agencies, accessible online and for free

15 What will EU Bookshop be in the future? EU Bookshop goes Digital library Simple dissemination goes communication Emphasis on free provision of EU information (may involve a campaign to change brand name) complimented by print on demand Emphasis on being complete: historic memory of the EU Emphasis on quality of service Up-to-date user experience (search, order follow-up, RSS etc.) Up to date user feedback to help author services to improve content Personalised presentation of content by author services Better indexed and cross-referenced content

16 What will EU Bookshop be in the future? Europeana: cultural heritage of the Member states Network of museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections EU Bookshop/ digital library: historic memory the EU Access to books, documents, CDs, DVDs, posters, PDF Complementary information: We will make sure that the content of EU Bookshop will be accessible via Europeana EU Bookshop and Europeana

17 What will EU Bookshop be in the future? A service better than Google and Amazon together (I have a dream…)

18 THANK YOU YOUR QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME


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