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1 Joint Information Systems Committee Digital Library Services BL/JISC Workshop Rachel Bruce JISC Programme Director The Digital Library and its Services, 6/7 March 2006

2 Joint Information Systems Committee What is the workshop about for JISC? JISC and BL perspectives regarding digital libraries JISC approaches What the workshop should aim for

3 Joint Information Systems Committee The Digital Library Digital Libraries will be: organisations that provide the resources, including the specialised staff, to select, structure, offer intellectual access to, interpret, distribute, preserve the integrity of, and ensure the persistence over time of collections of digital works so that they are readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities. (Donald Waters, Mellon Foundation)

4 Joint Information Systems Committee JISC Strategy

5 Joint Information Systems Committee JISC and the Digital Library Provision of a distributed digital library providing heterogeneous resources for the UK higher and further education sector. –Provides resources and content: data centres and licenced –Helps institutions manage their own assets for maximum use: standards, development programmes –Provides and develops core services and good practice: network, digital curation centre, service registry, frameworks Whereas the BL is a library service provider. JISC sees the BL resources being part of its vision of a distributed digital library. Both JISC and BL work towards interoperability, quality resources, longevity and both are part of a global digital library and users are in common.

6 Joint Information Systems Committee JISC approach Information Environment – providing information on core standards for interoperability, programmes in digital preservation, digital repositories, search infrastructure etc. Undertaken work in shared infrastructure services that underpin digital library – e.g. shibboleth, metadata service registry, file format and representation registry, collection and service registry

7 Joint Information Systems Committee The primary goal of the e- Framework is to facilitate technical interoperability within and across education and research through improved strategic planning and implementation processes.

8 Joint Information Systems Committee A service-oriented approach to system and process integration Development, promotion and adoption of Open Standards Community involvement in development of the e- Framework Open collaborative development activities Flexible and incremental deployment

9 Joint Information Systems Committee E-Framework Scope The context in which the e-Framework operates is the technical infrastructure that supports the communities active in education and research. Technical infrastructure is defined (at an abstract level) as including applications, services and the network. The e-Framework analyses and documents the SERVICES aspect.

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11 Aim of workshop Core digital library services have been identified but solutions may vary and might be implemented in different ways – persistent identifiers, digital preservation, access management, collection and services registries Identify common and distinct requirements – why they are required for different communities, what are their benefits and how are/will they be used, what solutions will work Aim to recommend practical actions that might be followed up to progress in these service areas. How these services could be implemented and what might the criteria be for implementation thinking of technical, user and strategic issues. Within a global context – Open Standards and interoperability Towards sustainable services - ease of use, maintenance, cost. Examples of JISC/BL collaboration collection description, ethos

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