Building the Mother of All Collections: the future of the National Library's discovery services

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A presentation (November 2007) on the plans of the National Library of Australia to build a new integrated national discovery service.

Building the Mother of all Collections: the future of the National Library’s discovery services Warwick Cathro Assistant Director-General, Innovation National Library of Australia

National Library role Collecting, access, coordination roles Strong focus on national discovery services Support for research Strong interest in participating in research infrastructure development

Collecting, access, coordination roles

Strong focus on national discovery services

Support for research

Strong interest in participating in research infrastructure development

Our medium term direction Build digital collections web archives newspaper and other “industrial scale” digitisation Restructure national discovery services Be involved in ANDS such as support for a National Persistent Identifier Service (if selected)

Build digital collections

web archives

newspaper and other “industrial scale” digitisation

Restructure national discovery services

Be involved in ANDS

such as support for a National Persistent Identifier Service (if selected)

Restructuring the national discovery services Implement a Service Oriented Architecture move to discrete, loosely coupled, shareable, functional service components use a “service framework” based on the JISC/DEST e-Framework Establish a virtually integrated “national metadata store” “ collection views” of that store manage the national discovery service in an integrated way

Implement a Service Oriented Architecture

move to discrete, loosely coupled, shareable, functional service components

use a “service framework” based on the JISC/DEST e-Framework

Establish a virtually integrated “national metadata store”

“ collection views” of that store

manage the national discovery service in an integrated way

Our goals For users: provide access to a wider and more coherent set of data which exposes Australian collections improve the search experience For the National Library: maintain discovery services more effectively IT Architecture Group report: http://www.nla.gov.au/dsp/documents/itag.pdf

For users:

provide access to a wider and more coherent set of data which exposes Australian collections

improve the search experience

For the National Library:

maintain discovery services more effectively

IT Architecture Group report:

http://www.nla.gov.au/dsp/documents/itag.pdf

The problem: silos NBD RAAM Picture Australia People Australia ARROW Newspapers Music Australia Pandora Journals NLA Catalogue

High level model Discovery Service Authentication Service Search Service Annotation Service Request Service Newspapers View Journals View Pictures View Music View National metadata store

Content of the national metadata store Full text indexes: national digital newspaper collection other digitised full text content (books, journals ...) oral history transcripts national web archives (PANDORA, whole domain harvest) biographical information Metadata: Australian National Bibliographic Database journal indexing data finding aids pictures metadata

Full text indexes:

national digital newspaper collection

other digitised full text content (books, journals ...)

oral history transcripts

national web archives (PANDORA, whole domain harvest)

biographical information

Metadata:

Australian National Bibliographic Database

journal indexing data

finding aids

pictures metadata

What it might look like In Australian libraries Online Australian All Newspapers Journals Pictures Maps more >> Advanced search Preferences TM National Discovery Service In my libraries

What makes it unique A place for Australians to start a search that: enables Australians to understand ourselves and our place in the world gives prominence to information in Australia’s collecting institutions is seen as authoritative, impartial, non-commercial

A place for Australians to start a search that:

enables Australians to understand ourselves and our place in the world

gives prominence to information in Australia’s collecting institutions

is seen as authoritative, impartial, non-commercial

Types of collection view Format views: Books, Journals, Newspapers, Theses, Pictures, Film & video, Music scores, Audio, Maps, Archives & manuscripts, Data sets, Web archives Topic views People, Places, Concepts , Events “Specialisations” Disciplines (history, music, ...) Contexts (eg “research outputs”)

Format views:

Books, Journals, Newspapers, Theses, Pictures, Film & video, Music scores, Audio, Maps, Archives & manuscripts, Data sets, Web archives

Topic views

People, Places, Concepts , Events

“Specialisations”

Disciplines (history, music, ...)

Contexts (eg “research outputs”)

Displaying the views

Newspaper view

Collection view: Journals Information about all Australian journals including library holdings External targets Google Scholar Informit indexes and full text ERA (Electronic Resources Australia) targets APAIS and AMI indexing data business model transition Potential for incorporating digitised text from out-of-copyright journals

Information about all Australian journals

including library holdings

External targets

Google Scholar

Informit indexes and full text

ERA (Electronic Resources Australia) targets

APAIS and AMI indexing data

business model transition

Potential for incorporating digitised text from out-of-copyright journals

Defining a “Research View” Would encompass several formats: scholarly books, journal articles, pre-prints, theses, data sets ... Data harvested from university repositories Downstream harvesting by Google Scholar and other aggregators External targets: Google Scholar itself Future ANDS Discovery Service Data sets in the ABS National Data Network

Would encompass several formats:

scholarly books, journal articles, pre-prints, theses, data sets ...

Data harvested from university repositories

Downstream harvesting by Google Scholar and other aggregators

External targets:

Google Scholar itself

Future ANDS Discovery Service

Data sets in the ABS National Data Network

The NLA and ANDS ANDS service providers not known for several months NLA might provide some Utilities Program services In any case data sets, theses etc. could be external targets for our discovery service Relationship of ARROW Discovery Service to ANDS Utilities Program

ANDS service providers not known for several months

NLA might provide some Utilities Program services

In any case data sets, theses etc. could be external targets for our discovery service

Relationship of ARROW Discovery Service to ANDS Utilities Program

Collection Services Registry Included in vision of ANDS Utilities Program Will support discovery: facilitate selection of targets for federated search describe services machine/machine capabilities Prototype ORCA Registry

Included in vision of ANDS Utilities Program

Will support discovery:

facilitate selection of targets for federated search

describe services

machine/machine capabilities

Prototype ORCA Registry

Example 1

Example 2

Where are we up to? Formed an internal “Business Integration Taskforce” Is developing a prototype of new discovery service Have started to develop some service framework components (eg Harvest) We envisage a staged transition to the new model: Stage 1 may involve the NBD (Libraries Australia free search service), newspaper data, people data

Formed an internal “Business Integration Taskforce”

Is developing a prototype of new discovery service

Have started to develop some service framework components (eg Harvest)

We envisage a staged transition to the new model:

Stage 1 may involve the NBD (Libraries Australia free search service), newspaper data, people data

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