Business Planning for Digital Libraries

International Approaches

Mel Collier (Editor),

Category: Economy

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461660015

ISBN: 9789461660015

Publication date: March 20, 2013

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This book brings together international experience of business planning for digital libraries: the business case, the planning processes involved, the costs and benefi ts, practice and standards, and comparison with the traditional library where appropriate. Although there is a vast literature already on other aspects of digital libraries, business planning is a subject that until now has not been systematically integrated in a book.

Digital libraries are being created not only by traditional libraries, but by museums, archives, media organizations, and indeed any organization concerned with managing scientific and cultural information. Business planning for digital libraries is the process by which the business aims, products and services of the eventual system are identified, together with how the digital library service will contribute to the overall business and mission of the host organization. These provide the context and rationale, which is then combined with normal business plan elements such as technical solutions, investment, income and expenditure, projected benefi ts or returns, marketing, risk analysis, management, and governance.

Business Planning for Digital Libraries is designed for practitioners in the cultural and scientific sectors, for students in information sciences and cultural management, and in particular for people engaged in managing digital libraries and repositories, in electronic publishing and e-learning, and in teaching and studying in these fields.


About the authors

Framework chapters

1. Business planning for digital libraries
Mel Collier, Leuven University, Belgium

2. Business model innovation in digital libraries: the cultural heritage sector
Harry Verwayen, Europeana, The Hague, Netherlands

3. Digital libraries in higher education
Derek Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

4. Digital libraries for the arts and social sciences
Ian Anderson, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), Glasgow University, Scotland

5. The impact of the digital library on the planning of scientific, technical and medical libraries
Wouter Schallier, LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

Practice chapters

6. E-journals in business planning for digital libraries
Hilde Van Kiel and Mel Collier, Leuven University, Belgium

7. E-books: business planning for the digital library
Hazel Woodward, Cranfield University, England

8. Business planning for e-archives
Dirk Kinnaes, Marc Nelissen, Luc Schokkaert and Mel Collier, Leuven University, Belgium

9. Issues in business planning for archival collections of web materials
Paul Koerbin, National Library of Australia

10. Organizing digital preservation
Barbara Sierman, Royal Library of the Netherlands

11. Business planning for digital repositories
Alma Swan, Key Perspectives Ltd, UK

12. Problems of multi-linguality
Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, Swiss National Library, Bern, Switzerland

13. Business models for Open Access publishing and their effect on the digital library
David C. Prosser, SPARC Europe, Oxford

14. Digital library metadata
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Case studies

15. FinELib: an important infrastructure for research
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen and Paula Mikkonen, Helsinki University, National Library of Finland

16. The digital library of Catalonia
Lluís Anglada, Catalan Academic Library Consortium, àngel Borrego, University of Barcelona and Nàºria Comellas, Catalan Academic Library Consortium, Spain

17. Digital library development in the public library sector in Denmark
Rolf Hapel, Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark

18. Digital libraries for cultural heritage: a perspective from New Zealand
Chern Li Liew, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

19. APEnet: a model for Internet based archival discovery environments
Angelika Menne-Haritz, Stiftung Archiv der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der DDR im Bundesarchiv, Berlin, Germany

20. The California Digital Library
Gary S. Lawrence, formerly of the University of California, USA

21. The Oxford Digital Library
Michael Popham, Oxford University, England

Mel Collier

Mel Collier is Professor and Chief Librarian of University Library KU Leuven.

The world of business planning is a relatively new world for librarians, so the timeliness of this volume is beyond any doubt. Moreover, the editor's hand and his intention to present an integrated view is noticeable throughout the volume.
... the volume introduces a way of thinking that can certainly benefit many librarians - especially in 2011 when funding cutbacks threaten many a library service.

Inge Angevaare, Liber Quarterly Volume 20 Issue 3/4 2011

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