Thursday 11th October 2018

Linda Mannila, Aalto University in Espoo, Finland and Linköping University in Sweden
The digitalisation affects everything – what does that mean to us?
The digital transformation is first and foremost not a question about technology, but rather about societal development, new opportunities and therefore also new challenges. Having a certain level of digital competence has become crucial for all citizens. What does this mean in practice and what role can libraries play in helping citizens acquire these competences?

Anne Osterman, Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Whole ebook lending in a consortial environment:  From the negotiation of rights through the practice of loans
In 2016, the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) negotiated whole ebook lending rights with four major publishers:  Brill, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley.  Although the language of the agreements varies,  VIVA member libraries are permitted to lend whole ebooks from the licensed works, including single files created by the lending library from the chapter PDFs that comprise a given title, and using the standard software and workflows for interlibrary loan (not restricted to Occam’s Reader).  This presentation will cover the Request for Proposals process by which the rights were gained, a discussion of the best practices for lending whole ebooks developed by the consortium’s Resource Sharing Committee, and results from the first year of lending.

Svein Arne Tinnesand, Head of the Secretariat for Library Development at the National Library of Norway
Norwegian model for e-book lending in public libraries
The National Library of Norway has produced a recommended model for e-book lending in public libraries. The model, which is a result of discussions between the Norwegian Publishers Association and the National Library, provides Norwegian public libraries with access to all books published as e-books in Norway. This model was introduced in the libraries from January 2018. During spring 2018, the National Library is in discussion with the Norwegian Publishers Association to ensure that the public libraries can also offer their users access to digital audiobooks.

Dr. Berthold Gillitzer, deputy head of the user services department of the Bavarian State Library
ILL for e-books – learning to walk
Currently ILL is some times regarded as a little bit old fashioned standard service of the libraries which gets obsolete through the plenty of information available on internet. In contrast to that opinion I want to emphasize that ILL regarded as a network of the libraries for sharing scarce resources is a very modern concept.
Due to the lack of contract clauses or restrictions within existing contract clauses of licensed e-journals or licensed e-books in the last years arose a permanently growing gap within ILL. More and more documents are not available via ILL and in consequence they aren’t available at all for users needing them urgently.
For this reason the Bavarian State Library and the Bavarian Library Network developed since 2013 a concept for a solution for this problem. Server for the storing of license information and provision of the respective documents are part of this project as well as the development of appropriate license agreements. While a solution for e-journals is successfully up and running and more than 30% of copies from articles within ILL are provided from e-journals at least in Bavaria e-books seem to be a hard nut to crack. There aren’t any license clauses for ILL at all for e-books in ILL and the modalities for delivery and respective license conditions are controversial between libraries and Publisher.
The Bavarian State Library started a project to solve this problems together with the Bavarian Library Network. A pilot service is running since July 2015 and four publisher are cooperating for the test of the conception and first experiences with e-books and ILL. Nevertheless publisher and holder of rights are sceptical and much work is to be done until ILL for e media becomes a regular part of the services of libraries. Perhaps international cooperation could be a key to convince the big publisher that a solution for this problems is necessary

Marit Vestlie, Project manager, National Library of Norway
Nordic World Library Project – Digital Library Services for Immigrant Communities
Marit Vestlie is a senior adviser at the National Library Norway. She is a librarian with a wide range of responsibilities in the library community. Currently she works as a project manager for The Nordic Library Project, funded by The Nordic Ministry of Culture and organized and run by the National libraries in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The National Library of Norway coordinates the Project.
The International Library (IB) in Sweden, the Multilingual Library (DFB) in Norway (a division of The National Library of Norway), and the Danish Library Centre for Integration (part of the Royal Danish Library) represent the three Nordic partners.
The project is an initiative to improve digital library services for Nordic immigrant communities in the Nordic countries. The project focuses on digital books, films and music, and aims to expand existing library services developed over the past three decades. The main objective is to improve and expand digital library services to linguistic minorities in the Nordic countries. The project’s effort to establish a supply of electronic books targets five languages: Arabic, Persian, Tigrinya, Somali and Croatic.

Thomas Kaarsted, Souschef Syddansk Universitetsbibliotek
A qualified supply of information resources in the Danish high schools does not come by itself
While digitalization is happening at a rapid pace the supply of quality assured digital materials in the Danish high schools has not kept up. Furthermore an increased focus on 21st Century Skills has not been embedded. In 2016-2018 a project with in The Danish Electronic Research Library did a test run on nine high schools including almost a thousand students, who were provided with access to a large portfolio of quality assured (scientific) materials in English with in a number of fields. Based on the follow-up research done on the project and benchmarking the usage, results, and barriers are discussed.

Dimity Flanagan, Scholarly Communications Lead at the British LibraryOpen access
Is there a role for ILL in an open access world? A British Library perspective
The 2017 UUK report on the transition to open access reported that 54% of UK-authored articles in 2016 were accessible within 12 months of publication. This is compared to 32% of articles authored in 2014. Over the past five years, open access research has flourished in an environment of funding mandates and intensive advocacy within the higher education sector. While this phenomenal rate of growth has not been matched globally, there has still been a 7% rise from 2014 to 2016, bringing the global proportion of OA articles authored in 2016 to 32% after 12 months from publication.
If this pace of change continues, it does beg the question as to what the future will look like for resource discoverability and access. While green OA can sometimes remain hidden from users, more tools continue to enter the market to improve OA discoverability, reducing some of the need to use ILL services. If ILL is no longer the answer to content access in the 21st century, how can libraries facilitate improved access in the future? As requests through the British Library’s document supply service decline, the BL has realised that future is already upon us.

Friday 12th October 2018

Olof Gränström, Gapminder
A fact-based worldview
Gapminder has investigated what the public knows and does not know about developments in the world since 2005. The surveys show that the public has a worldview based on dramatic events and not based on facts. Without a fact-based worldview, todays and future generations will make decisions based on misunderstandings.
In the lecture, Olof Gränström tells us how society can take on the task of developing people’s understanding of the world by …
… developing a learning that strengthens critical thinking and ability to reason with facts and handle that information
… understanding great misunderstandings and ignorance of the world today
… providing frameworks, models and stories that develop a fact-based worldview

Title will be announced
Helena Francke,
University of Borås

Dr. des. Mark Homan, Head of the Subito office Berlin
Subito and the consequences of new german copyright law for the national and international document delivery

Ed Davidson, Senior Product Analyst, Resource Sharing OCLC
Resource sharing revolutionized
No single library can hold every item its users may need, so libraries rely on the OCLC resource sharing network to lend and borrow resources locally, in groups, nationally, and around the world. OCLC makes it easier for libraries to support one another and their users, no matter what resource is requested. Building on more than 40 years of leadership in resource sharing and the world’s largest resource sharing network, we are investing in current and new services to better meet our members’ needs. We are bringing together the best talent, the best technology and the best of the community to provide even greater opportunities for libraries worldwide to collaborate and share. In this session, Ed Davidson, resource sharing senior product analyst at OCLC, will provide an update on our key products as it relates to the Nordic countries:

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan provides a critical role in providing thousands of individual libraries with core ILL capabilities.
  • Tipasa is a new ILL management system for individual libraries to share and obtain materials through different resources and systems as well as to provide an exceptional experience for the patron.
  • Relais D2D is a best-in-class consortial borrowing solution that integrate with other library systems and includes requestability logic that dramatically improves ILL fill rates.

Anu Alaterä, Licensing coordinator at FinELib consortium’s office
FinELib’s agreement with Elsevier
In her presentation she will tell about the negotiations and the agreement reached. She will also share information about the ongoing work on Elsevier OA process and transparency and the results of the agreement so far. Alaterä is very interested in ways of taking down paywalls and always eager to discuss different ways to do it. 

Ragnar Audunson

Huifang Xu, Head of Department of Library and Knowledge Learning Center, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiaomu Xu
, Assistant librarian, Department of Library and Knowledge Learning Center, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Call for papers,
The practices of document delivery and resource sharing in academic libraries in mainland China

Svein Arne Tinnesand, Head of the Secretariat for Library Development at the National Library of Norway
Library Search – the public’s access to the Norwegian libraries
The National Library of Norway is developing a new service to provide one entry point to Norwegian library catalogues, the possibility to borrow literature from all Norwegian libraries, and direct access to literature that has been digitized in the National Library. Library Search is intended to help offset differences between Norwegian libraries and provide all inhabitants the same access to literature, irrespective of the size of the library in their home municipality