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					 Partnering for the future
        The British Library and
                  FIL


David MacArthur
31 October 2003
      Topics covered today


   Review of BL in last year
   Impacts of BL modernisation
   New developments & services
   Future developments
   Questions




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          Objectives of today


    To provide updates on progress at the
BL

    To reinforce BL strengths

    To outline new services

    Understand the impact of these

 To understand and answer questions on
key
   issues raised at clinics                  3
   What I said a year ago!

– I am new to the BL (am now nearly
40!!)
– From commercial sector
– Not an advocate of revolution
– Recruited to advance the role of DSC
– Need time to understand the markets
and
   sectors, particularly ILL and the non-
   commercial sector
– Responsibilities include customer
service, sales,
   strategy and revenue
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What is the British Library?


          Our mission

        To help people

       advance knowledge

        to enrich lives


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    Actions taken to deliver this
               mission

   A strong CEO with a new executive team
   £4 million spend in new technology
   Continuing focus on the growth of the
     collection
   A commitment to being non-commercial
   The re-organisation of operations
   The utilisation of 600 experts
   Modernisation where required
   New services and support programmes
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        Modernisation of the BL


   The BL is the world’s foremost
    information supplier
    – long-established
    – most comprehensive collection

    – worldwide scale of operation

    – international reputation

    – widest range of information solutions

    – trusted provider




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          So why have we had to
               modernise?

   BL needs to respond to the changing information
    environment
    –mergers, fragmentation, increasing costs
   Needs to structure for growth/improve access
   Make the BL more relevant to the new
    information marketplace and customers
   Make the BL first choice for information supply
   We have been re-active to the needs of our
    customers

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         What is different?


   New strategy, structure, systems,
    resources
   Round-the-clock working
   Extended rights of access through
    agreements with publishers
   Improved integration of services
   Aggressive and dynamic sales and
    marketing plans with tailored packages,
    from Data Licensing to Premium Services
   Significant targeted investment


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                   and......

…the British Library provides value by:

   being an ethical, non-profit making
    organisation - working for the benefit of
    customers, not shareholders
   working with publishers to provide secure
    access
   providing the potential for you to make
    efficiencies



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                    The Collection
   Journals
    –   263,400 titles in stock
    –   subscriptions to 55,772 in all subjects/languages
   Grey literature
    –   over 6.5 million scientific and technical reports, official
        publications and other publications
   Conferences - the world’s largest collection
    –   433,800 in total with an annual intake of about 14,000
   Books
    –   3,211,000 with an annual intake of 33,606
   UK doctoral theses
    –   c150,400 with an annual intake of 10,400
   US doctoral theses
    –   c475,000 with an annual intake of about 2,700
 Over 44 million patent specifications from all over the
world
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     Inside, ZETOC, ETOC as Metadata

   Comprehensive coverage of the world’s most valued
    research information in all subjects
   Backfile of c20 million records, growing by 2
    million records per annum
   Provides article level details for 20,000 serial
    titles - STM, Business, Law, Marketing
   Paper level details from 14,000 conference
    proceedings per year on all subjects
   Includes 6 million articles of ‘Grey Literature’,
    providing access to cutting-edge research
    information
   Just-in-time access to relevant material
   Alert facility on newly published information within
    any
    chosen field or discipline
   Can be integrated with your own web interface
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              The Big News

 From December 1st - Secure Electronic
   Delivery (SED) of over 100 million
items from
   hard-copy and electronic sources

   110 high speed scanners now in place

 Improved quality and speed over
photocopy
   delivery format

   Desktop delivery now available to any
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                Additional news


   Ongoing technical developments
     –   testing of linking technologies to
         allow seamless search and order
     –   over the next 2-3 years our new
         Integrated Library System (ILS) will
         give improved access to BL holdings




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       Copyright issues

   EU Legislation effective from
         October 31st 2003

The responsibility of whether or not
                  a
  copyright fee is applied lies with
                 the
      recipient of the article.

The criteria is simple.

– Is the article for commercial
use?
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   Summary of our services

– Electronic delivery of over 100
million
   items

– Data Licensing of our Electronic Table
of
   Contents (ETOC)

– New Research Services

– Re-launched Patent Service

– The most comprehensive newspaper
  library in the world
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                    Benefits


   Current developments are structured to
    enable the BL to become the integrated
    solution provider:
    – building on our already unrivalled collection
    – data licensing

    – tailored packages for best value

    – savings and efficiencies for you
    – a single source for rapid supply




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            Why work with the
            British Library?


   Our strong commitment to further the
     effectiveness of research and innovation
     throughout the world
 The British Library is a non-profit body,
   committed to developing relevant
services in
   partnership with our customers
 We are not driven by the needs of
shareholders,
   but by the needs of our customers and
their
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 Partnering for the future
        The British Library and
                  FIL


David MacArthur
31 October 2003

				
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