During the “day of the book sector” (“Dag van de boekenvak”), the 3 innovative modules of the VEP (Vlaams eBoek Platfrom) will be explained at the Boekenbeurs 2012.
“Presentatie drie projecten Innovatief Aanbesteden
In het kader van het Innovatief Aanbesteden heeft IWT 3 projecten geselecteerd en gesubsidieerd die interessant zijn voor de boekensector. In deze workshop presenteren we deze drie projecten”
Those modules have been briefly presented earlier this year by Johan Delauré at the eReading Event in Gent. You can find the slides here :
In this project, my role is to design the integration of the 3 IA modules with the common e-book repository.…
I re-draw the VEP architecture (that you can see here) in the Archimate notation using Archi.
Here is the result…
This Dec 1st, 2011, there was an information session about the VeP (Vlaams eBoek Platform = Flemish eBook Platform) for the call to tenders for innovation.
During the session Johan Delauré of Bibnet presented a nice overview and summary the VeP.
See the slides here :
On appepaper.com you’ll find the description of a project I’m currently involved : het Vlaams e-Boek Platform (VeP).
Read about it here : http://www.appepaper.com/news/architectingthevepvlaamse-boekplatfom…
Here is the DIGB-SA study Archimate model that has been built with Archi 2.6:
If you don’t want to install Archi, you can have a look at the model here:
I have received the authorization from my clients to publish it in order to:
- Encourage the modeling practice and reuse among public libraries
- Share with the Archimate community as an example
The model reuse is subject to the following restriction:
YOU SHALL NOT MARKET, SELL OR RESELL THE DIGB-SA ARCHIMATE MODEL
This model is published for reuse by public libraries. It can’t be marketed, sold or resold.
This model has been developed by Jean-François Declercq in the context of the DIGITAL LIBRARY SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE study by ordered by:
– Bibnet vzw
– Vereniging van de Vlaamse Provincies
– Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
PS: A Dutch version of this model is available at Bibnet (http://www.bibnet.be).…
26 march 2014
The reports of the study on the current and future system architecture of the digital library have been recently published.
The term “digital library” is here used as a collective name for all of a library’s products, processes and services that are digital and/or automated.
The study summary lists the future work zones for the Flemish Public libraries:
- Business intelligence (BI)
- IT maturity
- Web presentation
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Digital Collections
- Collection Management and cataloguing
- Architecture consolidation (SOA)
The summary is available in French, Dutch and English:
The complete study has three main chapters :
- Current system architecture of Flemish public libraries (AS-IS)
- Evolution of the Flemish public libraries’ System architecture (change requirements)
- The Future system architecture of Flemish public libraries (TO-BE)
The future system architecture is in fact a generic future-proof ICT blueprint for a public library. The blueprint is a set of business services, business processes, Applications, SOA Services and technological elements documented in the Archimate notation.
The complete study is available
I would like to thank the colleagues who worked with me on this study:
- François Vermaut (IT Strategy, BPM, SOA, ITIL…)
- Rosemie Callewaert (Public Library field expertise, User Experience, BIBFRAME, FRBR…)
- Simon Kroeger (Proof reading english text)
- Veerle Vanlooy (Vertalingen Vanlooy)
I also would like to thank the steering commitee (Bart Beuten, Jan Braekman, Patrick Vanhoucke ,Stefaan Froyman), all the workshop and participants. Their input has been key. I would like also to thank Alexandre Lemaire who helped me to compare the Flemish situation with the situation of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.…
I’m currently working on the “eBook Value Chains” in Libraries and Bookstores. By googling on the subject I found a paper by PWC : “Turning the Page: The Future of eBooks“.
I was happy that they advise what I also advise : work on an eBook CMS. That’s exactly what we do for the Vlaams eBoek Platform…
Projects and References
- ORES – (Gas & Electricity) Since January 2016: – Enterprise Architect for the connection of ORES to ATRIAS
- Colruyt Group (Retail) June 2014 – December 2015 : IT Solution Architect for
- Product Information Management (PIM),
- Information Management and Governance : Business Intelligence (BI), Data Governance, Master Data Managemen (MDM), DMBok, Metadata, Business Glossary…
- In Store Mobile applications
- SOA Governance and coaching
- “Anonymous Startup” – Prototype (based on wordpress) for the generation of personalized e-books
- Invensol (Retail) 2014: Development of a new “web-catalogue” using prestashop
- La barrique (Retail) 2014: Analyse des besoins social média et e-commerce et proposition d’un plan d’action
- Bibnet (Public Libraries)
- Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (Public Libraries), directly and via W3Line
- Etude sur la situation actuelle et les perspectives des livres électroniques dans les bibliothèques publiques et les librairies de la Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles (cfr blog Lettres Numériques).
- Consulting ICT Architecture et documentation de l’architecture du futur entrepôt numérique des bibliothèques publiques
- Boek.be, Meta4Books, Knooppunt (Publishing): Performance Audit of Boekenbank.be, Functional analysis of Knooppunt.be
- Delta Lloyd Life (Insurance), via People&Technology: Redaction of RFP for the acquisition of a SOA Suite and Project management and support for getting started with the product :setup of an SOA Governance and guidelines on the basis of Oracle best practices, the Open Group SGRM and Thomas Erl’s book (see more details here).
- VOO (Telecom), via CSBConsulting (BULL), Redaction of RFP for the acquisition of a SOA Suite
- Notubiz (Digital Reading)- Business development, positionning of Notubiz eReading solutions in BE-FR
- eLinea (Digital Publishing) – Business development, , positionning of eLinea’s eReading solutions in BE-FR
And many many more projects will follow… Let’s work together ! Contact me.
- AppePaper.com – a website about my Digital Reading projects
- Stopped projects:
- Kaipromo is a new service that aims at helping retailers to publish their promotions on Internet and Social Media in a SoLoMo fashion
- #THMTAG is a social media platfom that helps people to get more out of social networks by using #themes and #tags. Read more on the thmtag site
Larger list of Projects
For additional projects, see my CV.…
The evolution of reading is digital reading, or eReading.
Libraries, Bookstores, Publishers, Book Authors and Distributors have to evolve and change their business processes to surf the digital wave.
Entreprise Architecture can help ! Here are some examples :
Visit AppePaper.com to see how EA is applied in the context of Digital Reading or eReading.…
Yesterday (Nov 10th, 2011), there was great news : the VEP RFPs have been issued !
The specifications were finished in March, so it was about time that the RFP gets out.
One year ago, the specifications looked like that:
Now they look like that:
You can find the ful description of the target architecture on Bibnet’s website:
They should also land on IWT’s Innovation Platform’s website :
IWT, Boek.be and Bibnet finally got a GO to issue 2 RFPs :
1. VEP Basisinfrastructuur
The Basic infrastructure to import store, describe and index eBooks.
2. Pre-commerciële aanbesteding voor de realisatie van prototypes voor het Vlaamse e-boekplatform
This is rather a call for innovation from the IWT for specific modules : Digital Reading, “Discovering+Browsing+Searching+Finding+Serendipty” (Grasduinen), Social DRM, Search and Marketing services.