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:
- Summary: DIGB-SA_ManagementSummary-EN
- Résumé de l’étude: DIGB-SA_ManagementSummary-FR-Final
- Samenvatting : DIGB-SA_ManagementSummary-NL
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
- in English : 2013-11-27-DigitalLibrarySystemArchitecture
- in het Nederlands: 2014-02-04-DigitaleBibliotheekSysteemArchitectuurStudie
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.