The Royal Library of Denmark

The Royal Library of DenmarkImage “© Copyright 2013 The Royal Library. Photo: Karsten Bundgaard

The Royal Library of Denmark
Image © 2013 The Royal Library. Photo: Karsten Bundgaard

The Royal Library of Denmark has two main functions: as national library, with a primary focus on text, images, computer games, and sheet music, and as the university library of Copenhagen University, the largest in the country. The Royal Library has announced a digital library strategy for the future management, preservation and dissemination of born digital materials, as well as all the digitized materials from our large physical collections. In order to support this strategy, the library has launched a project to build the necessary new digital infrastructure components.

The digital library will add a number of new types of material and media, comprising e.g. research data, multimedia data, mobile apps, etc. Our vision is to build one large logical repository for all the digital holdings. The architecture will consist of three main components, covering the functions mentioned above, out of which the central curational process (management) is going to take place in a Hydra-based repository. The dissemination is going to be based on Blacklight, while the backend part of preservation will be taken care of in a separate Fedora repository, based on the State and University Library’s implementation.

In addition, the Royal Library has used Hydra to create a self-deposit repository for student papers.


Library website:

www.kb.dk/en/

Student self-deposit website:

dias.kb.dk/