Create the Best New Culture App and Win DKK 80,000
How can data science be used to provide library users with new and better experiences? That is the central question in DBC’s competition on creating the best new application using culture data.
Don’t hold yourself back if you have a great idea for an app that conveys culture in a fun, new or better way. We look forward to receiving your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org . The winner will be announced at Data Science Day at DBC 14 January 2016. Detailed information.
Introduction to DBC
DBC is a public company, owned by Local Government Denmark and the Danish State. DBC’s main task is to develop and maintain the bibliographic and IT infrastructure in the Danish libraries:
- By taking care of registration of books, music, AV materials, Internet documents, articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines in the National Bibliography.
- By developing and maintaining DanBib, the union catalogue of the Danish libraries and the infrastructure for the interlibrary loan. It comprises the national bibliography and the holdings of the libraries.
- By developing and maintaining bibliotek.dk, which is the citizen’s access to all Danish publications and to the holdings of the Danish libraries.
DBC can with these solutions support the goal of the libraries: “to encourage enlightment, education and cultural activities”. DBC’s solutions can comply with the needs of the knowledge society for comprehensive quality information of current interest, thereby contributing to innovation in the society.
DBC’s IT development is based on open source and service oriented architecture, following the recommendations of The National IT and the Danish Agency for Digitisation for public institutions.
Innovation in communities
The development of DBC’s solutions results in several services. The code of these services are returned to the TING Concept Community, an open source development community for libraries and library suppliers for reuse and further development.
Therefore DBC can deliver services to other players who wants to supplement and enrich their products. Among them are ILS companies that find it relevant to reuse the services in local solutions.
DBC participates in development communities with Danish and international libraries and other partners in order to develop our competencies. DBC’s main partner is TING Concept Community.
DBC is a guarantee for high quality in the public service solutions for libraries and the goal for DBC’s solutions is to contribute to efficiency and productivity in libraries.
We are a public limited company with a total of 150 employees.
DBC is owned by:
Local Government Denmark (61,5%)
The Danish Government (38,5%)
Share capital in 2014: DKK 3,9 million
Turnover in 2014: DKK 153,6 million
Tempovej 7-11, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark
Tel. +45 4486 7777
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