2013 Midwinter Tech Wrapup: Marshall Breeding


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2013 Midwinter Tech Wrapup: Marshall Breeding

  1. 1. ALA MIDWINTER Update on Industry, Systems, and DiscoveryMarshall BreedingIndependent Consult, Author,Founder and Publisher, Library TechnologyGuideswww.librarytechnology.org/twitter.com/mbreeding 08 February 2013 ALA Midwinter Technology Wrap-up
  2. 2. Mergers and Acquisitions No earth-shattering announcements ProQuest acquires Ebook Library (EBL) and will combine with ebrary  Some organizational consolidation Innovative Interfaces: Remaining shares of founder acquired by private equity investors
  3. 3. Library Services Platforms Many well into production mode:  Sierra: ~100 libraries in Production  OCLC WorldShare Management Services: ~ 100  Ex Libris Alma: ~5 in production Still in development  Serials Solutions Intota  Kuali OLE  New round of funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New entrant:  VTLS Open Skies: company morphing its current line of products into a comprehensive platform based on SOA
  4. 4. Integrated Library Systems Evolutionary development Appropriate infrastructure for public libraries New emphasis on deep integration with external systems and services  E-booklending services  Web-scale discovery indexes
  5. 5. E-Book integration Develop technologies that bring the e-book lending within the experience of the local library Offer the same functionality for e-books within online catalogs, discovery services, and the library’s general Web presence as offered for print versions Provide the same level of mastery and control Don’t eject library users to the mercy of native e-book lending platforms
  6. 6. Basic expectations: Discovery of e-books within the same search results as other library materials  Load records for e-books into ILS or discovery service Display current availability status of e-books and request to be placed in hold queue  Real-time interactions with e-book lending platform Patron can view status of e-book loans from their library account or profile  Real-time interactions between e-book lending platform and local ILS Patrons can activate loan request from library’s own catalog or discovery  Ability to fully interact with e-book lending platform via API Don’t force patrons to have (or know that they have) a separate account for the e-book lending platform or DRM utility  Leverage the username and PIN/password used for other library activities Consistent with ReadersFirst Content Access Requirements  http://readersfirst.org/ReadersFirst-Content-Access-Requirements.pdf
  7. 7. E-book APIs Application Programming Interface OverDrive API  Earlierpragmatic (screen-scraping) attempts by third parties to integrate e- book lending experience  Announced intent to release API in May 2012 3m Cloud Library Baker & Taylor Axis 360
  8. 8. OverDrive API https://developer.overdrive.com/ APIs offered:  Library Account API  Retailer Account API  Search API https://developer.overdrive.com/apis/search  Metadata API  Library Availability API Not offered:  API to perform e-book loans  Checkout  Return
  9. 9. Integration Partnerships Polaris Library Systems  3M Cloud Library (In production: Sno-Isle Libraries) SirsiDynix eResource Central  Axis 360, Recorded Books, OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library The Library Corporation  LS2PAC: Place Holds and check out e-books (3M, OverDrive, Axis 360) BiblioCommons  3M Cloud Library, OverDrive
  10. 10. Metadata for e-book collections The Library Corporation eBiblioFile service to deliver catalog records to support e-book lending  Rapid delivery of MARC records for OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, Axis 360 OCLC  WorldShare Metadata collection management
  11. 11. Discovery Web-scale discovery maturing after 4 years  Summon announced at 2009 ALA Midwinter Index-based discovery covers a critical mass of library collections  Some publishers still do not participate fully  New content announcements made regularly, especially including specialized and regional content resources Ongoing Technology Improvements  Summon Spotlighting  Recommends specialized resources, based on specific trigger worlds in query  Primo ScholarRank Integration initiatives  EBSCO: EDS integration  SirsiDynix eResource Central  Innovative Interfaces Encore  OCLC WorldShare Platform.
  12. 12. Social infrastructure BiblioCommons Polaris partnership with ChiliFresh to create Social PAC through deep integration through APIs
  13. 13. Beyond Discovery: ComprehensiveLibrary Web Presence BiblioCommons partnership with Chicago Public Library to extend its technology to create an entirely new Web site with associated services Infor Iguana – fully managed library Web site services in addition to modern discovery interface capabilities Axiell Arena
  14. 14. Library Services Platforms Ongoing progress on the new Library Services Platforms: Intota, Alma, Sierra.
  15. 15. Analytics: tools to enable data-driven libraries Innovative’s Decision Central Intota Assessment Firstmodule of Intota to be delivered in 2013 EnvisionWare Enterprise Reporter
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