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About Boston College © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and con...
Academic libraries at a crossroads © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential.
Academic libraries at a crossroads <ul><li>External factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web (2...
Academic libraries at a crossroads © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential. 1.Complete the migration from p...
Challenges as opportunities © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential. <ul><li>Enormity of challenges allows ...
<ul><li>Get rid of silos </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Re-design library processes (e.g., cou...
Why be a development partner? <ul><ul><li>Need for new systems to support the kind of library we think we need to become <...
© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential. Need for transformational change
Our expectations <ul><li>For development-partner process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, honest dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Our expectations <ul><li>For URM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Framework that facilitates creation of services useful to users, in...
Key areas of collaboration <ul><li>Cataloging/metadata services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on end-user input and feedback...
Experience so far <ul><li>Process is open to change (in a good way) </li></ul><ul><li>Often difficult to force ourselves t...
So what do we actually do? © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary a...
Emerging services and opportunities <ul><li>BC Libraries currently working on suite of user-context-aware, web-based libra...
© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential.
© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential.
© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009.  Proprietary and confidential.
Emerging services and opportunities <ul><li>Our hope and expectation for URM is that we will be able to develop many more ...
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  1. 1. About Boston College © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. <ul><li>Private, Jesuit university </li></ul><ul><li>14,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>900 faculty </li></ul><ul><li>200 library staff </li></ul><ul><li>2.6 million volumes </li></ul><ul><li>$8M acquisitions budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% on e-resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many Ex Libris products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aleph, MetaLib, SFX, Primo, bX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[ARC, Verde] </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Academic libraries at a crossroads © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  3. 3. Academic libraries at a crossroads <ul><li>External factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web (2.0, 3.0, …) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass digitization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local realities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Static or reduced budgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static or reduced staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing user expectations </li></ul></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  4. 4. Academic libraries at a crossroads © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. 1.Complete the migration from print to electronic collections. 2. Retire legacy print collections. 3. Redevelop the library space. 4. Reposition library and information tools, resources, and expertise, and 5. Migrate the focus of collections from purchasing materials to curating content.
  5. 5. Challenges as opportunities © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. <ul><li>Enormity of challenges allows us to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think big </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think outside the box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do things differently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop doing things that no longer make sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on services of value to users </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Get rid of silos </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Re-design library processes (e.g., course reserves) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, if not, retain it where it’s really necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce TCO of library systems </li></ul>Opportunities presented by URM © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  7. 7. Why be a development partner? <ul><ul><li>Need for new systems to support the kind of library we think we need to become </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find Ex Libris’ vision of URM compelling </li></ul><ul><li>Believe that solutions developed via partnerships rather than is silos are better </li></ul><ul><li>Believe that we can provide useful perspective and input into the process </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation that URM development partnership will facilitate much-needed internal change, e.g., … </li></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  8. 8. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. Need for transformational change
  9. 9. Our expectations <ul><li>For development-partner process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, honest dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners will bring differing perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obstacles along the way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to re-think the way we do things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No status-quo </li></ul></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  10. 10. Our expectations <ul><li>For URM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Framework that facilitates creation of services useful to users, in support of teaching, learning, and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced TCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced complexity, where appropriate </li></ul></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  11. 11. Key areas of collaboration <ul><li>Cataloging/metadata services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on end-user input and feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and analysis tools </li></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  12. 12. Experience so far <ul><li>Process is open to change (in a good way) </li></ul><ul><li>Often difficult to force ourselves to re-think our processes/workflows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when talking about required functionality for different components of URM, first reaction is often to restate current functionality as starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New appreciation of the enormity of the challenge </li></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  13. 13. So what do we actually do? © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
  14. 14. Emerging services and opportunities <ul><li>BC Libraries currently working on suite of user-context-aware, web-based library services that pull data from or interact with a variety of library and university sources (ALEPH, MetaLib, SFX, Blackboard, campus data warehouse, etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>course reading lists, pushed to user based on what coursed he/she is currently enrolled in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recommended databases, based on student’s major/minor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“new books” RSS feeds, based on major/minor, or user-specified preference </li></ul></ul></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
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  18. 18. Emerging services and opportunities <ul><li>Our hope and expectation for URM is that we will be able to develop many more services to meet new and changing user expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Other areas of focus in our URM partnership agreement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metadata services (including user-supplied metadata) </li></ul></ul>© Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential. © Ex Libris, Ltd., 2009. Proprietary and confidential.
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