Summon & LibGuides in Drupal
Ken Varnum
varnum@umich.edu | @varnum
Web Systems Manager
University of Michigan Library
...
Overview
Two features of MLibrary web site:
Summon
LibGuides
Credit where credit is due
All development work I’m talking a...
SummON IN DRUPAL
Summon in Drupal
MLibrary signed up with Summon in July 2010
Launched our interface 9/27/2010
Like Summon’s hosted tool, a...
Why?
Loved Summon, but wanted to keep our users “here” until full-text
Integrate article discovery into site
Provide other...
What It Does
Replicates most functionality of Summon’s hosted site
Facets
Citations
One-click links to full text (where av...
Sample Search
Search Results
Item Display
Full Text
About the Module
Developed by Albert Bertram at UM Library
Development time about 10 weeks
Module submitted to Drupal in D...
LibGuides in Drupal
About our Site Search
We use Solr (Apache Solr modules)
Apache Solr framework
Apache Solr search
Rely on LibGuides’ XML ex...
Data Flows
What is Searched
Search includes guide title and description, but not full text (our choice)
Presented as title and descri...
How Guides Appear in Search
How Browse Works
Guides are tagged (in LibGuides) with taxonomy
Presented as title and description on site
Generally (by p...
How Guides Appear in Browse
Thank You
Ken Varnum
Web Systems Manager
University of Michigan Library
varnum@umich.edu
@varnum
http://www.lib.umich.edu/...
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Summon and LibGuides in Drupal

  1. 1. Summon & LibGuides in Drupal Ken Varnum varnum@umich.edu | @varnum Web Systems Manager University of Michigan Library http://www.lib.umich.edu/users/varnum Albert Bertram bertrama@umich.edu Lead Web Developer University of Michigan Library http://www.lib.umich.edu/users/bertrama
  2. 2. Overview Two features of MLibrary web site: Summon LibGuides Credit where credit is due All development work I’m talking about done by Albert Bertram in Library Web Systems Lots of library staff worked on interfaces, design, and project
  3. 3. SummON IN DRUPAL
  4. 4. Summon in Drupal MLibrary signed up with Summon in July 2010 Launched our interface 9/27/2010 Like Summon’s hosted tool, anyone can search through our interface UM authentication needed for full text Full text links are OpenURLs
  5. 5. Why? Loved Summon, but wanted to keep our users “here” until full-text Integrate article discovery into site Provide other services around article discovery Opportunity to learn about our user’s needs and behaviors
  6. 6. What It Does Replicates most functionality of Summon’s hosted site Facets Citations One-click links to full text (where available) 360 Link is resolver Each citation has a permalink for bookmarking/sharing
  7. 7. Sample Search
  8. 8. Search Results
  9. 9. Item Display
  10. 10. Full Text
  11. 11. About the Module Developed by Albert Bertram at UM Library Development time about 10 weeks Module submitted to Drupal in December 2010 – working through the review process Requires Summon API key to run
  12. 12. LibGuides in Drupal
  13. 13. About our Site Search We use Solr (Apache Solr modules) Apache Solr framework Apache Solr search Rely on LibGuides’ XML export option Get a weekly dump of all our guides Add to Solr index Include in site search and site browse results
  14. 14. Data Flows
  15. 15. What is Searched Search includes guide title and description, but not full text (our choice) Presented as title and description on site
  16. 16. How Guides Appear in Search
  17. 17. How Browse Works Guides are tagged (in LibGuides) with taxonomy Presented as title and description on site Generally (by policy) there are only 1-2 guides per browse category more at highest level of taxonomy fewer at lower levels
  18. 18. How Guides Appear in Browse
  19. 19. Thank You Ken Varnum Web Systems Manager University of Michigan Library varnum@umich.edu @varnum http://www.lib.umich.edu/users/varnum

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