Randwick City Library <ul><li>eResources Seminar </li></ul>
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Presentation summary: </li></ul><ul><li>What did we want from EHIS? </li></ul><ul><li>...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What is integrated search? </li></ul><ul><li>Information retrieval technology that all...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What did Randwick want? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase database usage and site access. </l...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What did EHIS offer: </li></ul><ul><li>True federated search including AMLIB (tiering)...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Testing EHIS (NSW.net, Sept 2010): </li></ul><ul><li>Connector to AMLIB. </li></ul><ul...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search Hansen, Kim. &quot; Human_billboards_Stockholm_2008-07-16_cropped .&quot; 16 Jul 2008. Online ...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Database promotion strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>To present the service to the community...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Branding. </li></ul><ul><li>EHIS the “gateway” to databases...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search “ Two Girls working with test tubes for a science class .&quot; Online image. Microsoft Office...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Dramatically shifted users’ attention from eResources page to Library index page (Goog...
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>EHIS had a positive impact on database collection. </li></ul><ul><li>A service is only...
Information Services Librarian Randwick City Library Service <ul><li>Sean Finlay </li></ul>
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Presentation delivered by Sean Finlay at the NSW.net eResources Seminar held at the State Library of New South Wales October 25th 2011.

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Randwick Library and Federated Search

  1. 1. Randwick City Library <ul><li>eResources Seminar </li></ul>
  2. 2. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Presentation summary: </li></ul><ul><li>What did we want from EHIS? </li></ul><ul><li>How did we promote EHIS? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the result? </li></ul>
  3. 3. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What is integrated search? </li></ul><ul><li>Information retrieval technology that allows the </li></ul><ul><li>simultaneous search of multiple searchable resources using a single query. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What did Randwick want? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase database usage and site access. </li></ul><ul><li>Single search “Google style”. </li></ul><ul><li>To simplify eResource searching. </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded widget on Library web page. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated search across all subscription databases. </li></ul><ul><li>To include AMLIB database. </li></ul><ul><li>Full text search option. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 functionality. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>What did EHIS offer: </li></ul><ul><li>True federated search including AMLIB (tiering). </li></ul><ul><li>Search widget. </li></ul><ul><li>Good user interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Broad filtering / search refinement options. </li></ul><ul><li>myEBSCOhost. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking to social media. </li></ul><ul><li>Added bonus – EBSCO Discovery; Mobile. </li></ul>
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  9. 9. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Testing EHIS (NSW.net, Sept 2010): </li></ul><ul><li>Connector to AMLIB. </li></ul><ul><li>Widget and our CMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy ranking. </li></ul><ul><li>Search performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity of use. </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Patron and staff feedback. </li></ul>
  10. 10. EBSCOhost Integrated Search Hansen, Kim. &quot; Human_billboards_Stockholm_2008-07-16_cropped .&quot; 16 Jul 2008. Online image. Flickr. 10 Oct 2011.
  11. 11. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Database promotion strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>To present the service to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>To increase usage. </li></ul><ul><li>To differentiate the service. </li></ul>
  12. 12. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Branding. </li></ul><ul><li>EHIS the “gateway” to databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Target staff - Ref-Ex Training, Induction. </li></ul><ul><li>Target students - school presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Target teachers - Exec presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Target patrons within the library - public PCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchandising - brochures, book marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Target other non-users – Radar, posters. </li></ul>
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  18. 18. EBSCOhost Integrated Search “ Two Girls working with test tubes for a science class .&quot; Online image. Microsoft Office. 11 Oct 2011.
  19. 19. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>Dramatically shifted users’ attention from eResources page to Library index page (Google Analytics). </li></ul><ul><li>Has yet to significantly increase page views. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in database usage: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>EBSCO databases Encyc. Britannica The Times Digital eLibrary 2009-10 322 718 69 428 2010-11 5157 945 360 653 % increase 1602 132 522 153
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  21. 21. EBSCOhost Integrated Search <ul><li>EHIS had a positive impact on database collection. </li></ul><ul><li>A service is only as good as its promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion is constant. </li></ul><ul><li>Website redesign. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Information Services Librarian Randwick City Library Service <ul><li>Sean Finlay </li></ul>
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