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Wot’s in a name

Wot’s in a name



SirsiDynix Enterprise/Portfolio & the Discovery Layer Experience in the Swift Consortium

SirsiDynix Enterprise/Portfolio & the Discovery Layer Experience in the Swift Consortium



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    • Wot’s in a Name?Enterprise/Portfolio & the Discovery Layer Experience in the SwiftConsortiumLloyd Brady – Swift Systems Administrator
    • Prologue: Naming (un-)conventions of SirsiDynix• Unicorn – Symphony• iLink – iBlink – iBistro – e-Library• Hyperion – Enterprise - Portfolio
    • The Swift Environment• Two database instances – VIC & NSW• 22 library services (20 have purchased the Discovery Layer, but only 6 are live)
    • Naming Conventions• Profile for each library service (at least one)• Unique domain names for each profile (swft.xxxx.ent.sirsidynix.net.au). EG: – http://swft.cprl.ent.sirsidynix.net.au – http://swft.cobb.ent.sirsidynix.net.au – http://swft.gvrl.ent.sirsidynix.net.au – http://swft.hclc.ent.sirsidynix.net.au – http://swft.chrl.ent.sirsidynix.net.au – http://swft.wrlc.ent.sirsidynix.net.au
    • Initial Implementation• “Global” policies: – Hit List and Detail Display fields – Naming conventions for profiles, images and other files – Custom content directories• Harvesting schedules• “Federated” searching – NOT• Configuring Display Codes
    • Implementation (cont.)• HCLC migration from EPS Rooms• CPRL launch October 2010 - Enterprise 3.1• 6 Profiles currently live• Other libraries wait for features/bug fixes promised in future release
    • To Share or not to Share• Creating and sharing Rooms?• Search limits – where are the search groups?• Custom content files and directories: – /custom/web/content/xxxx
    • E-Library Integration• Moving between interfaces – Mirror the look & feel? – Separate My Account logins – Possible confusion for users• Online User Registration – Different URLs for each library needed
    • Version 4.1 – The Good• Simple content management system• Fuzzy Logic Searching & Facets• Federated targets (sort of)• Web Services & My Account Display• Static URLs for results and RSS feeds• Gutenberg e-books• Syndetics display and Google Books (“accordion” panels)• Custom Roles (almost)
    • Asset Stuff (Portfolio)• Asset Administration• Metadata standards• Searching for Assets (Asset search limits)• Asset (in)security• Harvesting other databases• Hyperion data import
    • Statistics• Google Analytics – E-Library v Enterprise/Portfolio – Counting Searches (sort of)• Syndetics Statistics – Inflated content hits due to “pre-polling” of Syndetics data
    • Version 4.1 – The Bad• My Account Hold Dates• Custom roles not quite there• New Titles display• Volume Holds not working• Library Favourites• Databases tab/icon• No security for Assets (without Accountability)• Pickup Libraries – a MESS
    • New Titles Lists• Display nice – Function poor• Does not use pre-existing Information Desk policies/Bulletin Lists• “Custom” lists very limited options• “Library group” limit does not seem to work
    • Volume Holds• Unable to select Volume in most instances• Where you can select Volume, the hold doesn’t necessarily get filled by that volume• Cannot place more than one hold on a title, even if volume is selected
    • Asset Security• All assets are searchable, whether they have a security level assigned or not• No easy way of assigning assets to a particular profile• If you have the URL to a particular asset, you can access it no matter the security level assigned
    • Pickup Libraries• Libraries display as policy codes, not descriptions• No order to the list of Pickup libraries• No way of re-ordering the list• No “blank” field at the top of the list (i.e. “Choose a Library”
    • What’s Needed• Pickup Library fixes• My Account hold dates• Email alerts when System Tasks fail• Requests integration (display in My Account)• More Language label sets
    • What’s Needed (cont.)• Change the way Syndetics content if pulled• Rooms management – make only available to the Profile the room is created for• Reconfigure the New Titles lists to work with the Information Desk policies• Asset improvements – Real security – Assigning particular assets to particular Profiles
    • Spin over Substance?• Good product, with many excellent features• Some basic functionality missing or mismanaged• Marketing and promotion seems to have taken precedence over care functionality
    • Epilogue: Enterprise or Portfolio? – Why the name change?• Enterprise – To boldly go... – Too Trekky?• Portfolio – “Arty” for the cultured UK/European market? – Bureaucratic?
    • What they should have called it...• Temporal• Archival• Repository for• Digital• Images &• Stuff