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Presentation I gave at Internet Librarian in 2006.

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  • Delivering Individualized Library Content: Portals & The Future of Library Web Sites Tom Ipri Media Services Librarian Connelly Library Philadelphia, PA [email_address]
  • La Salle University
    • Founded in 1863
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • 6200 students
    • Main campus and 2 satellites
  • Connelly Library
    • 9 Full time librarians
    • 1 Part-time at satellite
    • No dedicated Web person
    • No dedicated Portal person
  • mylasalle
    • Luminis/Campus Pipeline
    • University Wide
    • Live Summer 2003
    • Cradle to Grave
  • Why Library Services in mylasalle?
    • The largest source of information on campus
    • Best opportunity to segment information from a vast collection and direct it to specific populations
    • Only way to get email
    • Registration, housing, grades
  • Brief History
    • On development committee
    • Ensure library presence
    • Library “tab”
  • Original Look
  • First Version
    • Basically a “dumbed-down” version of home page
    • Not taking advantage of potential
    • Director of Portal Communications hired 2004
  • Second Version
    • This time it’s personal
    • Campus and Targeted Announcements
    • myConnellyLibrary
    • myResources
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  • myResources
    • Library subject guide +
    • Resources from departments
      • Forms, procedures, job ads, etc.
    • Education, Social Work, Grad Psych, SLH
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  • New Developments
    • Assignment Calculator
    • Use of RSS feeds
    • Federated search
    • WebPac Pro
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  • RSS Feeds
    • Simple XML code
    • Library news
    • Databases
    • Electronic Journals
    • Library Links
    • Basically anything
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  • Snags
    • Director of Portal Communication leaves
      • Change of priorities
      • Uncertain future
    • New Web team
      • PHP/MySQL
      • Code to read database output
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  • Back on Track
    • A lot of bits and pieces
      • Adding hand-coded & RSS channels
      • Converting database info to feeds
    • Can be aggregated on one “Tab”
    • Tab – channels – tab
    • Marketing
    • Training
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  • What’s Next
    • Federated search
    • SSO for databases
    • WebPAC Pro
      • Circulation info in channel
    • More use of CSS
  • Is it a mash-up?
    • Darlene Fichter
      • Web site or web application that uses context from one or more sources to create a completely new service
      • Building blocks
  • Portals and Library 2.0
    • Paul Miller
      • Push the library everywhere
      • Disaggregate library systems
      • Liberate the data
      • Get the data to the user, not the user to the data
  • Impact
    • Rethinking library services with the portal in mind
    • Portal is designed to be dynamic and customizable
    • Bring information closer to user
    • Portal roles
  • Impact
    • Not a huge entity parsed into smaller bits
    • But smaller bits that are greater than the whole
    • Don’t add up to one thing, but different things for different people
    • Future of library web sites?
  • Delivering Individualized Library Content: Portals & The Future of Library Web Sites Tom Ipri Media Services Librarian Connelly Library Philadelphia, PA [email_address]