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

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