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hungarian library portal at the internet librarian 2009

  1. 1. „ library dot hungary” http://konyvtar.hu András Kardos, Károly Füzessi Internet Librarian ’09 Session A104
  2. 2. This is… <ul><li>Country-wide gate to the library world </li></ul><ul><li>Services for all libraries & patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for librarians to cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for sharing our data on books, libraries and events </li></ul><ul><li>Google search target with high ranking </li></ul>
  3. 3. Home
  4. 4. Catalogs
  5. 5. Libraries
  6. 6. Libraries – on a map
  7. 7. Shelves
  8. 8. Wiki
  9. 9. Editorial
  10. 10. Geo/targeting <ul><li>Single URL, but personalized content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GeoIP City database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourite libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Custom content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...and their catalogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News & events with topic filtering </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Data exchange <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book summaries, comments across any OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of information on libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library-related news and events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News widget </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Google ♥ <ul><li>Target for indexing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of our traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book titles, libraries, cities and events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High rank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st or 2nd page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits of a small country with a strange language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webmaster tools, snipets & permalinks </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Personal <ul><li>Private shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Favourite libraries out of 4000+ </li></ul><ul><li>Search in favourite catalogs out of 1000+ with one click </li></ul><ul><li>Loans from many libraries in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Due notifications through email, personal RSS or SMS </li></ul>
  14. 14. Social <ul><li>Shared and public shelves, friends </li></ul><ul><li>Send by email </li></ul><ul><li>„ Search in local libraries” widget </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookcrosing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editorial inteface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>„ My patrons” tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIS wiki </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. … and pitfalls <ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little money and lack of cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help without asking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look outside the library world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push ILS vendors, get APIs, do web scraping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, country-wide services, low cost </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What’s next? <ul><li>Mobile interface for search, shelves, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Answers like reference service </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Connect and OpenID login </li></ul><ul><li>Book suggestion API </li></ul><ul><li>Push single library card for the country </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you! Questions?

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