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  • blog links: http://www.daveyp.com/blog/index.php/archives/62/
  • 2009 value is predicted
  • 2009 value is predicted

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  • Library 2.0 and JISC MOSAIC Project Dave Pattern Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield, UK [email_address]
  • Preamble
    • These slides are available at…
      • http://slideshare.net/daveyp
    • Please remix and reuse these slides!
      • creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Web 2.0 in the catalogue
  • Background
    • General unhappiness with vendor product
    • “In-house” enhancements to the existing OPAC…
      • user suggestions from surveys
      • “Web 2.0” inspired features
      • borrowing good ideas from other web sites
      • new features launched with no/low publicity
      • “perpetual beta”
  • Spell checker
    • All OPAC keyword searches were monitored over a six month period
    • Approx 23% of searches gave zero results
      • 74 people entered “renew” as a keyword(!)
    • Users expect suggestions and prompts, not “dead end” pages
  • Spell checker
  • Keyword cloud
  • Catalogue keyword searches guided searches
  • Suggestions based on circ data “people who borrowed this…”
  • Getting personal! suggestions for what to borrow next
  • Building better new book lists course specific RSS feeds
  • the impact
  • Borrowing profile average loans per month average number of book loans per month
  • Feature usage “people who borrowed this…” average number of clicks per month on “people who borrowed this” suggestions
  • The impact on borrowing range of stock borrowed per year number of unique titles (bib#) borrowed per calendar year (2009 figure is predicted) ? borrowing suggestions added to catalogue at start of 2006
  • The impact on borrowing average number of books borrowed average number of books borrowed per active borrower per calendar year (2009 predicted)
  • Learning 2.0
  • Learning 2.0 Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
  • 25 Things @ Huddersfield
  • Open Data
    • http://library.hud.ac.uk/usagedata/
      • prompted by the JISC Tile Project
      • aggregated usage data for 2 million circulation transactions, covering around 80,000 book titles
      • recommendation data for over 37,000 titles
      • simple XML format
      • Open Data Commons / CC0 licence
    Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
    • Data released on 12th Dec 2008…
    • … 2 days later, Patrick Murray-John at University of Mary Washington converted the data into a semantic version (RDF)
      • Patrick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/noJD
      • Talis podcast at http://bit.ly/z6yjF
    Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
  • Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
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  • MOSAIC Project
  • JISC MOSAIC Project http://bit.ly/jiscmosaic
  • JISC MOSAIC Project developer competition
  • JISC MOSAIC Project Sean Hannan (US)
  • JISC MOSAIC Project Andrew Isherwood (Aberystwyth)
  • JISC MOSAIC Project Tony Hirst (Open University)
  • JISC MOSAIC Project Alex Parker (Southampton Uni)
  • MOSAIC Demonstrator
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  • summary
  • Final thoughts…
    • Serendipity is helping change borrowing habits
    • How do we encourage staff to explore new ideas and technologies?
    • Are libraries prepared to let go of their data and share it?