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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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    • 1. Library 2.0 and JISC MOSAIC Project Dave Pattern Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield, UK [email_address]
    • 2. Preamble
      • These slides are available at…
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    • 3. Web 2.0 in the catalogue
    • 4. 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”
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Spell checker
    • 7. Keyword cloud
    • 8. Catalogue keyword searches guided searches
    • 9. Suggestions based on circ data “people who borrowed this…”
    • 10. Getting personal! suggestions for what to borrow next
    • 11. Building better new book lists course specific RSS feeds
    • 12. the impact
    • 13. Borrowing profile average loans per month average number of book loans per month
    • 14. Feature usage “people who borrowed this…” average number of clicks per month on “people who borrowed this” suggestions
    • 15. 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
    • 16. The impact on borrowing average number of books borrowed average number of books borrowed per active borrower per calendar year (2009 predicted)
    • 17. Learning 2.0
    • 18. Learning 2.0 Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
    • 19. 25 Things @ Huddersfield
    • 20. Open Data
    • 21.
      • 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…”
    • 22.
      • 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…”
    • 23. Library usage data release “if you love something, set it free…”
    • 24.  
    • 25.  
    • 26. MOSAIC Project
    • 27. JISC MOSAIC Project http://bit.ly/jiscmosaic
    • 28. JISC MOSAIC Project developer competition
    • 29. JISC MOSAIC Project Sean Hannan (US)
    • 30. JISC MOSAIC Project Andrew Isherwood (Aberystwyth)
    • 31. JISC MOSAIC Project Tony Hirst (Open University)
    • 32. JISC MOSAIC Project Alex Parker (Southampton Uni)
    • 33. MOSAIC Demonstrator
    • 34.  
    • 35.  
    • 36.  
    • 37. summary
    • 38. 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?

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