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  • 1. Bringing users to your
    library through WorldCat
    Pierre Malan
    Director: Client Services
  • 2. Everything that can be invented has been invented.- - 1899, Charles Duell, U.S. Office of Patents.
    I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. - - 1957, The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall
  • 3. Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 4. Our staff understand what our
    end users want from our catalog
    • A – True
    •B – False
    •C – Don’t know
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 5. Our staff understand what our
    end users want from our catalog
    • A – True 20%
    •B – False 30%
    •C – Don’t know 30%
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 6. My library’s end users are satisfied with our online catalog
    •A – True
    •B – False
    •C – Don’t know
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 7. My library’s end users are satisfied with our online catalog
    •A – True 9%
    •B – False 42%
    •C – Don’t know 24%
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 8. My library’s catalogingpractices
    and priorities reflect what end users want from our catalog
    •A – True
    •B – False
    •C – Don’t know
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 9. My library’s catalogingpractices
    and priorities reflect what end users want from our catalog
    •A – True 24%
    •B – False 15%
    •C – Don’t know 17%
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 10. Specialist’s view:
    • Conformance to specifications (rules)
    • Priorities: Fullness and detail
    Pragmatist’s view:
    • Make as many materials as possible available as quickly as possible
    • Priorities: speed and efficiency
    End-user’s view:
    • Easy and convenient
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 11. Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 12. What is most essential to help identify an item ?
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 13. What changes can be made to help identify an item ?
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 14. What is the most important information that help you find an item ?
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 15. Top data quality enhancements ? Librarians suggestions
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 16. Top data quality enhancements ? Users suggestions
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 17. In summary what did we learn ?
    • Delivery is as important, if not more important, than
    discovery.
    • Seamless, easy flow from discovery through delivery is critical.
    • Improve search relevance
    • Add more links to online full text (and make linking
    easy)
    • Add more summaries/abstracts: Make summaries more prominent
    • Add more details in the search results (e.g., cover art and summaries
    Source: Online Catalogs: What users and Librarians want, OCLC ,2009
  • 18. Libraries need discovery tools because users want a single search box for everything.  This is the only way to compete with Google.
    A discovery service must leverage advantages offered by libraries
    Catalogs have benefits but don’t have an ideal interface.
    Federated searching is far too slow for today’s user and not uniformly indexed/ranked.
    End users should not have to know database names or be required to sift thru long list of resources
    Discovery services offer lots more opportunity to get a lot more out of indexes
    Recent faceoff between EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and Serials Solutions
  • 19. How will we make it happen:
    WorldCat ?
  • 20. Client Computing
    Social networking
    Mobile Applications
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  • 29. 202 Million
    records
    1.6+ billion
    holdings
  • 30. GAELIC Libraries
    (Unisa)
    SACat
  • 31. www.worldcat.org
  • 32. sabinet.worldcat.org
  • 33. sabinet.worldcat.org
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  • 35. Unisa Library
    - As an example as part of GAELIC
  • 36. unisa.worldcat.org
  • 37. Individual user profile
  • 38. Linking to other social networks
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  • 41. My preferred libraries
  • 42. Linking to full text
  • 43.
  • 44. Detailed content
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  • 47. Individual user profile – more benefits
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  • 51. University of Pretoria
    - As an example
  • 52. univofpretoria.worldcat.org/m
    unisa.worldcat.org/m
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  • 56. Enriched content
    - Table of content
    Interface with III
    - Place hold on system
    Mail Citation or link
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  • 59. Thank you !
    pierre@sabinet.co.za