Overview• Federated search – The way forward?• Implications for access to materials• Bona fide users• Access to material in storage
Moving forward:• Competitive / Individual? Each library develops its own solution• Collaborative / National? We develop shared solutions
National Federated Search? (1)One interface which searches:• All our library catalogues• All our e-resources• Presents all results in clear & consistent format
National Federated Search? (2)Benefits:• Standardisation• One stop shop for Irish resources• Reduced cost of ownership• Promote Irish libraries• Shared support / national expertise
National Federated Search? (3)Challenges:• Existing local arrangements & plans• Complexity re access to e-resources• One size fits all?• Homogenisation
Access to Materials (1)Implications of national federated search:• Increased Visibility• External visitors• Access to e-resources• Reciprocal borrowing• Impact on ILL patterns?
Access to Materials (2)• Review existing access schemes• Extend ALCID scheme to include: - Reciprocal Borrowing?• Similar model to SCONUL (SRX)
Who is a valid user?• Registered staff, students etc• Occasional lecturers, consultants in teaching hospitals, associated researchers, industry partners• Local community• Licensing implications• CONUL to review & make reccommendations?
Access to materials in storage• Off-site storage• Traditional versus Online service• Scan & deliver to desktop• Appropriate staffing & skill levels• CONUL sub-committee report