Connecting users to Collections
 Collection Development/Resource Sharing Conference
                     March 26, 2009
  ...
Connecting users to Collections
• There is no one place/one tool/one starting
  point/one type of user
• The tool that bes...
Are they using the catalog?

• Mango averages
  over 1 million
  searches a month

• Statistics from
  FY2007/2008
How are we improving the catalog?
•   Stealth OPACs
•   Better User Interfaces
•   Wider Discovery
•   More Interactive
• ...
“Stealth Opacs”
• Coined by David Pattern in his blog “Self-plagiarism is style”
• Most important feature of nextgen catal...
Can you find the catalog?
How about now?
Now?
Here?
Here?




http://fgcu.libguides.com/accounting_and_tax
Recognize the device?…
In the palm of your hand
Mango on the IPhone
This one is a little harder…
Example using one of the tools
• Get an email about interesting lecture on the
  TED website, topic is organization struct...
Better User Interfaces
• More like other Web interfaces
• Less instruction required for basic use
• More access points, wa...
First generation online interface
First generation web interface
Vendor designed web interface
NextGen Catalog at NCSU
Mango is born
• Mango is FCLA created web application that
  uses the Endeca search engine and repository
• Began work in ...
University of West Florida Catalog
Union Catalog in Mango
Better User Interfaces
• David Pattern’s Top 5 Priorities
   – Stealth OPAC
   – Relevance ranking
   – Faceted searching
...
Aleph keyword search
Mango keyword search
Mango interactive
• Live connection to LMS info. in Aleph
    – Availability
    – Patron accounts/Renewals
    – Requests...
Mango


State University Libraries of Florida
Mango


State University Libraries of Florida
Wider discovery: what’s in your
              catalog?
• Aleph catalog records: 16 million bibliographic
  records merged ...
Wider discovery: what could be added?
 • UF Digital Collections
 • Wolfsonian Museum
 • IFAS EDIS publications
 • E-Gov Do...
Delivery: How do our users quot;get it”?
• Open URLs, link resolvers (sfx and Serials solutions)
Delivery: electronic
• URLs in the metadata, for example:
  – Digital objects
     • Images
     • Full text
     • Video/...
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/clay_shir
ky_on_institutions_versus_collaboration.htm
Delivery:
 digital
Delivery: map
• Go to the shelves (location mapping)
Delivery: map
Delivery: requests
Delivery: ILL

InterLibrary loan requests
Delivery: Future
• Uborrow
  –   Unmediated borrowing
  –   1st Phase returnables within SULs
  –   Aleph ILL or ILLiad
  ...
Continuous improvement
• SUL OPAC subcommittee development list
• Articles – in process
• Ideas to be prioritized
  –   So...
Future of interfaces?
• Sixth sense project at MIT
   – “Wearable gestural interface”
   – http://www.pranavmistry.com/pro...
Future of interfaces?
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Connecting Users to Collections

  1. 1. Connecting users to Collections Collection Development/Resource Sharing Conference March 26, 2009 Jean Phillips Florida Center for Library Automation jeanp@ufl.edu
  2. 2. Connecting users to Collections • There is no one place/one tool/one starting point/one type of user • The tool that best represents what we have available to our users is the catalog • How are we improving the catalog? • Are they using it?
  3. 3. Are they using the catalog? • Mango averages over 1 million searches a month • Statistics from FY2007/2008
  4. 4. How are we improving the catalog? • Stealth OPACs • Better User Interfaces • Wider Discovery • More Interactive • Clearer Delivery Options
  5. 5. “Stealth Opacs” • Coined by David Pattern in his blog “Self-plagiarism is style” • Most important feature of nextgen catalog in 2007 survey
  6. 6. Can you find the catalog?
  7. 7. How about now?
  8. 8. Now?
  9. 9. Here?
  10. 10. Here? http://fgcu.libguides.com/accounting_and_tax
  11. 11. Recognize the device?…
  12. 12. In the palm of your hand
  13. 13. Mango on the IPhone
  14. 14. This one is a little harder…
  15. 15. Example using one of the tools • Get an email about interesting lecture on the TED website, topic is organization structures
  16. 16. Better User Interfaces • More like other Web interfaces • Less instruction required for basic use • More access points, ways to search • Progressive improvement of look and feel
  17. 17. First generation online interface
  18. 18. First generation web interface
  19. 19. Vendor designed web interface
  20. 20. NextGen Catalog at NCSU
  21. 21. Mango is born • Mango is FCLA created web application that uses the Endeca search engine and repository • Began work in October 2007 • Went live in August 2008 • Still maintaining Aleph OPACs • 9.1 million bibliographic records • Aleph records from 11 SULs merged into one record
  22. 22. University of West Florida Catalog
  23. 23. Union Catalog in Mango
  24. 24. Better User Interfaces • David Pattern’s Top 5 Priorities – Stealth OPAC – Relevance ranking – Faceted searching • Special collections facets • New Title facet – RSS – Did you mean • Other features important to SULs – Export/save options – Guided Navigation – Text to mobiles – Permalinks
  25. 25. Aleph keyword search
  26. 26. Mango keyword search
  27. 27. Mango interactive • Live connection to LMS info. in Aleph – Availability – Patron accounts/Renewals – Requests • Book covers and more from Google books • Citation formats from WorldCat: “Cite this” • Export of citations to Refworks • Text of title and call no. to cell phones • Linking out to library location maps: “floor map”
  28. 28. Mango State University Libraries of Florida
  29. 29. Mango State University Libraries of Florida
  30. 30. Wider discovery: what’s in your catalog? • Aleph catalog records: 16 million bibliographic records merged into 8 million • Center for Research Libraries • Digital collections: DLU01/Digitool
  31. 31. Wider discovery: what could be added? • UF Digital Collections • Wolfsonian Museum • IFAS EDIS publications • E-Gov Docs • Open Access Digitized books (Mbooks or all Hathi Trust) • Non-MARC resources
  32. 32. Delivery: How do our users quot;get it”? • Open URLs, link resolvers (sfx and Serials solutions)
  33. 33. Delivery: electronic • URLs in the metadata, for example: – Digital objects • Images • Full text • Video/audio – Federal Government documents – Ejournals – Ebooks
  34. 34. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/clay_shir ky_on_institutions_versus_collaboration.htm
  35. 35. Delivery: digital
  36. 36. Delivery: map • Go to the shelves (location mapping)
  37. 37. Delivery: map
  38. 38. Delivery: requests
  39. 39. Delivery: ILL InterLibrary loan requests
  40. 40. Delivery: Future • Uborrow – Unmediated borrowing – 1st Phase returnables within SULs – Aleph ILL or ILLiad – later phases • expand to CCLA colleges and beyond • articles
  41. 41. Continuous improvement • SUL OPAC subcommittee development list • Articles – in process • Ideas to be prioritized – Social tagging – Recommender – Reviews – Integrated course reserves – Subject oriented interfaces – More data sources – Cross references from Authority records
  42. 42. Future of interfaces? • Sixth sense project at MIT – “Wearable gestural interface” – http://www.pranavmistry.com/project s/sixthsense/#PICTURES – Ultimate mobile device
  43. 43. Future of interfaces?
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