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Customization For Libraries

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  • 1. Customization for Libraries GROUP F LIS 652 INFORMATION SERVICES & RESOURCES
  • 2. The Beginning
  • 3. Reasons for Implementation
      • A new generation of library patrons
      • The need to be forward-thinking and
      • user-driven
      • Identifying customers’ preferences
  • 4. Goals
    • “ Libraries and universities have to make access to information seamless, relevant, and personally useful to clients and stakeholders -- while at the same time competing with new information providers”
    • -Lakos and Gray
  • 5. Issues Facing Libraries
      • Privacy
      • Development
      • Cost
      • Tradition
  • 6. What is RSS?
      • Rich Site Summary
      •   RSS Feeds
      •   Feed Reader
  • 7. How do Libraries Incorporate RSS?
  • 8. RSS: University of British Columbia
  • 9. RSS: University of Oklahoma
  • 10. Issues with RSS
      • Cons:
      • Can be overwhelming for some, "too geeky"
      • Requires a separate tool
      • Server or spyware problems
      • Pros:
      • Simple for the average Internet user
      • Customized information
      • Feed readers are free
      • Independent of email
  • 11. What is a Widget?
      • Some Popular Examples:
        • Dashboard Widgets (Mac/OSX)
        • Facebook Apps
        • Google Gadgets (iGoogle)
    Third-party applications that companies build to embed into major content platforms (Scott 2008)
  • 12. Usage in Libraries
      • Catalog Integration
      • Chat Reference (Meebo, QuestionPoint, AOL Wizmi)
      • Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter)
  • 13. Widgets: Catalog Integration
    • In-Website/Portal, Browser Add-on (i.e. Firefox)
  • 14. Widgets: Chat Reference
    • MeeboMe, QuestionPoint, AOL Wizmi
  • 15. Widgets: Social Networking
    • Facebook, Twitter
  • 16. Widgets: University of Texas at Austin
  • 17. Issues with Widgets
      • Evaluation for Users and Libraries:  
      • Point-of-need / Access
      •      vs.  
      • Determining usefulness / Delivery method (Platform)
  • 18. What are Mashups?
      • “ A mashup is a web application that uses content from more than one source to create a single new service displayed in a single graphical interface”
      • -Darlene Fichter, “Library Mashups”
  • 19. Anatomy of a Mashup
      • Content host and provider
        • Application Programming Interface (API)
        • Use web protocols such as REST and SOAP
      • Mashup Site/Host
      • Web Browser
  • 20. Library Mashups: Maps
      • Uses Google Maps
      • Includes branch details, hours
    Brooklyn Public Library
  • 21. Library Mashups: Multimedia
    • National Library of Australia
      • Flickr hosts photos, allows users to upload photos
      • Users can search archives through library website
  • 22. Library Mashups: Catalog
    • Uses NY Times Bestsellers API
    • Users can find bestsellers in library catalog
    Dallas Public Library
  • 23. Issues with Mashups
      • Cons:
      • No control over how content made available through API is used
      • Protection of intellectual property
      • Data security
      • OPAC’s Search API is only for member institutions
      • Pros:
      • Easy to create
        • Yahoo Pipes
      • Added value to library websites
      • Greater user interactivity with library content
      • OPAC has released basic API for general use
  • 24. Customization Trend Predictions
      • RSS
        • More expansive 
        • Going to become more popular and easier to use
      • Widgets
        • Increased mobility associated with Reference Services
      • Mashups
        • More organizations will provide API’s
        • Become more collaborative (users make content)
        • Security will increase to protect data
  • 25. THANKS! GLENDA BARAHONA RYAN BREAUX SARAH LYON ANDREA MULLEN

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