The Role of the Systems Librarian in an Academic Library

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Presented at Southern Connecticut State University - June 18, 2012

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  • 1. The Role of the SystemsLibrarian in an AcademicLibraryJeff DickensHilton C. Buley LibrarySouthern Connecticut State UniversityJune 18, 2012
  • 2. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianDefinitionThe person who plans for and administers the automated functions of the library, including the integrated library system.Working Concepts Interoperability“…ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate).” – Wikipedia. Usability and Accessibility Adaptation to New Trends and Innovations Professional Development and Staff Training
  • 3. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianPresentation Outline1. Web OPAC2. Access Services3. Vendors and Product Add-Ons4. Web Standards and Technology5. Training, Resources, and Professional Development
  • 4. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianWeb OPAC Customization and Standardization. Cooperation (compromise?) with consortia members. Design with usability heuristics (and testing). Anticipate change (Example: Serials Solutions Aquabrowser). Authority files and faceted classification.
  • 5. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianAccess Services Data and statistics: Create lists and reports on circulation, resource types, acquisitions, etc. Configure Circulation Parameters: create loan rules, map borrower privileges to patron types, design pop-up windows. Web Access Management: work with E- Resources librarian to proxy URLs for off- campus access.
  • 6. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianVendors and Product Add-Ons. Copy cataloging (OCLC Connexion). Authority control (Library Technologies, Inc. and Marcive, Inc.). ILS Modules. ◦ Serials processing (III Serials) ◦ Acquisitions (III Acquisitions)
  • 7. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianVendors and Product Add-Ons. Discovery Federated Link Solutions Search Resolvers EBSCOHost Discovery Integrated LinkSource Service Search Serials Summon 360 Search 360 Link Solutions Service Innovative Encore Research WebBridge Interfaces Pro
  • 8. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianWeb Standards W3C compliance Accessibility and Section 508 compliance Usability heuristics (and testing)Web Technology PHP/SQL (Apache) Open Source (Evergreen and Koha) Cloud Computing
  • 9. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianTraining, Resources, andProfessionalDevelopment CSDirect International Webmasters Association (IWA) Social Networking (blogs, wikis, listservs)
  • 10. The Role of the SystemsLibrarianThank you!