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veryDisco: The Evolution of Discovery at Claremont

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Presentation given to Oberlin Group Library Directors Meeeting, October 2, 2009

Presentation given to Oberlin Group Library Directors Meeeting, October 2, 2009


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    • 1. the evolution of discovery at Claremont
      John McDonald
      Library
      Claremont University Consortium
      October 2, 2009
      Discovery
      veryDisco
    • 2. What’s the Issue?
      Why focus on discovery?
      User Point of View
      • Teach users to navigate complex systems
      • 3. Build less complex systems
      Staff Point of View
      • Behind on technology implementation
      • 4. Inefficient acquisitions/collections
      • 5. Consolidate/integrate information
    • Environmental Scan
      Teams assigned to study and address:
      OpenURL Implementation
      Federated Search products
      Next Gen OPAC ideas
    • 6. Strategic Picture
      Interface
      High Usability, Intuitive, Robust, Relevant
      Library
      Enterprise
      financial
      admin
      student
      Non Licensed Content
      Open Web
      Catalog
      Digital Library
      Licensed Content
      Digital Preservation
      insurance, recovery, immutability
    • 7. Evaluation Matrix
    • 8. Discovery environment results
      Major vendors all doing something, but no company or product was doing what we wanted or needed
      Still opportunity for entrepreneurship
      Choose ‘best of breed’ to build integrated system
      Leverage what librarians do best – store, organize, retrieve, display information
    • 9. Vendor Scan
    • 10. Results
      Joined in beta program for SerSol Summon
      • Provided us with licensed content options
      • 11. Eliminated Federated Search
      Purchased Primo from Ex Libris
      • Provided us with robust options for interface design
      • 12. Provide partnership to explore other programmatic elements
    • Implementation
      • Provided content streams (catalog, digital library) to both partners
      • 13. Eventually content will be ingested by Summon
      • 14. Primo will be overlaid for the interface and advanced information management features
      • 15. Released Summon in beta form to students at start of Fall semester
      • 16. Planned release of Primo overlay as our Discovery 2.0 upgrade for Spring semester
    • Demo
      • Summon @ Claremont
      • 17. Primo @ Claremont
      • 18. name: student
      • 19. ID: 7121111113
    • Questions?
      John McDonald
      October 2, 2009