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Presentation for vendor webinar, November 20, 2009

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  • John McDonald
    Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    November 20, 2009
    Sherlock
    The Summon Experience at Claremont
  • What our users need
    One-stop shop for library-wide search
    A comprehensive full text only search
  • What we need
    Jumpstart innovation
    Persistent and iterative process
  • Integration of discovery tools
    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
  • The Force is with us…
    Core Team:
    Sam, Sheree, Candace
    John
    Contributors: Charlie, Adam, Gale, Alex, Jason
  • Evaluation Matrix
  • Results
    Joined in beta program for Summon
    • Provides us with licensed content options
    • Eliminates federated search
    • Streamlines database selection
    • Incorporates local content
  • Implementation
    • Provided content streams (catalog, digital library)
    • Content ingested by Summon
    • Released Summon in beta form to students at start of Fall semester
    • Planned release of additional interface overlay as our Sherlock 2.0 upgrade for Spring semester
    • Staff time and costs
  • Will the rebellion win?
    User pros
    Content
    Extensive coverage of our collection
    Cancel A/I only databases that overlap
    Reduce database choice confusion
    Usability
    One stop shop
    Use as a recommender to native interface
    Increase use, increase diversity of selection
    Faceting
    No learning curve
  • Will the empire strike back?
    Librarian cons
    Content
    Data problems
    Coverage of the collection
    Usability
    ‘Less advanced’ option
    Non intuitive/dynamic faceting
    Native interface algorithms better suited to database content
    Barrier to entry/understand
    Expected magical elixir (higher standard being applied)
  • Demo
    • Summon @ Claremont