LIBRARY COMMITTEE
MEETING
April 8, 2009
Agenda
    Book checkout system


    Book Ordering


    Digitization


    Digital Library


    Library Arrangement...
Little Things
    The water library no longer carries Lake Line


    as of mid-2007. Do we want to begin to hold
    tha...
Book Checkout System
    There are 3273 books in the checkout system.


    About 330 have been checked out in the last 3...
Book Checkout System
    Most items have been checked out only 1


    time.
    The most popular items are (exploded pie...
Center usage of checkout
system
     There has been a drop off in the system


     usage. This is likely due to the fact...
Checkout System: Thoughts?
    Anything that can be improved. Is there any


    other information you’d like.
Book Purchasing
    Current proposed books add up to $757


    We have been allotted $1000


    We have an extra $243....
Digitization
    We’ve finished digitizing the first round of


    archives A-L
    Currently 25% of our reprint collect...
Digital Library: Why
    Our digitized collection is difficult to access


    and pretty confusing
    Our collection do...
Digital Library: Why
    Freely available


    science correlates to
    higher citation
    impact (and hence
    more ...
Digital Library: Key components
    Access: CFL members should be able to


    access everything
    Authentication: Tho...
Digital Library
    Two test libraries have been set up using


    content management systems
    These systems, Drupal ...
Digital Library: Joomla
    http://joomlalib.uwcfl


    .org/ (then click
    library)
    Nice looking, easy


    to ...
Digital Library: Joomla
    Weak search


    interface
    Best for browsing or

    searching for
    specific title
Digital Library: Joomla
    Metadata is


    weak, just pasted in
    Items such as date

    are altered
Digital Library: Drupal
    http://uwcfl.org/libdr

    up/
    Bibliographic

    software like we
    have now
    Thi...
Digital Library: Drupal
    Search interface is


    more powerful
    Still not as good as

    Endnote
    Biblio has...
Digital Library: Drupal
    The display page


    contains much more
    information
    Transferring


    information...
Digital Library: Drupal
    Drupal lists all


    publications
    Other users can see

    a hyperlink (if
    allowed...
Digital Library: Thoughts
    What’s necessary, what’s not, what would we


    like in the future (photos, gov. docs, et...
Library Floor Plan
    At last year’s library seminar there was an


    interest in adding furniture to the library
    ...
Library Floor Plan: Proposed Revisions
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  1. 1. LIBRARY COMMITTEE MEETING April 8, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda Book checkout system  Book Ordering  Digitization  Digital Library  Library Arrangement 
  3. 3. Little Things The water library no longer carries Lake Line  as of mid-2007. Do we want to begin to hold that periodical?
  4. 4. Book Checkout System There are 3273 books in the checkout system.  About 330 have been checked out in the last 3  years. No weeding decisions will need to be made for  several years The highest value of the system is for locating  books once they are checked out. So we are barcoding theses to help locate them when necessary.
  5. 5. Book Checkout System Most items have been checked out only 1  time. The most popular items are (exploded pieces in the graph):  Limnology: inland water ecosystems  Fishes of Wisconsin  Stream ecology: structure and function of running waters  Limnology: lake and river ecosystems  Louis Agassiz: a life in science  Number of Times Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates Checked out  An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America 10  8 Through the looking glass: a field guide to aquatic plants  7 Fisheries techniques  5 4 3 2 1
  6. 6. Center usage of checkout system There has been a drop off in the system  usage. This is likely due to the fact that some CFL members are not added to the system. 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0
  7. 7. Checkout System: Thoughts? Anything that can be improved. Is there any  other information you’d like.
  8. 8. Book Purchasing Current proposed books add up to $757  We have been allotted $1000  We have an extra $243. Plus we should have  a back up or two in case one cannot ship in time.
  9. 9. Digitization We’ve finished digitizing the first round of  archives A-L Currently 25% of our reprint collection is  digitized. 75% of our faculty-authored reprints are  digitized Aim is for 100% of CFL related publications to  be digitized.  Problem: No comprehensive list of all individuals (including LTER and students) who might have published.
  10. 10. Digital Library: Why Our digitized collection is difficult to access  and pretty confusing Our collection does not allow us to share  publications with those outside the CFL, or even those associated with the CFL, but off the network We lack the ability to share with other people  and institutions CFL publications and research
  11. 11. Digital Library: Why Freely available  science correlates to higher citation impact (and hence more readers) in Increase in citation of free journals poorer countries From Science 2/20/09 “Open Access  and Global Participation in Science” James A. Evans1* and Jacob Reimer2”
  12. 12. Digital Library: Key components Access: CFL members should be able to  access everything Authentication: Those outside CFL should be  able to access some items, but only what we allow them to access Usability: Navigation and search should be  powerful and intuitive or else it will not be used Adaptability: Should be able to be updated and  modified easily
  13. 13. Digital Library Two test libraries have been set up using  content management systems These systems, Drupal and Joomla, are both  free and open source and supported by a broad community of users
  14. 14. Digital Library: Joomla http://joomlalib.uwcfl  .org/ (then click library) Nice looking, easy  to maintain This would best be  served by categorizing by author
  15. 15. Digital Library: Joomla Weak search  interface Best for browsing or  searching for specific title
  16. 16. Digital Library: Joomla Metadata is  weak, just pasted in Items such as date  are altered
  17. 17. Digital Library: Drupal http://uwcfl.org/libdr  up/ Bibliographic  software like we have now This is a much  stronger but much more complex system Interface not as nice  Much more  extensible (to a
  18. 18. Digital Library: Drupal Search interface is  more powerful Still not as good as  Endnote Biblio has “filters”  but these can be overwhelmed by number of authors
  19. 19. Digital Library: Drupal The display page  contains much more information Transferring  information is easy
  20. 20. Digital Library: Drupal Drupal lists all  publications Other users can see  a hyperlink (if allowed) or can request a copy of the article Authenticated users  are given a download link
  21. 21. Digital Library: Thoughts What’s necessary, what’s not, what would we  like in the future (photos, gov. docs, etc.)
  22. 22. Library Floor Plan At last year’s library seminar there was an  interest in adding furniture to the library A grant for furniture will be submitted to UW  friends of the library if we decide to go this route.
  23. 23. Library Floor Plan: Proposed Revisions
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