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Presentation for the Massachusetts Library Association regarding WorldCat Local.

Presentation for the Massachusetts Library Association regarding WorldCat Local.

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  • 1. Jan Ison Lincoln Trail Libraries System [email_address] Massachusetts Library Association May 6, 2008
  • 2. Presentation Topics
    • Context -- Illinois Library Landscape
    • WorldCat Local Focus
    • Illinois WorldCat Local Pilot
    • User views
      • The Catalog
      • E-Resources
      • Digital Content
      • Social Networking
    • Next Steps
  • 3. Illinois Library Cooperation Landscape
    • Library Cooperation
      • Regional Library Cooperation -- 42 years
      • Multitype Cooperation -- 25 years
      • Regional shared ILS -- 33 years
      • Statewide Academic shared ILS -- 28 years
  • 4.
    • 9 Shared State and Locally-supported ILS -- Over 1100 library buildings and over 800 agencies
      • Sirsi-Dynix -- Classic -- 1 System
      • Sirsi-Dynix -- Horizon -- 2 Systems
      • Sirsi-Dynix -- Unicorn -- 4 Systems (Various Flavors)
      • Innovative Interface -- Millennium -- 2 Systems
    • 1 Statewide Shared ILS primarily Academic Libraries -- 71 libraries
      • ExLibris -- Voyager -- CARLI
    Shared ILS in Illinois
  • 5. Illinois Bibliographic Resources
    • Library Holdings in Shared Systems
      • System ILS -- 35.2 Million Holdings
      • CARLI -- 32 Million Holdings
    • OCLC Members
      • 1600 Governing Members
    • SILC
      • Statewide Illinois Catalog -- Based on the 1600 member library holdings in Illinois
  • 6. Illinois E-Resources & Digital Content
    • State Library purchases
      • First Search Base Package
      • Wilson Select Plus
    • Academic Libraries -- 536 E-Resources
    • Public Libraries -- 156 E-Resources
    • School Libraries -- 121 E-Resources
    • Special Libraries -- 148 E-Resources
    • MyMedia Mall -- E-Books, Audio Books & Video
    • Digital Content
      • Illinois Digital Archive (IDA), Illinois Harvest, Digital Past, Open Content Alliance, etc.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Data Information Silos
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Google-like search box
      • Locally Branded.
      • Retrieves print, non-print, and electronic resources in one search.
    • Relevancy Ranking and faceted searching to refine search by author, content, format, or date.
    WorldCat Local as a Next Generation Catalog Interface
  • 11. WorldCat Local as a Next Generation Catalog Interface
    • Uses Link Resolver to directly access full text for authorized electronic subscriptions.
    • Social Networking Tools
      • Creation of customized, shareable, saved lists.
      • Citations provided in multiple formats to aid creation of bibliographies
      • WorldCat Registries
      • User Generated Reviews
  • 12. WorldCat Local Unique Features
    • Operates at the Network Level
    • Integrates Local, Regional, State and International resources
    • Integrates Resource Sharing
    • Beyond Federated Searching
  • 13. Integrated Data Resources
  • 14. Illinois WorldCat Local
    • Works with multiple ILS Interfaces (4)
    • Works with multiple Link Resolver Services (3)
    • Works with multiple Resource Sharing Options (3)
    • Integrates Local Databases
  • 15. WorldCat Local libraries must:
    • Load your library’s collections into WorldCat, including, if necessary:
      • OPAC/reclamation
      • eSerials holdings
      • Standalone special collections
    • Synchronize cataloging with WorldCat on a daily basis.
    • Index OCLC numbers in your library’s local system (to support links back to your local system).
    • Turn on patron-initiated ILL (through the FirstSearch
    • Administrative Module)
  • 16. Illinois WorldCat Local Libraries
  • 17. Simple Branded Interface
  • 18. WorldCat Local Search Box HTML coding is supplied to the library so that the “google-like” search box can be placed in locations which will be most convenient to users.
  • 19. Central High School has placed their search box in the center of their library web page.
  • 20. For physical items in the library, call number and shelf status are displayed. To see availability at other libraries in the consortium, click on the + sign.
  • 21. For this item, WorldCat supplies contents, an abstract, and information about the author.
  • 22. Relevancy Ranking & Faceted Search
  • 23. Relevance, the default sort, will display resulting records available at your library, then other Illinois libraries, then the consortium, and finally the full WorldCat database. Faceted searching allows the user to refine a search by author, content, format, or date.
  • 24. Four levels of relevancy are displayed in this search.
  • 25. Integrated Searching and Link Resolver
  • 26. Limiting our search to articles.
  • 27. To view the full text, click on the view item online box .
  • 28. A user within an LTLS library with access to Periodicals Abstracts, will be taken directly to the full text of this article.
  • 29. A search at Central High School retrieves an article from Library Journal.
  • 30. Central High School maintains a subscription to EBSCO’s MAS Ultra.
  • 31.  
  • 32. Delivery & Resource Sharing Options
  • 33. To place a hold on this item, click on the button and…
  • 34. logon to LINC to complete the transaction.
  • 35. If the item is not held within the local ILS, use the “request item” option .
  • 36. Fill out and submit this request form which will be sent to the library’s ILL review file.
  • 37. Digital Content & Open Content Alliance
  • 38. This search retrieves two Open Content Alliance titles.
  • 39.  
  • 40.  
  • 41. Retrieving a digital photo from the IL Digital Archives by limiting to “Internet Resource.”
  • 42.  
  • 43. Photography of the Lindsay children From the Illinois Digital Archives collection.
  • 44. Social Networking Tools
  • 45. For a citation to this book, click on the “Cite this Item” link.
  • 46. A variety of citations are displayed.
  • 47. To view a sample from the new “identities” project, click on one of the hyperlinked authors.
  • 48. The goal of WorldCat Identities (a research project) is to create a summary page for every name in WorldCat .
  • 49.  
  • 50. By selecting an associated subject…
  • 51. WCL will set up a new search for the user.
  • 52. By registering and signing in to WorldCat, users can access “social networking” services to create and share lists and reviews.
  • 53. Since I am logged into my WorldCat account, I can add this title to one of my lists.
  • 54.  
  • 55. Since we have successfully signed in, we can also create and submit a review. Since we are still logged on to our WorldCat account, we can also create and submit a review of an item.
  • 56.  
  • 57. What our customers are saying It's nice that you can find books not in the system or even buy. Would be better if you could click a button and send a "purchase request" to the library system so that someone could get it to benefit all. I've just started using the website. It is a great tool. I'm so thankful it is available . I loved the many choices to choose from!!! A way to see inside each library in this system. You've done an incredible job. Thank You.
  • 58. Next Steps Get all pilot sites up Conduct User surveys Authentication using EZProxy Add local developed indexes & databases Home Delivery for ILL
  • 59. What have we learned?
    • Takes longer than expected
    • Everyone has their own view of how to implement
    • Relevancy & Faceted Search defined many ways
    • Local ILS deployment has an impact on WCL
    • Many, many Silos
    • It’s all about people
  • 60. Questions?