University libraryPrimo at the University of AmsterdamTechnology vs Real LifeLukas Koster - Library Systems Coordinator - ...
University library  Agenda                          1-Discovery tools               1a-Technology                         ...
University library                       Technology vs Real Life     http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/3318600273    ...
University library    Discovery toolsA one-stop single-search-box web based solution for searching, browsing, discovery an...
University library Discovery tools  What I would like:Gateways to all information a library has access to                 ...
University library    Discovery tools: the environmentAcademic libraries       Teaching       ResearchAccess       Subscri...
University libraryAsideEverything I say applies to all discovery tools,                Not only Primo                     ...
University library                                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterlibrary/203...
University libraryTechnology                                                       Discovery                              ...
University libraryTechnology                                Discovery                                frontendUser interfac...
University library                                              Content                                                   ...
University libraryContent                Theoretically (technically)                we can harvest everything             ...
University libraryContent                                                       Discovery                                 ...
University libraryContent                                                       Discovery                                 ...
University libraryContent                                Discovery                                frontendUser interface  ...
University libraryContent                                           Local                      Shared     Local           ...
University libraryContent                                                                            Local                ...
University libraryContent                                                                            Local                ...
University libraryContent    Alternative coverage                           Primo at the University of Amsterdam -        ...
University library  Content                       Content typesMostly: Traditional publications    Books    ArticlesAlso o...
University libraryContent                                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/2144119569          ...
University library                     Indexing                          Primo at the University of Amsterdam -           ...
University libraryIndexing                Theoretically (technically)                we can index everything              ...
University libraryIndexing                                             Local                        Shared     Local      ...
University library                                                                           PNX  Indexing                ...
University libraryIndexing                                              Local                         Shared     Local    ...
University libraryIndexing                                               Local                          Shared     Local  ...
University libraryIndexing                                                        <creatorcontrib>     Author names       ...
University libraryIndexing     Topics   Again: strings, no unique identifiers   Subjects/topics/keywords etc. are   taken ...
University libraryIndexing     Resource types   Match Resource Types codes across indexes   One Resource Type per record  ...
University libraryIndexing     Resource types     Interesting example from institutional repository     MODS/DIDL     <typ...
University libraryAside: Primo “hackable”  Ex Libris Open APIs    customisable, plugins, addons  Linked Open Data Special ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maveric2003/3822708724/         University library         Indexing                          ...
University library                     User interface                                                 Primo at the Univers...
University libraryUser interface                Theoretically (technically)                we can find all we need        ...
University libraryUser interface     Broad     Scoped     Discipline     Known item                     Primo at the Unive...
University libraryUser interface                     Setting context     Before              Search                       ...
University libraryUser interface     Broad           Refine                     Facets                                    ...
University libraryUser interface     Scoped                     Primo at the University of Amsterdam -                    ...
University libraryUser interface                     Requires uniform classification                     by subject of eac...
University libraryUser interface                     No discovery desired!                     Search on Title , Title + A...
University libraryUser interface              Different audiences, contextDepending oncontext, different searchinterfaces ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoursecretadmiral/4052368212/University libraryUser interface                In reality      ...
University library                       Technology vs Real LifeWe can’t harvest everythingWe can’t index unambiguouslyWe ...
University libraryYET!                     http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/7071545621                                ...
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  • Marketing speak
  • Not focusing on discovery
  • Not focusing on discovery
  • Fast, uniform
  • Content is harvested and indexed in a consistent uniform way
  • Content is harvested and indexed in a consistent uniform way
  • Commercial/competitive reasonsTechnical reasonsPlanning reasonsPolitical reasons
  • But is this a problem? Only if we stick by a local “unified” search portal
  • Primo at the University of Amsterdam - Technology vs. Real Life

    1. 1. University libraryPrimo at the University of AmsterdamTechnology vs Real LifeLukas Koster - Library Systems Coordinator - Library of the University of Amsterdam@lukask – l.koster@uva.nlEMTACL 2012, Trondheim, October 1-3, 2012
    2. 2. University library Agenda 1-Discovery tools 1a-Technology 3-Indexing 4-User interface2-Content http://lib.uva.nl Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    3. 3. University library Technology vs Real Life http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/3318600273 Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35669523@N04/3310187686
    4. 4. University library Discovery toolsA one-stop single-search-box web based solution for searching, browsing, discovery anddelivery of print and digital publications and objects available from librarycollections, institutional resources and academic publishers, using a unified indexContent• Print publications User interface• Digital publications • One stop• Objects • Single search box Indexing• Library collections • Web based • Unified index• Institutional resources • Searching• Academic publishers • Browsing • Discovery • Delivery Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    5. 5. University library Discovery tools What I would like:Gateways to all information a library has access to Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    6. 6. University library Discovery tools: the environmentAcademic libraries Teaching ResearchAccess Subscriptions Freely availableInformation Traditional publications All other types Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Graduation_hat.svg
    7. 7. University libraryAsideEverything I say applies to all discovery tools, Not only Primo Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    8. 8. University library http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterlibrary/2034771121 Technology Harvesting & Indexinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsalad/5991773081/ Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    9. 9. University libraryTechnology Discovery frontendUser interface Central Metadata IndexIndexing Harvesting ejournalejournal ILS Image ejournal database UI External External Local External database database Repository database database UI UI Primo at the University of Amsterdam -Content UI EMTACL12
    10. 10. University libraryTechnology Discovery frontendUser interface Central Metadata IndexHarvested and Indexed Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    11. 11. University library Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam -http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollyblock/7941237158 EMTACL12
    12. 12. University libraryContent Theoretically (technically) we can harvest everything we have access to Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    13. 13. University libraryContent Discovery frontendUser interface Central Metadata IndexIndexing Harvesting ejournalejournal ILS Image ejournal database UI External External Local External database database Repository database database UI UI Primo at the University of Amsterdam -Content UI EMTACL12
    14. 14. University libraryContent Discovery frontendUser interface Shared Metadata Local Index Metadata IndexIndexing Harvesting ejournalejournal ILS Image ejournal External External Local database External database database Repository database database Primo at the University of Amsterdam -Content EMTACL12
    15. 15. University libraryContent Discovery frontendUser interface Shared Metadata Local Index Metadata IndexHarvested and Indexed Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    16. 16. University libraryContent Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    17. 17. University libraryContent Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index ejournalejournal ILS ejournal External External Local External Repositories SFX database database database Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    18. 18. University libraryContent Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index ejournalejournal ILS Student Theses ejournal External External Local External Repositories SFX database database databaseContentprovider Content provider Content provider System vendor Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    19. 19. University libraryContent Alternative coverage Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    20. 20. University library Content Content typesMostly: Traditional publications Books ArticlesAlso other types Datasets Maps etc. Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    21. 21. University libraryContent http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/2144119569 In reality we can’t harvest everything we have access to Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    22. 22. University library Indexing Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    23. 23. University libraryIndexing Theoretically (technically) we can index everything unambiguously Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    24. 24. University libraryIndexing Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index Two separate indexes Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    25. 25. University library PNX Indexing <search> <author> <title> </search> <display> <author> <title> </display> Or similar, <facets> <author> etc. Normalising Harvesting <type> <date> Source </facets> Data records PNX <links>source PNX PNX </links> PNX <delivery> </delivery> Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    26. 26. University libraryIndexing Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index No deduplication across indexes No FRBRisation across indexes Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    27. 27. University libraryIndexing Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index Consolidate both indexes Adapt local indexing to shared indexing Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    28. 28. University libraryIndexing <creatorcontrib> Author names Beckett, Samuel </creatorcontrib> <creatorcontrib> Samuel Beckett 1906-1989 </creatorcontrib> <creatorcontrib> Beckett, S </creatorcontrib> Works reasonably well <creatorcontrib> Samuel Beckett Multiple search variants </creatorcontrib> But: strings, no unique identifiers Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    29. 29. University libraryIndexing Topics Again: strings, no unique identifiers Subjects/topics/keywords etc. are taken from each datasource ‘as is’ Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    30. 30. University libraryIndexing Resource types Match Resource Types codes across indexes One Resource Type per record Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    31. 31. University libraryIndexing Resource types Interesting example from institutional repository MODS/DIDL <typeOfResource>text</typeOfResource> <genre>info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis</genre> Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    32. 32. University libraryAside: Primo “hackable” Ex Libris Open APIs customisable, plugins, addons Linked Open Data Special Interest Working Group http://igelu.org/special-interests/lod Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    33. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maveric2003/3822708724/ University library Indexing In reality we can’t index everything unambiguously Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12http://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/3754015526/
    34. 34. University library User interface Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafleen/125422650
    35. 35. University libraryUser interface Theoretically (technically) we can find all we need with one search Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    36. 36. University libraryUser interface Broad Scoped Discipline Known item Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    37. 37. University libraryUser interface Setting context Before Search After Advanced search, etc. Refine results/facets Subject Subject Discipline Discipline Scope Source Type Type Date Date … … Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    38. 38. University libraryUser interface Broad Refine Facets http://www.flickr.com/photos/eirasi/2084477067/ Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    39. 39. University libraryUser interface Scoped Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    40. 40. University libraryUser interface Requires uniform classification by subject of each item In Local and Shared index Discipline At the moment only available for relevance ranking in On Journal level ScholarRank Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    41. 41. University libraryUser interface No discovery desired! Search on Title , Title + Author Known item Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    42. 42. University libraryUser interface Different audiences, contextDepending oncontext, different searchinterfaces may beappropriate http://www.flickr.com/photos/rrrrred/3923807023 Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoursecretadmiral/4052368212/University libraryUser interface In reality we can’t find all we need with one search Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    44. 44. University library Technology vs Real LifeWe can’t harvest everythingWe can’t index unambiguouslyWe can’t find all we need with one search YET! Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
    45. 45. University libraryYET! http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/7071545621 NEXT? Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12

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