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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

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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. University libraryAsideEverything I say applies to all discovery tools, Not only Primo Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. University libraryTechnology Discovery frontendUser interface Central Metadata IndexHarvested and Indexed Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 11. University library Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam -http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollyblock/7941237158 EMTACL12
  • 12. University libraryContent Theoretically (technically) we can harvest everything we have access to Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. University libraryContent Discovery frontendUser interface Shared Metadata Local Index Metadata IndexHarvested and Indexed Content Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 16. University libraryContent Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. University libraryContent Alternative coverage Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 20. University library Content Content typesMostly: Traditional publications Books ArticlesAlso other types Datasets Maps etc. Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. University library Indexing Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 23. University libraryIndexing Theoretically (technically) we can index everything unambiguously Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 24. University libraryIndexing Local Shared Local Metadata Metadata Index Index Two separate indexes Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. University libraryIndexing Resource types Match Resource Types codes across indexes One Resource Type per record Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. 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. University library User interface Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafleen/125422650
  • 35. University libraryUser interface Theoretically (technically) we can find all we need with one search Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 36. University libraryUser interface Broad Scoped Discipline Known item Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. University libraryUser interface Broad Refine Facets http://www.flickr.com/photos/eirasi/2084477067/ Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 39. University libraryUser interface Scoped Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. University libraryUser interface No discovery desired! Search on Title , Title + Author Known item Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12
  • 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. 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. 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. University libraryYET! http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/7071545621 NEXT? Primo at the University of Amsterdam - EMTACL12