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Upgrading the Happytown College Library System Upgrading the Happytown College Library System Presentation Transcript

  • Happytown College Access Service Committee Presents…
    • Brought to you by Group B:
    • Lucas Anderson, Mary Beth Davis, Thomas Discepola,
    • Laura Sialiano, Amy Wojceichowski
  • About Happytown College
    • We are a small (3,500 undergrads) liberal arts college in the northeast United States. We have approximately 235 full-time faculty, and we offer 35 undergraduate majors. We also serve the community surrounding the college, providing, at a minimum, online and browsing access. Our library contains approximately 1,000,000 holdings.
  • Our Mission
    • To support and enrich the instructional, research and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services.
  • The Library
    • Aspires to provide outstanding information resources and services that advance research and learning and…
    • Serves as an essential information resource for the state and beyond.
  • Our Goal:
  • Our Dilemma….
  • The Problem We Face:
    • Need to get higher return on dollar
    • Need to increase online access
    • Need to create self-sufficiency
  • Remote Access for Electronic Resources Solution 1: EZproxy
  • How it Works…
    • Centralizes authentication for a particular online resource licensed by the University.
    • University purchases the license and allows anyone affiliated with our system to gain access to the resources.
    • EZproxy runs on a machine on your network so requests for database requests come from IP address on your network.
    • Affiliation is determined by possession of the Happytown Network ID assigned to students, faculty and staff.
  • The Benefits
  • Further Advantages
    • College’s network specifications are fully compatible with the EZproxy authentication and access software:
    • http://www.oclc.org/ezproxy/about/default/htm
    • Also compatible with broad range of system specifications
    • Digitization allows greater accessibility to archived materials
    • Democratizing access to the archive allows for individual outside of institutions to do historical research
  • Some Disadvantages
  • What quality digital library will we use with our EZproxy licensure?
  • Digital Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences Solution 2: JSTOR
  • About JSTOR…
    • JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization helping the scholarly community take advantage of advanced technology.
    • JSTOR helps libraries save space by allowing them to replace their print journal collections with access to its trusted digital archive.
    • JSTOR offers retrieval of high-resolution PDFs of journals and pages.
    • JSTOR has a graduated fee model so that small institutions pay less than larger institutions.
  • Proposed Participation Fees for Happytown College:
  • How it Works…
  • JSTOR Training Offered with Subscription
  • Full Text Resources/Personalized Digital Libraries Solution 3: Google Books
  • Benefits of Personalized Libraries
    • Web 2.0 are popular among undergraduates
    • Google books offers a naturalistic, intuitive, easy-to-use system
    • Quantity of books provided by Google Projects is vast
    • Google has established partnerships with Universities and research facilities around the world.
    • Please view link to see list of participants
    • http://books.google.com/googlebooks/partners.html
    • * Google Books are currently in litigation. See the link below to learn more about their proposed agreement:
    • http:// books.google.com/googlebooks/agreement /
  • Google Books allows you to:
  • Conclusion