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Kansas Library Catalog history, migration to hybrid, Z target catalogs, federated search w/ IP address authentication.

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  • Check Conference 2008 Hybrids

    1. 1. We’re Not Talking Prius: Hybrid Library Catalogs Changing the Kansas Library Landscape
    2. 2. Library Landscape State Library of Kansas - Topeka
    3. 3. Overview of Kansas Libraries <ul><li>328 Public Libraries – </li></ul><ul><li>77% in towns of 2500 or fewer </li></ul><ul><li>1200 School Libraries – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>465,000 K-12 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>6 State Universities/ 30 two-year / </li></ul><ul><li>18 Independent Private Colleges – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>175,000 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Kansas Union Catalog <ul><li>1971 – Idea/Development </li></ul><ul><li>1977 – KUC COM* & ILL – </li></ul><ul><li> * Computer Output Microform </li></ul><ul><li>1984 – KUC Microfiche </li></ul><ul><li>1988 – CD Rom </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – Web Catalog </li></ul>
    5. 5. Changing of the Guard <ul><li>2004 – Duane Johnson retires </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Christie Brandau named State Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly at Michigan SL) </li></ul>
    6. 6. LSTA Focus Shifts <ul><li>2005 – 48% of KS Public Libraries are automated </li></ul><ul><li>By 2009 – 80% of KS Public Libraries will be automated </li></ul><ul><li>Grants awarded to Regional Library Systems to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>create regional consortia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>automate libraries for the first time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>migrate other libraries to new system </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Barriers for small libraries <ul><li>Retrospective conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining a server </li></ul><ul><li>Annual maintenance fees and other ongoing costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of sufficient staff </li></ul><ul><li>Initial cost investment </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Physical infrastructure (space, electrical) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Regional Automation Projects <ul><li>Variety of solutions implemented: </li></ul><ul><li>Shared catalog – each library functions as a branch </li></ul><ul><li>Shared system – hosted by a library </li></ul><ul><li>Shared system – ASP / vendor hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary and Open Source </li></ul>
    9. 9. Automation grants to regional systems
    10. 10. SwiftNet <ul><li>Southwest Kansas Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-Graphics VERSO ASP </li></ul><ul><li>30 public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Complies with SIP2/NCIP and Z39.50 capable </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium catalog </li></ul>
    11. 13. NExpress <ul><li>Northeast Kansas Library System </li></ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix Unicorn –hosted at KCPL </li></ul><ul><li>12 small public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>SIP2/NCIP & Z39.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Shared catalog with patron online loan requesting </li></ul>
    12. 16. Pathfinder Central <ul><li>Central Kansas Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Koha ZOOM hosted package from LibLime </li></ul><ul><li>31 small public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>SIP2/NCIP & Z39.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Shared ILS/ union catalog/ patron self - ILL </li></ul>
    13. 17. Staff side – Pathfinder Central
    14. 18. Live Koha Catalog Example
    15. 22. Kansas Library Catalog - 2008 <ul><li>2008 – Hybrid Union Catalog: </li></ul><ul><li>903 libraries represented </li></ul><ul><li>5 million items </li></ul><ul><li>800+ libraries – static holdings information </li></ul><ul><li>50 libraries – Z target shelf status information </li></ul><ul><li>Goal = 800+ libraries – Z target information </li></ul>
    16. 23. “Virtual” Kansas Library Catalog
    17. 26. SLK Website – v. 2007
    18. 28. Federated Search <ul><li>Developed by Auto-Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneously searches all SLK resources </li></ul><ul><li>Takes user directly to browse grouped results </li></ul><ul><li>Results grouped by Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of “Deep Web” searching </li></ul>
    19. 30. Quova – throughout the site
    20. 31. Explore our Resources
    21. 33. Quova –IP Address Authentication <ul><li>Uses geolocation authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Applies IP Address lookup </li></ul><ul><li>Can verify eligibility based on geographic location </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for traditional library card / bar code </li></ul><ul><li>Provides 80% success rate for patrons </li></ul>
    22. 34. Vendor perspective on project <ul><li>Rural nature of state provides unique challenges and opportunities for a vendor </li></ul><ul><li>Need to level playing field </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing technology with real world issues </li></ul><ul><li>Need to employ standards throughout statewide initiatives </li></ul>
    23. 35. Q & A <ul><li>Patti Butcher </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Hixon </li></ul>State Library of Kansas [email_address] [email_address] Emily Sitz [email_address] Southwest KS Library System

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