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Presented at Internet Librarian International 2010

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  • Me: NTNU, Linked data, Mobile
  • LibQual (yawn)
    Research survey (forskning, forskning, forskning) links at end n=23 researchers
    Den som søker n=60 15 BA, MA, PhD & Research staff
    Results: Books not important (buy not borrow), irrespective of academic discipline
    journals v. important.
    prefer e-content.
    website not so much
  • growth in use of e-content
    death of the research database
    death of the paper journal
    physical materials are not a growth market. >30% is never borrowed ~60% is borrowed just once
    Microfilm is horrible in every sense
  • projectomania (23 projects in three years)
    Talk about the results of the projects: getting in touch with the user
    First project UBiT2010: talked about this at ILI2008, was originally going to talk about it again, but I don’t work on it anymore :D
    I do work on Rådata nå and Discovery services 2
  • Gratuitous puppy image (for nerds)
  • So what were the results?
  • specific social media
    - organization needs general, not platform specific skills (API+social network understanding)
    Second Life (we’re a part of the digital campus, but why?)
    RSS…cool, but not for majority of users
    E-book readers…our content isn’t compatible (unless an iPad is an eBook reader) VPN, etc.
    LMS/VLE (stats) <40 (fb same period 700)
    iPhone-specific things
    “My page” -> rather distribute the functionality to other platforms (student intranet)
  • Discovery services I & UBiT2010’s research show that Google is the preferred medium, not GS or OPAC or anything: Google just is the system, it exists and we need to make it work for us. Anything else we do is peripheral, no point in Summon, Primo or similar. JUST_NO_POINT.
    A case in point:
  • Harald Groven (Web developer at the Norwegian Centre for ICT in education)
    Show of hands: how many people are good at CQL? How many don’t know what it is? How many care about the binding sequence of operators in their OPAC?
    Focus on the discovery system people actually use. Work with it.
  • As part of the work we’ve been doing, we’ve analysed to what extent our resources are available via search in Google, Google Scholar, Bing and Kvasir:
    - over 350 subscription resources
    - “availability”: access to paywalled content by searching for resource or keywords in content
    - most are available directly in these platforms, allowing access to subscription resources without reference to “our” systems.
    - A one is a resource that does everything exactly as we expect, including opensearch xml
    - A two is searchable and returns paywall content without requesting login
    - A three is everything else.
    Mostly ones and twos
    Use the list as a tool and change subscriptions/pressure suppliers that don’t understand our needs
  • Google doesn’t do everything well, so we need functional small services that fill the gaps
    Gaps to be filled:
    restricted content (things you can’t just find on the web)
    communication — dialogue
    help people do repetitive tasks quicker
    raise awareness of new stuff and new ways of doing stuff
  • No-one is interested in how good our metadata is, they want the stuff itself (and they want it electronically). Create accessible endpoints that google can index and you’ve done the job. The data you own and the metadata about it needs to be accessible to indexing.
  • Metalib databases as a toolbar.
    Widgets (Netvibes)
    (SFX) Journals listings (enriched with Norwegian academic level, subject area, holdings, Romeo-colour)
    Library on mobiles.
    Getting social media comms into our user-feedback system and back again
  • The resource evaluation list will be published soon, see the emtacl10 webpages for presentation “Enhancing library services: student projects”
  • Transcript

    • 1. /* a meaningful title */ @brinxmat NTNU Library
    • 2. context • surveys • opinions • statistics
    • 3. surveys • LibQual • Research survey • “Den som søker”
    • 4. opinions • need to change to keep up • Web 2.0 is woo/yay • need more digital content
    • 5. statistics • electronic journals • e-books • reference/scholarly databases • paper journals • paper books, DVDs, etc.
    • 6. Discovery services 1 Discovery services 2 Rådata nå! UBiT2010
    • 7. results
    • 8. dead ends
    • 9. google is
    • 10. [Hva] er nytten av å lære studenter søking i baser som er lukket for dem når de er ferdige med studiene[?] Harald Groven What is the use of teaching students to use in databases that are closed to them when they finish their studies?
    • 11. Ones, twos and threes
    • 12. fill the gaps
    • 13. endpoints
    • 14. small services
    • 15. • Linked-data based MeSH Translator • RESTful Mobile catalogue • SPARQL endpoint for MeSH,TEKORD, NVD • Test version of journals service • Metalib-based Mozilla toolbar