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  • 1. Next Generation Library Catalogs<br />Ryan Dement, Darby DeCicco, Andrew Zintl, Mary Chu<br />
  • 2. Next Generation Library Catalogs“next generation catalogs” vs. “legacy catalogs”<br />Problems with legacy catalogs<br />- complex interfaces, not intuitive.<br />- inconsistent with user conventions.<br />- too limited in scope.<br />- no online content.<br />- no social networking<br />- no relevancy ranking<br />- ILS<br />
  • 3. Goals of “Next Generation Catalogs”<br />Single point of entry<br />State of the art interface.<br />Enriched content.<br />Enhanced search methods<br />Web 2.0<br />RSS<br />
  • 4. Aqua Browser<br />How it operates: <br />- On the library’s own server<br />- By the vendor<br />- As an online subscription<br />How it integrates: <br />- Uses the existing ILS<br />- Can be customized to match a library’s existing website.<br />
  • 5. Aqua Browser- Search Features<br />Searches structured or unstructured information.<br />Relevancy rankings, related concepts, faceted navigation<br />Uses word clouds<br />
  • 6. Endeca<br />Just a search engine, not a fully developed interface.<br />Has relevancy rankings, faceted navigation<br />Does NOT work with ILS; must upload data.<br />Provides lots of flexibility for the library to decide how to use it.<br />Unique to the library.<br />
  • 7. Encore<br />Developed by Innovative Interfaces. <br />If you use Millennium you don’t have to upload the catalog information. <br />Includes faceted navigation, tag clouds, federated search results<br />Groups results by relevancy rankings, includes item cover art. <br />More enriched content depending on subscription level. <br />
  • 8. Primo<br />Designed for academic and research libraries. <br />Must upload the catalog data. Can also upload articles.<br />Provide access to electronic resources, but must have MetaLib.<br />Customized interface.<br />Has faceted browsing, strategies for searching, availability links, personalization, federated search.<br />
  • 9. WorldCat Local<br />OCLC- a major bibliographic database<br />Localized Results- enter geographical information and WCL will show you results in your local library and libraries in your area.<br />Display options<br />Kinks and Issues with WCL:<br /> - Synchronicity with OCLC<br /> - Spelling, log-in accounts, lacks back links<br />
  • 10. More examples of Online Catalogs<br />Polaris<br />Evergreen (Open Source)<br />Koha (Open Source)<br />LibraryThing (Social Networking Site)<br />
  • 11. Thank you!<br />Questions? Comments?<br />

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