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    • JerseyCat: New Jersey’s Virtual Catalog and Interlibrary Loan System Scherelene Schatz New Jersey State Library Trenton, NJ 08625 [email_address]
    • Overview
      • New Jersey’s libraries – Organization and structure
      • History of the Project
      • Choosing our vendor and the migration process
      • Implementing a hybrid system that includes Z39.50 catalogs and a union catalog
      • Training and support
      • Lessons learned
    • New Jersey’s Libraries
      • 306 public libraries
      • 52 academic libraries
      • 616 public school districts
      • Hundreds of special libraries
    • New Jersey’s Regional Library Cooperatives
      • Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
      • Highlands Regional Library Cooperative
      • Infolink
      • South Jersey Regional Cooperative
    • Early History of the Project
      • A goal of the New Jersey State Library’s “Libraries 2000” five-year plan.
      • 58 libraries were funded for Z39.50 and WebPac technology over a four year period.
      • A vendor was chosen for building our virtual catalog and interlibrary loan system.
    • Problems encountered with early ISO compliant system
      • Client/server architecture
      • Slow response time
      • Not user friendly
      • Non-Z39.50 compliant libraries could not be lenders
    • Migration to Auto-Graphic AGent
      • Needed to include small, non-Z39.50 compliant libraries of New Jersey as lending libraries
      • Agent’s hybrid model allowed us to accomplish this:
        • A union catalog for small libraries of 100,000 volumes or less
        • Z39.50 technology for catalogs that were already Z39.50 compliant.
    • Windows open and close according to customers’ preferences Results can be sorted by resource, author, title, or date
    • What drives the system? Local Library Participant Records
    • The Preferred Lender List is the route the request will take.
    • Shipping address provided in participant record transfers to individual requests.
    • Requests will not go to a library if they are closed.
    • E-mail notices for many different status changes
    • If a library doesn’t lend a particular format, the system will not send them the request.
    • What about statistics? Statistical Reports that are offered
    • Import into Excel spreadsheet
    • Training and Support
      • Hands-on training in computer labs
      • Webinars
      • Annual User Group sessions
      • JerseyCat listserv
      • JerseyCat website – www.jerseycat.org
      • JerseyCat blog – http://www.jerseycat.blogspot.com
      • Help Desk telephone
      • JerseyCat Community Wiki
    • Contact Information Scherelene Schatz Library Development Bureau NJ State Library PO Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 609-278-2640 [email_address]