A University Library's Service Transformed Through WorldCat Local - Mazmin Mat Akhir

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OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Conference 2012, National Library of Malaysia, 3-4 September 2012.

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A University Library's Service Transformed Through WorldCat Local - Mazmin Mat Akhir

  1. 1. Mazmin Mat AkhirUniversiti Malaysia Perlismazmin@unimap.edu.my
  2. 2. Distributed campus acrossthe state of PerlisMore than 28 locationsacross PerlisThe library operates in twolocations; Kangar andPauh
  3. 3. Engineering, science &technologyBusiness and management
  4. 4. 2003 2007 2008 2009 2011Research Remote access Bibliographic Discovery tools Discovery toolsdatabases software software Citation Teaching- Discovery tools Database learning tools Collections Institutional analysis tools Repository Federated Search engine
  5. 5. This book was published by UniMAPPress in year 2010It analyses the importance ofelectronic resources to UniMAPcommunityDistributed Campus Systems is themain factor which contributes todevelopment and progress ofelectronic resources in UniMAP80% of our academic staff are belowage 35
  6. 6. Standards Percentage (%) 6% Theses Reference 3% 14%Discovery Electronic journals tools 42% 3% Electronic books 26%Citations 6% As of January 2012
  7. 7. Percentage (%) 72 72 66 67 60 47 35 25 252004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  8. 8. Number of Downloads (2004-2011)2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Number of Downloads
  9. 9.  Number ofdownloads, number ofsearches, number of sessions(COUNTER) Determine relevant andhighly used databases Some relevant, uniquedatabases are not optimizedby users Academic staff playsimportant role in promotingonline databases (teaching-learning)
  10. 10. NUMBER OF DOWNLOADS 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 800,000 Emerald Management Plus EBSCOHost SpringerLink ACM Digital Library ASME ASTM Digital Library CLJ Law IEEE Xplore IOP Science Micro/Nanolitography MEMS and… JSTOR SAE International Journal of EnginesSOURCES SAE International Journal of Fuels and… Science Direct Sensor Letters SIAM Locus Wiley Online Library Bernama Library Infolink Service Malaysian Standard Online Proquest Dissertation Online Journal Citation Reports Scopus
  11. 11. Finding the right information at the right timeFinding scholarly information from peer review, high qualitysources of informationFinding relevant information across local, regional andinternational sourcesUser-friendly platformReduce requirements for technical know-howReduce barrier towards publishers’ policies, subjectspecialization, types of contents, etc.
  12. 12. “I use this database all the time...”“I used to get relevant articles from this database. However, itdoes not cover topics on technological innovations”“Does this database contains journal articles published by A?”“I dont have enough articles on this topic. Usual databases didnot managed to offer good articles”“Which databases should I use to find information onnanotechnology?”“I search Google all the time”“I only need the library to subscribe to this database. Does’ntmatter how much it is”
  13. 13. All database Selected databasesDatabase in my profile Help!Suggested resources
  14. 14.  Federated search engine User friendly search platform Variety of themes available for users to choose Easy to use and attractive Offers screen and interface customization Easy to manage, administratively Excellent support systems Communicating with individual publishers in terms of technical issues is time consuming
  15. 15.  The chosen “integrated search” offers enhanced features in every manners Critical Success Factor (CSF) : Searching speed Competitive pricing Relevance / ranking Subject facets Visibility of integrated search box
  16. 16. Moment of truth Single search? Really?Resource sharing SEARCH UNIMAP LIBRARY It’s visible on your univerity ‘s portal & library All databases Selected databases websitesResourceful Databases in my profile Help! Suggested resources Discover more!Showcasing your resources Pre-indexed data Conducive search platforms Not just another subscribed Exploratory Competitive resources technology

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