Doctoring Strange Results

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Josh Petrusa, Butler University Libraries
& Courtney Greene, Indiana University Libraries
LITA Forum 2012
Columbus, OH

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  • Implementation/maintenance - IUBSeamless user experienceCustom linksConnectorsFull text whenever possibleCatalog extractHow it “looks”Holdings statements challengesClean up recordsongoing custom link requests -- seamless integration with everything, or at least as much as possibleworking with the extract (not very technical, mostly focusing on impact on how it “looks” - including Springer e-books, challenges with holdings statements showing, changes to data imported to clean up records)
  • Lots of choices to make before you even see your implementation – my tip: go ahead and decide, let students test your initial choices, DON”T committee this first
  • Even after giving Aleph catalog results as much “weight” in the relevancy as possible, they’re still not at the top
  • Discovery is one thing but delivery is something else
  • Doctoring Strange Results

    1. 1. Doctoring Strange Results (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my Discovery tool)Josh Petrusa LITA FORUM Courtney GreeneButler University Columbus OH Indiana University Libraries October 5, 2012 Libraries
    2. 2. http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/methodologies/hype-cycle.jsp
    3. 3. http://www.megmims.com/blog/books-read-2
    4. 4. Elements of black comedy• Make light of serious and often Browse …. Thesauri … Controlled taboo subject matter vocabulary … stop us when you are upset• Provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in “But I can’t do field code their audience searching…”• Express “Implementation will take about absurdity, insensitivity, paradox, an d cruelty of the modern world three months!”• Ordinary characters or situations are usually exaggerated far beyond Discovery? Yes! Delivery? Who the limits of normal satire or irony knows!• Does not necessarily have the Undergrads will love it! explicit intention of offending people
    5. 5. PALNI Private Academic Library Network of Indiana• 23 private colleges and universities in Indiana• FTEs from 100-5000• Shared usage of Aleph, SFX, Content DM• Migrated Aleph SFX to Ex Libris TotalCare hosting in 2011• Added hosted Primo for all members, implementation beginning January 2011 with 6 institutions
    6. 6. IUB LIBRARIESFlagship campus of Indiana University:over 40,000 students, 3000 faculty14 libraries across campus, including theHerman B Wells Library and our state of theart offsite storage facility, the ALF (AuxiliaryLibrary Facility)7,809,797 bound volumes~12K print serials, ~60K e-journals850 databases1.3 million e-booksIUCAT – shared statewide online catalogTwo simultaneous discovery layer projects:Ebsco Discovery Service (OneSearch@IU)Blacklight (new public interface for IUCAT)
    7. 7. A few words about IUCATSirsiDynix Symphony ILSStatewide participation leads to a complex dataenvironment:- Who shares records? What records? How?- Cataloging services provided to “extra-systems” libraries- Vendor records- Every format, language, call number scheme you can think of (and some you would never guess)- Limits on indexes = “interesting” search results- No centralization of proxy services, e-resources budgets
    8. 8. implementation Andrew 94
    9. 9. Initial tasks - Customizations
    10. 10. Initial Data Review pr0digal
    11. 11. “Audiovisual” facet
    12. 12. “FRBR-ization”
    13. 13. Fake Online Access
    14. 14. 856 links:Defining the institution
    15. 15. Missinge-books?
    16. 16. SFX andLinking
    17. 17. SFX:Availability
    18. 18. Mystery functionalities
    19. 19. Worth the Trouble?
    20. 20. No.
    21. 21. MetadataCitation and from EBSCOabstract data and other Base index Subscription providers, enabling content full-text linking ARL Statistics for EBSCOHost FY2011: 4,275,175 FY2012: 34,198,225 bit.ly/onesearchguest IUCAT recordsWhat’s in OneSearch@IU?
    22. 22. Integrated search
    23. 23. Integrated Search Connector Usage: Aug 2011- Aug 2012 50 45 44 40 35 30 31 25 20 15 14 13 10 12 8 5 7 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 ProQuest Worldwide 18th C. Washington LexisNexis Literature GeoScience Dissertation Ethnic Sociological Political EconLit Collections Post (1877- Congression Criticism PsycINFO World s and NewsWatch Abstracts Science Online 1993) al Online Theses AbstractsAbstract 1 0 1 2 2 7 44 8 13 14 0Custom Link 1 0 0 4 2 1 31 12 1 0 1
    24. 24. Attacking the extract
    25. 25. 007 ain’t no superspy,aka Format sch-mormat Online = 856 second indicator 0 OR items in Online Library (999 m| ONLINE) OR items in location World Wide Web (999 l| www) OR items in location Music/Variations (999 l| _MUVARIA)
    26. 26. Sakurako KitsaMoment of truth
    27. 27. Choices
    28. 28. 10/4/2012
    29. 29. Questions?
    30. 30. Denouement:What we learned • Know Thy Data. Understand how your system ingests/indexes its data • My friend MARC. Befriend your catalogers, ask their secrets • Ask Civilians. Test with Students – before reference (or any other) librarians committee it • Deep thoughts. Understand the linking/online access universe
    31. 31. Thank you Josh Courtney Petrusa Greene Butler Indiana University Slides at: University Libraries Libraries http://slidesha.re/PBBVb2jpetrusa AT butler dot edu crgreene AT indiana dot edu

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