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IU Librarians' Day | June 8, 2012...

IU Librarians' Day | June 8, 2012
Slides from an informal informational session about the project to implement a new public interface for IUCAT, powered by Blacklight.

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  • 1. Redefining IUCAT’s public interface: Blacklight Librarians Day Indiana University Libraries June 8, 2012 Courtney Greene, IUB | Mary Popp, IUB | Randi Stocker, IUPUI
  • 2. What We’re Going to Do Today • Blacklight as a “Discovery Layer” • Look, Flow, and Functionality • Questions? • Implementation Specifics • Timeline, Development priorities • Testing & Training • Questions?
  • 3. Blacklight as a “Discovery Layer” • Blacklight as an “overlay” • Blacklight interface overlays the information in the SIRSI/Dynix database with tools to make the resource easier to find • Adds functions that make it easier for a non-expert user to locate material • Visible Differences from current IUCAT • Interface, Facets, Relevancy, Book jackets • Hidden gains • Back button, Permanent URLs, Cite/Export tools
  • 4. Users can choose different types of searchesUsers can limit theirsearch with differentfacets
  • 5. Displays the actions you take Sorts by relevance! Weights sections of a bibliographic record so as to boost some records to the top of the results list
  • 6. To narrow search results apply facets:Format = bookLibrary = IUPUI University Library Displays the limits applied Displays book jackets
  • 7. Format iconsshow in hit list
  • 8. Apply facets:Format = serial Note that relevance rankingLibrary = IUPUI University Library pushes the title nearer to the topDisplaysthefacetsapplied
  • 9. URLs will automatically be permalinks And the browser’s BACK BUTTON works! New featuresReturn to hit list
  • 10. Easily limit searches through use offacets: date, format, location, etc.
  • 11. Adding publication year willhelp push desired itemsnearer to the top of the list
  • 12. Add another term tofurther narrow searchresults using operators[AND, OR, NOT --must be in all-CAPS]
  • 13. Note that Blacklight doesn’t use truncation – instead uses word stemming Word stemming – “effective” also retrieves “effectiveness”
  • 14. Question Break ** Following the session, we will be happy to answer additional questions
  • 15. Implementation: timeline & development priorities• August – Patron services (My Account, renew, request) – Vernacular – Advanced search
  • 16. Working nowSearches to be on Requestadded initially: Delivery,Series ALF requestISBN/ISSN
  • 17. Implementation: timeline & development priorities• August – Patron services (My Account, renew, request) – Vernacular – Advanced search• December: – Campus views – Additional work on interface (user testing)• Plans for staff training being developed now
  • 18. A couple of design concepts forcampus views – these are just drafts,or examples to consider
  • 19. Looking forward…• Authentication/authorization• Browse by call number (see next slide for an example from Stanford)• Transition to OLE
  • 20. Your Questions ** Following the session, we will be happy to answer any additional questions
  • 21. Thank you!* Access the Blacklight interface: http://blacklight.uits.iu.edu* Please feel free to send questions to: iucat@indiana.edu* DLITF Sharepoint site: http://go.iu.edu/4pT