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Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University
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Aqua Browser Implementation at Oklahoma State University

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On Wednesday November 7th Dr. Anne Prestamo discussed "AquaBrowser Implementation at Oklahoma …

On Wednesday November 7th Dr. Anne Prestamo discussed "AquaBrowser Implementation at Oklahoma
State Univerity Library" as part of a program on Next Generation Catalogs held at at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and co-sponsored by the Five Colleges' Librarians
Council and Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS).

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  • 1. AquaBrowser Implementation at Oklahoma State University presented by Anne Prestamo Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services Oklahoma State University Libraries Five College Librarians' Council Next Generation Library Catalogs November 7, 2007
  • 2. Why an alternative interface?
    • Intuitive
    • Interactive
    • No training required
    • Expose hidden treasures
    • Enriched content beyond MARC data
    • OPACs Suck 1 ; Lipstick on a Pig 2
    1 “How OPACs Suck” – Three part series of blog postings by Karen Schneider Part 1- http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/03/how-opacs-suck-part-1-relevance-rank-or-the-lack-of-it.html Part 2- http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/04/how-opacs-suck-part-2-the-checklist-of-shame.html Part 3- http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/05/how-opacs-suck-part-3-the-big-picture.html 2 Roy Tennant — April 15, 2005 http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA516027.html?display=Digital+LibrariesNews&industry=Digital+Libraries& industryid=3760&verticalid=151
  • 3. Why an alternative interface?
    • “ Recently I viewed a library catalog redesign before it went public. This was the first major change in many years, and it turned out to be quite an improvement to the look and feel of the system. But despite this, it still sucks. Badly.”
    2 Roy Tennant — April 15, 2005 http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA516027.html?display=Digital+LibrariesNews&industry=Digital+Libraries& industryid=3760&verticalid=151
  • 4. Why an alternative interface?
    • “ So what can most of us do? We need to focus more energy on important, systemic changes rather than cosmetic ones. If your system is more difficult to search and less effective than Amazon.com (and whose isn't?), then you have work to do. Stop asking for minor tweaks from vendors. After all, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still very much a pig.”
    2 Roy Tennant — April 15, 2005 http://libraryjournal.com/article/CA516027.html?display=Digital+LibrariesNews&industry=Digital+Libraries& industryid=3760&verticalid=151
  • 5.
    • “ And my favorite quote from Robin's [Murray] talk was in his comment on something Pat Sommers, the CEO of SirsiDynix, said in a presentation--about the ILS-- to delegates on Sunday evening. Pat was responding, if I recall correctly, to a question from the floor about why ILS vendors don't innovate more quickly. Pat remarked that his company spends $10 million a year tweaking their systems to respond to requests from customers, and that left scant time and resources to make big changes. Robin rephrased this to describe all that activity as ‘ building twiddly bits .’”
    • http://scanblog.blogspot.com/search?q=twiddly
    Why an alternative interface?
  • 6. Why an alternative interface?
  • 7.  
  • 8. 756 hits
  • 9.  
  • 10. And then . . . .
    • January 12, 2006
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13.  
  • 14. http://product-view.epnet.com/webauth/login.asp?user=demo&password=password&profile=ehost
  • 15. Evaluation & Implementation
    • July 2006 – internal decision to implement new OPAC interface to be live August 2007
    • Aug 2006 - began discussions with Endeca
    • Nov 2006 - began discussions with TLC re: AquaBrowser
    • Mar 2007 - terminated discussions with Endeca
  • 16. Evaluation & Implementation
    • Mar 22 - Loaded bib/holdings records to Medialab test server
      • real-time circ status retrieved by deep link to WebVoyage
      • Opens WebVoyage Brief Record in new window
    • Mar 30 - Signed letter of intent for AquaBrowser (during ACRL)
  • 17. Evaluation & Implementation
    • Apr-June - Continued customization and
    • modification work on test Server
      • Serials holdings displays
      • Relevancy algorithm
      • Refine elements
      • Voyager data structure (item type ≠ format)
      • Language issues (Check out)
    • June – signed agreement with Syndetics
  • 18. Evaluation & Implementation
    • June 12 - Syndetics ICE content loaded to test server
    • July 26 - AquaBrowser software installed on local server
    • Aug 14 - Real-time circ status pulling from Voyager for full record
    • Aug 15 FTP for daily Voyager exports to local AquaBroswer server
  • 19. Evaluation & Implementation
    • Aug 17-19 - Final frenzy of fixes and tweaks
    • Aug 20 - Link to BOSS on Library Homepage
    • Aug 21 - BOSS Search box added to Homepage
  • 20.  
  • 21.
    • Where did that come from?
  • 22. B ig O range B and B ig O range B unny B ig O range B us
  • 23.  
  • 24. Technical Information
    • Server Requirements:
      • Ghz+ Intel-based CPU (recommend: dual CPU)
      • Windows 2003 server
      • Internet Information Services (IIS) v6
      • 100MB Network Interface Card (recommended: 1GB)
  • 25. Technical Information
    • Server Requirements:
      • Inbound access on port 80
      • Outbound access on port 80
      • 20GB free HD space (recommended: 50GB)
      • 2GB RAM (recommended: 3GB or more)
  • 26. Technical Information
    • Daily Incremental Data Transfer Voyager  AquaBrowser
      • Bib & MFHD Data
        • MARCExport runs as cronjob with resulting file FTP’d to AquaBrowser
      • Item Data
        • PERL script runs as cronjob with resulting file FTP’d to AquaBrowser
    • Data is indexed nightly on AquaBrowser server
  • 27. Technical Information
    • AquaBrowser queries Syndetics server for ISBN matches on new records
    • Matching jacket images, TOCs, summaries, and PW reviews are imported to AquaBrowser
    • New TOCs and summaries are indexed nightly
  • 28. Reproduced with permission from Karen Calhoun (10/29/07);
  • 29. From the logfiles
    • Oct 15 2007
      • 684 WebVoyage searches
      • 1178 BOSS searches
    • Searches resulting in – 0 – hits
      • ~38% in WebVoyage
      • ~5% in BOSS
  • 30. From the logfiles
    • Query: explorations and surveys for a railroad route from the mississippi river to the pacific ocean
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase 1 hit
        • Keyword all of these fails
      • BOSS - 6 hits
  • 31. From the logfiles
    • Query: college students working while going to school
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase fails
        • Keyword all of these fails
      • BOSS - 5 hits
  • 32. From the logfiles
    • Query: mormon racism
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase fails
        • Keyword all of these 1 hit
      • BOSS - 3 hits
        • at least one of these is a chapter title that comes from ICE content
  • 33. From the logfiles
    • Query: cultural property protection west (u.s.)
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase fails
        • Keyword all of these fails
      • BOSS - 13 hits
  • 34. From the logfiles
    • Query: pacific railroads explorations and surveys
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase fails
        • Keyword all of these fails
      • BOSS - 22 hits
  • 35. From the logfiles
    • Query: solutions of cyber terrorism
      • WebVoyage
        • Title search fails
        • Keyword as phrase fails
        • Keyword all of these fails
      • BOSS - 4 hits
  • 36. Failed Searches
    • Some of these can be corrected through forced word associations
    • Some could be resolved IF user clicked on “Author” tab
    • Some are typos that were corrected with 2 nd search statement
  • 37. Some Failed Searches
    • uniersities andviolence
    • Donald E. Parker, Value Engineering Theory (Dayton, Ohio: SAVE International, 1998.
    • organosilicon chemsitry bok
    • Punlic Tobacco use
    • stretchy lesson plan
  • 38. Most Used Refine Dimensions Dimension % Format 23.7 Topics 22.9 Publication Date 15.2 Availability 15.2 Author 6.8 Location 6.1 Circ status 4.1 Language 2.2 Geographical 2.1 Chronological 1.2
  • 39. Sort Selection Sort Selection % Default (relevancy) 97.8 year 1.5 author 0.6 title 0.0
  • 40. Made for Librarians
    • Get snapshot reports about your library’s collection without writing a report query
    • Search id:*
    • Click on any “more” link in the Refine Elements
  • 41. Made for Librarians
  • 42. Made for Librarians
  • 43. Made for Librarians
  • 44. Made for Librarians
  • 45.  
  • 46.  
  • 47. What’s Next? – Near Term
    • LC Subject headings on “Subject” Tab
    • Dewey classes/subclasses above results display
    • Call number search and hyperlinked call number in Results and Full Record Display
    • Canned search to WorldCat from results list screens
    • RSS Feeds – New Books – past 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks OR custom based on keyword searches
  • 48. What’s Next? – Jan 2008 & Beyond
    • Load OSU-Tulsa, OSUCHS, OSU-OKC, OSU-OKM if they wish to do so
      • Other eight libraries by Aug 2008
    • Record display with link to ILLIAD to request item from another campus
    • Add Fed search capability using SerialsSolutions 360 Search with the AquaBrowser Interface
    • Add MyDiscoveries
  • 49. A funny thing happened on the way to implementation
    • Cambridge Information Group bought Bowker - 2001
    • Bowker bought Syndetics - 2004
    • ProQuest bought Serials Solutions - 2004
    • CIG/CSA bought ProQuest - December 2006
    • Bowker bought MediaLab – June 2007
    • Ulrichs moves to Serials Solutions – Aug 2007
  • 50. Questions???
    • Anne Prestamo
    • Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services
    • Oklahoma State University Libraries
    • (405) 744-9755
    • [email_address]

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