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Why you shouldn't bother with advanced search


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A presentation detailing some of the lessons learnt from the JISC library management systems programme. The session it was a part of was aimed at 'reducing costs and making effeciencies'.

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Why you shouldn't bother with advanced search

  1. 1. 7th April, 2011 – INF11 programme meeting <br />Presenter or main title…<br />Library Management Systems Programme<br />Session Title or subtitle…<br />Ben Showers, Programme Manager<br />Digital Infrastructure<br />
  2. 2. Learning the lessons of the JISC Library Management Systems Programme.Or:<br />Why you shouldn’t bother with advanced search<br />
  3. 3. Library Management Systems Programme<br />Reallocation of scarce (institutional) funds from costly redundant, legacy services and systems to those next generation services that represent the future of teaching and research<br />
  4. 4. Themes...<br />Usability and user testing<br />Electronic Resource management<br />Web widgets and mobile interfaces<br />Search Functionality<br />Open source software and systems<br />Core library management systems<br />
  5. 5. Open Source...<br />#CReDUAL (University of Sussex)...<br /> Step-by-step implementation of VuFind<br />Connecting VuFind to Talis for holdings data<br />Installing VuFind and Blacklight<br />#OSSviab (University of Swansea)...<br /> Exploring the viability of open source LMS Evergreen<br />The UK Core Specification (UKCS v3) has now been released under a creative commons licence<br />
  6. 6. (Shared) Electronic Resource <br />Management...<br />Salford ERM implementation: <br /> Developed a single ERM process map which documents all of their e-resources processes.<br />JISC/SCONUL requirements for a shared ERM system:<br /> 16 participating institutions<br /> Use cases collected and blogged <br />£600k secured from HEFCE to develop a Shared ERM<br />
  7. 7. Mobile and web widgets...<br />University of Cambridge Library (#culwidgets) <br /><ul><li>Embedding access to content in social networking </li></ul>sites and VLEs.<br /><ul><li> Developed a comprehensive resource for other</li></ul>Institutions to exploit.<br />University of East Anglia (#UEAWolfie)<br /><ul><li> Embedding library services in Facebook</li></ul>Opportunity to rethink services; not <br />simply adapt them for mobile access...<br />
  8. 8. Advanced search is hard to get right - Really hard<br />
  9. 9. Mind your language...<br />Users will challenge your assumptions<br />‘Tagging’ doesn’t work within the library environment<br />Users don’t know what we’re talking about<br />Technology led – not evidence<br />Based (?)<br />
  10. 10. More information...<br /><br />Project synthesis report and project directory<br />