JIBS – 20 years and    counting ...JIBS User Group “Back to the  Future and Into the Cloud”   meeting February 2012      S...
JIBS Desert Island DiscsServing the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
“We know where we’re going,we know where we’re from …”Exodus (Bob Marley)            Serving the interests of e-resource u...
BIDS User Group ...• Launched in 1991 and sponsored by the JISC, the BIDS  (Bath Information and Data Services) service pr...
“What’s it all about…Alfi”?(Cilla Black – … with slightamendment)            Serving the interests of e-resource users in ...
... JIBS User Group• When MIMAS and EDINA were established, the group  widened its remit and changed its name in 1997 to t...
“Tryin’ to keep the customersatisfied …”(Simon & Garfunkel)             Serving the interests of e-resource users in Resea...
Early days• BIDS UG carried out research on user-computer  interaction aspects of BIDS and networked CDROM  databases• Cha...
“Let it grow …”(Eric Clapton)             Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Educat...
Expansion …and more acronyms          Can you translate them?• From1999 annual report (chair: Betsy Anagnostelis)   – WoS ...
“Getting to know you …”(From The King and I, Rogers& Hammerstein)            Serving the interests of e-resource users in ...
20 years of BIDS/JIBS events - i1998   First open event: Resource Integration: Moving forward       to the Distributed Nat...
20 years of BIDS/JIBS events - ii 2006   Federated search tools 2007   Discovering ePrints 2009   A&I: RIP? 2010   Where n...
“It’s only words …”(Bee Gees)             Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Educat...
Wordcloud of terms from early      events/meetings   Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Fur...
Wordcloud of terms from recent      events/meetings   Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Fu...
“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes …”(Changes – David Bowie)            Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher an...
What has stayed the same?• User focus• Independent representation• Constantly monitoring and moving ahead  of the developm...
What has changed?• JIBS has become leaner …• More and more flexible in striving for “the  perfect interface”• Focus on wid...
What should we do in the future?• ... Over to you for suggestions   – Write your ideas for future JIBS events and activiti...
“And now the end is near…let’s do it Your Way”(My Way – Frank Sinatra –with slight amendment)            Serving the inter...
What luxury item would                                    JIBS take to the island?Serving the interests of e-resource user...
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JIBS – 20 years and counting! By Sue Cumberpatch University of York and former JIBS Chair. Presentation at the JIBS User Group Workshop and AGM Back to the Future and Into the Cloud, 24 February 2012, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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  1. 1. JIBS – 20 years and counting ...JIBS User Group “Back to the Future and Into the Cloud” meeting February 2012 Sue Cumberpatch, University of York Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  2. 2. JIBS Desert Island DiscsServing the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  3. 3. “We know where we’re going,we know where we’re from …”Exodus (Bob Marley) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  4. 4. BIDS User Group ...• Launched in 1991 and sponsored by the JISC, the BIDS (Bath Information and Data Services) service provided online access to the ISI citation indexes for the UK higher education and research community• It was the first large scale, national, end-user service of its kind anywhere in the world• The BIDS User Group was formed soon after – Each institution which had a BIDS subscription had a nominated site representative Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  5. 5. “What’s it all about…Alfi”?(Cilla Black – … with slightamendment) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  6. 6. ... JIBS User Group• When MIMAS and EDINA were established, the group widened its remit and changed its name in 1997 to the JIBS (JISC-assisted Information and Bibliographic Services) User Group• For the past ten or more years, has represented any internet-based information resource available under licence to the further and higher education and research communities in the UK - whether those resources are licensed or purchased via JISC, Eduserv or independently – Name changed in 2008 to Joint Internet-Based Services User Group Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  7. 7. “Tryin’ to keep the customersatisfied …”(Simon & Garfunkel) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  8. 8. Early days• BIDS UG carried out research on user-computer interaction aspects of BIDS and networked CDROM databases• Championed end-user representation – “I think the user group can be proud of itself that … we have succeeded in bullying, shaming and encouraging a qualitative and quantitative revolution in end user access to primary bibliographic data.” David Zeitlyn, BIDS UG chair, from BIDS User Group annual report 1996 Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  9. 9. “Let it grow …”(Eric Clapton) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  10. 10. Expansion …and more acronyms Can you translate them?• From1999 annual report (chair: Betsy Anagnostelis) – WoS still the main focus -> WoSEC – Subject groups created : Arts and Humanities (HUMBUL); Social Sciences (SOSIG); Biomedical (BIOME); Engineering and Physical Sciences (EEVL) – Representation on JISC services: ATHENS; RDNC; UK Mirror Service – Working with other groups JUGL; RESCOLINC; SCONUL; UKOLN; UKOLUG – Inclusion of FE in deals and thus in JIBS Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  11. 11. “Getting to know you …”(From The King and I, Rogers& Hammerstein) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  12. 12. 20 years of BIDS/JIBS events - i1998 First open event: Resource Integration: Moving forward to the Distributed National Electronic Resource2001 Events on Linkage services; and E-books2002 Non bibliographic resource data (inc geospatial resources, multimedia and images)2003 Digital Libraries and VLEs; and OpenURLs2004 Reading list software; and Walk-in users2005 Battle of the Giants: a comparison of Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Google Scholar Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  13. 13. 20 years of BIDS/JIBS events - ii 2006 Federated search tools 2007 Discovering ePrints 2009 A&I: RIP? 2010 Where next for resource licensing? ; and Working together in difficult times: strategies for e-resource budgeting, negotiation and collection review 2011 Librarians in the brave new world of research evaluation Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  14. 14. “It’s only words …”(Bee Gees) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  15. 15. Wordcloud of terms from early events/meetings Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  16. 16. Wordcloud of terms from recent events/meetings Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  17. 17. “Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes …”(Changes – David Bowie) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  18. 18. What has stayed the same?• User focus• Independent representation• Constantly monitoring and moving ahead of the developments• Cheap membership rate! Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  19. 19. What has changed?• JIBS has become leaner …• More and more flexible in striving for “the perfect interface”• Focus on wider user community and political/economic drivers, rather than on the resources themselves – e.g. The annual JIBS prize for a student dissertation on e-resource issues Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  20. 20. What should we do in the future?• ... Over to you for suggestions – Write your ideas for future JIBS events and activities on a Post It note. Also for different ways JIBS could work• We shall gather these and summarise them, and will include them in the report from this event• We shall also feed them into our plans Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  21. 21. “And now the end is near…let’s do it Your Way”(My Way – Frank Sinatra –with slight amendment) Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries
  22. 22. What luxury item would JIBS take to the island?Serving the interests of e-resource users in Research, Higher and Further Education Libraries

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