Frances McNamara - Discovery strategies for Kuali OLE - VuFind at the University of Chicago

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Presented by Frances McNamara, Director, Integrated Library Systems and Administrative and Desktop Systems at the University of Chicago.

Presentation given on the University of Chicago VuFind discovery layer implementation at the Kuali Days UK conference, 29 October 2013.

The session focused on discovery layer choices – software-as-a-service, open source or community source – of three libraries that are actively planning integration with Kuali OLE, including perspectives from the University of Chicago, Indiana University and the University of London and featured specific use cases for OLE discovery layer implementations at their institutions and what influenced their choices.

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Frances McNamara - Discovery strategies for Kuali OLE - VuFind at the University of Chicago

  1. 1. Discovery Layer for Kuali OLE Vufind at University of Chicago Frances McNamara Director Integrated Library Systems and Administrative and Desktop Systems University of Chicago Library
  2. 2. Current Situation Multiple Discovery Interfaces  Horizon Information Portal  LENS Aquabrowser  Articles Plus (Ebsco Discovery Service)  April 2012 Catalog Interface investigation
  3. 3. Library website
  4. 4. LENS
  5. 5. LENS Full Bib
  6. 6. HIP
  7. 7. Author Browse
  8. 8. Catalog Investigation 2012  User Stories  Disagreement: Discovery Tool vs. Shelf list  Topic casting a wide net, open and external content  Known item Faculty mostly (not all) as shelf list; precision, browsing specific areas
  9. 9. Current Functions  Call number browse  Export options, retrieval and bibliographies  Format refinements
  10. 10. Desired Functions  Availability on results lists, custom result displays  Impact metrics  Related works  Open content  Visual design
  11. 11. Technical Evaluation  Done separately  Vufind/Blacklight  PHP vs. Ruby on Rails expertise  Evaluation of existing and planned features, browse indexes already in Vufind
  12. 12. Chose Vufind  Highly customized version of Vufind  Jan. 2014 GO LIVE against Horizon  July 2014 Go LIVE against Kuali OLE  http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/staffweb/groups/disctools/ind ex.html
  13. 13. ASR requests
  14. 14. Nov. Staff and Public Betas January Go Live lib.uchicago.edu July 2014 OLE!!!

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