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VuFInd presentation given at Gregynog 2010 by Paul Johnson

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  1. 1. Shared Resource Discovery with Open Source Paul Johnson Project Manager, Virtual Academic Library, South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Gregynog Colloquium, 9 th June 2010
  2. 2. Coming up… <ul><li>The Aim </li></ul><ul><li>The Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Options & Decision </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges & solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Making it work </li></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul>Library Technical Assistant, University of Toledo/U.S. Office of Education, 1973
  3. 3. The Aim To establish a single portal to allow cross-searching of library catalogues and access to e-resources, as an essential corollory of reciprocal access and borrowing.
  4. 4. The Requirements : 1
  5. 5. The Requirements : 2 <ul><li>3 LMS's = 1 discovery interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex Libris Voyager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix Horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talis Alto / Prism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full 'next generation' interface </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate e-resource discovery </li></ul>http://nise.uncc.edu/images/requirements.jpg
  6. 6. The Options <ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><li>Primo </li></ul><ul><li>Talis Prism </li></ul><ul><li>Encore </li></ul><ul><li>Aquabrowser </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Local </li></ul><ul><li>..or Open Source! </li></ul><ul><li>VuFind </li></ul><ul><li>SOPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Blacklight </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Decision <ul><li>Decision made on: </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Cost! </li></ul><ul><li>Time to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Choice : 1 <ul><li>VuFind chosen </li></ul><ul><li>Rich functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Strong community </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Stable </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Known, open technologies </li></ul><ul><li>... but what about e-resources? </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Choice : 2 <ul><li>… but what about e-resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Integration capabilities </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Installations </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 1
  11. 11. Challenges & Solutions : 2 <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>'Web 2.0' features </li></ul><ul><li>Enriched Content </li></ul><ul><li>LoC & Dewey </li></ul>
  12. 12. Challenges & Solutions : 3 <ul><li>Data Handling </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Export </li></ul><ul><li>Merge </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling... </li></ul><ul><li>FTP, Jangle </li></ul><ul><li>Updates only </li></ul>http://www.sadissystems.com/ss/ftp.jpg
  13. 13. Challenges & Solutions : 4 <ul><li>Dual Language </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Will be 11 th Language available in VuFind </li></ul><ul><li>Full translation </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Multi System Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Connections to 3 LMS’s </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Talis Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ‘Jangle’ www.jangle.org </li></ul><ul><li>..breaking new ground </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 5
  15. 15. <ul><li>'Live' functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Checking Availability Data </li></ul><ul><li>Location Data </li></ul><ul><li>Place Hold </li></ul><ul><li>Place Request </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity University College </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 6
  16. 16. <ul><li>My Account </li></ul><ul><li>Fully working Voyager </li></ul><ul><li>90% working Talis </li></ul><ul><li>Awaiting testing for Horizon </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 7
  17. 17. <ul><li>Metalib Integration </li></ul><ul><li>xServer </li></ul><ul><li>LDAP </li></ul><ul><li>Xerxes OSS “Front End” </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 8
  18. 18. <ul><li>With Open Source: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Fear of the unknown’ </li></ul><ul><li>Skill base </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to the community </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 9 http://simplecomplexity.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/open-source-tilt-scale.jpg
  19. 19. <ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Data extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Data Merging </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Language </li></ul><ul><li>Multi System Driver </li></ul><ul><li>'Live' holdings functionality </li></ul><ul><li>'My Account' </li></ul><ul><li>Metalib Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><li>Almost done </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><li>Almost done </li></ul><ul><li>Almost done </li></ul><ul><li>Almost done </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><li>Almost done </li></ul>Challenges & Solutions : 1
  20. 20. Making it work : 1
  21. 21. Making it work : 2
  22. 22. Making it work : 3
  23. 23. Making it work : 4
  24. 24. Making it work : 5
  25. 25. Making it work : 6
  26. 26. <ul><li>Shot to show Journal Search Features 2 </li></ul>Making it work : 7
  27. 27. <ul><li>Shot to show Journal Search Features 2 </li></ul>Making it work : 8
  28. 28. <ul><li>Shot to show My Account Features </li></ul>Making it work : 9
  29. 29. Making it work : 10
  30. 30. http://ifind.swwhep.ac.uk
  31. 31. The future <ul><li>Ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Tag clouds? </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded search box </li></ul><ul><li>More sophisticated MARC merge </li></ul>http://the-investor-portal.com/investor-portal-pagelist.php?page=wealth-management
  32. 32. Contacts Paul Johnson [email_address] http://twitter.com/jpjohnson Luke O'Sullivan [email_address] http://twitter.com/L_OS_Cymru

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