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Resource Discovery - a Bournemouth Perspective


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SCONUL and Discovery Resource Discovery Workshop 23-03-12: Presentation by David Ball, Head of Academic Development Services, Student and Academic Services, Bournemouth University

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Resource Discovery - a Bournemouth Perspective

  1. 1. Resource Discovery A Bournemouth Perspective David
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  3. 3. Honda?? 4
  4. 4. Disruptive Technologies• Sustaining technologies • Improve performance of existing products• Disruptive technologies • Under-perform existing products (good enough) • Different features attractive to fringe customers • Cheaper, simpler, smaller, easier to 5
  5. 5. Honda – the 6
  6. 6. The Case of Kodak• Cheap analogue cameras; revenue from consumables• Invested in digital imaging research, but did not change from analogue• Missed possibilities of ICT: • Desktops and broadband enable mass digital market and put user in control 7
  7. 7. Lessons for the Library• Attraction of empowerment• Technological landscape • Digital camera• Dangers of developing products/tools beyond what the user needs • The Good Enough • The Immediately Available • Google Search, 8
  8. 8. A day in the life of Alice and 9
  9. 9. What did the Follett Group miss?• Remarkably little• Above campus• Collaboration• VLE? 10
  10. 10. Bournemouth’s Technology• Clunky (and expensive) • Blackboard (no separate learning repository) • Talis • CLA licence• Not so clunky • EBSCO [knowledge base] • EBSCO resource discovery • Chat • BigBlueButton• No 11
  11. 11. Bournemouth e-usage
  12. 12. Facts• >80,000 e-journals and report series (393 print only/149 print + online);• >90,000 e-books;• 78% of resources expenditure is on e- resources;• 2010-11 - 962,980 COUNTER JR1 article requests (10% increase on 2009-10);• 2010-11 – 2,020,577 COUNTER BR2 book section requests (50% increase on 2009- 10) 13
  13. 13. Facts 2Sept-Feb 2010/11 vs. Sept-Feb 2011/12:• User sessions on Discovery tool up 91%;• Abstracts viewed on Discovery tool up 121%;• Counter JR1 article requests fulfilled via Discovery tool up 108%;• Links out to full text from Discovery tool (using Link resolver or custom links) up 241%;• Linking to items in the Library catalogue from Discovery tool up 124%;• Linking to items in the Institutional Repository from Discovery tool up 65%• 14
  14. 14. Lessons• Resource discovery tools drive usage • Of subscriptions, OA, institutionally produced resources• Use of intermediaries (agents)• Integration into VLE, and business systems• Legacy systems (LMS) – how to manage them out? 15
  15. 15. The Library: a Disruptive or Sustaining Technology• Users in control• What do users use?• Cheap and simple• Is it immediately available?• Is it good enough? 16
  16. 16. Questions? 17