EBSCO host  Integrated Search (EHIS) Planned Release: June 2009
<ul><li>Allow user to stop and view results when at least one source is available </li></ul><ul><li>There will be insignif...
Tier 1 Tier 2 <ul><li>Initial Entry into Result List </li></ul><ul><li>Defaults to merged list of results from Tier 1 sour...
Examples <ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1: Business Source Premier, ABI/INFORM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tie...
More Notes on Tier 1 and Tier 2 <ul><li>No limit. Sources can even be in multiple subject “groups” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
Control order, how Tier 2’s are highlighted
Usability Testing <ul><li>Conducted several tests to evaluate the best designs, link placements, functions, etc and overal...
Catalog Records
Fielded Searching <ul><li>Search tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator/Author  = AU  and AR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title ...
Can choose to retrieve More Results <ul><li>Notes on deduping. An impartial algorithm evaluates the following… </li></ul><...
Setup Process <ul><li>Library fills out a form with the desired “connectors” (vendor, authentication type, etc) </li></ul>...
Connectors Plus thousands of others… OCLC NetLibrary Library Corp Ex Libris: Aleph, Voyager Grolier  World Book Encycloped...
 
<ul><li>EBSCO admin  can now be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>setup any databases from any vendor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
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Ehis Eds Europe May2009 Brussels Deel 1

  1. 1. EBSCO host Integrated Search (EHIS) Planned Release: June 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Allow user to stop and view results when at least one source is available </li></ul><ul><li>There will be insignificant wait time on this screen (<30sec) </li></ul><ul><li>Meshed with result list for less disruption </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tier 1 Tier 2 <ul><li>Initial Entry into Result List </li></ul><ul><li>Defaults to merged list of results from Tier 1 sources </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2 sources available in Integrated Search panel, slower sources continue without affecting experience </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples <ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1: Business Source Premier, ABI/INFORM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 2: Mergent, ReferenceUSA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1: Science Ref Center, Web of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 2: ScienceDirect, Science.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1: CINAHL, Medline, PubMed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 2: Cochrane, ERIC, Academic Search </li></ul></ul>Great sources, but may be slower… Great sources, but searchable text is too sparse so suffers low relevancy rank… Great source, but too general for subject…
  5. 5. More Notes on Tier 1 and Tier 2 <ul><li>No limit. Sources can even be in multiple subject “groups” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source can be Tier 1 in one subject group and Tier 2 in another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aids a faster user experience, secondary sources are still searched and cached so retrieving results is one fast click away </li></ul><ul><li>Provides great flexibility to librarians and administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier1:2 model is an option, you certainly can default to merge all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concept is common on many current library e-resources web sites: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Control order, how Tier 2’s are highlighted
  7. 7. Usability Testing <ul><li>Conducted several tests to evaluate the best designs, link placements, functions, etc and overall user experience </li></ul>
  8. 8. Catalog Records
  9. 9. Fielded Searching <ul><li>Search tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator/Author = AU and AR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title  = TI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject  = SU and DE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source = SO and JN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description = AB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISSN  = IS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN  = IB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also you can enter search tags specific to a database, just surround by quotes “” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JSTOR Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>james henry hammond  AND &quot;ty:fla&quot;  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>judy blume  NOT &quot;ty:brv&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Can choose to retrieve More Results <ul><li>Notes on deduping. An impartial algorithm evaluates the following… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals deduped on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Date Published, Volume, Issue, Start Page, Journal Name, Title, ISSN, Full Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books and catalog records deduped on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date Published, Volume, Issue, Start Page, Title, ISBN, Physical Description, Publisher, Holding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Location, Full Text </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Setup Process <ul><li>Library fills out a form with the desired “connectors” (vendor, authentication type, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO Customer Satisfaction does the heavy lifting setup on behalf of the library </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCOadmin’s feature set and organization structure leveraged </li></ul>
  12. 12. Connectors Plus thousands of others… OCLC NetLibrary Library Corp Ex Libris: Aleph, Voyager Grolier World Book Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Britannica WilsonWeb Elsevier: Eng Village, ScienceDirect Ovid LexisNexis Academic OCLC WorldCat III SirsiDynix ProQuest Gale Thomson Scientific AccuNet/AP Photo Archive Google Books Ebrary Google Scholar CAB International Chemical Abstracts Factiva OverDrive JSTOR PubMed OCLC FirstSearch LibraryThing Follet Polaris
  13. 14. <ul><li>EBSCO admin can now be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>setup any databases from any vendor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customize the user experience for external databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>generate statistical reports from external databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>control subject area groupings of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add labels of databases for unfamiliar end users </li></ul></ul>

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