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Electronic Library Bremen – state & focus of development

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Talk at the University Library of Groningen, NL
Nov. 2007

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Electronic Library Bremen – state & focus of development

  1. 1. <ul><li>One search tool for all media Avoiding too many different catalogues in one library (Books, electronic media, bibliographic databases, journal papers etc..) OSIRIS – linguistic search assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Open Catalogue – Library catalogue 2.0 Reuse of metadata / Campus integration Export of retrieval services to external work environments (webservices) </li></ul>Production system & development platform for new services Main points of development: Experimental tool for &quot;open catalogue“ since 2003 // Electronic Library – state & focus of development 2007/2008
  2. 2. // Too many choices – too many entries for information retrieval? Retrieval tool is dependent on the type of media - not comprehensible for patrons OPAC Books, printed material E-Journals EZB DBIS Databases Dissertations, OA-Papers Document server Union catalogue & Vascoda Course literature Course management System External directories , static HTML pages Free Internet-Ressources
  3. 3. E-LIB Index XML-FLAT-FILE of 10 Mio objects // Electronic Library – One Search fits all? Journal articles 5 Mio. freely accessible web resources 9.000 PICA OPAC 2.3 Mio. Class marks (Bremer Systematik) 65.000 Elsevier, Springer, Project MUSE JSTOR, HighWire OAI - Open Archives 2.5 Mio. E-Journals + Databases 24.000 E-Dissertations 35.000 „ Virtual library shelf“ „ Older Books“ [1980-92] 200.000
  4. 4. // Classic vs. Open catalogue architecture / catalogue 2.0 Results are visualised Results are &quot;Machine-understandable&quot; - data reusable by others software systems bibliographic data structure is lost <ul><li>to view & to print </li></ul><ul><li>export as text without structure only - reuse of data is difficult or impossible </li></ul>Reuse of the whole retrieval system is managed by standardized & freely available interfaces (APIs) Client partizipation Perpetual beta Classic OPAC Open OPAC
  5. 5. A. Export of bibliographic data directly to the patron C. Open retrieval interface / API B. News alert via RSS Reuse of library search by other external service providers Patron data Acquisition data Identity management Personal bibliographic software Social Bookmarking // Open catalogue - New services OPAC Library system
  6. 6. // Open catalogue - Export of bibliographic data directly to the patron <ul><li>Microformats / COinS Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Export to Bookmarking services Connotea, Del.icio.us …. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal bibliographic software Endnote, BibTeX, RIS etc. / RefWorks </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>manual checking of new content is not neccessary </li></ul><ul><li>no time-consuming sign in and off </li></ul><ul><li>Library news via weblog software </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of new media for a specific subject: </li></ul><ul><li>via a specific search term </li></ul><ul><li>via a class of the local classification scheme ( Bremer Systematik) </li></ul>RSS-Feeds: RSS-Feeds in libraries <ul><li>new titles published on the local document server </li></ul>subject not dependant on search term(s) // Open catalogue - News services via RSS (SDI)
  8. 8. // Open catalogue / Theme via RSS-Feed: photonics
  9. 9. // Open catalogue / Classification scheme based RSS-Feeds E-LIB: Bremer Online Systematik
  10. 10. E-LIB E-Journals Verlag 3 // RSS: Remake, Remix & ReModel Fach-Community E-Journals Verlag 1 E-Journals Verlag 2
  11. 11. Results (XML) Bremen University Course and Learning Management System Retrieval-API // C. Open retrieval interface / API Export of retrieval services to other external service providers “ re-use information services ” GBV-Wiki: Webservices SRU Search within Stud.IP Patron
  12. 12. Project BiBer (University Bremen / Faculty of computer science) &quot;the patron builds the catalogue due to his own requirements&quot; // C. Open retrieval interface / API Export of retrieval services to external work environments Continouus participation in design and evaluation of the new search front-end by staff and patrons. <ul><li>Participative software development </li></ul><ul><li>Redesigning the E-LIB Search interface & presentation of results by using the XML/API within a student project </li></ul>
  13. 13. // Electronic Library – NG
  14. 14. Dr. Martin Blenkle Electronic Data Services blenkle@suub.uni-bremen.de Tel: +49 421 218 4923 Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen State- and University Library Bremen, Germany http://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/ // Electronic Library – state & focus of development 2007/2008 http://suche.suub.uni-bremen.de/en/

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