Access to virtual & physical resources. Author: Eoin McCarney


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Presented at the CONUL Colloquium held on February 5th, 2008. 2008-02-05.

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Access to virtual & physical resources. Author: Eoin McCarney

  1. 1. Access to Virtual & PhysicalResourcesEoin McCarney – UCD Library UCD Library Leabharlann UCD
  2. 2. Overview• Federated search – The way forward?• Implications for access to materials• Bona fide users• Access to material in storage
  3. 3. Moving forward:• Competitive / Individual? Each library develops its own solution• Collaborative / National? We develop shared solutions
  4. 4. National Federated Search? (1)One interface which searches:• All our library catalogues• All our e-resources• Presents all results in clear & consistent format
  5. 5. National Federated Search? (2)Benefits:• Standardisation• One stop shop for Irish resources• Reduced cost of ownership• Promote Irish libraries• Shared support / national expertise
  6. 6. National Federated Search? (3)Challenges:• Existing local arrangements & plans• Complexity re access to e-resources• One size fits all?• Homogenisation
  7. 7. Access to Materials (1)Implications of national federated search:• Increased Visibility• External visitors• Access to e-resources• Reciprocal borrowing• Impact on ILL patterns?
  8. 8. Access to Materials (2)• Review existing access schemes• Extend ALCID scheme to include: - Reciprocal Borrowing?• Similar model to SCONUL (SRX)
  9. 9. Who is a valid user?• Registered staff, students etc• Occasional lecturers, consultants in teaching hospitals, associated researchers, industry partners• Local community• Licensing implications• CONUL to review & make reccommendations?
  10. 10. Access to materials in storage• Off-site storage• Traditional versus Online service• Scan & deliver to desktop• Appropriate staffing & skill levels• CONUL sub-committee report
  11. 11. Questions?Thoughts?Suggestions?