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  1. 1. UW · Forward > Mitch, Eric, Steve > July 21, 2009 - CUWL > http://disco.library.wisc.edu Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1
  2. 2. UW · Background Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2
  3. 3. UW · RDisco / Forward? • The Resource Disco - An "experiment" to develop a discovery layer for UW System collections ‣ OPACS ‣ Digital Collections (UWDCC) ‣ Repository data (MINDS@UW) ‣ Museum content ‣ Web sites ‣ Archives Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3
  4. 4. UW · Forward • The result of RDisco • A discovery layer into: - UW System catalog data - Representative UWDCC collections - 70% of MINDS@UW content http://disco.library.wisc.edu/forward Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4
  5. 5. UW · Background •A response to UW-Madison RDTF recommendations and formation of CUWL RDTF • From that report, recommendations: 1. Decouple the interface from the ILS 2. Complete control over the interface, data, and index 3. Emphasize interface simplicity 4. Sophisticated search and result functionalities 5.Seamlessly integrate and deliver UW collections 6. Adapt to user behaviors 7. Encourage personalization and customization 8. Be where our users work and play 9. Compare well in design and user experience to popular Internet destinations 10. Be staffed for excellence and continuous change Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5
  6. 6. UW · More Background • UW-Madison Shared Development Group (SDG) - Tech Enhanced Learning project with School of Human Ecology (Disco environment and Fedora repository for instructors) • February - July - 0.5 FTE February-April - 1.5 FTE May-July • Maturation of proven software (high powered indexing) • VuFind and Blacklight analysis • Leveraged a core of smart coders/librarians • Organizational commitment to application development Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6
  7. 7. UW · Key Principles • Experiment • One system, one library, one interface - Added complexity of consortium • Use of proven software • Flexible and extensible to different types of data • Discovery layer only Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7
  8. 8. UW · Next Steps? • Functional assessment, feedback, participation • Resource assessment and support development projection • Beta interface sometime in the not-so-distant future? Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8
  9. 9. UW · Demo Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9
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  35. 35. UW · Features Tuesday, July 21, 2009 35
  36. 36. UW · Features • Content • Bling - Catalog + - Book covers - Digital Collection + - Author info / bios - Institutional Repository - Image zoom, slideshow - Unicode compliant • Circulation status • Search - Nightly - Natural language - Fielded-search • Open Source - Facets - Ruby on Rails - Sort: relevance, date, title - Solr / Lucene Tuesday, July 21, 2009 36
  37. 37. UW · Future • Forward is Blacklight • Blacklight - available - Search history - APA/MLA citations - Export to Refworks - Email records / results - SMS records / results • Blacklight - future - Endnote, Zotero support - EAD files Tuesday, July 21, 2009 37
  38. 38. UW · Context Tuesday, July 21, 2009 38
  39. 39. CUWL · Recommendation “UW Libraries should continue to analyze the functionality and integration of library services” Unpublished - CUWL RDETF Tuesday, July 21, 2009 39
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  41. 41. Results Tuesday, July 21, 2009 41
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  44. 44. UW · Context Context Results (Ads) Tuesday, July 21, 2009 43
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  47. 47. UW · Context Freebase “open database of the world’s information” Wikipedia - unstructured data Freebase - structured data http://www.freebase.com/ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 45
  48. 48. UW · Context Bing External APIs - Related searches - Instant Answers? - Web results? - Web images? http://www.bing.com/ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 46
  49. 49. UW · Context Local Our APIs - Ask a Librarian - Subject Liaisons - Bibliographers - LibGuides? - Libraries? - Coll. Highlights Tuesday, July 21, 2009 47
  50. 50. UW · Context Hours Subject guides Digital collections Workshops More like this... Common book New items Local experts Library news Tuesday, July 21, 2009 48
  51. 51. UW · Workflow Tuesday, July 21, 2009 49
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  53. 53. Irrespective of Which System… This work will be inescapable. - Will present both opportunities and challenges - Must adapt/change over time with users - Expectations will be set by the Web at large (i.e., outside of the library sphere) Tuesday, July 21, 2009 51
  54. 54. Assumptions “One System, One Library” translates to One Catalog Tuesday, July 21, 2009 52
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  56. 56. UW · What Have We Learned? Tuesday, July 21, 2009 54
  57. 57. Our Data is Messy 1969
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  58. 58. A catalog is not a catalog is not a catalog. “Mr. Wiggles,” by Bill Futreal http://www.flickr.com/photos/billfutreal/112141388/ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 56
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  65. 65. UW · So What? Tuesday, July 21, 2009 63
  66. 66. Certain collections are special Tuesday, July 21, 2009 64
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  70. 70. UW · Data Tuesday, July 21, 2009 68
  71. 71. UW · Data “Data outlasts code” Ian Davis, code{4}lib 2009 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 69
  72. 72. UW · Data “Open data is more important than open source” Ian Davis, code{4}lib 2009 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 70
  73. 73. UW · Data When picking the next Resource Discovery System, don’t lock up your data and throw away the key. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 71
  74. 74. UW · Thanks Tuesday, July 21, 2009 72

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