Cooperation, Cloud, and
Consumer Technologies
Future library services and Technologies

Marshall Breeding
Independent Cons...
Strategic Cooperation
Cooperation for Automation


Large-scale shared implementations
 Regional,

Province, National
 Inter-institutional coo...
Library Services Platforms
New genre of library automation
Library Services Platform




Library-specific software. Designed to help libraries
automate their internal operations, ...
Library Services Platform
Characteristics


Highly Shared data models





Delivered through software as a service


...
New Library Management
Model
Search:

Unified Presentation Layer

API Layer

Library
Services
Platform

Digital
Coll
Searc...
Discovery Services
Improving access to library collections
ILS Data

Online Catalog
Search:

Scope of Search
Search Results





Books, Journals,
and Media at the
Title Level
Not ...
Next-gen Catalogs or Discovery
Interface



Single search box
Query tools








Scope of Search

Books, Journals, ...
Discovery Interface search model

ILS Data

Search:

Local
Index

Digital
Collections

ProQuest

Search Results

MetaSearc...
ILS Data

Web-scale Index-based Discovery
(2009- present)

Digital
Collections

Search:

Profile of Library
Subscriptions
...
Bento Box Discovery Model

ILS Data

VuFind /
Blacklight
Search Results

Web Site
Content

Digital
Collections

Institutio...
Public Library Information Portal

ILS Data

Digital
Collections

Search:

Usagegenerated
Data

Customer
Profile

Consolid...
Discovery services as Website
Replacement






Portal environment that includes customized
content management service ...
E-Book Integration
Critical concern for public
libraries





Most libraries offer e-book lending programs
Strong demand: increasing use ...
Commercial library e-book lending
services





OverDrive
3M Cloud Library
Baker & Taylor: Axis 360
“Douglas County Mo...
E-book Lending Models





Phase I: Link out to e-book lending service
Phase II: Load MARC records in local catalog,
th...
Full e-book lending




Discovery of print and e-book titles and copies
simultaneously
E-book transactions represented w...
The e-book integration
ecosystem







E-book lending services must expose APIs
Online catalog or discovery services ...
Models of Development and
Innovation
Proprietary Licensed Software



Most commercial products
Significantly larger development teams
Open Source








Community-based software development
No licensing costs
Services offered for: hosting, implementa...
Consumer Technologies
Consumer Tech Trends


Device adoption: Tablets, Smartphones, PCs
 Need



to balance how to deliver library services

...
Industry Trends
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Trends






Consolidation: Large international companies
gaining increasing reach into libraries across
many ...
Questions and discussion
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  1. 1. Cooperation, Cloud, and Consumer Technologies Future library services and Technologies Marshall Breeding Independent Consult, Author, Founder and Publisher, Library Technology Guides http://www.librarytechnology.org/ http://twitter.com/mbreeding 20 February 2014 Dialog- Marshall Breeding vs. Hao-Ren (Claven) Ke
  2. 2. Strategic Cooperation
  3. 3. Cooperation for Automation  Large-scale shared implementations  Regional, Province, National  Inter-institutional cooperation  Main topic of speech tomorrow at the National Taiwan Normal University
  4. 4. Library Services Platforms New genre of library automation
  5. 5. Library Services Platform   Library-specific software. Designed to help libraries automate their internal operations, manage collections, fulfillment requests, and deliver services Services     Service oriented architecture Exposes Web services and other API’s Facilitates the services libraries offer to their users Platform    General infrastructure for library automation Consistent with the concept of Platform as a Service Library programmers address the APIs of the platform to extend functionality, create connections with other systems, dynamically interact with data
  6. 6. Library Services Platform Characteristics  Highly Shared data models    Delivered through software as a service    Multi-tenant Unified workflows across formats and media Flexible metadata management     Knowledgebase architecture Some may take hybrid approach to accommodate local data stores MARC – Dublin Core – VRA – MODS – ONIX Bibframe New structures not yet invented Open APIs for extensibility and interoperability
  7. 7. New Library Management Model Search: Unified Presentation Layer API Layer Library Services Platform Digital Coll Search Engine ` ProQue st EBSCO … JSTOR Stock Managemen t Other Resourc es Enterprise Resource Planning Learning Managemen t Consolidated index Self-Check / Automated Return Smart Cad / Payment systems Authenticati on Service
  8. 8. Discovery Services Improving access to library collections
  9. 9. ILS Data Online Catalog Search: Scope of Search Search Results   Books, Journals, and Media at the Title Level Not in scope:  Articles  Book Chapters  Digital objects
  10. 10. Next-gen Catalogs or Discovery Interface   Single search box Query tools     Scope of Search Books, Journals, and Media at the Title Relevance ranked results Level Faceted navigation  Other local and open Enhanced visual displays access content  Cover art  Not in scope: Did you mean  Type-ahead    Summaries, reviews,  Articles Recommendation services  Book Chapters  Digital objects 
  11. 11. Discovery Interface search model ILS Data Search: Local Index Digital Collections ProQuest Search Results MetaSearch Engine EBSCOhost … MLA Bibliography ABC-CLIO Real-time query and responses
  12. 12. ILS Data Web-scale Index-based Discovery (2009- present) Digital Collections Search: Profile of Library Subscriptions Usagegenerated Data Customer Profile Consolidated Index Search Results Web Site Content Institutional Repositorie s Aggregated Content packages … Open Access E-Journals Reference Sources Pre-built harvesting and indexing
  13. 13. Bento Box Discovery Model ILS Data VuFind / Blacklight Search Results Web Site Content Digital Collections Institutional Repositorie s Consolidated Index Search: Aggregated Content packages Open Access E-Journals Pre-built harvesting and indexing
  14. 14. Public Library Information Portal ILS Data Digital Collections Search: Usagegenerated Data Customer Profile Consolidated Index Search Results Web Site Content Community Information Aggregated Content packages … Customerprovided content Reference Sources Archives Pre-built harvesting and indexing
  15. 15. Discovery services as Website Replacement    Portal environment that includes customized content management service that can fulfill typical offerings on library Web sites Full integration between Web site and resource discovery (ideally) Examples:  Axiell Arena  Infor Iguana  BiblioCommons
  16. 16. E-Book Integration
  17. 17. Critical concern for public libraries     Most libraries offer e-book lending programs Strong demand: increasing use statistics Print lending remains vigorous Academic libraries will benefit at a later phase by e-book lending models developed in the public library sector
  18. 18. Commercial library e-book lending services     OverDrive 3M Cloud Library Baker & Taylor: Axis 360 “Douglas County Model”  Locally curated e-book collections and lending platform
  19. 19. E-book Lending Models    Phase I: Link out to e-book lending service Phase II: Load MARC records in local catalog, then link out on individual titles Phase III: Discovery and lending operations performed fully within the library’s catalog or discovery environment
  20. 20. Full e-book lending   Discovery of print and e-book titles and copies simultaneously E-book transactions represented within patron’s library account  List of charged items, due dates  Service options: renew, return, etc.  Ability to check-out and download e-books into e-reader
  21. 21. The e-book integration ecosystem     E-book lending services must expose APIs Online catalog or discovery services must consume APIs and adjust interface design and business logic to accommodate discovery and lending operations Challenge: each e-book service provider’s APIs are different Response: Work toward consistent or standard suite of APIs
  22. 22. Models of Development and Innovation
  23. 23. Proprietary Licensed Software   Most commercial products Significantly larger development teams
  24. 24. Open Source      Community-based software development No licensing costs Services offered for: hosting, implementation, data conversion, ongoing support Self-service: all costs absorbed within institution Library examples:  Koha  Evergreen  Kuali OLE
  25. 25. Consumer Technologies
  26. 26. Consumer Tech Trends  Device adoption: Tablets, Smartphones, PCs  Need  to balance how to deliver library services 3D printing  Experimental implementations in library maker spaces  Wearable tech  Google Glass? Interesting, but privacy concerns
  27. 27. Industry Trends
  28. 28. Mergers and Acquisitions
  29. 29. Business Trends    Consolidation: Large international companies gaining increasing reach into libraries across many international regions Local companies vulnerable: May not have the development capacity to develop new generations of products Content and Technology increasingly interwoven
  30. 30. Questions and discussion

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