The Role of the Systems Librarian in an Academic Library
The Role of the SystemsLibrarian in an AcademicLibraryJeff DickensHilton C. Buley LibrarySouthern Connecticut State UniversityJune 18, 2012
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianDefinitionThe person who plans for and administers the automated functions of the library, including the integrated library system.Working Concepts Interoperability“…ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate).” – Wikipedia. Usability and Accessibility Adaptation to New Trends and Innovations Professional Development and Staff Training
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianPresentation Outline1. Web OPAC2. Access Services3. Vendors and Product Add-Ons4. Web Standards and Technology5. Training, Resources, and Professional Development
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianWeb OPAC Customization and Standardization. Cooperation (compromise?) with consortia members. Design with usability heuristics (and testing). Anticipate change (Example: Serials Solutions Aquabrowser). Authority files and faceted classification.
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianAccess Services Data and statistics: Create lists and reports on circulation, resource types, acquisitions, etc. Configure Circulation Parameters: create loan rules, map borrower privileges to patron types, design pop-up windows. Web Access Management: work with E- Resources librarian to proxy URLs for off- campus access.
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianVendors and Product Add-Ons. Copy cataloging (OCLC Connexion). Authority control (Library Technologies, Inc. and Marcive, Inc.). ILS Modules. ◦ Serials processing (III Serials) ◦ Acquisitions (III Acquisitions)
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianVendors and Product Add-Ons. Discovery Federated Link Solutions Search Resolvers EBSCOHost Discovery Integrated LinkSource Service Search Serials Summon 360 Search 360 Link Solutions Service Innovative Encore Research WebBridge Interfaces Pro
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianWeb Standards W3C compliance Accessibility and Section 508 compliance Usability heuristics (and testing)Web Technology PHP/SQL (Apache) Open Source (Evergreen and Koha) Cloud Computing
The Role of the SystemsLibrarianTraining, Resources, andProfessionalDevelopment CSDirect International Webmasters Association (IWA) Lynda.com Social Networking (blogs, wikis, listservs)