Sherlock: The Summon Experience at Claremont

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  • Sherlock: The Summon Experience at Claremont

    1. 1. John McDonald<br />Library <br />Claremont University Consortium<br />November 20, 2009<br />Sherlock<br />The Summon Experience at Claremont<br />
    2. 2. What our users need<br />One-stop shop for library-wide search <br />A comprehensive full text only search<br />
    3. 3. What we need<br />Jumpstart innovation <br />Persistent and iterative process<br />
    4. 4. Integration of discovery tools<br />Interface<br />High Usability, Intuitive, Robust, Relevant<br />Library <br />Enterprise<br />financial<br />admin<br />student <br />Non Licensed Content<br />Open Web<br />Catalog<br />Digital Library<br />Licensed Content<br />Digital Preservation<br />insurance, recovery, immutability<br />
    5. 5. The Force is with us…<br />Core Team:<br />Sam, Sheree, Candace<br />John<br />Contributors: Charlie, Adam, Gale, Alex, Jason<br />
    6. 6. Evaluation Matrix<br />
    7. 7. Results<br />Joined in beta program for Summon<br /><ul><li>Provides us with licensed content options
    8. 8. Eliminates federated search
    9. 9. Streamlines database selection
    10. 10. Incorporates local content</li></li></ul><li>Implementation<br /><ul><li>Provided content streams (catalog, digital library)
    11. 11. Content ingested by Summon
    12. 12. Released Summon in beta form to students at start of Fall semester
    13. 13. Planned release of additional interface overlay as our Sherlock 2.0 upgrade for Spring semester
    14. 14. Staff time and costs</li></li></ul><li>Will the rebellion win?<br />User pros<br />Content<br />Extensive coverage of our collection<br />Cancel A/I only databases that overlap<br />Reduce database choice confusion<br />Usability<br />One stop shop<br />Use as a recommender to native interface<br />Increase use, increase diversity of selection<br />Faceting<br />No learning curve<br />
    15. 15. Will the empire strike back?<br />Librarian cons<br />Content<br />Data problems<br />Coverage of the collection<br />Usability<br />‘Less advanced’ option<br />Non intuitive/dynamic faceting<br />Native interface algorithms better suited to database content<br />Barrier to entry/understand<br />Expected magical elixir (higher standard being applied)<br />
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    17. 17. Demo<br /><ul><li>Summon @ Claremont</li></li></ul><li>

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