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Meeting the Digital Demand: It’s All About Access Jordan A Fields Digital Projects Manager The Kansas City Public Library ...
Kansas City, Missouri
10 Library Locations Kansas City Population 240,000 Legal Service Area 2,000,000+ Metro Service Area
The Challenge: One digital library  that meets the needs  of all of our patrons
many languages many ages variety of digital literacy skills variety of research needs different digital devices variety of...
KCResearch.org  2009 KCHistory.org
Patron Experience KCResearch.org  KCHistory.org
Staff Experience KCResearch.org  KCHistory.org System Maintenance? Digital Preservation? Metadata/Cataloging? Additional D...
2012? KCHistory KCResearch Budget Civil War Garment Industry
Primary Requirements <ul><li>Multiple customized interfaces created using the same software  </li></ul><ul><li>A single re...
<ul><li>Repository Solution:  </li></ul><ul><li>Fedora Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Highly flex...
<ul><li>Interface Solution:  </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Support Solution:  </li></ul><ul><li>VITAL from VTLS </li></ul><ul><li>Support and maintenance for Fedora </li></u...
Fedora Commons  Open Source  Repository VITAL Tools and Services Customized Drupal  Interface 1 Customized Drupal  Interfa...
It’s All About Access Target User Groups Go Outside the Library
Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
Target User Group: KCResearch
Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
Target User Group:  Civil War  www.CivilWarOnTheWesternBorder.org
X X Users are not starting at the library.
They are using social media.
They have mobile devices.
 
The Challenge :  One digital library that meets the needs  of all of our patrons Solution: A single repository with multip...
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  1. 1. Meeting the Digital Demand: It’s All About Access Jordan A Fields Digital Projects Manager The Kansas City Public Library Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  2. 2. Kansas City, Missouri
  3. 3. 10 Library Locations Kansas City Population 240,000 Legal Service Area 2,000,000+ Metro Service Area
  4. 4. The Challenge: One digital library that meets the needs of all of our patrons
  5. 5. many languages many ages variety of digital literacy skills variety of research needs different digital devices variety of information literacy skills
  6. 6. KCResearch.org 2009 KCHistory.org
  7. 7. Patron Experience KCResearch.org KCHistory.org
  8. 8. Staff Experience KCResearch.org KCHistory.org System Maintenance? Digital Preservation? Metadata/Cataloging? Additional Digital Libraries?
  9. 9. 2012? KCHistory KCResearch Budget Civil War Garment Industry
  10. 10. Primary Requirements <ul><li>Multiple customized interfaces created using the same software </li></ul><ul><li>A single repository capable of preserving all types of digital objects </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to search across all sites from a single search box and retrieve aggregated search results </li></ul><ul><li>A sustainable solution is a must, an open source </li></ul><ul><li>solution is preferred </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Repository Solution: </li></ul><ul><li>Fedora Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Highly flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can accommodate any type of digital object </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong digital preservation features </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In use by many well respected libraries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Interface Solution: </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content management system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Already in use by the Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very active user community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Support Solution: </li></ul><ul><li>VITAL from VTLS </li></ul><ul><li>Support and maintenance for Fedora </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative interface </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal module </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fedora Commons Open Source Repository VITAL Tools and Services Customized Drupal Interface 1 Customized Drupal Interface 2 Customized Drupal Interface 3 Customized Drupal Interface 4
  15. 15. It’s All About Access Target User Groups Go Outside the Library
  16. 16. Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
  17. 17. Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
  18. 18. Target User Group: KCResearch
  19. 19. Access Interfaces for Digital Library Content
  20. 20. Target User Group: Civil War www.CivilWarOnTheWesternBorder.org
  21. 21. X X Users are not starting at the library.
  22. 22. They are using social media.
  23. 23. They have mobile devices.
  24. 25. The Challenge : One digital library that meets the needs of all of our patrons Solution: A single repository with multiple access points that meet our patrons where they are

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