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Upgrading the Happytown College Library System


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Upgrading the Happytown College Library System

  1. 1. Happytown College Access Service Committee Presents… <ul><li>Brought to you by Group B: </li></ul><ul><li>Lucas Anderson, Mary Beth Davis, Thomas Discepola, </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Sialiano, Amy Wojceichowski </li></ul>
  2. 3. About Happytown College <ul><li>We are a small (3,500 undergrads) liberal arts college in the northeast United States. We have approximately 235 full-time faculty, and we offer 35 undergraduate majors. We also serve the community surrounding the college, providing, at a minimum, online and browsing access. Our library contains approximately 1,000,000 holdings. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Our Mission <ul><li>To support and enrich the instructional, research and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services. </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Library <ul><li>Aspires to provide outstanding information resources and services that advance research and learning and… </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as an essential information resource for the state and beyond. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Our Goal:
  6. 7. Our Dilemma….
  7. 8. The Problem We Face: <ul><li>Need to get higher return on dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Need to increase online access </li></ul><ul><li>Need to create self-sufficiency </li></ul>
  8. 10. Remote Access for Electronic Resources Solution 1: EZproxy
  9. 11. How it Works… <ul><li>Centralizes authentication for a particular online resource licensed by the University. </li></ul><ul><li>University purchases the license and allows anyone affiliated with our system to gain access to the resources. </li></ul><ul><li>EZproxy runs on a machine on your network so requests for database requests come from IP address on your network. </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliation is determined by possession of the Happytown Network ID assigned to students, faculty and staff. </li></ul>
  10. 12. The Benefits
  11. 13. Further Advantages <ul><li>College’s network specifications are fully compatible with the EZproxy authentication and access software: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Also compatible with broad range of system specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization allows greater accessibility to archived materials </li></ul><ul><li>Democratizing access to the archive allows for individual outside of institutions to do historical research </li></ul>
  12. 14. Some Disadvantages
  13. 15. What quality digital library will we use with our EZproxy licensure?
  14. 16. Digital Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences Solution 2: JSTOR
  15. 17. About JSTOR… <ul><li>JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization helping the scholarly community take advantage of advanced technology. </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR helps libraries save space by allowing them to replace their print journal collections with access to its trusted digital archive. </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR offers retrieval of high-resolution PDFs of journals and pages. </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR has a graduated fee model so that small institutions pay less than larger institutions. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Proposed Participation Fees for Happytown College:
  17. 19. How it Works…
  18. 20. JSTOR Training Offered with Subscription
  19. 21. Full Text Resources/Personalized Digital Libraries Solution 3: Google Books
  20. 22. Benefits of Personalized Libraries <ul><li>Web 2.0 are popular among undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>Google books offers a naturalistic, intuitive, easy-to-use system </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity of books provided by Google Projects is vast </li></ul><ul><li>Google has established partnerships with Universities and research facilities around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Please view link to see list of participants </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>* Google Books are currently in litigation. See the link below to learn more about their proposed agreement: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  21. 23. Google Books allows you to:
  22. 24. Conclusion