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This is a presentation given to the library staff at Sonoma State University on January 29, 2009. Presentation covers all aspects of web services in a library environment.

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  • Luther http://lis.luther.edu/ Lamson http://library.plymouth.edu/ Carnegie http://experiment.fragmentist.com/?page_id=44 “ Free and Open Source Options for Creating Database-Driven Subject Guides” By Edward M. Corrado and Kathryn A. Frederick http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/47
  • http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=21197 User-Centred Design and Agile Development: Rebuilding the Swedish National Union Catalogue By Henrik Lindström and Martin Malmsten http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/561
  • http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/facetbrowser/
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  • Web Services Today

    1. 1. Web Services Today Miles Stauffer Jan 29, 2009 Sonoma State University
    2. 2. Outline <ul><ul><li>A bit about me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web services today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are they going? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Me <ul><ul><li>Consultant Librarian and SydneyPLUS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLIS – University of British Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA – University of Washington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies – climbing and traveling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorite book – A Tomb for Boris Davidovich </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Presentation <ul><ul><li>Explain holistic nature of library portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How it accesses user needs and information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current technologies and trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What lies ahead? </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is a library portal? <ul><ul><li>What is holism ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>all the properties of a given system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the elements of a library portal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure – how are we going to organize our content? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content – what information will we provide to our audience? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audience – who wants access to our content? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access – how can we provide relevant information? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library is not just a repository, but also a learning center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why would a portal be any different? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library portal should bring together the same elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the same services (or more!) of the library </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Structure <ul><ul><li>The overall layout and design of the portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you virtually house your content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things to consider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Logos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CSS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Structure – Technologies <ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal at Luther </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scriblio at Lamson Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress at Carnegie-Vincent Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog's </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Structure – Technologies - Luther
    9. 9. Structure – Technologies – Lamson
    10. 10. Structure – Technologies – Carnegie
    11. 11. Structure - Trends <ul><ul><li>Browser based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always new content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;User-centered design&quot; , ISO 13407 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Structure – Trends – NCSU
    13. 13. Structure – Trends – BYU
    14. 14. Structure – Trends – Libris
    15. 15. Audience <ul><ul><li>What is a user? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ At its most basic level, the Library 2.0 model gives library users a participatory role in the services libraries offer and the way they are used. Customers, should they desire, will be able to tailor library services to best meet their own needs.” (LJ 9/1/06)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is this portal for? (demographic)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students, faculty, public, and librarians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you getting the correct content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does you subscriptions meet need of users? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Audience - Technologies <ul><ul><li>Course Management Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MyLibrary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research Guide </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Audience - Technologies - Moodle
    18. 18. Audience – Technologies – Sakai
    19. 19. Audience – Technologies – Sakai 2
    20. 20. Audience – Technologies - MyLibrary
    21. 21. Audience – Technologies – Research Guide
    22. 22. Audience - Trends <ul><ul><li>User generated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable work spaces for students </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Audience – Trends - BYU
    24. 24. Content <ul><ul><li>What is content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books, Journals, Events, News, db's, and Zebras? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everything you are going to provide access to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library and non-library created materials </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is creating the content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library, staff, students </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Content - Technologies <ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‡ biblios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affinity strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RDA </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. What is RDA? <ul><ul><li>RDA = Resource Description and Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are we moving from AACR2 to RDA? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AACR2 encodes to a machine language (MARC 21)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RDA will encode to XML </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More international standard (no more Anglo-American)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will be release July 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is this all connected? </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. RDA and Portal Design RDA FRBR FRAD Data entry Display Encoding ISBD XML (Dublin Core)‏ MARC 21 XML (MODS)‏ “ ... RDA provides the building blocks for new generation OPAC's, ...” CILIP, 2008
    28. 28. Content – Technologies - RSS
    29. 29. Content – Technologies – Biblios
    30. 30. Content – Trends <ul><ul><li>NEW NEW NEW! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging library materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvesting data </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Content – Trends – NEW NEW NEW
    32. 32. Content – Trends – Tagging
    33. 33. Content – Trends – Harvesting
    34. 34. Access <ul><ul><li>How are we going to access all this content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we know it will be relevant? </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Access - Technologies <ul><ul><li>Open URL and LinkResolver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SFX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Umlaut </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CUFTS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>COinS (ContextObjects in Spans - Z39.88)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Component-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XC (extensible catalog)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OAI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryH3lp </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Access – Technologies
    37. 37. Access – Technologies
    38. 38. Access – Technologies
    39. 39. Access – Trends <ul><ul><li>Seamless integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvesting free/paid databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Prosumer” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active vs. passive interaction with information </li></ul></ul></ul>
    40. 40. What's ahead? <ul><ul><li>Not what you own, but what you can access! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Component-based tools to integrate with existing OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceted browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active and Passive content generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active = tagging materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passive = collecting user information (ex. Affinity Strings)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link Resolvers over massive targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not 450, but 1,000's </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DOI (Document Object Identifier) integration </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 41. My Portals - .NET OPAC
    42. 42. My Portals - BBG
    43. 43. My Portals - CLFM
    44. 44. My Portals - Innova
    45. 45. My Portals - JCC
    46. 46. My Portals - Dashboard
    47. 47. My Portals – Legal OPAC

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