What's New at OCLC?


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OCLC continues to introduce new products and services and to support innovative research and library initiatives. Attend this session to hear all about the newest OCLC activities.

Presented by Christa Burns at the Sirsi Midwest Users' Group Annual Conference - July 25, 2008.

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  • OCLC Update Breakfast Hyatt Regency Orange County Grand Ballroom June 29, 2008 7:00 a.m.—9:00 am .. TITLE SLIDE Good morning! (This is to quiet the audience down. When they are quiet, click to the Welcome Slide.) CLICK TO ROUNDTABLES
  • What's New at OCLC?

    1. 1. Sirsi Midwest Users’ Group Annual Conference July 25, 2008 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE What’s New at OCLC?
    2. 2. The OCLC Cooperative 69,826 libraries in 112 countries 1,355 55,284 882 5,639 4,253 1,015 320 1,080
    3. 3. 2007-2008 OCLC Members Council Executive Committee
    4. 4. Advisory Committee on Small Libraries <ul><li>Recommended by OCLC Members Council </li></ul><ul><li>How to make OCLC services accessible to smaller libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – George Bishop, Director, Ovid-Elsie Schools Information Center in Michigan </li></ul>
    5. 5. Governance Study Report <ul><li>Members Council and Board discuss findings (February 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Board makes recommendations for changes (April 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Members Council ratifies (May 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation begins (July 2008) </li></ul>
    6. 6. New OCLC governance structure Regional Council Regional Council Regional Council Global Council Board of Trustees Members Members Members
    7. 7. US Service Providers OCLC Western (Including Alaska and Hawaii) Amigos Library Services, Inc. BCR NEBASE MINITEX BCR WILS INCOLSA MLC OHIONET NELINET NyLink PALINET OCLC Eastern (DC, MD, VA) SOLINET ILLINET FEDLINK (All U.S. Federal Libraries) MLNC CLC BLC
    8. 8. RONDAC - Regional OCLC Network Directors Advisory Committee <ul><li>PHOTO FROM 2007 annual report </li></ul>
    9. 9. Membership Reports/Studies <ul><li>84% use search engines to begin an information search </li></ul><ul><li>2% begin an information search on a library Web site </li></ul><ul><li>90% are satisfied with search engines </li></ul><ul><li>libraries = books </li></ul><ul><li>Internet’s readers are becoming its authors </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. library Web site usage—20% (down from 30% in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>25% of general public and 50% of college students participate in social sites </li></ul>
    10. 10. From Awareness to Funding <ul><li>Key findings: </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of people who don’t know about their public libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>The library’s most committed funding supporters are not the heaviest library users. </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of the librarian are an important predictor of library funding support </li></ul>
    11. 11. OCLC Programs and Research: Agenda <ul><li>supporting new modes of research, teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>managing the collective collection </li></ul><ul><li>renovating descriptive and organizing practices </li></ul><ul><li>modeling new service infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>architecture and standards </li></ul><ul><li>measurement and behaviors </li></ul>
    12. 12. OCLC Research Systems and service architecture Knowledge organization Interoperability Collection and User analysis Content management
    13. 13. Virtual International Authority File
    14. 14. WorldCat xISBN service <ul><li>Machine-to-machine </li></ul><ul><li>FRBR </li></ul><ul><li>Free for individual & non-commercial use </li></ul>
    15. 15. WorldMap
    16. 16. OCLC ResearchWorks
    17. 17. RLG Programs <ul><li>convening groups of experts </li></ul><ul><li>building communities </li></ul><ul><li>developing consensus on shared challenges </li></ul><ul><li>prototyping innovative information tools and services </li></ul><ul><li>organizing collaborative initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>taking an active role in creating and promoting relevant standards and practices </li></ul>
    18. 18. RLG Programs Museum Data Exchange Study <ul><li>$145,000 grant from Mellon Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>GallerySystemsTMS </li></ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH </li></ul><ul><li>Batch export of records from museum systems </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Fine Arts, Boston </li></ul><ul><li>National Gallery of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton University Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Yale University Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria & Albert Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Museum of Art </li></ul>
    19. 19. WebJunction: 5 th anniversary <ul><li>Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>32,000 library staff registered </li></ul><ul><li>70,000 unique monthly visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rural library sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish language outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Partners: </li></ul>Maine Minnesota New Hampshire Vermont Washington EqualAccess Libraries Alabama Arizona Connecticut Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas
    20. 20. WorldCat at April 1, 2008 84.1m Books 4.1m Serials 3.1m Visual materials 1.5m Maps 100 million records 1.14 billion holdings 3.1m Sound recordings 2.2m Scores .7m Computer files
    21. 21. WorldCat at June 29, 2008 <ul><li>20.0m </li></ul><ul><li>18.7m </li></ul><ul><li>9.3m </li></ul><ul><li>4.7m </li></ul><ul><li>fy2008 </li></ul><ul><li>fy2007 </li></ul><ul><li>fy2006 </li></ul><ul><li>fy2005 </li></ul>107 million records!
    22. 22. Batchloading/processing <ul><li>1998: 14.7 m </li></ul><ul><li>1999: 34.6 m </li></ul><ul><li>2000: 31.2 m </li></ul><ul><li>2001: 22.9 m </li></ul><ul><li>2002: 22.9 m </li></ul><ul><li>2003: 27.4 m </li></ul><ul><li>2004: 24.1 m </li></ul><ul><li>2005: 37.8 m </li></ul><ul><li>2006: 86.4 m </li></ul><ul><li>2007: 139.7m </li></ul><ul><li>2008: 250 m </li></ul>
    23. 23. National files loaded or pending for WorldCat <ul><li>ARLICON (Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>Bavarian State Library </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothèque nationale de France </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothek Alexandrina (Egypt) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothekszentrum Baden Wurtemburg (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliothesverbund Bayern (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>British Library </li></ul><ul><li>CBUC (Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Danish National Library </li></ul><ul><li>CURL (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>GBV (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>HBZ Verbund (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>HeBIS (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>IZUM (Slovenia) </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish National and University Library </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanese American University </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries and Archives Canada </li></ul>
    24. 24. National files loaded or pending for WorldCat <ul><li>National Library of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of China </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Finland </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>National Central Library, Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>OBV (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar University </li></ul><ul><li>Russian State Library </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss National Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Combined Regions (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>VLACC (Belgium) </li></ul><ul><li>Zayed University Consortium (UAE) </li></ul>
    25. 25. Multilingual WorldCat Percentage of non-English Records 1998 36% 2008 50 ¼ %
    26. 26. Next Generation Cataloging Services Pilot <ul><li>Upstream capture of ONIX metadata Libraries: </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public Library Phoenix Public Library MIT Library The Ohio State University Library </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers/vendors: </li></ul><ul><li>Ingram Book Group Hachette Book Group Princeton University Press Taylor and Francis </li></ul>
    27. 27. WorldCat API <ul><li>10-15 developers from cataloging institutions in North America and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Search of WorldCat and retrieval of holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Developers build applications that will enhance the value of member-contributed metadata </li></ul>
    28. 28. Dewey Decimal Classfication
    29. 29. CONTENTdm <ul><li>Efficient online access to primary source materials </li></ul><ul><li>PDF support </li></ul><ul><li>Connexion digital import </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent URLs </li></ul><ul><li>Click-through thumbnail images on WorldCat.org </li></ul>
    30. 30. Harvest Metadata from Digital Content Management Systems Metadata Content management server The Web End users retrieve the information they need
    31. 31. Digital Archive
    32. 32. <ul><li>eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>170,000 titles </li></ul><ul><li>6,500 eAudiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>450 publishers </li></ul>
    33. 33. NetLibrary Media Center—Coming Soon <ul><li>Key Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Single click transfer to a portable device </li></ul><ul><li>Title segmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Makes NetLibrary audiobooks accessible to as many users as possible. </li></ul>
    34. 34. WorldCat Collection Analysis <ul><li>Analyze usage data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL borrows, loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation transactions, ratios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authoritative list comparisons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice—Outstanding Academic Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Library Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doody’s Core Medical Titles </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. QuestionPoint <ul><li>jointly developed by LC and OCLC in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>1,900 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 libraries in 24/7 reference cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>Global knowledge base: 18,000 records in 11 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Qwidget (chat widget) </li></ul><ul><li>QuestionPoint blog </li></ul><ul><li>3 millionth question—November 2008 </li></ul>
    36. 36. WorldCat Registry <ul><li>Institution type </li></ul><ul><li>Industry identifying codes </li></ul><ul><li>Physical & electronic locations </li></ul><ul><li>Consortial memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Main and branch data </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based services </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors used </li></ul><ul><li>Budgetary and service statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative contacts </li></ul>
    37. 37. Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC <ul><li>new consortial borrowing solution </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat.org, VDX, WorldCat Resource Sharing and a new circulation gateway </li></ul><ul><li>38 libraries in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>28 million volumes </li></ul>
    38. 39. Participating materials vendor partners
    39. 40. IBERBOOK SÁNCHEZ CUESTA, S.A. Coming soon…
    40. 41. WorldCat.org
    41. 42. WorldCat.org: Average Monthly Traffic <ul><li>2 million unique users </li></ul><ul><li>13 million page views </li></ul><ul><li>6 million full record views </li></ul><ul><li>750,000 clickthroughs to library services (OPAC, ILL, OpenURL, etc.) </li></ul>
    42. 43. <ul><li>20 million </li></ul><ul><li>article-level records </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Inside Serials—articles from 20,000 journals </li></ul><ul><li>57 million </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL ARTICLE-LEVEL RECORDS NOW IN WORLDCAT.ORG </li></ul>British Library and WorldCat.org
    43. 44. WorldCat Lists
    44. 45. WorldCat Identities
    45. 46. WorldCat: Facebook Widget
    46. 47. OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat <ul><li>Synchronizes WorldCat with digital collections of interest to the membership </li></ul><ul><li>Participating organizations provide OCLC with a regular feed of metadata </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat is automatically updated with new MARC records as materials become available </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal linking between WorldCat and the host site </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic </li></ul>
    47. 48. WorldCat Local Pilot <ul><li>Faceted browse </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluative content </li></ul><ul><li>FRBRized results </li></ul><ul><li>Citation formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Customized local view </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperates with local systems for circulation, resource sharing, resolution to full text </li></ul>
    48. 49. WorldCat Local at UCLA Library
    49. 50. Limit search to UCLA Library
    50. 51. Limit search to UC libraries
    51. 52. Search libraries worldwide
    52. 54. WorldCat Local Pilots and Beyond <ul><li>Pilot Partners </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>State of Illinois 13 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>University of California System Melvyl pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Already Signed Up! </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>CTW Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Macalaster College Library </li></ul><ul><li>University of Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>University of South Florida </li></ul><ul><li>University of Texas at Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Already Activated! </li></ul><ul><li>State Library of Ohio </li></ul>
    53. 55. WorldCat Local and Resource Sharing <ul><ul><li>University of Washington July-Dec. 2006/2007 </li></ul></ul>100% increase in ILL requests via WorldCat 70% increase in borrowing within Summit consortium
    54. 56. OCLC The world’s libraries. Connected. <ul><li>More collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>More libraries </li></ul><ul><li>More archives, museums </li></ul><ul><li>More countries </li></ul><ul><li>More Web scale </li></ul><ul><li>More innovation </li></ul>Group Local Global
    55. 57. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Christa Burns </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Member Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>NEBASE </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebase </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Regional Service Providers: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oclc.org/us/en/contacts/regional/ </li></ul>