WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results

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Sirsi Midwest Users' Group (SMUG) Annual Conference, July 27, 2007

OCLC is piloting its new WorldCat Local service that will allow your library to customize WorldCat.org as a solution for local discovery and delivery services. WorldCat Local interoperates with locally maintained services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to present a locally branded interface to your patrons. Attend this session to learn how this new service works and to see the beta being run at the University of Washington Libraries.

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  • WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results

    1. 1. WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results Sirsi Midwest Users’ Group Annual Conference July 27, 2007 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE
    2. 2. WorldCat Local: Agenda <ul><li>OCLC Strategy for Worldcat.org </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Local Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
    3. 3. Vision: Aggregate services around the user <ul><li>Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Get it </li></ul><ul><li>Create, manage, share </li></ul>
    4. 4. Goal: Deliver the full capacity of the library community to the user, at the point of need <ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Community, expertise, place </li></ul>
    5. 5. Introduction of WorldCat Local <ul><li>Alternative discovery experience </li></ul><ul><li>Customized view of WorldCat.org that can serve as a library or library consortium’s local discovery service </li></ul>
    6. 6. Components of WorldCat Local <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Branded version of WorldCat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability with local delivery environment </li></ul>
    7. 7. Content <ul><li>OCLC supplied content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All of WorldCat (including “shared collections”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All article metadata in WorldCat.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All evaluative content in WorldCat on FirstSearch </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Physical collections </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic journals </li></ul><ul><li>Special collections </li></ul><ul><li>Digitized collections </li></ul>WorldCat.org
    9. 9. Integration with Local Delivery Environment <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request/Place hold via circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or via intra-consortial borrowing system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability with OCLC ILL, ILLiad, VDX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online full-text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct access to FirstSearch, ECO, NetLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking to OpenURL Resolver </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Systems to be tested <ul><li>Innovative (INNOPAC, Millennium, INNReach) </li></ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix (Horizon, Unicorn) </li></ul><ul><li>Endeavor (Voyager) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Demo <ul><li>University of Washington Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.washington.edu </li></ul>
    12. 12. WorldCat Local Partners <ul><li>Pilot partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peninsula Library System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries from the state of Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other potential partners - In discussions with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ohio State University </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. WorldCat Local Timeline <ul><li>Pilot – Spring through Summer 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Launch service – Fall 2007 </li></ul>
    14. 14. What makes WorldCat Local Unique? <ul><li>Shared-platform approach </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the global network </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication across the network </li></ul>
    15. 15. 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>OCLC Regional Service Providers: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oclc.org/contacts/regional/ </li></ul>
    16. 16. University of Washington on WorldCat.org (screen shot)
    17. 17. Holdings: Local, Group, Global Summit collections Univ Washington collections WorldCat
    18. 18. Detailed record – item held by UW
    19. 19. Detailed record – request item
    20. 20. Request handled locally
    21. 21. Item not held by UW
    22. 22. Item not held by UW or Summit
    23. 23. Article citations
    24. 24. Article citations

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