Open Discovery Initiative, John Law, ALCTS CRL IG panel on NISO ODI

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Open Discovery Initiative, John Law, ALCTS CRL IG panel on NISO ODI

  1. 1. Web-scale Discovery Service John  Law,  VP  Discovery  ALA  Midwinter,  January  2013  
  2. 2. Open  Discovery  Ini/a/ve  •  We  ac>vely  par>cipate  in  and  support  the  ODI  ini>a>ve  •  The  primary  goal  of  ODI  is  to  help  libraries,  informa>on   providers  and  discovery  service  vendors  work  beIer   together    •  But  how  will  we  measure  success?  
  3. 3. Open  Discovery  Ini/a/ve  The  real  measure  of  success  for  the  ODI  group  will  be  how  well  we  collec>vely  serve  the  most  important  stakeholders  of  all—the  end  user,  the  researcher.  
  4. 4.  The  problem  we’re  trying  to  solve     The  reality  is  user  expecta>ons  have  evolved  and  library   systems  have  not  kept  up.  The  problem  is  your  users  are   going  elsewhere.  So  the  library  must  do  a  beIer  job  of   showing  it’s  value.    
  5. 5.  In  2009  we  delivered  a  real  solu/on   Live  at  ALA  Midwinter,  January  2009  
  6. 6. A  digital  front  door  for  the  library  
  7. 7. Understanding  the  Summon  model…  " Having  the  cri>cal  core  of  the  library’s  collec>on  represented  in   a  single,  unified  index  is  the  key  to  making  it  all  work  " This  impacts  everything  related  to  discovery     " speed,  ease  of  use,  relevancy,  customizability,  rIesearch  integrity,   Unified   ndex   stability/reliability,  and  more    
  8. 8. Summon  Unified  Index  Snapshot  Content   Number  of  records  Newspaper  Ar>cles   475,000,000+  Journal  Ar>cles   155,000,000+  Books  &  eBooks   185,000,000+  Theses  and  Disserta>ons   19,000,000+  Conference  Proceedings   8,500,000+  Patents   3,800,000+  Research  Guides   25,000+  Library  Catalog  records   220,000,000+  Open  Access  records   25,000,000+  Ins>tu>onal  Repository  records   15,000,000+   Over  90  content  types  discoverable  
  9. 9. Most  complete  metadata  from  all  sources  via    Match  and  Merge  Technology  
  10. 10. Ground  Breaking  -­‐  Full  Text  Book  Search   …and others
  11. 11. Content  Packages  Indexed  160  140  120  100   80   60   40   20   0   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec   1,250  packages  indexed  2011-­‐2012  
  12. 12. Over  7,800  publishers  
  13. 13. Summon  exposes  users  to  na/ve  resources  
  14. 14. Summon  Sugges/ons  •  Database   recommender    •  Best  Bets   sugges>ons    •  Related   Searches    •  Integrated   Reference  Chat    •  Custom  text   editor  
  15. 15. Increases  resource  usage  and  improves  ROI    Unlike  other  discovery  services,  Summon  is  proven  to  increase  usage  of  resources  across  the  full  breadth  of  a  library’s  collec>on  without  bias  to  publisher,  vendor  or  content  type.    
  16. 16. We’re  all  in  it  together  

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