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Customising the Voyager 7.x OPAC or,  “giving a tired OPAC a wee facelift” Alex Forrest – University of Edinburgh   Gill H...
So, how much of a Facelift ? <ul><li>Let’s look at the new OPAC… </li></ul><ul><li>About the new OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Br...
http://main-cat.dev.nls.uk/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US   About ….
http://main-cat.dev.nls.uk NLS facial scrub ….
A facial scrub costs ….
Example Voyager 7.x OPACs <ul><li>Aberystwyth University </li></ul><ul><li>showing the use of alternative skins for locali...
What skills do we need ? Advanced CSS, Java, Content Management tools <ul><li>Integration with existing website </li></ul>...
What Next ? <ul><li>We need to know what members want </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Rebranding, Significant Redesign, or Aquabro...
Useful Links @ <ul><li>Voyager customers using 7.x OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.exlibrisgroup.org/pages/viewpage.act...
Questions ? Contact Us <ul><li>Alex Forrest </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </...
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Voyager 7 OPAC implementation at National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University Library for Scottish Digital Library Consortium

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Presentation to the Scottish Digital Library Consortium AGM 2009 on implementation of Ex Libris Voyager 7 OPAC by Alex Forrest, Edinburgh University Library, Gill Hamilton, National Library of Scotland and Colin Watt (Edinburgh University Library)

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Voyager 7 OPAC implementation at National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University Library for Scottish Digital Library Consortium

  1. 1. Customising the Voyager 7.x OPAC or, “giving a tired OPAC a wee facelift” Alex Forrest – University of Edinburgh Gill Hamilton – National Library of Scotland Colin Watt – University of Edinburgh SDLC AGM, 25 Nov 2009
  2. 2. So, how much of a Facelift ? <ul><li>Let’s look at the new OPAC… </li></ul><ul><li>About the new OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Brief look at some SDLC sites </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Branding of the “skin” </li></ul><ul><li>Search types </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Quick Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Content enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Website </li></ul><ul><li>Extras eg social network tagging, spellchecking, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://main-cat.dev.nls.uk/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US About ….
  4. 4. http://main-cat.dev.nls.uk NLS facial scrub ….
  5. 5. A facial scrub costs ….
  6. 6. Example Voyager 7.x OPACs <ul><li>Aberystwyth University </li></ul><ul><li>showing the use of alternative skins for localisation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://voyager.aber.ac.uk/choose.php </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattanville College Library, NY, USA </li></ul><ul><li>embedded search box: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mville.edu/Library/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Monash University Library, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>another embedded search box: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.monash.edu.au / </li></ul><ul><li>and basic search: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// library.monash.edu.au/vwebv/searchBasic </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado School of Mines, CO, USA </li></ul><ul><li>http://catalyst.coalliance.org/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=en_US </li></ul><ul><li>example showing email & print options: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// catalyst.coalliance.org/vwebv/search?searchArg = goats&searchCode =GKEY%5E*& limitTo = none&recCount =50&searchType=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Tarrant County College, TX, USA </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.tccd.edu/vwebv/searchBasic </li></ul><ul><li>example showing social network tagging: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// library.tccd.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId =371861 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What skills do we need ? Advanced CSS, Java, Content Management tools <ul><li>Integration with existing website </li></ul><ul><li>eg more fundamental redesign of institutional website(s) </li></ul>More CSS, XSL, XML & Javascript <ul><li>Advanced Layout & Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>eg enriching content and extending functionality </li></ul>File Structure, Layout, CSS <ul><li>Basic Branding </li></ul><ul><li>eg conversion of existing classic OPAC </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Next ? <ul><li>We need to know what members want </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Rebranding, Significant Redesign, or Aquabrowser ? </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops & Tailored sessions </li></ul><ul><li>SDLC better equipped to do this than Ex Libris </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines & Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>SDLC to establish some basic guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Timescale ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ex Libris ending support for the classic opac ? </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Did we mention testing ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Useful Links @ <ul><li>Voyager customers using 7.x OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.exlibrisgroup.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId =13764440 </li></ul><ul><li>SDLC Test area for 7.x OPACs (Academic Hub) </li></ul><ul><li>http://eul-ft.lib.ed.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://uad-ft.lib.ed.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://hw-ft.lib.ed.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://eca-ft.lib.ed.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://roe-ft.lib.ed.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>SDLC Test area for 7.x OPACs (Special Hub) </li></ul><ul><li>http://main-cat.dev.nls.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mss.dev.nls.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://sbo.dev.nls.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://signet.dev.nls.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://boslit.dev.nls.uk/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions ? Contact Us <ul><li>Alex Forrest </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Gill Hamilton </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Colin Watt </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Special thanks to Steve Scott for making much of this possible.

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