What should a virtual library environment look like?

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What should a virtual library environment look like?

  1. 1. What should a virtualUniversity Libraryenvironment look like?redesigning our library website @xdurana Xavier Duran Open University of Catalonia #UOC #ELAG2011 Conference. 25-27 May, Prague
  2. 2. Who are we?Internationalized (ca, es, en)LocalizedVirtualUniversityLibrary
  3. 3. A virtual libraryDigital, Hybrid and VirtualContent + Services – loan service – reference service – user training – document supply service
  4. 4. The library on 201015 years old21 people5 technical librarians56.196 potential users818.938 visits including all tools (+27%)
  5. 5. Didactic modules
  6. 6. Many satellite toolsCatalogElectronic resourcesInstitutional repositoryEbook websiteLibrary labs websiteTechlibnotes blogBibliographic newreleases
  7. 7. Redesigning the libraryInformation gatheringPlanningDesignDevelopementContent creationTestingMaintenance
  8. 8. Information gathering Purpose Goals 4% 3% Target audience 22% Direct traffic Google Campus Content Other71%
  9. 9. Where do they go to?
  10. 10. Who is searching what? 0.46 Visits with search Visits without search 99.54
  11. 11. Library tools visits
  12. 12. What we want it to be?Dynamic web pagesFlexibleDecentralized contentmanagement, daily updatedHighly integrated with othertools, central searchData-driven web pagesHTML5 + CSS3APIMultilingual: content + metadataMultiprofileCredibility
  13. 13. What they want it to be?Collaborative & participativeUser (classroom) centeredGraphically modern, engaging websiteSubject oriented browsingSingle search boxOpen to all users
  14. 14. Sitemap Themes Materials Services Training My library
  15. 15. Wireframes
  16. 16. Graphic design
  17. 17. Why Drupal?Open Source CMS Rather complexModular Difficult content editionThemed by defaultWide community Steep learning curveFrequently updatedMany libraries using it
  18. 18. Structuring it with DrupalBlock-orientedstructureCustom themeNew functionalitiesas modulesUse of differentback-ends
  19. 19. Content creation workflowCreateEditValidatePreviewPublishVersions
  20. 20. The resourcesHarvest dataMonolingual andmultilingual metadataSingle and simplifiedmetadata registerSearch engine layer:resources + web contentSolr
  21. 21. The library servicesAbout the serviceService conditionsFAQ
  22. 22. The classroom in the libraryWork with libraryresourcesStudent coursesubjectsThematic areasComments as atool
  23. 23. Promoting the research A portal to UOC authors Support publishing into the repository
  24. 24. Video-based trainingThematicContextualizedLearning pathsYouTube
  25. 25. My library space All tools and services in one page Maybe an utopia?
  26. 26. Dêkuji@liblabslabs.biblioteca.uoc.edulabs.biblioteca.uoc.edu/blog

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