It's Live, Now What? Reflecting on the first year with Ebsco Discovery Service

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It's Live, Now What? Reflecting on the first year with Ebsco Discovery Service

  1. 1. It’s Live, Now What?Reflecting on the first year with Ebsco Discovery Service Courtney Greene, IUB | Angie Thorpe, IUK June 8, 2012
  2. 2. Web-scale discovery• “Flexible services which provide quick and seamless discovery, delivery, and relevancy-ranking capabilities across a huge repository of content” (Vaughan 2012, 32–33)• “Delivered on demand to library users via the browser, with infrastructure, processing and indexing provided and maintained remotely by the vendor” (Howard and Wiebrands 2011, sec. Web scale discovery).• A single unified index which includes - citation & abstract data from a large number of publishers - records from the local library catalog - other data (records from institutional repository, etc) • Faceted searching to enable quick sifting of results
  3. 3. Ebsco Discovery Service: Implementation• IUB o Launched as OneSearch@IU (re-branding of 360Search federated search product) o Went live August 18, 2011 o Integrated into resource gateway search, link on home page, tab in subject guides, tabbed search box on Find Information page• IUK o Launched as EBSCO Discovery Service o Went live Sept 9, 2011 with redesign of home page o Search box on the home page, Find Information page, resources A-Z guide, and Public Access & Research Resources page
  4. 4. Maintenance• Seamless user experience - Custom links - Connectors - Full text whenever possible• Catalog extract - How it “looks” - Holdings statements challenges - Clean up records
  5. 5. The composition of EDS Whats NOT currently in EDS at IUK? Whats currently in EDS at IUK? 1% 4% 21% 18% Subscription databases Subscription databases 29% Subscription E-journal packages Subscription E-journal packages EBSCO metadata sources EBSCO metadata sources 54% Free sources 9% Free sources INSPIRE databases 16% INSPIRE databases 6% Resources from IUB Resources from IUB Streaming video collections 4% 0% 3% Streaming video collections 28% 7%
  6. 6. Attacking the extract
  7. 7. Usage & reception• A different approach to usage statistics - User engagement metrics (e.g. Abstract and SmartText views) - Not sessions/searches• What librarians said• What everyone else said
  8. 8. OneSearch@IU: Items Retrieved 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 September October November December January February March AprilAbstract 16784 27696 35590 18949 19755 31800 29247 42051FT retrieved, total 4093 9725 13633 6555 5919 10803 10461 17542PDF Full Text 2029 5159 6958 3466 2875 5213 5144 9128HTML Full Text 1444 3587 5052 2352 2233 4302 4028 6322Ebsco Smart Link 602 968 1617 735 810 1287 1289 2081Image/Video 18 11 6 2 1 1 0 11Link-outs 4538 7612 8921 4688 4366 8282 8473 11728
  9. 9. EBSCO Discovery Service at IU Kokomo: Items Retrieved 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 September October November December January February March AprilAbstract 1901 4536 6217 1357 1781 4113 2913 3814FT retrieved, total 1207 2901 4055 940 1325 2921 2166 2467PDF Full Text 739 1584 2506 615 881 1826 1295 1441HTML Full Text 423 1183 1274 265 370 980 786 865EBSCO Smart Link 46 154 322 97 95 254 130 170Image/Video 0 1 19 0 0 1 9 5Link-outs 344 757 866 290 294 854 500 715
  10. 10. THE FUTURE• Statistics help us make (more informed) decisions• Marketing initiatives• Changes in API  integration into Oncourse
  11. 11. Thank you!QUESTIONS?Courtney Greene, IUB – crgreene@indiana.eduAngie Thorpe, IUK – atthorpe@iuk.edu
  12. 12. ReferencesHoward, David, and Constance Wiebrands. 2011. “Culture Shock: Librarians’Response to Web Scale Search.” ECU Publications (January 1).http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecuworks/6206.Vaughan, Jason. 2012. “Investigations into Library Web-Scale DiscoveryServices.” Information Technology and Libraries 31 (1) (March 3).doi:10.6017/ital.v31i1.1916.http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/1916.Forthcoming:Greene, Courtney. 2012. “The Long & Winding Road: Implementing Discovery at Indiana UniversityBloomington Libraries.” In Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in AcademicLibraries, ed. Diane Dallis and Mary Pagliero Popp. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [publication date - lateJune]Moore, Kate, and Courtney Greene. 2012. “Choosing Discovery: A Literature Review on the Selectionand Evaluation of Discovery Layers.” Journal of Web Librarianship 6 (3).doi:10.1080/19322909.2012.689602. [publication date - late August]

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