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eBooks in the Online Catalog: Challenges and Opportunities Gary Moore, Susannah Benedetti Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington OLAC Conference 2006 Randall Library

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  • eBooks in the Online Catalog: Challenges and Opportunities

    • Gary Moore, Susannah Benedetti

  • Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • OLAC Conference 2006

    • Randall Library

    • Free access to selected NetLibrary collections through NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education)

    • MARC records available for download

    • Local Priorities

    • Enhance collection

    • Allow serendipitous discovery of eContent in OPAC

    • Provide portal to NetLibrary’s full text search and browse interface

    • Offer remote access

    • New Technologies & Changing Culture

    • Books will never go away, but…

    • -Mobile devices more & more prevalent:

      • Handhelds, laptops, MP3, flash drives, cell phones, smart phones

    • Portability & flexibility are key

    • NetLibrary

    • OCLC eContent Provider

    • eBooks, eAudiobooks

    • 100,000+ titles

    • 14,000+ libraries worldwide

    • Web-based platform

    • Local Implementation

    • Download MARC records into catalog (Innovative Interfaces Inc.)

    • Issues encountered:

      • Icon display

      • 856 public note display

      • Access points

    Single Material Type

    for eBooks

    Single Material Type

    for eBooks & eAudiobooks

    Confusing OPAC display with shared Material Type

    eBook

    eBook

    eAudiobook

    eAudiobook

    New Material Type

    for eAudiobooks


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    856 subfield z Public Note

    for eAudiobooks

    655 Form/Genre Terms

    • Local Solutions

    • Creation of new material type & icon

    • Clarification of 856 public notes

    • Creation of 856 Instructions link

    • Changed 655s to 650/690

    655 field not indexed or searchable

    Hyperlink is wordy and unclear

    • Results

    • Distinction of eBook and eAudiobook search results

    • More intuitive 856 links & instructions

    • Searchable subject headings

      • 650 Electronic books

      • 690 Downloadable audio books

    Revised 856 subfield z Public Notefor eAudiobooks

    690 Local Subject Heading

    690 field is searchable

    • Conclusions

    • Integration of MARC records in OPAC

      • Increases the library's collection

      • Provides remote & portable access to eContent

    • Local solutions improve access

    Streamlined hyperlink

    Added hyperlink for “Instructions”


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