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Pathway to the Future: Library Bibliographic Services for the 21 st Century. Amy Kautzman UCB Terry Ryan UCLA. University of California Overview. 10 Campuses 10 ILS (Endeavor, ExLibris, III, etc.) Melvyl (UC union catalog) SCP + merge algorithm Ex Libris ERMS + SFX Digital repositories.

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Pathway to the future library bibliographic services for the 21 st century

Pathway to the Future:Library Bibliographic Services for the 21st Century

Amy Kautzman UCB

Terry Ryan UCLA


University of california overview

University of California Overview

  • 10 Campuses

  • 10 ILS (Endeavor, ExLibris, III, etc.)

  • Melvyl (UC union catalog)

  • SCP + merge algorithm

  • Ex Libris ERMS + SFX

  • Digital repositories


Bibliographic services task force

Bibliographic Services Task Force

  • John Riemer, (Chair, UCLA)

    Head, Cataloging and Metadata Center

  • Luc Declerck (UCSD)

    Associate Univ. Librarian, Technology and Technical Services

  • Amy Kautzman (UCB)

    Head of Research and Collections: Doe/Moffitt Libraries

  • Patti Martin (CDL)

    Bibliographic Services Manager

  • Terry Ryan (UCLA)

    Associate University Librarian for the UCLA Electronic Library


Bstf charge

BSTF Charge

  • Inventory the end-user services supported by our biblio. processing data. Articulate the problems that need to be solved.

  • Develop a vision and design principles.

  • Analyze opportunities and costs and benefits.

  • Deliver a report and develop an implementation road map.


Design principles

Design Principles

  • Work Smarter/Rationalize Workflow and Data Flow

  • Resuscitate Metadata

  • Provide User-Centered Search Services

  • Get Users to the Content

  • Rethink System Architecture to Focus on Services, not Systems

  • Support Continuous Assessment & Improvement


In the almost beginning

In the (almost) Beginning


Thanks to marc

Thanks to MARC

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24510 $a God, the devil, and Darwin : $b a critique of intelligent design theory / $c Niall Shanks.

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The library ils

The Library ILS


Course management systems

Course Management Systems


Libraries need disparate metadata to work together

Libraries Need Disparate Metadata to Work Together

ONIX & MARC

DUBLIN CORE & VRA


A librarian s fantasy

A Librarian’s Fantasy

MARC

ONIX

DublinCore

VRACore


Examples of libraries moving into the future

Examples of Libraries Moving into the Future


I enhancing search and retrieval

I Enhancing Search and Retrieval

  • I.1Provide users with direct access to item

  • I.2Provide recommender features

  • I.3Support customization/personalization

  • I.4Offer alternative actions for failed or suspect

    searches

  • I.5Offer better navigation of large sets of search results

  • I.6Deliver bibliographic services where the users are

  • I.7Provide relevance ranking and leverage full-text

  • I.8Provide better searching for non-Roman materials


Ii rearchitecting the opac

II Rearchitecting the OPAC

  • II.1 Create a single catalog interface for all

    of UC

  • II.2 Support searching across the entire

    bibliographic information space


Iii adopting new cataloging practices

III Adopting New Cataloging Practices

  • Rearchitect cataloging workflow

    • Eliminate duplication

    • Agree on single set of policies

    • Implement a single data store for UC

  • Select appropriate metadata scheme

  • Manually enrich metadata in important areas

  • Automate metadata creation


The report clearly strikes a chord

The Report Clearly Strikes a Chord

  • Immediate interest within the University of California

  • Lots of community reaction

    • Report hit the blogs

    • Interviews by the Library press

    • Invitations to present at conferences

    • Guest lectures at library schools


Why the buzz report as a mirror to the profession

Why the Buzz? Report as a mirror to the profession

  • Gives voice to some popular opinions

    • Our services must be user driven

    • Libraries need to act boldly if we are to reclaim our role in the information space

    • Libraries still have a unique value-add to offer


Why the buzz report as a mirror to the profession1

Why the Buzz? Report as a mirror to the profession

  • Gives voice to some strongly held but controversial perspectives

    • Our assumptions about metadata should be re-examined

    • Metadata practices need to have proven value

    • An intuitive interface is not by definition “dumbed down” or anti-scholarly


Bstf timeline

BSTF Timeline

  • Dec 04: University Librarians requested a bibliographic services review

  • Feb 05: SOPAG planned exploratory mtg

  • March 05: BSTF Charge drafted

  • May 05: 1st meeting of BSTF

  • Aug 05: Interim report sent to SOPAG

  • Dec 05: Final report delivered

  • March 06: Campus comments due


Process for consultation

Process for Consultation

  • Systemwide groups and campuses asked to discuss the report and provide feedback

  • All asked to respond to the same set of questions

  • Mix of forced-choice and open-ended questions


Questions

Questions

  • Which 3-5 major recommendations are most important?

  • Which specific recommendations should we do first?

  • Are there any recommendations to add?

  • Are there any recommendations we should NOT do?


Questions1

Questions

  • Which option for a single OPAC should we pursue?

  • Which organizational and architecture options for re-architecting cataloging workflow should we pursue?

  • Any other comments on next steps?

  • Anything else we should be doing to improve bibliographic services?


Preliminary uc results popular recommendations

Preliminary UC Results:Popular recommendations

  • I.1 Direct access to item

  • I.4 Offer alternatives for failed searches

  • I.5 Better navigation of large result sets

  • I.6 Deliver services where the users are

  • I.8 Better searching for non-Roman

  • II.1 Single catalog interface for all of UC

  • II.2 Search across the info space

  • III.1Re-architect cataloging workflow


Preliminary uc results recommendations we love to hate

Preliminary UC Results:Recommendations we love to hate

  • III.2.c Consider abandoning controlled

    vocabulary for topical subjects

  • III.1.a Option 2: consolidate cataloging

    into one or two centers across the

    state


Surprises not really

Surprises? Not really

  • Intelligent & well-intentioned people can disagree

    • Not all agree that change is imperative

    • All agree that we need to preserve our values while changing practices, but not all agree on what is a value and what is a practice

  • Many of the underlying concepts are not well understood without explanation

  • Many can’t endorse a recommendation if they don’t know how it will be funded.


Surprises

Surprises!

  • Fear of making the system “too easy”

    • “If they don’t need to ask us how to use it, we lose a teachable moment”

    • “If the system looks like Google, the rich diversity of our collections is lost”

  • Belief that only undergraduates are demanding change

    • “Undergraduates need an easy system but true scholars like to see the complexity”


Surprises1

Surprises!

  • Fear that the new system envisioned will offer less flexibility than our current systems

    • “A Google-like search box may work fine if you just need a few good things, but won’t support scholarly research”

    • “Our users and collections are too diverse to be served by a single solution.”


Moving from vision to decision

Moving from vision to decision

  • Mar 06 - Preliminary feedback received

  • Apr 06 - Analyze feedback and provide

    report to the University Librarians

  • Jun 06 - University Librarians decide on

    actions

  • Summer 06 - Task Force reconvenes to

    develop action plans


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