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Make the most of your holdingsWashington, D.C., June 26 2010Jørgen Madsen, Primo Product Manager

agenda
Agenda

What is a library?

What are holdings?

The obvious, not so obvious and (perhaps) surprising

Summary

what is a library
What is a library?

A library is a collection of sources, resources

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a collection of useful material for common use

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modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources.

Wikipedia

what is a library assumptions
What is a library - assumptions
  • A library:
  • Selects information resources (in various formats)
  • Scopes information
  • - For a specific group of users
  • Has unique business processes
  • Has a unique identity
what are holdings
What are holdings?
  • Following the previous definition of a library:
  • Everything the library has or buys access to - Physical - Electronic
  • Everything else the library deems relevant - Institutional repositories - Open access material - Etc.
  • Everything digital the library produces in-house - Image collections - Digitization projects - Etc.
libraries and holdings in a modern context
Libraries and holdings in a modern context
  • It should be possible for the library to:
  • Provide one-stop access to its entire scope - Local holdings - Licensed material - Digital content
  • Target its information universe at its users
  • Maintain its business processes in doing so
  • Maintain its identity and uniqueness
  • Make sure its holdings are available elsewhere
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The obvious

- have all content in a single user interface

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The not so obvious

- perform search and delivery in the same UI

some things you could not see
Some things you could not see...
  • Tons of back office intelligence
  • Sophisticated ingest/publishing platform
  • Normalization
  • Interoperability between many systems
  • Hard work behind the scenes gives UI simplicity
  • Strong adherence to standards
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Taking it to the next level

- Create discovery trails for the end users

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Expose your holdings

- Lead your users back to you

summary
Summary
  • Holdings are always local
  • Holdings that are not accessible can be noise
  • Libraries hold the key to access
  • Maintain a local identity in a global landscape
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