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A Portal for the Future. Warren Holder Electronic Information Resources Co-ordinator Information Technology Services November 19, 2003. CONCERT (CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan). “ There Is Something About Electronic Resources”. Electronic Journal Services.

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A Portal for the Future

Warren HolderElectronic Information Resources Co-ordinator

Information Technology Services

November 19, 2003


CONCERT (CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan).

  • “ There Is Something About

  • Electronic Resources”


Electronic Journal Services

  • Background

  • Evolution of Services

    • Systems

    • Collections

    • Users

  • Use and Impact of Electronic Journals

  • Ontario Scholars Portal


Use of electronic journalsThe University of Toronto

  • University of Toronto

    • Largest university in Canada — 55,000 students

    • St. George campus + 2 suburban campuses

  • University of Toronto Library

    • Largest library in Canada — Ranks in top 5 in ARL

    • Central Library + 35 college, faculty & department libraries

      13,000,000 volumes (books & microforms)30,000 current print serials


Background – U of T Libraries

  • Largest library in Canada

    • 9,000,000books & microforms

      60,000current serials

  • Central Libraries+ 40 College & Faculty Libraries

  • In top 5 in ARL ranking


LicensedPublicTotal

Journals 13,9311,87015,801

Books 7,259537,312

Newspapers 2,529162,545

Indexes 41343456

Reference 17974253——— ——— ———

Total24,3112,05626,367

(As of September 12, 2002)

Electronic Resources at the U of T


Electronic Holdings

Increase in holdings in past year

Newspapers2%

Indexes & Abstracts7%

Journals14%

Reference Sources29%

Books1,917%


Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Local Systems

    • 1996OCLC SiteSearch

    • 1997ScienceServer

    • 2002ENCOMPASS


Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Local Collections

    • 1996Elsevier (pilot study)

    • 1997Elsevier (full collection)

    • 1998Academic Press

    • 1999Kluwer

    • 2001Wiley + Springer

    • 2002Harcourt + ACS Metadata


Number of Local E-journals


Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Users Served

    • 1997University of Toronto

    • 1998+ University of New Brunswick

    • 1999+ 5 Ontario universities

    • 2000+ University of British Columbia+ 5 Hospitals

    • 2001 + 1 Ontario university

    • 2002+12 Ontario universities


Size of User Community


Use and Impact of E-journals

  • Number of Downloads

  • Location of Use

  • Time of Use

  • Faculty Comments

  • User Values

  • Impact on Collections


Articles Downloaded – U of T


Articles Downloaded – U of T


Use ScienceServer – All Users


Use of E-journals – Downloads


Location of Use

2000/2001


Time of Day

25% of use

Closed

Open


I have found the use of electronic journals is now an indispensable part of my work. I used this extensively in preparing my recent grant applications.

I am going to be brief and to the point: the online journal service is GREAT!!! To date, I haven’t been all that excited about the library services on this campus; however, this has really changed my opinion.

The addition of access to full text journal articles via your web site is terrific; the most positive step in handling of library materials since computerized catalogs.

Impact on Users

  • Comments from Faculty

The value of electronic journals must be measured by more than just the content —

the public relations value is inestimable


User Group

Item

Undergraduate

Electronic indexes, abstracts & other resources

Graduate

Books & other items in the stacks

4

1

Collections

Faculty

Journals (current & bound)

4

1

2

Electronic Journals

2

2

Catalogue of library resources - UTCat

Electronic journalsare the Faculty’s 3rd

1

5

Internet & email account support

3

3

3

most highly valuedresource

Public computer workstations

5

4

Study space: closed carrels

Study space is very highly valued by graduate students

5

All users place a high value electronic resources

User Values

The Library’s print collections

are the most valued resources

Top Five Items Valued by Users


Impact on Collections


Ontario Scholars Portal

  • Grew out of a proposal forAn Information Infrastructure for an Ontario Digital Library

  • Based on systems and services of the University of Toronto Library


Ontario Scholars Portal

  • Funding

    • Content

      • Canadian National Site Licensing Program

      • Ontario University Libraries

    • Infrastructure

      • Ontario Information Infrastructure

    • Staff

      • Ontario Council of University Libraries


Goals

  • ensure rapid and reliable response time for information services and resources

  • provide for the long term, secure archiving of resources to ensure continued availability

  • create a network of intellectual resources by linking ideas, materials, documents and resources

  • provide an environment that fosters additional innovation in response to the needs of the users


Anticipated Impact

  • Desktop access to electronic resources

  • Higher productivity for students, faculty and researchers

  • Equal and reliable access in the Ontario university system

  • Development of new forms of information delivery, dissemination and communication

  • Allow Ontario universities to become globally competitive suppliers of advanced teaching and research information resources


Key Outcome

  • Creation of a provincial gateway to electronic resources

A portal that provides a common mode of access to information resources for all faculty and students throughout Ontario


Content

Service/Support

Infrastructure

Components

Ontario

Scholars

Portal


Content

  • Journals

    • 18 publishers

    • 4,000 titles (75% on the Scholars Portal server)

  • Indexes & abstracts

    • 80,000,000 citations (50% on the Scholars Portal server)

  • Books

    • 6,000 titles

  • Other

    • 1,600,000 pages of full-text


Scholarly Information

Hardware

4 SUN 6800s

Data Storage (4TB)

Archival storage

Software

ScienceServer

ENCompass

Web of Knowledge

Resource Sharing

Hardware

2 web servers

2 application servers

1 terminal server

Software

Fretwell-Downing VDX

Infrastructure

Operated by the University of Toronto Libraryon behalf of the Ontario Council of University Libraries


Services

  • Scholarly Information

    • Access to CNSLP & OCUL licensed content

    • Current awareness services

    • Personalized services

    • User support

  • Resource Sharing

    • Support for interlibrary loan & document delivery


Academic

Catchword

Blackwell’s

Highwire

Elsevier

Ingenta

IAC

IOP

JSTOR

Kluwer

NRC

Springer

Ovid

ACM

Wiley

SWETS

Integration of Resources

  • The aim of the Ontario Scholars Portal:

    Never leave the user at a dead-end

    Any citation should have a link to:

An electronic article

Local paper holdings

Document request form

Links toarticles


Integration of Resources

  • Into research

    • “my.alerts” current awareness services

  • Into the curriculum

    • “my.library” personalized workspace

  • Into the library’s services

    • Electronic resources database


Benefit to the Scholar

  • Convenient access to electronic resources

  • Greater range of electronic resources

  • Equal access in all Ontario universities


Benefit to OCUL Libraries

  • Access to electronic resources with low per institution costs for

    • Hardware

    • System management & operation

  • Integration of electronic resources

  • Control over hardware resources

  • Secure archiving of content


Questions


Key URLs

  • University of Toronto

    http://www.utoronto.ca

  • University of Toronto Libraries

    http://www.library.utoronto.ca


Contact Information

  • Warren Holder

    • Electronic Information Resources Co-ordinator

      Information Technology Services

      University of Toronto Library

      130 St. George Street

      Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 CANADA

    • Phone:(416) 978-2286

    • Fax:(416) 978-1668

    • E-mail:warren.holder@utoronto.ca


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