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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

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
CONCERT (CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan).

  • “ There Is Something About

  • Electronic Resources”


Electronic journal services
Electronic Journal Services

  • Background

  • Evolution of Services

    • Systems

    • Collections

    • Users

  • Use and Impact of Electronic Journals

  • Ontario Scholars Portal


Use of electronic journals the university of toronto
Use of electronic journals The 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
Background – U of T Libraries

  • Largest library in Canada

    • 9,000,000 books & microforms

      60,000 current serials

  • Central Libraries+ 40 College & Faculty Libraries

  • In top 5 in ARL ranking


Electronic resources at the u of t

Licensed Public Total

Journals 13,931 1,870 15,801

Books 7,259 53 7,312

Newspapers 2,529 16 2,545

Indexes 413 43 456

Reference 179 74 253——— ——— ———

Total 24,311 2,056 26,367

(As of September 12, 2002)

Electronic Resources at the U of T


Electronic holdings
Electronic Holdings

Increase in holdings in past year

Newspapers2%

Indexes & Abstracts7%

Journals14%

Reference Sources29%

Books 1,917%


Evolution of e journal services
Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Local Systems

    • 1996 OCLC SiteSearch

    • 1997 ScienceServer

    • 2002 ENCOMPASS


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Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Local Collections

    • 1996 Elsevier (pilot study)

    • 1997 Elsevier (full collection)

    • 1998 Academic Press

    • 1999 Kluwer

    • 2001 Wiley + Springer

    • 2002 Harcourt + ACS Metadata



Evolution of e journal services2
Evolution of E-journal Services

  • Users Served

    • 1997 University 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



Use and impact of e journals
Use and Impact of E-journals

  • Number of Downloads

  • Location of Use

  • Time of Use

  • Faculty Comments

  • User Values

  • Impact on Collections






Location of use
Location of Use

2000/2001


Time of day
Time of Day

25% of use

Closed

Open


Impact on users

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 values

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



Ontario scholars portal
Ontario Scholars Portal

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

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


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Ontario Scholars Portal

  • Funding

    • Content

      • Canadian National Site Licensing Program

      • Ontario University Libraries

    • Infrastructure

      • Ontario Information Infrastructure

    • Staff

      • Ontario Council of University Libraries


Goals
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
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
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


Components

Content

Service/Support

Infrastructure

Components

Ontario

Scholars

Portal


Content
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


Infrastructure

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
Services

  • Scholarly Information

    • Access to CNSLP & OCUL licensed content

    • Current awareness services

    • Personalized services

    • User support

  • Resource Sharing

    • Support for interlibrary loan & document delivery


Integration of resources

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


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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
Benefit to the Scholar

  • Convenient access to electronic resources

  • Greater range of electronic resources

  • Equal access in all Ontario universities


Benefit to ocul libraries
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



Key urls
Key URLs

  • University of Toronto

    http://www.utoronto.ca

  • University of Toronto Libraries

    http://www.library.utoronto.ca


Contact information
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: [email protected]


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