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State Librarian’s Quarterly Webcast. Susan Hildreth March 1, 2006 Noon – 1pm. LSTA 06/07. 97 applications received Exceed available funding by over $10 million O6/07 Program 63 Competitive/34 Priority Proposals Phased application process

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State librarian s quarterly webcast

State Librarian’s Quarterly Webcast

Susan Hildreth

March 1, 2006

Noon – 1pm


Lsta 06 07

LSTA 06/07

  • 97 applications received

  • Exceed available funding by over $10 million

  • O6/07 Program

  • 63 Competitive/34 Priority Proposals

  • Phased application process

  • Project with outcome measures determined by State Library staff

  • Full proposals due April 21st

  • Award decisions announced by mid-June


Live homework help

Live Homework Help

  • Identify funding for statewide service

  • Add more libraries to program

  • Provide both in-library and remote access

  • Remote access – most heavily used

  • Total cost – 75% remote/25% in-library


State librarian s quarterly webcast

  • Current participants

    • Support 25% remote access costs + in-library costs – 06/07

    • Local support increase in future years – 50%, 75%, 100%

  • New participants

    • Available funding being determined – 06/07

    • Competitive process being developed

    • 1st year – in-library and remote

    • Future years – some local support required


Emergent literacy

Emergent Literacy

  • Available funding being determined

  • 1st year – Statewide train the trainer approach – 06/07

  • 2nd year – Targeted grant opportunity – 07/08

  • Leverage literacy service or community partner


Open worldcat california libraries catalog

Open WorldCat/California Libraries Catalog

  • Primary goal is search engine access to Library records

  • 21st century information seeker:

    • Uses search engines to meet information needs

    • Satisfied with results from search engines

    • Does not seek out library resources

    • Unaware of value in library resources

  • 21st century library:

    • Library websites on Internet are not sufficient

    • Resources must be where customer goes for information

    • Libraries must push resources to users


Open worldcat

Open WorldCat

  • OpenWorldCat is subset of OCLC WorldCat

  • WorldCat – 55 million records

  • Open WorldCat – 4-5 million records, most frequently used

  • Open WorldCat initially free

  • FirstSearch subscription required for access in 2005

  • Library records and holdings accessed via Google &Yahoo

  • Library resources found without going to library website


California libraries catalog calcat

California Libraries Catalog – CalCat

  • OCLC develops statewide catalogs as part of Group Services

    • i.e, Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana.

  • CalCat - subset of WorldCat, 15.8 million records of 1221 libraries

  • Creation of CalCat - result of Open WorldCat project, not primary purpose

  • Provides regional access to library records

  • OCLC providing training throughout state


How the project works

How the project works

  • Funded by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

  • Califa is State Library partner 

    • Public libraries receive subscriptions to FirstSearch

    • Public libraries update records in OCLC – “Batchload”

    • Public libraries not in OCLC can add records

    • Records in CalCat/ available in Google/Yahoo via Open WorldCat.


Challenges

Challenges

  • Access to CalCat

    • No authentication for public library records

    • OCLC requires authentication for all California library records

  • Customer awareness of resource

    • Need to provide info re search engine access

    • Access to Yahoo, Google, Firefox

    • http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/open/searchtools/default.htm

    • Yahoo most seamless, Firefox also good

    • Need statewide PR for customers


State librarian s quarterly webcast

  • Effective use of CalCat

    • Most effective with deep linking to online catalogs

    • Local concerns re workload, collection drain

  • State Library/LSTA support

    • Funding for First Search subscriptions/CalCat to continue in 06/07

    • Free batchloading continues through 2006

    • Non-OCLC libraries hesitant to join/incur new costs


Gates projects

Gates Projects

PACHUG

  • Two programs

    • Over 300,000 population – direct with Gates

    • Under 300,000 population – administered by State Library

  • Under 300K program

    • Application just submitted to Gates

    • Approved funds to State Library by end of April

    • Funds issued to libraries by CA State Library Foundation

  • For more information

    • http://www.infopeople.org/partners/gates/pac_hug.html

    • Ira Bray – [email protected], 916-653-0171


Staying connected

Staying Connected

  • Training to support public access computing

  • Implemented by Infopeople

    • Helping the Public Use Public Access Computers

    • Public Access Computing – Best Practices

    • Desktop Configuration for Public Access Computing


Spanish language outreach

Spanish Language Outreach

  • Operated through WebJunction

  • Implemented by Infopeople

  • Increase technology in Spanish-speaking community

  • Improve skills of library staff

  • Intensive 4-day training in Seattle

  • 4 trainers providing 20 workshops

  • http://www.infopeople.org/WS/workshop/Workshop/260

  • Infopeople scheduling related workshops


Rural library sustainability

Rural Library Sustainability

  • Similar to Spanish Language Outreach

  • Rural communities identified

  • One-day technology planning session

  • 16 sessions throughout state

  • Follow-up training depending on priorities


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