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reference and libraries australia search

Reference and Libraries Australia Search

Karen Mackney and David Ong

how can libraries australia search help you and readers with reference enquiries
How can Libraries Australia Search help you and readers with reference enquiries?
  • Access to hundreds of Australian collections
    • Able to find and get items
    • Obvious Resource sharing advantages
  • Deep links to other library catalogues
    • Faster access to readily available items
  • Your readers can now use Libraries Australia
    • Subscription search available in your library
    • Free Libraries Australia searching now available anywhere with internet access
finding and getting items
Finding and Getting items
  • One search can give access to items in many ways
    • Inter Library loan and Document supply
    • Links to online resources for full text information are more readily available
    • Purchase options through online bookshops
most importantly of all
Most importantly of all

These Libraries Australia Search Features are:

  • available at no extra cost
  • can be customised to suit your libraries requirements
advantages of using libraries australia search
Advantages of using Libraries Australia Search

Three scenarios

  • The typical library user wants the latest by their favourite fiction author
  • The student at home
  • A researcher reviewing a topic
how has libraries australia search supported the three library users
How has Libraries Australia Search supported the three library users?
  • Ease of Inter Library Loan requesting (Enhanced requesting)
  • Personalisation and Libraries Australia Administration functions enabled the following:
    • Save search strategies for use in later search sessions
    • Save useful search strategies and create email alerts from these.
libraries australia search links to online resources with digital content
Libraries Australia Search links to Online Resources with Digital content
  • Digital content
    • Picture Australia
  • Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW)
    • Australian Journal Articles (APAIS/APAFT) (With subscription access)
    • Contributing libraries have provided collections of digital images of music, maps, newspapers and manuscripts
    • And other similar collections
more about personalisation
More about Personalisation
  • Create your own personal account
  • Choose your own user-id/password
  • Save records and queries into a personal folder
  • Choose which search screen to display on logging in
  • Customise default databases for searching
  • Choose up to three libraries as “your library”
  • Create Alerts
  • Access Enhanced Requesting
why offer personalisation
Why offer personalisation?
  • Staff and readers can
    • have their own ‘Accounts’
    • have access outside the library
    • have access to specified databases
  • You can run reports on account use
getting help http www nla gov au librariesaustralia contactus html
Getting Help
  • Help Desk online form: Online enquiry form
  • By telephone: 1800 026 155
  • Keep up to date with enhancements by
    • Joining an email list, or attend a State User Group meeting to keep up to date
    • Ask the help desk for Libraries Australia Service manuals or brochures for your staff and readers
libraries australia search
Libraries Australia Search
  • What are we doing?
  • What can you do?
  • What have we done?
  • Where are we going?
what are we doing
What are we doing?
  • Interface - end user search and traditional Library functions
what are we doing33
What are we doing?
  • Continuous refinement
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Deep Linking - bring the end user to your catalogue
  • Allow End Users to access Libraries Australia
deep linking required information
Deep Linking – Required Information
  • Persistent URL
  • Example searches:
    • ISBN
    • ISSN
    • Author/Title
    • Title
  • Inform the Libraries Australia Helpdesk
deep linking example searches
Deep linking example searches:
end user access to libraries australia search
End User Access to Libraries Australia Search
  • Subscription model – 2005
  • End User/Personalised accounts
  • IP Authentication
  • Web Search – HTML box
what have we done
What have we done?
  • Open Search Compliance
  • Relevance Ranking
open search compliance
Open Search Compliance
  • What is Open Search?
  • Why implement this?
relevance ranking
Relevance ranking
  • More relevant results first
    • Exact phrase or keyword
    • By or About
    • Number of Holdings
    • Etc
where are we going
Where are we going?
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Library Labs Prototype
  • End user vs Library interface?
  • Are we satisfying the needs of our users?
  • Directions

Karen Mackney

David Ong