Reference and Libraries Australia Search Karen Mackney and David Ong
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
Libraries Australia Subscription Search and Libraries Australia Free Search
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 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 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? • 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 • 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 • 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? • 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 Helphttp://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/contactus.html • 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 • What are we doing? • What can you do? • What have we done? • Where are we going?
What are we doing? • Interface - end user search and traditional Library functions
What are we doing? • Continuous refinement
What can you do? • Deep Linking - bring the end user to your catalogue • Allow End Users to access Libraries Australia
Deep Linking – Required Information • Persistent URL • Example searches: • ISBN • ISSN • Author/Title • Title • Inform the Libraries Australia Helpdesk
Deep linking example searches: • http://www.librarycatalogue.act.gov.au/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11887J9N6E765.8724&menu=search&aspect=basic_search&npp=10&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=vl&ri=&index=.AW&term=smith&x=0&y=0&aspect=basic_search • http://www.librarycatalogue.act.gov.au/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11887J9N6E765.8724&menu=search&aspect=basic_search&npp=10&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=vl&ri=&index=.AW&term=jones&x=0&y=0&aspect=basic_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? • Open Search Compliance • Relevance Ranking
Open Search Compliance • What is Open Search? • Why implement this?