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Encore Implementation: One Academic Library's Experience. Christopher C. Brown, Reference Technology Integration Librarian Elizabeth S. Meagher, Metadata & Materials Processing Librarian Sandra Macke, Catalog Librarian University of Denver, Penrose Library http://library.du.edu/. Rollout.

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encore implementation one academic library s experience

Encore Implementation: One Academic Library's Experience

Christopher C. Brown, Reference Technology Integration Librarian

Elizabeth S. Meagher, Metadata & Materials Processing Librarian

Sandra Macke, Catalog Librarian

University of Denver, Penrose Libraryhttp://library.du.edu/

rollout
Rollout
  • We didn’t do any publicity; we just launched it by changing pull down menu default on front page
  • Patterned after Michigan State University
  • We didn’t even name it. It was just “Peak,” the same name we gave our classic Innovative catalog
keyword searching as starting point
Keyword Searching as Starting Point
  • More Google-like
  • Works quite well for known-item searching
  • Is much faster than regular catalog
  • Has no limits to result set
  • Our reference librarians have adjusted quite well to new paradigm
relevancy ranking
Relevancy Ranking
  • Slightly differs from Millennium ranking
  • Priority on title keyword
  • This can be mitigated by the subject refinement
yahoo images
Yahoo images

Yahoo pulled this image from our library’s finding aid

our video problem
Our video problem
  • Who knows what “videorecording” is anyway?
no results limits
No results limits
  • You could retrieve your entire database if you had a hook!
  • Example: we can retrieve all online records, since our field 856 subfield u is indexed in the keyword index
ultimate reference tool
Ultimate Reference Tool
  • Goal: to make searching the OPAC at least as easy as browsing the reference shelves.
  • Reference books going away
  • How can we cope with this?
  • Answer: New scopings: Reference and E-Ref
scoping interaction of scopes
Scoping – Interaction of Scopes
  • E-Ref scope is also a member of the Internet scope and the Reference scope

Internet

Reference

E-Ref

new display headings for format
New Display Headings for Format

Std. Display Headings

Printed Matl [ a ]

Proj Medium [ g ]

Manuscripts [ t ]

Sound Record [ j ]

Computer file [ m ]

Printed Map [ e ]

2-D Graphic [ k ]

New Display Headings

  • Books/Journals
  • DVD/Videos
  • Diss/Theses
  • Music/Sound
  • CD-ROMs/Data
  • Maps/Atlases
  • Images
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▼COLLECTION

The Cable Center (1)

Penrose/Music (938)

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▼COLLECTION

The Cable Center (1)

Penrose/Music (953)

E-Reference (2)

Reference (2)

Journals/serials (20)

DVD/Videos (2)

Internet (3)

slide27
-fewer

+more

slide28
Table of

Contents

slide32
Community Tags

millionth url!

Add a Tag

community tagging book plate
in memory of john kice

(1930-2008) dean of nsme,

1988-1995

Community Tagging: Book Plate
slide41
Publish Date

▼PUBLISH DATE

2000 (1)

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

1979 (1)

slide46
- Romance (Other) (1)
  • Dutch (1)
  • Gbaya (1)
  • Yiddish (1)
possible projects
Possible projects
  • Language issues
    • Incorrect Codes
    • Ancient Greek vs. Modern Greek
    • Language readers coded as English
    • Multilingual
  • Look at large search sets
    • Feature films
    • Electronic books
    • History
    • Science
drawbacks
Drawbacks
  • Can’t show you want isn’t there
    • Missing MARC fields, etc.
  • Time delay in updates in Millennium vs. showing up in Encore
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Encore Implementation: One Academic Library's Experience

Christopher C. Brown, Reference Technology Integration Librarian

Elizabeth S. Meagher, Metadata & Materials Processing Librarian

Sandra Macke, Catalog Librarian

University of Denver, Penrose Libraryhttp://library.du.edu/

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