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MetaLib/SFX and Public Libraries. Jukka Pennanen & Leena Salminen The National Library of Finland 3.9.06 IGeLU Stockholm, Sweden. Consortia in Finland . 3 sectors using MetaLib/SFX: university, polytechnic and public libraries 64 portals (MetaLib instances) 20 university (19 live)

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metalib sfx and public libraries

MetaLib/SFX and Public Libraries

Jukka Pennanen & Leena Salminen

The National Library of Finland

3.9.06 IGeLU Stockholm, Sweden

consortia in finland
Consortia in Finland
  • 3 sectors using MetaLib/SFX: university, polytechnic and public libraries
  • 64 portals (MetaLib instances)
    • 20 university (19 live)
    • 29 polytechnic (18 live 2006 )
    • 15 public (5 live 2006)
    • 0 special libraries 2006
  • 5 SFX instances (3-5 institutions each)
public libraries sector
Public libraries’ sector
  • 19 regional libraries (Aland Islands excluded)
  • 431 municipalities (2006)
  • Implementation administered and steered by regional libraries
  • Working groups in libraries: project managers, resource experts, librarians
  • Meetings with project managers ~4/year
  • Domestic training, mailing lists, help files
  • Trainees work as local trainers in libraries
regional portals
Regional portals
  • Started in 2005
  • 1 MetaLib installation, 15 instances
  • 5 SFX instances
  • Pohjanportti: 3 regional libraries
  • Pohjalaisten Nelli: 3 regional libraries
  • Rest have their own MetaLib instances
  • 5 SFX shared instances (3−5/SFX)
  • 1 MetaLib/SFX server for all libraries
  • 1 regional portal has applied authentication against the patron database of their library system
  • The rest are waiting some solution to authentication?
distribution of work between libraries and nelli office
Distribution of workbetween libraries and Nelli office
  • Based on the agreement of services
  • Each regional library approves and signs it
  • Regional libraries work for the libraries in the province
  • Regional libraries work with libraries in the province
    • To add local licensed resources to the portal
    • To train them to use the local portal
  • How to make local resources compatible with MetaLib?
  • Nelli office
    • Maintains the Nelli server
    • Updates software and knowledgebases
    • Works with central domestic configurations (FinELib licensed)
problems and challenges
Problems and challenges
  • Not enough manpower and skills
  • Lack of MetaLib compatible local resources
  • Lack of configuration for the local resources
  • Challenge: to develop a portal especially addressed to public libraries’ customers
  • Locally/regionally profiled portal (e.g. sub portals)
benefits
Benefits
  • Participate in developing of national library portal services and e-services generally
  • Public libraries do not be a separate from other libraries and their e-services’ development
metalib for public libraries in finland
MetaLib for public libraries in Finland
  • Four portals for public libraries
  • Pohjanportti, Pirkanmaan Nelli, Varsinais-Suomi, Keski-Suomi
  • Pohjanportti = three regional libraries together
  • Varsinais-Suomi = 53 public (municipal) libraries, bilingual
  • Pirkanmaa = population 500 000, a web service with 33 libraries with two different ILS, long traditions of regional cooperation
experiences from libraries
Experiences from libraries
  • Training as a challenge…
  • How libraries did it?
  • How many were trained?
  • Problems, challenges
  • Possibilities…
training as a challenge
Training of library staff was started before the portals were in production

Development / usability ideas from the staff? (From patrons?)

Self-made training materials (shared materials) based on training materials provided by Nelli-office

Experienced trainers in all regions (in the first phase trained by Nelli-office)

Patrons have not been trained yet!

Training as a challenge…
how libraries did it
How libraries did it?
  • 1,5-3 hours training sessions
  • Introduction
  • Basics in searching
  • Hands on
  • Summary, development, problems
  • Visions, discussion
  • Brush ups, workshops
  • Continuing local training
how many were trained
How many were trained?
  • Pohjanportti: 50 training sessions for 515 library professionals of 645 totally in the region
  • Varsinais-Suomi : 81 + 41 + 14 (training on site in libraries in small groups)
  • Pirkanmaa started training for staff two years before production, 1/3 had been trained when portal was opened
problems challenges
Problems, challenges
  • Metalib was experienced complicated
  • Lack of searchable databases that are suitable for public libraries
  • Lack of licenced databases for public libraries
  • Configurations for free materials?
  • Small public libraries miss the expertise
  • LS not necessarily standardized – costs for libraries to integrate local resources
  • Technical problems (more than expected)
  • Usability?
possibilities
Possibilities…
  • Consistency (search interface, search results)
  • Tailoring, customizing (not easy though)
  • Can replace link/database lists
  • Descriptions of databases are useful
  • Possibility to use effective search techniques