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Open Borders Project

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  1. Open Borders Project

  2. The new Open Borders Project • A merger of the old Open Borders (Project 2) and Connecting and Discovering Content (Project 10) • The common thread is seamless access to NSLA content by users • Trove provides the key infrastructure for: • making NSLA collection holdings visible and discoverable • improving state and territory-based discovery services • providing more seamless access to e-resources.

  3. Trove • A powerful tool for the public to discover NSLA content including: • print collections • special collections (mss, pictures, etc.) • digitised Australian newspapers • the content of PANDORA • e-resources at article level (potentially) • and to discover content from other libraries, digitised collections and university repositories • and to discover biographical information.

  4. Annotation issues • Trove has now made it possible for all Australian library collection content to be annotated by users • There is a need to define how this capability will mesh with Reimagining Libraries Project 5 • There is a need to develop a mechanism for two-way exchange of annotations between Trove and local library systems

  5. NSLA member content in Trove • This content is incomplete • Libraries Australia is the key pathway for contributing content • There are barriers to contributing some categories of content • Project 8 will be the vehicle for addressing these barriers

  6. Project 2 deliverables • Trove prototype (May 2009) and production version (December 2009) • Plan for NSLA members to leverage off the Trove data store using an Application Programming Interface • Plan for pushing NSLA content into other spaces (eg Wikipedia) • E-resources deliverables

  7. E-resources deliverables • Survey report on e-resource systems and capabilities (May 2009) • E-resource authentication discussion paper (December 2009) • Project Group decisions on authentication approach • Enhancement of Trove to support e-resource access (early 2011)

  8. The e-resources vision • Users can discover, at article level, e-resources that meet their information need • If any of the libraries with which the user is affiliated subscribes to a product containing such an article, the user can easily click through to and read that article • The vision will be achieved through: • expansion of Trove to include article-level metadata • collaboration with e-resource vendors

  9. The e-resources challenges • How can we ensure that only genuinely affiliated users gain access to the full text of the e-resource? • How can we support authentication of users who are off-site? • How can we ensure that public libraries (who often lack control over their IT facilities) are included in the authentication model?

  10. Authentication issues [1] • On-site authentication is relatively straightforward: • but an on-site-only approach would fall short of users’ needs and would fail to realise the “multiple affiliated libraries” vision • Off-site authentication will be assisted by the deployment of EZproxy servers: • Trove links to the EZproxy server, the user is authenticated there and re-directed to the article URL • but Trove will need to build a database of EZproxy server addresses • many public libraries will never have EZproxy servers

  11. Authentication issues [2] • To cover all public libraries we would need to: • build a database of public library login pages, with enough data to recognise what a successful login looks like • set Trove up to request user credentials, then “pretend to be a human being” and login at the relevant public library page • if the login is successful, connect to the vendor site, obtain the article and provide it to the user • gain the trust of e-resource vendors for this procedure.

  12. The proposal • A staffing resource would work for 6 months to: • build a database of EZproxy servers and a prototype database of public library login pages • assist public libraries to implement EZproxy servers (where possible) • work with NSLA member libraries to settle on a process for maintaining and updating these databases • liaise with e-resource vendors on any authentication issues with the process

  13. Next steps • Development of the e-resources component of Trove is likely to commence in August 2010 and will not be finished until early 2011 • The delivery of the Trove API (second half of 2010) will allow state and territory libraries to prototype new state-wide discovery services that leverage off Trove

  14. Any questions?