Monica Metz-Wiseman PPT

Report
The Winding Road:
WorldCat Local as Discovery Tool at
the University of South Florida
Libraries
Monica Metz-Wiseman
Coordinator of Electronic Collections
New dean
 Cycles of innovation – back
to early adopter
 Incredible shrinking staff
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Background on “Selection”
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Stop reinventing the OPAC wheel
Why WorldCat Local?
Why WorldCat Local? Benefit for
our users: one search
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Launched as “Next Generation Catalog”
Promotion of WorldCat Local
WorldCat Local road map –
 Relies on records in OCLC that may require
record clean-up/reclamation
 Local branding, control
 Interoperates with circulation, ILL, link
resolvers, local services, through linking and
Z39.50
 Hosted service
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What is WorldCat Local?
Not exporting records, relying on
Worldcat.org
 Vendor-neutral
 Another approach to the
“catalog”
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How does it differ from Summon,
EBSCO EDS, etc.?
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Designed for users
Vendor neutral (Switzerland)
Road map - forward thinking
Richness of WorldCat content + proprietary
Referrals from web to WorldCat Local
Fast response time for searching
Mobile
Sandbox
Reasonable pricing
Web 2.0 features
What we like about
WorldCat Local
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Hard sell: public service librarians
Comparison to local catalog – features and
use
Keeping up with an evolving product- beyond
the launch
Connecting to full text and KB’s
Merged records and ebooks
Proprietary records, EEBO, ECCO, etc. and
permissions
PDA program with EBL
Where we struggle
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Central index vs. remote databases
Presentation of article databases from
initial search – what’s in WorldCat.org?
Getting to local information fast and
efficiently
Regional campus libraries
Full text coverage
Where we struggle: Part II
Product
EBSCO Discovery
Services
Summon
Primo/MangoPrimo Central
WorldCat Local
Number of USF
titles available
in Discovery
Tool
Number of
USF titles NOT
available in
Discovery
Tool
% of
available
USF titles in
Discovery
Tool
49,223
49,223
34,788
42,746
14,435
6,477
71%
87%
3/11/2011
3/10/2011
49,220
49,223
41,550
27,983
7,670
21,260
84%
57%
3/31/2011
3/15/2011
Number of
USF titles
analyzed
Date Data
was
Received
Currently, the use of our local catalog is
10:1 over WorldCat Local
 Engaged in usability testing with faculty,
graduate, and undergraduate students
 Undergraduates’ top choice: WorldCat
Local with low marks for our local
discovery tool
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What do our users say and do?
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Monica Metz-Wiseman
[email protected]
813 974-9854
Questions?

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