Aleph at the crossroads

Report
ALEPH at the Crossroad
IGeLU
Oxford, 2014
Dalia Mendelsson
The Library Authority
Agenda
Hebrew University – About Us
Library Authority projects:
 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Agenda
Hebrew University – About Us
Library Authority projects:
 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Facts

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was opened on April 1,
1925. Albert Einstein was one of its founders.

Nearly 40% of all civilian scientific research in Israel is
conducted at the Hebrew University. About 3,800 research
projects are in progress at the University, and 1,500 new
projects are started each year.
Other 2,200 9%
PHD 2,700 12%
Graduates
6,900 29%
Undergraduates
, 11,700, 50%
The Library Authority
The Library Authority
• Humanities, Social
Sciences &
Business Library
• Law Library
• Education and
Social Work
Library
• Archaeology
Library
Mt Scopus
Campus
Jerusalem
Rehovot
Campus
Rehovot
• Agriculture
Library
E. Safra
Campus
Jerusalem
• Science Library
• Mathematics
and Computer
Science Library
• The Albert
Einstein
Archive
Ein Karem
Campus
Jerusalem
• Medical
Library
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Hebrew University – About Us
Library Authority projects:
 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Agenda
Hebrew University – About Us
Library Authority projects:
 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Library Authority Projects
Digital Archives and Aleph
 User experience
 Digitization
 Qualifiers for correspondence
 Virtual archive:
 Associated Documents
 Related Items
 Full text search
 Copyright
User Experience
VuFind interface
displaying:
Aleph data
presented in facets
Digitization
Adam:
Thumbnail
Digitization
Digital objects
(ADAM)
Open Library
BookReader
(Open
Source)
Qualifiers for correspondence
MARC person field: 1## $$e
set to index displaying:
receiver, mentioned in,
author, etc.
Virtual archive: associated documents
LKR functionality
Expand_doc_primo_plk
Virtual archive: Related Items
Search Set index displaying all
Related Items to a specific Einstein
article publication (300 articles)
Full text search
Indexing of the digital object
(Collected Papers Albert Einstein
transcripts in English/German)
Copyright
ADAM – DRM (document
rights management)
Project technical implementation
Website http://alberteinstein.info
Database Discovery interface layer (Vufind)
Metadata
Digital
Objects
Full Text
(XML)
Daily: data extraction, transformation and index in SOLR
(metadata marc records, digital objects, xml data)
Metadata
Repository
(Aleph)
Data Management
Digital
Repository
(ADAM)
Open
Library
BookReader
Viewer
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Library Authority projects:
 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Library Authority Projects
VisFacet is a context-sensitive facet included in HUfind
•
A visualization module developed for VuFind (the next-generation open-source interface).
•
The module is based on the extraction of the library’s MARC records and visualizing the
fields 6## including topics, geographical areas and era.
•
This module retrieves and represents graphically the collection of facets in a word-cloud
form, as a way to enhance search engine results page.
•
The module is interactive and configurable; it allows users to narrow or broaden their
search result in one single click.
*The VisFacet project was developed with the cooperation between the Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem (JCE) and the Library Authority
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
** Hufind is the library catalog of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
VisFacet Package
Integrated with
• Visualization facet for
improving the discovery
process
• Finding related subjects
• Gathering the view of
large volumes of data
14-28
VisFacet:
Suggested Topics
Visualization
14-29
VisFacet Status
 VisFacet software package was contributed to the VuFind open
source
 Research of usage among librarians and students
Project presented at Knowledge Maps and Information Retrieval (KMIR)
Workshop at Digital Libraries 2014 (11th September 2014, London, UK) :
VISFACET: Facet Visualization Module for Modern Library Catalogues
Miriam Allalouf*, Dalia Mendelsson and Evgeniy Mishustin**
*Dr. Miriam Allalouf, Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem
**Evgeniy Mishustin, Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem
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 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
Library Authority Projects
The aim of this project is to enrich the library’s
catalog based on:
Open interfaces
High availability
Scalability
*Project in progress
Linked Data
Example
http://viaf.org/viaf/116796842/
Reaching out the library catalog
Export data from
Aleph
Web Services
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 Digital data
 Infographics
 Linked data
Aleph at the crossroad
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ALEPH
ALEPH at the Crossroad
IGeLU
Oxford, 2014
Dalia Mendelsson
The Library Authority
All projects in this presentation are part of the
cooperation between the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem and the Azrieli College of Engineering
Jerusalem:
With thanks to:
• Dr. Miriam Allalouf
• Evgeniy Mishustin (VisFacet project)
• Alexander Artyomov (Linked Data project)

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