ELUNA 2012 Conference Highlights

Report
ELUNA 2012
Conference Highlights
Lena Zentall
Margery Tibbetts
May 29, 2012
Conference stats
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Ex Libris Users Group of North America,
met May 8-11, 2012 in Salt Lake City
492 attendees from 11 countries (1000+
libraries are members of ELUNA)
192.35.216.225 to 192.35.216.254
Future Conference sites
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Next year’s conference site 2013: Georgia
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Atlanta or Athens - TBD
2014 conference in Montreal Canada
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US citizens will need passports
Subscriber numbers per ExLibris
product
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SFX – 2385 customers (their biggest seller)
Aleph/Voyager – 2325
bX – 1108
Primo – 933 (according to salesman: more
Primo customers than all their competitors
combined) - discovery interface
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Verde – 229 (being rolled into Alma
eventually)
Alma – 70+ institutions (general release in
2013 – currently working with development
partners)
Theme: Integrated services
ALMA
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Streamlining workflow in one place and having a
dynamic resource – depending on your role.
Shared community resources (community zone). This is
where Harvard is putting their open metadata. Shared
catalog for Alma customers: loading bib data from LC,
British Library, Harvard catalog.
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Advisory group (including Karen Coyle) Next step: define
cataloging standards
Professional services (tackling change management –
rethink workflow and processes, get baselines and
workflow up front – even a year ahead)
Theme: Fulfillment Just in Time
Problem statement:
Can’t afford to acquire everything or
catalog everything but users want
everything.
Solution:
Institutions should be focused on their
local content.
New service for Primo/SFX
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Copyright Clearance Center Get it Now
Service
just in time article delivery
Get It Now publishers
SFX Update
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88% customers are on SFX version 4 (4% in
progress)
SFX version 4.3 coming in June 2012
(ebooks!)
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SFX-Discuss-l is for the larger SFX
community (ELUNA)
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[email protected]
SFX Knowledgebase
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Adding approximately 500 targets a year
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Current statistics
3000 targets
 2.1 million objects
 4.4 million in object portfolios.
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SFX KnowledgeBase challenges
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It’s a major ongoing struggle to get updates
from publishers
SFX Product Working Group is working with
KB group (headed by Ron Lozinsky) to
develop language for dealing the offending
vendors
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SFX Product Working Group will target
certain vendors (list unknown)
UC libraries are encouraged to put language
in agreements or bring this up as an issue at
renewal time
SFX e-books
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Coming in SP 4.3 (sometime in June)
Search not browse
Introduces new software package to SFX
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SOLR
CDL will create in development
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ucelinks-stage.cdlib.org
Similar look and feel as e-journal A-Z lists
The SFX eBook search interface
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Feature to expose the library’s eBook collection
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Enables search by
 Title
 Author
 ISBN
 Vendor
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URL: http://<server>:<port>/<instance>/azbook
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(this and next slide courtesty of ExLibris)
UC-eLinks admin liaisons
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Discuss with campus stakeholders
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Determine e-book targets to include
Detemine look and feel
One page with journal and books tab
 Two pages
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Determine release date
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NOT all campuses on the same date please
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Same guidelines as e-journal A-Z lists
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Limited customization (header/footer)
KBUpdate reports
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ExLibris will be changing the maintenance
scripts so more than 3 weeks of data is
retained
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Two sessions (LANL and MIT)
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How to manage weekly reports?
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HTML vs TXT reports
LANL Hints
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Use TXT reports
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Maintains separate spreadsheets by active targets
for each KBUpdate
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Reorder information for ease of use (ie thresholds
Add notes when maintaining KB
Always look at Delete Object Portfolio
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Especially for pick and choose targets
LANL
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Troublespots
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Lines blurring between Open Access and
licensed content
Multiple targets for the title
Global threshold closed
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What happened to the title?
MIT approach
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Library staff want to view KBUpdate
reports as EXCEL not text
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Don’t always remember to protect the OBJID
when converting from txt to xls
MIT
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Wrote PERL scripts to do conversion
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Insert object type (Book; Journal; etc)
Color code to highlight changes
Different conversion rules for New;
Changed and Deleted reports
Will share scripts via EL Commons
CDL approach ?
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What can the CDL do to help the campuses
deal with the weekly KBUpdate reports?
Q&A
Q: Have any campuses activated ebooks in UC-eLinks?
A: Yes, including CDL who has activated all packages we license including IEEE,
Springer, Wiley.
Q: Who needs to be involved in rolling out the new ebook search on
campuses?
A: campus e-resource team will select ebook packages to include (e.g., ILL staff,
reference librarians, e-resource librarians, public service staff). Library
webmaster will determine where the search lives on the library website. CDL will
work with Ellen Meltzer and the UC-eLinks project team to make sure the word
gets out to the UC-eLinks liaisons and other campus stakeholders.

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