Friday, May 02, 2008
slides are here
very happy to help out code and instructions in slides see results of what he's talking about here the RSS feed builder from III is NOT req'd for this
Posted by Library Detective at 3:09 PM
Making Noise in the Library: Dinah Sanders (Rock Star -- Senior Product Manager) and Sarah Hickman (Product Manager) III
My Mill Patron Empowerment
- forgot your PIN? (to do: check this out!!!...make it happen) ...in R2007
- update patron info (done!)
- place holds etc.
- no need to start from scratch
- iterate and improve: you don't have to do it all at once
- constant improvements
- new: patron alias (coming in R2007)...can use for self-pickup of hold slips)...talk to BP re this...we can add this option to Change Your Info in My Mill
- new and improved Graphical Self Check
- can also renew and manage holds
- looks cool
- pay fines (with credit card swiper)
- touch-screen option / or keyboard / monitor / card swip
- combined with instant online patron reg / linked to patron dbase and events show up in search results (happy accidents)
- can create lists on data -- ie. attendance reports
- London PL is getting ready to launch this week
- (idea: put links to scoped programs in e*vents on FaceBook -- eg. teen ones on YAC page, adult / films / etc. on main page...or even separate them out...puppet shows / crafts / book clubs etc.)
- portable devices etc...WiFi everywhere
- get people aware of the lib -- put your search box out where the peeps are (*put it on our FaceBook!)...see discussion in the list + code for how to
- put the search box on every library web page
- make the lib more part of peoples' web lives
- FAQ re persistent search urls on CSDirect (check that this is what I use wrt Adv Searches)
- what do you need to show in BriefCit?...what do people need?...too much clutter/noise?
- change labels for subject headings and call # fields in records to say something like:
- "find similar"
- or "more like this"
- or "next on shelf"
- R2006 example set has nifty touches to package info for users CHECK IT OUT!
- Feed Builder
- get the info out there
- stay relevant and connected in a time of great change...good Marshall Breeding quote on slide
- My Mill knowledge management...
- know what we can do NOW!
- good ALA Midwinter 2006 Presentation on making the most of what you have...check it out on CSDirect "presentations"
- eg: preferred search alerts
- reading history
- my lists
- my databases
- discovery services
- I asked if there is an easy way to get stats on #s of preferred search emails that go out -- no :( submit as an enha. request (check first to see if it's there) + star ratings...we want to know how much this 2.0 stuff is being used
- MyLists: new feature...can name lots of lists nice...look for it
- leverage library knowhow and new technology...bring the intelligence of the reference interview in to the online environments -- ENCORE!
- WebPacPRO example set
- went up on Friday last week
- "refresher service" available...can save a lot of staff time
- Encore Services: new model for support (see slides for Dinah's next session)
Posted by Library Detective at 2:48 PM
ppt is here
- ppt will be updated as Corey gets new examples / ideas, so take a peek periodically
- The Universe of Stats in Millennium
- transaction-based (circ / WebPac / WAM / financial
- requires action to appen
- counting things that are there
- don't forget stats have to be good for the lib / serve a need...don't let the stats control you!
- user manual = the road map
- this presentation = the travel guide!
- General hints:
- fixed fields and call numbers
- use system as central repository (not mish mash of misc things on different PCs and formats)
- every record has a "created" and "updated" date (updated changes with each circ) *maybe use this for my report on use of the business collection...consider / contemplate / and play with it
- can "view query" of all pre-done searches and see all the criteria / dates / initials...can re-run periodically -- "extract query"
- "millennium scheduler" is a "product"
Posted by Library Detective at 2:43 PM
What can we do about it?
- outsource redesign (webPAC refresher service -- $$ from III)
- hide the WebPAC (behind a "discovery layer" -- like Encore / BiblioComm / WorldCat Local (first two libs to try were III libs)
- enhance the WebPAC
- open source wrapper
- Plymouth State University (Casey Bisson)
- uses a word press blog
- no separation btw lib web site and opac...interesting...hidden (or *seamless* opac -- open source)
- Solrpac: Miami Univ
- Solar (indexing) + Drupl (cms)
- exports bibs from iii to new interface
- King County Library System
- Aquabrowser (from Bowker)
- hip skin for WebPac
- WebPac as Cyrano de Bergerac!!!
- takes your records and displays them in a different way
- more intimate relationsihp with OPAC than 3rd party options (no sync / uploads needed)
- Enhancements overview
- iii enhancements
- InnReach (like WorldCat local)
- Pathfinder Pro (like WebBridge for the opac)...links out to web based onyour bibs (eg. set certain call numbers to highlight literary databases / subject guides)
- ERM as a database pathfinder in the webPac...good idea -- how much?
- eg: Bowling Green State University (BGSU)...
- Virtual Coll inegrated in to the cat...also can add the A-Z journal title list
- MetaData builder and media management (iii product to store digital images...think about using this for NWO History stuff????)
- spellcheck (one of Karen Schneider's OPAC suck-isms)
- patron reviews
- reading history / preferred searches (DONE!!! :) )
- RSS Cat feeds ("product" but easy to do on your own...see notes for Bob Duncan presentation) (feeds for eg. for new books and patron info)
- 3rd party enhancements
- Library Thing for Libraries (San Fransisco State Univ Lib did)
- tapping in to tags / recommendations / read-a-likes of LThing users
- tag browser -- adding collective wisdom to webPAC (similar philosophy to google search results -- popularity contest!)
- Syndetics (Got it!)
- adding WebPAC to the browser...patrons would have to install (Virginia Tech did it)...also adds your cat to amazon
- home made enhancements
Posted by Library Detective at 2:27 PM