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For those who have been following the evolution of Library 2.0, a lot of this will be familiar… so I am just going to include links to most of what was covered:

  • Tim Bucknall highlighted the OCLC findings
  • Patrons want self-sufficiency, satisfaction, and seamlessness
  • Danny Nanez highlighted Michael Habib’s Academic Library 2.0
  • academic library 2.0
  • Discussed Blackboard, pathfinders, chat reference
  • MyWelch: a blackboard interface for library services
  • Students as creators of content
  • Ann Arbor Library is innovative
  • Ann Arbor Catalog
  • University of Minnesota Website wiki is EXACTLY what we’re trying to do
  • Gaming in Libraries (Amy Harris & Scott Rice)
  • The idea is to make the library fun
  • Overview of millennials (PDF)
  • Discussed their game night, citing Giz & WFU; they include cards & board games
  • Photos on Flickr
  • Info Island on Second Life
  • Another option, Active World, can link to web content, create floor plan of the library & link to real library resources
  • UNCG Info Lit game, teaches info lit uses AJAX, is ADA compliant, and is free under CC License
  • Tim Bucknall discussed the future of the ILS/OPAC, cited Roy Tennant presentation from SOLINET
  • Federated search beyond just our catalog (journals, websites, etc)
  • “Will ILS return to original function as inventory–rather than a search–tool?”
  • Google Books (which I love, as you may know)
  • Adding MARC records isn’t scalable when we have full text from all these major research libraries (via Google Books)
  • People don’t want MARC records, they want to search full text
  • Will probably turn to local data & inventory, where catalog is just a piece of search
  • Says, “Why don’t we have a Digital Guilford where people can search local documents.” Sound familiar?
  • Terry Brandsma discussed AquaBrowser as an enhancement to the catalog
  • Examples of AquaBrowser: Queens Library & Arkansas State Library-Beebe
  • AquaBrowser doesn’t require MARC records, could include journal articles, websites, etc
  • Discussed Endeca as a more efficient catalog; developed for retail/business
  • Examples of Endeca: NCSU & McMaster University
  • Discussed WorldCat as way to search beyond just local holdings & searches across books and articles
  • University of Washington is using WorldCat as their catalog
  • Discussed SirsiDynix Enterprise Portal Solutions (EPS) as a way of forced clustering before searching
  • Examples of EPS: Arcadia, Boston Public Library, & Cerritos College
  • Discussed faceted and visual browsing including SirsiDynix & KartOO Visu
  • Tim Bucknall and Lynda Kellam discussed Breaking Down Barriers
  • Tim pointed out that libraries have traditionally tried to set itself apart from the internet & say “that’s bad, we’re good.” Now we’re realizing that users will be in that other space, & we need to put our content there.
  • We can do this using: OpenURL, COinS (we have it, thanks to Kevin!), Bookmarklets, & Blackboard
  • Pushing specific content to subject area classes in Blackboard
  • Lynda demoed this content push to Blackboard; there is a “My Library Resources” option in the course
  • Don’t have to reauthenticate once they’re in Blackboard
  • Can also be pushed to open course websites (not necessarily Blackboard)
  • Banner extract of classes is added to a library database, liaisons then can interact with databases & add appropriate resources to their courses
  • Tim followed up on the Blackboard push project, they wanted to get down to just one click, so it required a different technology
  • Want to use this technology in other ways: news, new resources, reminders, contact links, course guides, mobile, etc. Much more targeted!!
  • Richard Cox worked on the technology behind this
  • Tim answered questions: WebFeat was discussed… a little clunky/slower, limited searching, but is a big step forward from current EZ Search