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2 Oxford Libraries Electronic Resources Richard Gartner Nigel Walker

3 The End Users Principally those engaged in academic study The Importance of these services to end users Types of service and their Information Content Interfaces and Access Methods Support Issues Developments

4 Oxford University Home Page/Electronic Resources OLIS - Union Catalogue for the University Libraries OLIG - Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway OxLIP - Oxford Libraries Information Platform Electronic Journals Electronic Newspapers

5 OLIS Union Catalogue for the University Libraries Telnet (library.ox.ac.uk) GeoWeb (Web access) GeoPAC (Windows client)

6 OLIG - Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway Formerly BARD, a manually maintained catalogue of freely available quality Internet resources judged to be of scholarly value Now a gateway Of gateways –Finding tools, i.e. search engines etc –HUMBUL - Humanities –SOSIG - Social Sciences –RSL maintained gateway for sciences

7 OxLIP - Oxford Libraries Information Platform Access to circa 400 bibliographic reference and full-text databases only available to University members Locally mounted databases –PC-based (e.g. PLD, Dead Sea Scrolls) –ERL (e.g. Medline, Sociofile) Remote databases and services –Most accessible through WWW or Telnet

8 OxLIP - Oxford Libraries Information Platform Single User Interface for Oxford Access by Subject & Keyword rather than by Technology “The Full OxLIP” –Windows 95 & Windows NT –Microsoft Networking & Novell “OxLIP on the Web” - c. 75% of sources

9 Electronic Resources Major Constraints OxLIP - many databases are PC-based applications which place constraints on the client workstation, eg drive mappings F: to L:, downloading files to the local hard disc and writing to system areas OxLIP for NT requires MSIE 3 Web-based services - at least Netscape 3 or MSIE 4, Java, JavaScript, Acrobat Authentication - multiple usernames

10 Electronic Resources Future Developments General move to more open systems, especially Web-based access NTrigue - access from X-Terminals and Winframe clients Access from bibliographic software (EndNote 3 - Z39.50 access to ERL & OLIS) Authentication - Athens III Continuous development of interfaces - concept of the Hybrid Library


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