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1 Sabinet Online Limited 2007 ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM New Trends Pierre Malan Sabinet Online Director: Client Services

2 Sabinet Online Limited  Some things we know we know  Some things we know we don’t know  Some things we don’t know we now  Some things we don’t know we don’t know

3 Sabinet Online Limited Pager41 years Telephone 38 years Cable TV 25 years Fax Machine 22 years VCR 9 years Cell phone 9 years Personal Computer 7 years CD-Rom Drive 6 years Wireless Data Service Netscape 6 months 6 years Google3 months

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5 MARC records of OCLC Worldcat will fit in 24 Gb Or 43 copies of SACat can fit into a 60Gb iPod

6 Sabinet Online Limited Perceptions of Libraries and information Resources…. (a study conducted by OCLC during 2005) Survey of people 14 to 65 years of age English speaking countries 3348 respondents Sample seen to be 95%

7 Abuzz Advice Trader Answers.com Ask An Expert Sources.com AskERIC AskJeevesAskVRD.org Ask the Old Buzzard CNN’s Ask an Expert Page Consejos practicos Google Answers Internet Public Library “Ask A Question” Keen.com Pregunta a los expertos Taxcafe Wondir Ask Auntie Nolo AskBAR Experts.com Poser un question Ask-A-Geologist As Ask Volcanologist Ask Dr. Math Ask Dr. Universe Ask Shamu How Things Work MAD Scientist Network NASA Quest Pregunte a un expero Schools Online Project ScienceLine Scientific-American: Ask the Expert Ammdoc.com Buscamed Eclevelandclinic.com Econsults.partners.org Enviar pregunta Expertdoc.net Findcancerexperts.com Go Ask Alice Mdexpert.com Physician referral center Poser une question Pregunte a RxExpress Ask Joan of Art National Museum of Art Reference Desk Ask Made iVillage AskLISA Laboratorio de estudos urbanos Social landscape In search of the Information Consumer (Digital Native) Reality Sabinet Online Limited

8 Reality – Where They Start 84% Sabinet Online Limited

9 1% Sabinet Online Limited Reality – Where They Start

10 50% Reality – What They Use Sabinet Online Limited

11 30% Reality – What They Use Sabinet Online Limited

12 Yes – 48%No – 52% Have you ever started your search for info on a search engine and ended up at a library website? Yes – 41% If yes did you use the library website? Yes – 37% If yes did the library website fulfill your information needs? No – 4% No – 7% Library = Value

13 Sabinet Online Limited But ….! (Figures released 14 March 2006 by Online Publishers Association) Consumer spending online = $ 2 billion 15% increase over previous year Entertainment/Lifestyle and Games biggest growth (now ahead of personals/dating)

14 Sabinet Online Limited The Public Library Inquiry ( ) “Where would you go to get information on nutrition?”

15 Sabinet Online Limited The Public Library Inquiry ( ) “Where would you go to get information on nutrition?” Any Real Change?

16 62% Sabinet Online Limited

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18  Four perceived user attributes? –Comprehensive –Accessible –Immediate gratification –‘Followability’ of data ‘The net generation doesn’t love a wall’ Eric Childress Googlezon effect

19 Sabinet Online Limited “Search engine mindshare” John Regazzi Scientists: –Google –Yahoo –PubMed Source: John Regazzi, The Battle for Mindshare: A battle beyond access and retrieval “In a survey for this lecture, librarians and scientists were asked to name the top scientific and medical search resources that they use or are aware of. The difference is startling.” Librarians: –Science Direct –ISI Web of Science –MedLine

20 Sabinet Online Limited Why?

21 “Electronic catalogs, wherever you go in the academic world, have become a horrible crazy-quilt assemblage of incompatible interfaces and vendor-constrained listings. Working through […] a relatively small collection, you still have to navigate at least five completely different interfaces for searching. Historical epochs of data collection and cataloguing lie indigestibly atop one another.” Tim Burke, Swarthmore “ I’m to the point where I think we’d be better off to just utterly erase our existing academic catalogs and forget about backwards- compatibility, lock all the vendors and librarians and scholars together in a room, and make them hammer out electronic research tools that are Googlezon, without the intent to sell books but with the intent of guiding users of all kinds to the books and articles and materials that they ought to find, a catalog that is a partner rather than an obstacle in the making and tracking of knowledge. ” Tim Burke, Swarthmore

22 Sabinet Online Limited  Facilitate the rendezvous of users and library services on the web  Surface the library where the users are Library response to Googlezon

23 Sabinet Online Limited More than 3,5 million South African records

24 735,000 songs 2.3 million books 25,000 DVDs 39,000 songs* 130,000 books* 3,000 DVDs* The Long Tail —Chris Anderson December 2004 *inventory in a typical store Rhapsody Wal-Mart Amazon Barnes & Noble Netflix Blockbuster Libraries 16 BILLION books, DVDs, songs…. Sabinet Online Limited

25 Worldcat As closed reference tool Worldcat As closed reference tool openWorldcat worldcat.org Worldcat local to Progress to weave libraries into open web Worldcat records Harvested by bigger search engines Worldcat directly searchable via the internet

26 Sabinet Online Limited Total Worldcat searches

27 Sabinet Online Limited Total worldcat.org searches

28 Sabinet Online Limited Clicks to Library services

29 Sabinet Online Limited openworldcat

30 Yahoo – Oasis (Unisa)

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32 worldcat.org

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34 Firefox Google Yahoo!

35 Sabinet Online Limited Worldcat local

36 Sabinet Online Limited Complete view Other Regional availability local Library Customized view of worldcat.org per library

37 Sabinet Online Limited Alignment in Southern African region  Incorporation of SACat into Worlcat  Cataloguing moved directly to Worldcat  Updating on Worldcat of SA library information  SACat “scoped” on Worldcat –National, regional and views –Links to local catalogs etc. –Integration with OCLC int ILL

38 Sabinet Online Limited Some thoughts….

39 Sabinet Online Limited  Online publishing  The ILS ?  The Library Opac ?  Circulation ?

40 Sabinet Online Limited Thank you !


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