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1 Software Applications Library Consortia Michael McDonnell The Alberta Library

2 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell The Alberta Library Public Edmonton Public Calgary Public Parkland System Yellowhead System Peace System …many more… Post-secondary University of Alberta University of Calgary NAIT Grant MacEwan Mount Royal College Olds College Lakeland College Northern Lakes Alliance/Nazarene St. Mary’s College …many more… Special Legislature Library Banff Centre Members “Reducing Barriers To Access” Private, Non-profit Membership-based Library Consortium

3 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell The Alberta Library Services TAL Card TAL Online AAQ : Ask-a-Question Advocacy “Ezproxy” / RPA

4 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library 4 Universities 6 First Nations Colleges All other colleges All post-secondaries …including non-TAL members… Members Government Funded Post-secondary Library Initiative Province-wide full-text Digital Collections Digitization Centres Digital Repositories Linking Server Remote Access / Authentication Interlibrary Loan Information Literacy Virtual Reference

5 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Traditional Library Software Applications The “Virtual” Library Virtual Union Catalogue Virtual Reference Remote Patron Access Advocacy

6 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Virtual Union Catalogues Union Catalogues Copy all the records from many catalogues into a new catalogue Hard to keep them up-to-date “Virtual” Union Catalogue Search all catalogues at the same time Aggregate all the results TAL Online Uses Z39.50 over the Internet You can search all the library catalogues in the province at once Unreliable, Inconsistent, Weird results No significant advantage over non-virtual Union Catalogue

7 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Virtual Reference Reference via Web, , Instant Messenger, “Chat” AAQ : Ask A Question Ask Question via website Get Answer via No reference interview (by design / mistake / committee) Collaborative Province-wide Public and Post-secondary Rural and Urban Questions can be assigned to one or more librarians  Or opened to All librarians for collaboration Administration Collects statistics on usage Classifies questions Archives the best questions Reroutes questions when libraries are closed

8 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Remote Patron Access Access databases from home Ezproxy (EPL as an example) (Parkland Regional) (Concordia College) Authentication Barcodes and PINs Many ILS systems and databases

9 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Other Web Applications Advocacy Information Literacy Interaction USA Visual Course Builder “Screen Casts” Blogs and Portals “Web Templates Project”

10 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Concept: Federation Federation A trust relationship among a set of institutions/authorities No root authority Each institution maintains its own authority Federation members trust each other to identify their own communities properly, so they do not need direct access to each others' user lists etc.

11 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Federated Library Applications Federated Catalogue Search Virtual Union Catalogue? OCLC WorldCat and Google Federated E-resource Search Meta-data Full-text Federated Digital Libraries LOCKSS: Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe Federated Identity Access, Authentication, and Authorization Federated Licensing E-Resource Management System (ERMS)

12 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Library 2.0 “Social” Software Books are for USE Ranganthan’s Five Laws of Library Science Information is for USE Information use is SOCIAL We share it; we communicate it Web 2.0 User-centered Participation Findability Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Distributed Read/Write Web

13 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Federation and Library 2.0 Socially Enhance Federated Applications Enabled by Federated Identity Enabled by Social Network Applications Examples Readers Advisory 2.0 Virtual Reference 2.0 Catalogue 2.0

14 Software Application in Library Consortia - Michael McDonnell Questions? More Questions? me: I would be happy to answer your questions about Information Technology


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