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1 The development of the library portal and Integration of FedGate and Muse in the portal Ms. Sangeeta N Dhamdhere Librarian Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh-khind, Pune – , Maharashtra, India Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

2 Library Portal Library portal is a single-user interface for accessing wide variety of electronic resources, both within and outside the library. According to Wikipedia it is defined as “a combination of software components that unify the user experience of discovering and accessing information in contrast to a single technology to provide services that support discovery, access and effective use of information.” The library portal is a webpage which provides details about library, its collection and services. It host links to various online resources and databases. It provides sorted list of or links to electronic resources, databases, catalogues and federated search for all databases and resources subscribed in the library. It is nothing but a web page designed to give access to all resources in the library. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

3 How to develop Library Portal Library can list out the subscribed electronic resources and sort them out as per patrons need List out those resources and hyperlink the electronic or online resources to their original location on the web Using HTML programming language one can arrange the resources or their links and also connect Integrated library automation software as well as LMS and CMS OPACs. If Librarian is maintaining library portal or blog he or she can update it time to time as per convenience of users Many libraries use Library OPAC or information discovery tool/platform as Library Portal. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

4 Library Portal of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh khind, Pune To create library portal for different electronic resources we used very simple technique We listed out all subscribed and online free resources. Sort them out and listed them in word or excel. Used hyperlink technology and copy pasted the page on our library website and blog. Library looking for common search tool for all resources which is open source. There are many federated search tools available commercially. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

5 This is an example of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune Library portal where the resources subscribed by this library and available online free of cost are made available to users. Click for more

6 Gateway to E-Resources on Library Blog

7 National Library of India Portal of Online Journals, Books and Databases

8 New approach to Library Portal The library portals contains multiple databases and search engines, No aggregation at metadata level, disconnection among the resources were drawbacks of earlier library portals. There was confusion among the students to locate resources and also time consuming process So need of discovery service/tool i.e. single window access raised. Few federated search engines like example Knimbus, Mendeley, EBSCO Discovery services, Fedgate, ABCD Site, etc being used by libraries to give access to all subscribed online e-resources as well as print resources in the library to save the time of readers and give easy access to multiple databases and resources. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

9 Savitribai Phule Pune University, Jayakar Library Portal with Federated single window access (FEDGATE) to all subscribed electronic resources. Click for more

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11 Integration of FedGate and Muse in the portal What is FedGate? ▫Fed = Federated Search to multiple databases ▫Gate= Gateway FedGate is a scholarly discovery product of Informatics(India)Limited, Bangalore, India offering a single window access facility to all electronic resources subscribed by the library. FedGate is a federated search with connector based technology It provides publisher wise connectors. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

12 Features of FedGate It offers multiple information resources on single window platform/search/interface for simultaneous search in real- time. Helps to manage and save the way reader wants to search Makes search process more efficient, easy and fruitful Offers series of post processing facility on results searched. Displays an organized result sets with flexible display options Allow to share search results with peers and collaborate with them Gives you privacy to save your queries and search results for future use. It helps users to get closer to their subject and interest areas on single interface through OPACs, e-journals, e-books, institutional repositories, different databases, publishers sites, JGate, and also open web which helps users to find right information at right time with right way. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

13 How FedGate works? FedGate provides publisher wise connectors So far FedGate has about 8000 publishers connectors FedGate signs MOU with the publishers whose resources concern library subscribes For each MOU and connector FedGate invests upto 1lac Rupees It is not just discovery tool but connector technology provides direct access to the resources from multiple databases on single search platform with multiple options convenient to users FedGate helps to connect all types of databases including library books databases in standard OCLC format Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

14 Jayakar Library Portal, Pune

15 FedGate Search for all e-resources at Jayakar Library

16 FedGate Simple Search Workshop on E- Information Discory Tool at Antwerp University, December 2014

17 FedGate Advanced Search Workshop on E- Information Discory Tool at Antwerp University, December 2014

18 FedGate Advanced Search options

19 Search from Multiple choice sources

20 Search Results through FedGate

21 Integration of FedGate in Library Portal Library needs to subscribe FedGate FedGate Set Up Requirement from the library is Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

22 Integration of FedGate in Library Portal FedGate Connects all the library electronic resources subscribed by the Library and gives access on one platform with multiple search options To integrate FedGate in Library Portal FedGate gives HTML tag to the library to insert in library portal. This gives on campus access to all resources. FedGate service is IP Address based. To give remote access FedGate has EZProxy software Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

23 EZProxy EZProxy is Remote Authentication Service provided by Informatics India Ltd. To give remote access to library resources EZProxy software needs to be download on the library server. Easy to set up and maintain program. Individual user has his or her own login and password Used in over 60 countries and 2500 institutions It is middleware that authenticates library users against local authentication systems and provides remote access to licensed content based on the user’s authorization. Protects publishers content from misuse by using security questions. Protects security of the users (Track MAC Id of machine registered on the system) Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

24 How Ezproxy works at Jayakar Library, Pune

25 FedGate Search window

26 Results on the term Cell

27 Integration of Muse in Library Portal Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content since MUSE currently includes 331,763 articles and 650,899 chapters by 241 publishers and are fully integrated for search and discovery. Jayakar Library subscribed more than 411 journals from Project Muse. FedGate has connector of Project Muse and MOU with them so they can integrate this to Library Portal FedGate search. Muse is also a concept used by FedGate for their cloud application server. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

28 Below is example of Jayakar Library FedGate Cloud Application MUSE Server

29 Conclusion Library Portal with federated search for all its print as well as subscribed online electronic resources is need of all library. The libraries from developing and under developed countries cannot purchase the costly federated search engines or tools to satisfy their patrons need and save time. There is urgent need of open source federated search or Information Discovery tool for the libraries. Libraries are using different automation, Content Management, Digital Library, Learning Management software so the need to connect resources from all these databases and subscribed online resources. Workshop on “E-Information Discovery Tool” at Antwerp University, December 2014

30 References /3691/2103http://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/djlit/article/viewFile /3691/ FedGate Brochure-Informatics India Ltd Ezproxy Brochure- Informatics India Ltd

31 Thank You


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