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1 WorldCat Local Quick Start ASERL Next-Gen Discovery Tools #4

2 Voyager ILS [self hosted]; moved to Voyager from Notis in late 1990’s. SFX OpenURL linkresolver ContentDM ILLIAD UAB Sterne Library Basics

3 2009 Events Significant budget cuts for 2009/2010 Redesign of Sterne Library’s home page Major Voyager upgrade Registration for WorldCat Local Quick Start completed A Little Bit of History

4 WorldCat Local Quick Start is a discovery tool that is included in a subscription to OCLC FirstSearch at no additional cost What is WorldCat Local Quick Start?

5 No added cost – just time Hosted Chance to “test drive” a discovery tool User friendly on front and back end Able to add basic configuration Generally Speaking

6 One Search Box Specifically Speaking

7 User friendly platform Specifically Speaking

8 Screen scrape for holdings Specifically Speaking

9 Pulled directly from Sterne ILS Specifically Speaking

10 Mobile Site

11 Intuitive administrator’s side Administrator’s Side of Quick Start

12 Will not link to aggregated databases EXCEPT OCLC and open source Limited configuration Cannot add an affiliated library [e.g. UAB medical library] Quick Start Limits

13 Limits of functionality clearly identified on administrator’s side Quick Start Limits

14 Standardizing our OCLC numbers Evaluating and obtaining data that will support the expense of a full blown discovery tool Continuing to educate users Where do we go from here?

15 Thank you Peggy Kain Electronic Resources Librarian Mervyn H. Sterne Library University of Alabama at Birmingham © Margaret M. Kain, 2011 WorldCat Local Quick Start


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