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1. The Digital Library Challenge The Hybrid Library Today’s information resources collections are “hybrid” Combinations of - paper and digital format.

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2 The Digital Library Challenge The Hybrid Library Today’s information resources collections are “hybrid” Combinations of - paper and digital format - local and remote storage Libraries have increasing difficulty managing hybrid collections Users have increasing difficulty finding what they need

3 If Users can’t find it… “The Effect”

4 Most Common: Leverage Commercial Databases and Content “We’re an insatiable consumer of commercial databases” “We have a large number of electronic resources to accommodate remote access for distance students” “We have lots of collaborating efforts including joint licensing of full text products ” “The university is geographically dispersed so electronic resources are extremely important. We have over 200 databases” What do libraries want?

5 Common: Context sensitive reference linking “We need local control of multiple e-subscriptions to the same journal” “We have requests from our medical faculty for better navigation among all the medical e-resources” “We’d like to have seamless linking among all of our databases” What do libraries want?

6 Somewhat Common: E-reserves control “We do a lot of scanning of articles for reserves and send articles directly to patrons electronically” “We’re not doing e-reserves yet “We’re also doing electronic reserves to accommodate distance learning students” “We have electronic reserves capability, but the faculty is fighting us on this and we need to do a better sell job” What do libraries want?

7 Less Common: Locally developed Digital Content and Collections “We’re just starting to digitize our archives and catalog this stuff in the OPAC” “We’re working with a couple of special collections projects like fragile drawings. We scan the images, mount the web site and have students actually use them” “We have a number of projects that are creating content. We got a NSF grant for a music project…and are also doing electronic images for art history” “We have several digital initiatives” What do libraries want?

8 Less Common: Integration with university portal, courseware, learning objects “We need to integrate library resources with courseware like Blackboard--we’re already working together, but this needs to be integrated access” “We need to provide the same interface for students to access their current student account, the classes they’re registered for next semester, and course reserve information from the library.” What do libraries want?

9 Desired Features of the Digital Library Solution: Over 80% of librarians asked for an integrated product with a single point of access -- easy and intuitive for users Over 60% of librarians asked for support for a wide variety of metadata (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, self-defined) Over 50% of librarians asked for a comprehensive product that is compatible with any vendor’s library management system, and includes rights management

10 Your Digital Library needs are a Continuum Library Management Access Linking Digital Collections to the Digital Library Learning Objects

11 We think you need … Library OPAC Local Digital Repositories Search and Navigation Layer Remote Digital Repositories A&I Databases Complete system one stop shopping/integrated access that grows as the library grows

12 The solution for managing, searching, and linking all of your collections

13 Linking Search and Discovery Object Management Collection Management License & Rights Management Modules of ENCompass

14 Search & Discovery Integrated end-user search across multiple data types and databases Searches both local and remote metadata –Z39.50 searching –XML Gateway searching –HTTP searching De-duped and relevance ranked results Searching collection metadata as a whole to suggest collections –Local collection metadata –Remote database thesauri Web based, using XSL technology for ultimate customization of displays

15 Object Management Used to create and maintain local digital collections Very flexible metadata structures –Dublin core, EAD, full text, custom Online creation or batch loading of descriptive metadata Multiple databases (“repositories”) in a single system Hierarchical organization possibilities

16 Content Management Ability to organize resources into “virtual collections” that make sense to your end-users Tools that speed the implementation process

17 Rights & License Management ENCompass 2.0 helps libraries manage access to licensed and restricted materials via “rights lists”. Ability to control access to resources by: Domain IP ranges User login Multiple options for Authentication Voyager database LDAP Local authentication

18 Presents links from any Open-URL enabled source (incl. ENCompass itself!) Generates links to related resources based on citation data –Full text –Print holdings –Check other libraries catalogs –Internet search engines –Other extended services Presenting the Best Sources (“appropriate copy”) Linking

19 “The Knowledge Base” Pre-populated database of thousands (>8,000) of academic sources of content providers and the titles they deliver Covering journals in both STM and the social sciences Saves valuable time in setting up your links! Linking

20 ENCompass Suite Three new introductions:

21 Our Customers… 19 institutions have licensed ENCompass –Cornell University –Kansas State University –University of Pennsylvania –National Library of Medicine –International Labor Organisation (Geneva) –National Library of New Zealand ENCompass version 2 released

22 Why is it important ? Libraries bring value by organizing and presenting information Digital collections are part of the library’s holdings Users want unified access !

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