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Caren Milloy, Head of Projects, JISC Collections LIBER 2012
Invested £42 million in centralised perpetual licensing of historic book, journal archive and multimedia content on behalf of all UK HE and FE community National licensing enables us to leverage high discounts of up to 95% 2012: historic book and journal archives licensing brings in efficiency savings of over £18million to UK HE and FE
Protect & preserve Independent service Affordable to all Simplify user experience Simplify administrative management Community owned Community developed
Standardising Licensing Philosophy: keep it simple for librarians and end users 42 variation agreements negotiated 2 sub-licence agreements for all the content (1 for JISC MediaHub and 1 for JISC Historic Books & JISC Journal Archives) Text and data mining, open metadata, enhance metadata, thumbnails open on the web, modifications….. -
Community Owned 3 Advisory Boards made up of researchers, teaching staff, librarians, content experts. In charge of the ££££ JHB will be an easy to use, comprehensive, dynamic, innovative and sustainable platform that is continually used by researchers, teachers and learners in UK higher and further education JHB will pioneer new technologies and techniques to support changes in the scholarly environment and user behaviour JHB will open up and widen access to historical printed materials through partnerships and international collaborations
Seamless Access students apply a ‘consistent and predictable information-seeking strategy and therefore a ‘less is more’ approach may be more suitable in guiding students to resources (Head and Eisenberg, 2009) ‘library systems must do better at providing seamless access to resources’. (Connaway and Dickey, 2010)
Clean Interface ‘library systems and interfaces need to look familiar to people by resembling popular Web interfaces, and library services need to be easily accessible and require little or no training to use’ (Connaway et al, 2011)
Search Strategy The JISC Historic Books landing page and search box
Search Strategy Presentation of search results and filters in JISC Historic Books
Search Strategy Search results and filtering be Journal Archive on JISC Journal Archives Search results and filtering options on JISC MediaHub
Consistency “navigating from one system to another – all of which have different functionalities and different bells and whistles with respect to searching, limiting / refining, indexing, saving and storage or exportation – is confusing to users” (UBiRD, Wong et al, 2009)
Information Literacy Culpeper's Midwife Exlarged. 5.lieon thoughtThn Infant drew in his Nouriflhment by his whole Body; because it is rare and fpungy, as aSpunge fucks in Water o every Side; and so he thought it fucked Blood, not only from the Mother's Veins, but also from the Womb. Democrats and Epicurus, recorded by Plutarch, that the Child fucked in its Nourishment by its Mouth. And also Hippocrates, Lib. de Principiis, affirms, that the Child fucked both Nourishment and Brea:h by its Mouth from the Mo- ther when le breathed, (though in his other Treatises he feerns to deny it) yet there he brings two Reasons for it: I. Bec., ife it fucks so soon as it it's *orn, therefore it needs mull have learned before. z. Because there are Excrements found in the Guts of it, so oon as 'tis born.
Mistakes, challenges and solutions
User behaviour & change ‘different combinations of search components, which depends on their level of literacy and the domain knowledge’ (Wong et al, 2009).
Compare & Contrast Misconceptions Anecdotal evidence in the form of comments from users whose institutions have transferred to JHB suggest that ‘JISC OCR’ on JHB is of much poorer quality than the ECCO content on the Cengage platform Need to develop information literacy skills
Metadata You don’t know anything until you know the metadata
Centralised Server & Editorial Board 18 th Century Connect Proquest / Cengage / British Library TypeWright software (expert editing) Widget (quick edits) JISC Historic Books TEI-A used to send the textual changes back and forth UK HE & FE Date & time stamped with versioning Taking control
Conclusion Read the research Be transparent with content owners and community Start with the metadata Don’t give in on negotiations Harness the community you serve – they are your experts and your critics Keep it simple
References Connaway, L. S., and Dickey, T. J. (2010). The Digital Information Seeker: Report on the Findings from Selected OCLC, RIN and JISC User Behaviour Projects. Dublin, OH., OCLC Research. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from ationseekerreport.pdf ationseekerreport.pdf Connaway, L. S., Dickey, T. J., and Radford, M. L. (2011). “If it is too inconvenient I’m not going after it”: convenience as a critical factor in information-seeking behaviors. Library and Information Science Research, 33, Hampton-Reeves, S., Mashiter, C., Westaway, J., Lumsden, P., Day, H, Hewertson, H., et al (2009). Students’ use of research content in teaching and learning: a report for the Joint Information Systems Council (JISC), Preston, Centre for Research-informed Teaching, University of Central Lancashire. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from earchcontent.pdf
References Head, A. and Eisenberg, M. (2009). Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age. Washington, The Information School, University of Washington. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from JISC Collections (2009). JISC national e-books observatory project: Key findings and recommendations. Final Report, November London, JISC Collections. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from national-e-books-observatory-project-key-findings-and-recommendations/ JISC Collections. (n.d.). Retrieved 31 May 2012 from JISC Historic Books Advisory Board. (n.d.). Retrieved 31 May 2012 from Prabha, C., Connaway, L. S. and Dickey, T. J. (2006). Sense-making the information confluence: The whys and hows of college and university user satisficing of information needs. Ohio, The Ohio State University. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from
References Prabha, C., Connaway, L. S. and Dickey, T. J. (2006). Sense-making the information confluence: The whys and hows of college and university user satisficing of information needs. Ohio, The Ohio State University. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from Research Information Network. (2006). Researchers and discovery services: Behaviour, perceptions and needs. London: Research Information Network. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from accessinginformation-resources/researchers-and-discovery-services-behaviour- perc. Text Creation Partnership. (n.d). Retrieved 31 May 2012 from Creation Partnership Wong, W., Stelmaszewska, H. and Barn, B. (2009). JISC user behaviour observational study: User behaviour in resource discovery. London, JISC Collections. Retrieved 31 May 2012 from px px
Thank you JISC Collections JISC eCollections JISC Historic Books JISC Journal Archives JISC MediaHub Caren Milloy Head of Projects JISC Questions?