17 Ex Libris interviews: What we heard Starting in March 2008 began interviews with libraries and other stake holders globally. They told us: Meet users needs – provide a single interface for discovery and delivery of all library/institutional assets Do more with less by consolidating workflows, uniting traditional library functions with those of the digital library Support collaboration to increase productivity, leverage network effect, Support re-use of metadata Build future services with SOA-based interoperability, Network-based (SaaS) deployment option Collect and incorporate user-provided data Enable new type of services. Expand the reach
39 Traditional - example of network-based services: Aggregated indexes New discovery tools: many of them enable indexing of article data With availability & affordability of computing resources (e.g. cloud services) we can now realize a really-large shared index E.g. DADS, Scholars Portal, Primo Central, Summon, Ebsco Discovery Service, etc.
40 To think/do: Do we really think there will be one, single index that will do-it- all? (no) Architecture of federation is still required Blend the locals the shareds (and the remotes…)
46 … The Library of Congress has updated 3,266 records in the Prints & Photographs Catalog, based on information provided by the Flickr Commons project, 2008 with more to come … George Oates presentation: Into The Wild: Breathing New Life Into Collections. http://www.slideshare.net/george08/society-of-archivists-presentation
47 So, what does it mean? This is exciting (users as catalogers!) This is depressing (why dont they use, for e.g. Primo, for this?) ______________________________________________________________ We must meet the users where they are (URM::DisseminationControl) We must deploy back-end processes in other than library contexts