Presentation on theme: "University of Washington and WorldCat Local Pam Mofjeld TexShare ILL Conference 15 February 2008."— Presentation transcript:
University of Washington and WorldCat Local Pam Mofjeld TexShare ILL Conference 15 February 2008
Why Discovery Delivery Impact of WorldCat Local Outcomes
Which WorldCat? Three versions of WorldCat –FirstSearch WorldCat –WorldCat.org –WorldCat Local
UW Libraries Environment 36,000 students over 3 campuses Collections –Over 6 million volumes –Ranked 14 th among ARL Libraries Innovative Interfaces ILS & WebPAC Summit Union Catalog ILLiad for ILL
Why – changing environment Many conversations on the –NextGen catalog –Discovery to Delivery –Syndication Libraries Strategic Plan: To build and integrate new tools and services for information discovery and delivery. OCLC is in a position to work with national and international partners to move libraries to the network level
Why – our users Search simplicity based on research showing how most seek information Fewer clicks to find and obtain information Make our quality resources convenient for users to find and get
Why - too many silos
Discovery Silos Three catalog/returnable silos: –UW Libraries Catalog –Summit Catalog –WorldCat E-content: hundreds of databases, plus journals, e-books, images, etc.
Searching with WCL WCL includes all –UW records in OCLC (books, serials, media, etc.). –Summit holdings –WorldCat records –Article citations from ArticleFirst, ERIC, GPO and PubMed. Contains links to full text via OpenURL resolver
Requesting with WCL Requests for materials held at UW or Summit are routed through Summit. Requests for materials held by WorldCat Libraries are routed through ILL (ILLiad). Staff in ILL process requests with the goal of getting the item the person wants.
WCL Impact summary Summit requests by UW users - Filled by other sites % difference May-December % Summit Same site requests - Filled by UW items % difference May-December % Interlibrary borrowing Total number of requests received % difference May - August % May-December % ILL Requests Filled by ILL % difference May - August % May-December* % ILL Fill rate % difference May - August71%65%-6% May - December*71%56%-15% % ILL requests filled by UW/Summit copy 06/07 average = 19% May-Dec 07 = 17%
Summit requests - filled by other sites
Summit Same Site Requests
ILL borrowing – total requests
ILL borrowing requests filled
ILL borrowing fill rate
Ill borrowing - filled by locally held
Outcomes WorldCat Local makes discovery seamless WorldCat Local makes delivery seamless Users love it!
Final thoughts… Scary? Plan for success! Be willing to change! Stay focused on your users!