Presentation on theme: "Sirsi Rooms implementation project at the University of Leicester Janet Guinea Systems Librarian EUUG annual conference Amsterdam 2004."— Presentation transcript:
Sirsi Rooms implementation project at the University of Leicester Janet Guinea Systems Librarian EUUG annual conference Amsterdam 2004
The project to date Current practise and reasons for change Our Rooms vision The project SingleSearch Resolver The Rooms themselves and using Builder Next steps
Why Change? Managing electronic resources –Web pages –Catalogue OpenURL linking solution Federated searching A new look to info pages!
Web Pages: Subject A to Z
E-resources on WebCat
Opportunity for reorganisation New web developments in an integrated package Local Web Content Complete Web Site Syndicated News Resource Lists SingleSearch Content OPAC Content SingleSearch Management of e-resources with OpenUrl Resolver Why Rooms?
Project Plan Decided to purchase Rooms - Late 2003 Purchase and install hardware/software for Rooms - January 2004 Rooms Workshop - March 2004 Rooms Builder Training - March 2004 Monthly project team meetings - April 2004 Bi-weekly meetings for content builders - April 2004 Identifying pilot Rooms and team members - July 2004 Standards for the look and content of Rooms - July 2004 Rooms Builder Training - May 2004 Establish Rooms hierarchy - June 2004 Review/select SingleSearch plugins for pilot Rooms project - July 2004 Admin Interface Training - June 2004 Plug-ins testing - August 2004 Configure Knowledge Base - July 2004 Building of pilot Rooms - August 2004 Go live with Rooms Pilot project ? - End of September 2004
How many librarians does it take to build a hierarchy… (and what DO you do with the History of Transport?) Dept + Subject + Faculty Politics = ???!!!!
Hierarchy proposal Arts and Humanities Biological Sciences Business and Management Education Geography and Environment Law and Criminology Medicine and Health Psychology Sciences Social Sciences Social Work and Counselling E-Resources Index Official Publications and European Documentation Centre Reference Room Statistics Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books
Pilot Rooms Law & Criminology General Medicine and Health General Reference Social Work Biological Sciences