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1 Sirsi Rooms implementation project at the University of Leicester Janet Guinea Systems Librarian EUUG annual conference Amsterdam 2004

2 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

3 Why Change? Managing electronic resources –Web pages –Catalogue OpenURL linking solution Federated searching A new look to info pages!

4 Web Pages: Subject A to Z

5 Example 1

6 Example 2

7 Cataloguing E-resources

8 E-resources on WebCat

9 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?

10 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

11 How many librarians does it take to build a hierarchy… (and what DO you do with the History of Transport?) Dept + Subject + Faculty Politics = ???!!!!

12 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

13 Pilot Rooms Law & Criminology General Medicine and Health General Reference Social Work Biological Sciences

14 The Lobby

15 SingleSearch

16 Managing Plugins

17 Quick Search

18 Resolver

19 Categories 1

20 Categories 2

21 SingleSearch with Resolver

22 OpenUrl created, menu offered

23 Links to Catalogue

24 Links from the Catalogue

25 Resolver Menu

26 Link to Journal Title

27 Builder Create Rooms Structure – hierarchy (granular!) Content modules – building blocks Customise rooms –Layout –Style

28 Browse Content Modules

29 Create Content Modules

30 Local Web content

31 Builder – create local web content

32 Resource lists

33 Builder – establish resource lists

34 Builder – create OpenURL

35 An OpenURL is born!

36 Resolver Menu

37 Direct to full text

38 Journals and e-journals

39 Complete web site

40 Builder – embed web site

41 RSS news feeds

42 Builder – create RSS feeds

43 Customising Rooms

44 Visuals CSS – create skins on the server – file structure! Create banner/buttons/images Apply to application/Room/Content module

45 Rooms Standardisation Guidelines Graphics Layout - customisation

46 Future Developments Student evaluation Staff training More Plugins! W3C compliancy Test Server Additional subject rooms - Feb 2005 Formal launch of Rooms - Sept 2005


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